Bridgewater State University has established a solid reputation for preparing its graduates to meet the needs of today's workplace. Our services are designed to assist you in your recruiting efforts and to help establish your organization as an employer of choice. Career Services is dedicated to providing high-quality service to all of its constituents. By providing many recruiting opportunities to employers, we take pride in contributing to the quest of making business and industry thrive in Southeastern Massachusetts. We are continuously reviewing our programs to provide you with the most effective services to meet your ever-changing needs.
The Bridgewater Student
Academically, Bridgewater State University prepares students to enter the work force as well as to become leaders in their field. Bridgewater State University as a community sees Southeastern Massachusetts on the rise, full of new and expanding opportunities. With 86% of the Class of 2021 entering the workforce in Massachusetts, Bridgewater State University takes pride in the enormous strides made in Southeastern Massachusetts, as well as its contributions to the vitality of Massachusetts economy.
See where the Class of 2021 is employed.
Our students are ready and eager to enter the workforce. Many fully finance their own education while working full-time and attending school full-time; they know how to multi-task and work hard. Combined with a strong academic background, our students will make excellent additions to your workforce due to their strong work ethic.
If you already have a Handshake account, please add Bridgewater State University to your list of schools you work with. You will then make your job and internship listings available to us and have access to registering for career fairs and on campus interview dates.
If you are not already using Handshake, create your company and profile. Once approved, you will be able to post your opportunities.Jobs We Do Not Post on Handshake
Bridgewater State University does not post or promote the following types of opportunities:
- Any part-time jobs or internships that occur in private residential homes are prohibited unless the residence is legally zoned for the purpose of conducting the business
- Employment/entrepreneurial opportunities with compensation packages requiring prospective employees to pay start-up fees, purchase a franchise, products or services upfront.
- Opportunities based on a “pyramid” or “multi-level” type networking structure requiring/encouraging the recruitment of others who recruit others to sell products and services.
- Babysitting or other In-Home jobs and/or internships where an employee would be working out of someone’s home or dwelling.
- Campus/Brand Ambassador Positions and similar roles that seek students to sell or market an organization or brand on campus are not considered full-time employment nor an academic internship. They can be posted as a part-time job and must include an hourly wage (no payment by gift cards or merchandise)
- Placement Agencies/Organizations offering unspecified opportunities to teach abroad, teach abroad agencies based outside of the United States and those that charge for their services.
- Placement/Training Agencies or Organizations that provide training with no definitive or guaranteed job offer.
Alternatives for Posting These RolesWe do not vet or endorse any particular site, but provide these as a resource:
Below are some tips, information and links to help you get started and connected to our high quality candidates at BSU. If at any time you have questions contact our office.
On Campus Interviews
On-Campus Interviews connect top-notch candidates with employers interested in enhancing their campus visibility. We manage all aspects of your visit from coordinating an interview date, collecting resumes for your review and scheduling your on-campus interviews. Interviews are conducted on-campus during the fall and spring semesters each year. We encourage you to visit Bridgewater State University and meet with students first hand.
Internship & Job Fair
The Internship & Job Fair is a great way for employers to meet a large number of candidates looking for full-time professional positions and/or internships. Held each fall, this event is open to all Bridgewater State University students, alumni and community members.
Stem Career Expo
The Stem Career Expo is an opportunity for employers recruiting for a wide variety of opportunities in science, technology, environment and mathematics to meet with students from the College of Science and Mathematics to discuss available openings.
Education Career Fair
The Education Career Fair provides a unique opportunity for hiring personnel from public school districts and education employers across eastern Massachusetts to meet and network with top teacher candidates from Bridgewater State University and other area colleges and universities. This event traditionally brings together hiring personnel from over 40 schools and organizations with more than 200 students and alumni in attendance.
The Job & Internship Fair
The Job & Internship Fair, held each spring, is a great way for employers to meet a large number of potential candidates looking for full-time, professional-level positions and internships. Career Services provides a comprehensive marketing effort for the Job & Internship Fair so that employers can expect to see hundreds of candidates. This event is open to all Bridgewater State University students, alumni and the community.
Employer In Residence
Employers volunteer time and expertise to educate Bridgewater State University students regarding the world of professional employment and career management through individual resume critiques and career focused workshops.
Employer of the Month
Improve your campus visibility with students and faculty when your company or organization is highlighted on the Career Services website including company profile, logo, career opportunities and contact information.
Employer Advisory Board
This group brings regional recruiters on campus to discuss issues such as hiring trends, marketing strategies when working with students and faculty and ethical and legal issues regarding employment among other topics. This is a great way to stay connected to BSU. Contact our office to participate.
Practice Interview Program
The Practice Interview Program is a great way for employers to connect with students and volunteer. Students are given the opportunity to practice their interview skills and to obtain advice from the people who actually do the hiring in organizations and businesses.
Collaborative University Business Experiences (CUBEs)
The CUBEs program allows employers to partner with faculty in a variety of majors to sponsor a student project to help solve a business problem or need for your company. Learn more about the program by clicking here.