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For Employers

The Career Center welcomes the opportunity to identify innovative strategies for connecting employers with top talent at Lewis & Clark College. Our Career Center staff will work to understand your talent needs, raise your brand awareness on campus, and provide access to students, faculty, and other important campus stakeholders.  

Why Hire Lewis & Clark Students

Our intern was intelligent, saw opportunities for improvement and was pro-active in carrying out these improvements. She was able to work independently with a minimum amount of instruction or supervision and was able to produce quality work by the requested deadline. The quality of her work exceeded my expectations on many occasions. She was able to blend into our office environment very smoothly. I could not have wished for any improvements in her work here at Kontera. Intern Supervisor, Media Analysis Manager at Kontera

Students come to Lewis & Clark from all kinds of backgrounds, but they have one thing in common: they’re independent, problem solvers, committed to social justice and leadership, and intellectually curious individuals.

A liberal arts education from Lewis & Clark College is an ideal background for any professional career. Students learn to be innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers, and thoughtful leaders—traits that are invaluable in our knowledge-based economy.  At Lewis & Clark College, we recognize that academic disciplines are constructs that help us understand the world—not necessarily reflections of the way the world works.

Students at Lewis & Clark College have a strong liberal arts education, a global, multicultural perspective, and a commitment to social change/impact. They bring intelligence, critical thinking, and creative problem solving to everything they do. Lewis & Clark students contribute new ideas and a passion for improving the world. We invite you to connect with us to discover how our students can contribute to your organization.

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Coming to Campus

The Career Center continually seeks new and creative ways to connect our students to the best employers and opportunities. Below are our standard options for on-campus recruiting:

  • Information Sessions: Give a stand-alone presentation to enhance awareness of your organization and upcoming career opportunities and deadlines.  
  • Employer Table Session: Promote your organization during a tabling session in a high-traffic area of campus. 

To schedule a campus visit, please fill out our on-campus recruiting form to get started or contact Amanda Wheaton, Employer Relations Coordinator for assistance.

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How to Promote a Job, Internship or On-Campus Event

Getting Noticed

Our office primarily shares information about your positions and events digitally through our Handshake system (accessible by all L&C undergraduate students). For select partners, we can also feature your organization, position, or events in our weekly e-newsletter sent to students and on our social media platforms. Connect with Amanda Wheaton, Employer Relations Coordinator, for assistance in promotion.

Additional ways to promote your organization or position include:

Student Groups

Lewis and Clark had a diverse range of student organizations, many of which welcome the opportunity to partner with outside organizations for educational programs and events.  They can also help spread the word about your campus visit or specific opportunity.  

Student Newspaper

The Pioneer Log is Lewis & Clark College’s student-run newspaper, staffing over 32 students and representing the institution’s three campuses: the College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and Law School.  1500 copies of the newspaper’s print edition are distributed around campus every Friday. The website updates frequently with blog, photo, and video updates of campus news and culture that reach 2000 students, faculty, staff, alumni, family, and community members.

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Recruitment Policies and Procedures

The Career Center will assist you in any way we can to connect your organization with the best candidates. The Career Center operates under the ethical standards for professional conduct set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). In addition, the Career Center has established employer guidelines for the use of Handshake.

All employers and third-party recruiting organizations that recruit Lewis & Clark College students and recent alumni are expected to follow the NACE Principles for Professional Practice.  Any organizations that violate these principles and/or the guidelines to follow may have their recruiting privileges revoked.

Looking for information about our community partners?
In June 2013, the structure of our office changed to pursue career development in an enhanced fashion. We encourage you to visit the newly formed Office of Student Leadership and Service for more information about community engagement at Lewis & Clark.

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