UNO Career Services assists currently enrolled students with the development of clear career objectives and career-related skills, awareness of career options, and mastery of the job search process. Career Services encourages students to acquire career skills and knowledge that will be useful to them throughout their lives. Career Services facilitates the job search process by providing students with access to internship and employment opportunities with local and national employers.
Follow these links for additional information about how you can connect with UNO students:
UNO Career Services uses the CSO Solutions Opportunities Database as it's hub for job and resume postings, information about and registration for recruitment events, and our primary means of communicating with recruiters and potential employers.
The Opportunities Database allows for multiple users linked to one company/employer. For security purposes and ease of use, each user for a given company must create a unique username and password for access to the company/employer record.
An Opportunities Database employer account may contain information such as the website address, company description, even a special links on the website that includes career information. Individuals associated with the company need not "reinvent the wheel" and can simply associate themselves with the company site and gain access with their unique username and password.
For example, let's say Phil works for Accounting & Computing, Inc. and posts an internship position with his department each year. By creating a unique username and password, Phil can post his contact information and the internship listing and have resumes and related information sent directly to him in Accounting posts an internship once a year and he wants to get resumes sent to him directly. Jan works also works for Accounting & Computing, Inc. and she wants to hire a temp for December. Jan can do exactly what Phil did, also without the need to enter all of the company information all over again. As a recruiter for Accounting & Computing, Inc., Mike can create in interview schedule for his on-campus recruiting efforts and career fairs.
These are three users with three different needs. They all have their own username and password so they can use the system exactly as they need to. Additionally, if Phil in Accounting leaves the company, then only his access is deleted. We don't have to reset usernames or password for anyone else.
Click here to register or contact Career Services at 504-280-6225 if you have questions about the Opportunities Database.
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The following services, items and features are available to employers in the Opportunities Database:
- Part-Time and Full-Time Job Postings
- Internship and Cooperative Education Postings
- Résumés of UNO Students and Alumni
- Career Events Registration Information
- On-Campus Recruiting Schedule Information
- Employer Directories
- Résumé Books of currently registered students and alumni
IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITIES DATABASE DISCLAIMER
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- Go to the Opportunities Database Log-in page
- If you do not have your OWN username and password, then click the link that reads "Click here to Register"
- Search for your company in the database using the on screen instructions. This ensures that YOUR record is linked to the company record that already exists. If your company is not on our database, then you will create a company record and your OWN profile.
- Complete the on-screen fields and Submit.
- That's it! You can start posting jobs immediately and/or sign-up for career fairs and other on-campus career events. Once fully active in the system, you'll have access to student and alumni resumes. We will activate you once your job postings have been approved.
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Visiting the University of New Orleans to recruit with students face-to-face is an excellent way to make your company known on campus and to create a positive connection with others in the university community.
By using a combination of the resources below, you will have an excellent opportunity to meet many students and alumni at UNO. Each of the specific links below will bring you to a page with more detailed information:
Attend a Career Fair or FreshFest
Career Fairs and FreshFest are great ways for you to meet large numbers of students at one time.
Recruit and Interview On Campus
The On Campus Recruiting program (OCR) allows you to set-up 20, 30, 45, or 60 minute interviews for internship and full-time positions. If you're ready to set-up an interview schedule, please contact the Counseling and Career Center at 504.280.6225 or email@example.com.
UNO Career Services can run database queries for résumés meeting criteria you identify.
Schedule a Company Presentation
We can arrange for you to present your employment opportunities to interested students. We require at least a 3 week advance notice to facilitate proper advertising and publicity.
Offer a Workshop
If you would like to present a career related topic such as interview skills, dressing for success, etiquette or something of your choosing, then we would love to have you here on campus.
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When developing job postings for UNO students, it's important to consider some important characteristics of our student population. Because local students living off-campus comprise the vast majority of our student population and many, if not most of our students find it necessary to work while attending school, jobs which accommodate academic responsibilities and schedules will be most appealing to our students.
Things Students Typically Consider when Choosing a Part-Time Job
- Is the schedule flexible enough to work with class requirements?
- Where is the job? Is is between work and home? Is it easy to get to after class?
- Is there free parking or parking close enough to walk without paying?
- Does the job stay at the job after a work shift or will I be required to take home work?
- How much does the job pay and can I make more if I work harder or more shifts?
Tips for Employers Developing Part-Time Student Jobs
- Make the job posting as detailed and as explicit as possible so the student will know exactly what they will be asked to do.
- Jobs like "helper" or "guy/girl Friday" are sometimes unappealing if the student will be sitting around most of the time.
- If you are able to offer a few more dollars per hour with a higher level of responsibilities, you are likely to attract more students to the position.
