The Career Development Center is proud to partner with you to turn our students and graduates into your future employees.
As you are focused on hiring people who get the job done today, we are committed to educating our students to prepare for the ever evolving employment market of tomorrow. Our goal is to provide individualized, responsive services and make the task of identifying and interviewing qualified candidates easy. Ultimately, we want your top candidate to be a Lipscomb student or graduate, and your experience with us to be first-rate and hassle-free.
Explore the links below to learn how Lipscomb can partner in your recruiting efforts. Click on Bison JobTrax to post a job.
Our commitment is to build strong relationships with employers, and we are here to facilitate that connection through career fairs, mock interviews, job and internship postings, etc. Our services are designed to prepare students and graduates to meet the demands of tomorrow’s workplace. The CDC has multiple opportunities for you to meet with targeted groups of students and fill your hiring needs.
ON-CAMPUS NETWORKING AND STUDENT RECRUITING
Connect with highly qualified and well-prepared students and alumni at multiple fairs throughout the year. We offer career fairs that allow employers to target a specific group of students.
For more information and registration details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Lipscomb University's electronic job board, Bison Job Trax, allows you to post jobs and internships for our students and alumni to review. As an employer, you will create a username and password to post your jobs. A CDC representative will approve your account and job, so there will be a short turn around time. We are very interested in partnering with you to learn more about your staffing needs.
Feel free to contact Monica Wentworth at 615-966-6296 with any questions.
NOTE: If you are hiring for a Personal Position such as childcare, please email email@example.com with the job description. We will post the position using the information provided.
Our commitment is to build strong relationships with employers as we believe you have a lot to offer our students as they prepare to enter the workforce. Our services are designed to equip students and graduates to meet the demands of tomorrow’s workplace. We are here to facilitate that connection. We have several opportunities below for you to partner with our office and connect with the Lipscomb community.
Build your brand on campus by serving as a mock interviewer. These sessions help prepare our students for today’s workplace. As the interviewer, you ask real interview questions and give the students professional feedback about their interviewing skills. You can offer valuable advice that will help students in the current job market.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your participation in an upcoming on-campus event.
Job or Internship Postings
Recruit Lipscomb students and alumni for full-time or part-time jobs and internships for free on Bison Job Trax, Lipscomb’s electronic job board.
Serving as a Mentor
Exploring career options understandably raises a lot of questions for students. Lipscomb’s Mentor Network helps students explore careers by linking them with those interested in providing information and guidance about their chosen professions.
The program is not designed for job networking, but rather it serves as an educational and informational program to enhance a student's career exploration. The amount of time and frequency devoted is entirely up to each mentor. Whether through a “shadowing experience” or a more long-term mentoring relationship, this gives students an "inside look" at career options through informational interviewing, networking and observation.
Joining TACE: The Tennessee Association of Colleges and Employers
Career development professionals from colleges and universities statewide join with HR professionals, recruiters and hiring managers to improve campus recruiting initiatives and discuss current trends and issues while networking through half-day workshops and annual conferences. In addition to the valuable networking opportunities, TACE members gain exclusive discounts to CDC career fairs and events.
Fulfill your staffing needs, while gaining an introduction to new talent with a Lipscomb intern. Our short-term internship programs offer students real world professional development through supervised learning opportunities.
Lipscomb students can choose from the following internship options: paid, unpaid, for academic credit or for experience only, while not gaining academic credit. Students earning academic credit are required to pay for the hours earned. For this reason, internships that are “unpaid and for credit only” receive the least amount of interest from students.
Internships can occur during the fall, spring and/or summer semesters. They can range from a couple of months to over six months in duration, although the average internship lasts about a semester. A normal workweek is usually between 10 and 15 hours, although some students are interested in working longer hours. Details about the number of hours worked, length of internship, rate of pay and other specifics are negotiated between employers and potential interns with the guidance of a faculty adviser or the career center. Normally, an intern does not receive employee or retirement benefits.
Before submitting your opportunity, please review the below internship types and requirements for full details regarding Lipscomb’s internship opportunities:
Often employers wish to target students who seek academic credit for internship participation. If this is the case, you must be willing to comply with university guidelines while offering the student a variety of opportunities that are relevant to the academic department granting credit. For interns receiving academic credit, the internship duration should coincide as closely as possible to the semester in which the student is receiving credit.
FALL: mid August through early December
SPRING: January through early May
SUMMER: June through end of July
The university gives credit based on learning outcomes, we call them “objectives," and the overall value to the student completing your internship. These objectives should describe the skills, activities, and professional development opportunities relative to the academic major you are targeting with the opportunity. For example, a marketing internship might offer new client identification, marketing collateral development including content development, research and execution, and sales training prior to entering the field to call on new clients.
You must be willing to follow the university requirements in order for a student to earn credit for the internship. This includes allowing the intern to attend a required internship orientation held on campus during the first week of campus as well as you completing paperwork including an agreement and two reviews of the intern.
Any intern seeking academic credit must meet the total number of required hours that coincide with the amount of academic credit they seek.
1 Academic Credit = 10 hours for 13 weeks (for Fall & Spring interns), 130 hours (for Summer interns)
2 Academic Credits = 12 hours for 13 weeks (for Fall & Spring interns), 156 hours (for Summer interns)
3 Academic Credits = 15 hours for 13 weeks (for Fall & Spring interns), 195 hours (for Summer interns)
Not all internships must be completed for academic credit if the student does not need the credit to graduate. In this case, the student would work for an organization as a part-time temporary employee. It is recommended that all of these types of positions be paid to meet government regulations for interns.
Email the position description and details to email@example.com. It will be posted to Bison JobTrax where interested students can contact you directly.
We recognize this may be a new process for employers and that you have questions. We are happy to discuss your organization's individual situation. Contact Allison West, Assistant Director of Career Development and Internship Coordinator at Allison.West@lipscomb.edu. You may also contact Monica Wentworth, Director of Career Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.