Things to Consider when developing Full-Time and/or Career-Related Positions
- Students seeking full-time positions while in college are usually paying their way through school, so they may need an adjustable schedule
- It is almost impossible for a student to attend only night classes. At some point, they will be required to take a day class.
- Many students will stay with their current employer after graduation if there is a clear, understandable promotion and raise plan in place that rewards the student for graduating.
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Employers wishing to post jobs at the University of New Orleans have several options. UNO Career Services posts part-time and full-time jobs, internships, cooperative education opportunities, and on-campus and graduate assistantship positions when available. There are a few guidelines that employers are asked to follow when posting positions with Career Services:
- Positions that are "cash only" or home based businesses will not be posted
- Positions that are nanny, babysitter, tutor or require a level of care consistent with a licensed health professional will not be posted by order of the university attorney
- We do NOT under any circumstance post jobs for third-party recruiting agencies, personnel firms, employment or staffing agencies.
- All postings must be in accordance with EOE regulations. The only exceptions would be in the case of companies wishing to hire only US Citizens or companies who cannot sponsor students on international visas.
Employers wishing to post jobs are asked to do so in the Opportunities Database. Registration in this system will allow you to post positions and access résumés of students and alumni. Please click here for the Opportunities Database Employers Guide or contact Career Services at 504-280-6225 for more information.
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Things to Consider
When thinking about interviewing on campus, it is a good idea to clarify your recruiting goals your goals prior to contacting Career Services. If this is your first time recruiting,you may want to consider the following:
- What is the process at our company to bring someone aboard?
- What position(s) am I trying to fill?
- How much time do I want to spend identifying candidates?
- What majors will best suit the positions I am trying to fill?
- Who are the decision makers?
- Who will decide who gets an interview?
- Who will interview the students?
Methods for RecruitingPre-Select - Before being allowed to submit a résumé into our system for consideration for an interview, applicants must meet certain criteria. For example, a company may require that a student be a Marketing major, with at least a 2.75 GPA to be allowed to submit their résumé. A Management major with a 3.00 GPA could NOT submit unless the company accepted Management majors in their selection criteria. Companies can screen on the following aspects when setting up an interview schedule: major, GPA, graduation date, and citizenship
Open - Open interviews do not specify any particular criteria for scheduling an interview. When a student views and becomes interested in your interview schedule, they will sign-up for a time slot regardless of their personal and academic attributes.
Résumé Drop - With a résumé drop, the résumés of interested candidates are made available to the employer prior to setting an interview date in order to determine if there is interest in the position and if there are suitable candidates seeking interviews. For example, a company may set a Résumé Drop Deadline, look over the résumés and then choose to interview on campus.
Creating a Schedule
Assuming that you have thought about your plans for recruiting, the next steps will be pretty simple. Normally a company will select a date for conducting the interview, post job or position information and then create an interview schedule. The interviews are typically 20, 30, 45 or 60 minutes in length.
Step 1: Set a Date
Set a date on which you would like to conduct your on-campus interviews with Career Services. Recruiting usually starts after the Fall Career Expo and continues into early November during the fall semester and after the Mardi Gras Invitational continuing for several weeks in the spring semester. Once you've narrowed-down your dates, contact Career Services to make your request.
Step 2: Determine How You Will Advertise On Campus
Career Services recommends that employers attend a career fair prior to scheduling on-campus interviews, if at all possible. Career fairs provide an excellent opportunity for face-to-face contact with potential candidates. Employers might also consider scheduling an on-campus presentation as a means of attracting potential candidates prior to interviewing. While we cannot guarantee attendance at any presentations, we will be happy to assist with advertising for the event.
Step 3: Select Candidates
Selection of candidates for interviews is best accomplished using the UNO Opportunities Database. Please contact Career Services at 504-280-6683 if you require assistance with the selection of candidates.
Step 4: Prepare for Your Visit
When your registration for on-campus interviews is approved, you'll receive a confirmation packet from our office. Please retain and review the packed in preparation for your interviews as this will provide important and helpful information including a copy of the interview schedule and other helpful information. about the the interviews then you are familiar with the particulars of the interview schedule. However, if someone else in the company is conducting the interviews, please prepare them by giving them a copy of the confirmation letter from Career Services, a copy of the interview schedule, a copy of the resumes, etc.
UNO Career Services follows all state and federal EEOC guidelines and requires employers recruiting at UNO to do the same.. As such, please be very specific with regard to citizenship requirements of the students you intend to interview. If you can only hire US citizens, please be specific in your request to only accept those résumés of students meeting that criteria. UNO Career Services cannot place any screening mechanism on résumé selection after résumés have been posted.
FERPA and GPA's
In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Career Servicescannot release information about student GPA's directly to employers. The student must release that information themselves at the time of request.
If you require a transcript for interviewing, please add that request to the On Campus Interviewing form at time of reservation. We will communicate that need with students before they come for interviewing. Students are the ONLY individuals that can provide transcripts to employers whether in person or by mail, directly from the Registrar's Office..
Career Services requests that all applicants be honest when reporting their GPA's on their résumés and in the Opportunities Database. However, we do not check GPA's for accuracy.
On Campus Interviews are intended for current UNO students and UNO alumni. If an employer wishes to interview students from another university, they are required to discuss with thos with a Career Services staff prior to setting the interview.
Interviews will not be confirmed for dates during university holidays or breaks. The Fall Break will be used only in the case of an emergency such as in the event of a hurricane evacuation requiring that interviews be rescheduled.
All interviews will be on the main campus of the University of New Orleans unless otherwise arranged with the employer. Interview rooms in Career Services are intended for one-on-one interviews. Special, advance arrangements will be required for employers wishing to schedule group interviews or two-on-one interviews.
Companies are advised to allow at least 3 weeks between reservation confirmation and the actual interview date to allow more time for publicizing the event.
Generally, On-Campus Interviews are scheduled for Full-Time, Internship or Cooperative Education positions. Employers wishing to schedule interviews for Part-Time positions are asked to contact , then we will schedule a date and reserve a room for you. The employer would be required to set-up interview time slots with the potential candidates on their own.
Career Services requests that all third-party Recruiting firms to abide by the NACE Principals for Third-Party Recruiters as outlined in their general organizational structure.
Questions? Please contact Career Services at (504) 280-6225.
UNO Recruitment Policies: The BasicsWe invite all employers to visit our campus and interact with students, faculty and staff on a consistent basis and ask that they follow the policies listed in the Employers' Recruiting Policy Manual. Below are the basics of our recruitment policies.
1. Please alert Career Services by email if you have scheduled a recruiting visit through a classroom presentation, campus student organization or some other method outside of scheduling with Career Services.
2. Recruiting that involves interviewing on campus, must be coordinated through Career Services for tracking purposes.
3. Please make every effort to remit funds for career event registrations before the event itself.
4. Third-parties, such as staffing agencies and employment firms as well as job posting boards and services are not allowed to access the resume database or schedule campus interviews.
5. We do not post personal care attendant, babysitter, tutor or cash-only type positions.
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Internships are the best way for students to get experience in a particular field before graduation. Employers wishing to post internship or co-op positions are asked to do so in the Opportunities Database. Registration in this system will allow you to post positions and access resumes of students.
Contacting Engineering Majors for Internships
The College of Engineering encourages all students to complete a Cooperative Education experience. The College of Engineering does not award academic credit for internships or Cooperative Education Experiences.
Contacting Business Majors for Internships
The College of Business Administration has a program designed to allow a fast, efficient process for employers seeking interns for credit. The LIFE program allows students who are looking to get an academic credit internship an opportunity to do so through pre-qualified, internship sites. As mentioned earlier,UNO Career Services does not coordinate academic credit for students for internships. We encourage all companies looking to hire business majors for interns to post their position with Career Services AND inquire how to become a qualified site through the College of Business Administration LIFE program.
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Employers may access résumés in the UNO Opportunities Database provided that the job posting for which the résumés are being viewed must be active in the Opportunities Database and the résumés are being used for a current open position.
Students and alumni registered with UNO Career Services are aware that they may be contacted by employers viewing their résumés. They are also allowed to respectfully decline any interview invitations if they are not interested in the position being advertised.
Accessing Résumés in the UNO Opportunities Database
1. Log-in to or register in the Opportunities Database.
2. Select "Résumé Books" from the menu bar to start your search.
3. If you do not have "Résumé Books" active in your account, then you do not have permission to search for résumés. You will need to email Martha Barnes to request access. Make sure you have a job posting in the system for the position that you are searching in order to have access to résumés. We do not grant access without having a job posting for that position.
4. The Résumé Books are set-up based on specific criteria:
- All Alumni
- All Business Majors
- All Engineering Majors
- All Liberal Arts & Sciences Majors
- All Graduating Seniors - Fall (active July - December; includes summer); Spring (active January - June)
- All MBA's
Please note that these Résumé Books reflect the résumés of students REGISTERED with UNO Career Services and not every student at UNO. Also, the information entered is self-reported by the individual at the time of registration and may be out-of-date.
Restrictions & Limitations of the Database
- Please do not use the Opportunities Database to search for candidates for part-time positions
- Please do not use the Opportunities Database to sell anything or to look for "clients." Using our system for contact mining or a sales pitch is strictly prohibited and anyone using the system for this purpose will be banned from future use.
- Third-party agencies will not have access to résumé searching. We do NOT under any circumstance provide résumés for third-party recruiting agencies, personnel firms, employment or staffing agencies.
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