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On-Campus Recruiting

What is on-campus recruiting at BGSU?

On-campus recruiting (OCR) is designed to streamline your hiring efforts and increase your brand visibility at Bowling Green State University. OCR relates to all recruiting activities coordinated through the Kuhlin Career Hub for any type of employment (cooperative education experience, clinical placement, field placement, internship, full-time or part-time employment).

Recruiting activities include:

  • Handshake postings
  • Virtual or in-person presentations, events and meetings
  • On-campus or virtual interviews
  • Career fairs
  • And more!

The Kuhlin Hub for Career Design and Connections expects employers to adhere to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Guidelines and offer employment without regard to race, sex, gender identity, genetic information, gender expression, sexual orientation, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, disability, pregnancy, military status or status as a Special Disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.

Employers who participate in OCR are prohibited from engaging in unlawful discrimination and are expected to abide by and comply with all federally mandated employment laws, as well as the University's Non-Discrimination in Employment and Education policy. Employers are not permitted to disclose student information to other entities under any circumstances without the student's prior written consent.

Employers are asked to review the position statement set forth by the National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE) on unpaid internships and familiarize themselves with the “for profit” private sector employer standards as set by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The first step in participating in OCR is joining our online recruiting platform, Handshake.

Even if you do not post job opportunities through this platform, a Handshake profile:

  • Gives you access to register for career fairs
  • Allows the Kuhlin Career Hub to create and manage interview schedules for your organization

Join Handshake

When creating a Handshake profile, employers must provide:

  • Physical address of the business
  • At least one contact
  • Domain/company-based email address
  • Phone number
  • Description of the organization
  • Working link to a secure website

For additional support on using the Handshake system, review Getting Started with Handshake: Employers. Note that the Kuhlin Career Hub is not able to provide technical assistance. If you are experiencing technical difficulties, contact Handshake support .

Handshake posting policies

The Kuhlin Hub for Career Design and Connections will not approve an opportunity if:

  • Work assignment interferes with or negatively affects the academic progress of a student, or the employing organization requires or encourages a student to discontinue their academic program of study
  • Student is required to purchase or rent any type of sales kit or presentation supplies
  • Student is required to pay a nonrefundable fee for training or to participate in a work experience
  • Student is assessed any sort of fee for the work placement
  • Position involves on-campus solicitation, posting of materials, or sales of products or services not authorized by the University

OCR is available only to verifiable business entities. We cannot extend eligibility to private individuals who are seeking to fill roles including but not limited to family caretaker and personal assistant.

The following organizations are ineligible for OCR:

  • Those related to the production/promotion of marijuana and/or other illegal substances under federal law
  • Adult entertainment organizations
  • Multi-level marketing organizations (MLMs)
  • Those charging upfront costs and/or nonrefundable fees for training and/or materials

As defined by NACE, third-party recruiters are “agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment opportunities other than for their own needs. This includes entities that refer or recruit for profit or not for profit, and it includes agencies that collect student information to be disclosed to employers for purposes of recruitment and employment."

If posting on behalf of a client company, third-party recruiters must:

Please note that third-party recruiters may participate in Bowling Green State University job fairs only when recruiting for current positions within their own organization.

Coordinating and hosting interviews through the Kuhlin Career Hub provides employers with convenient access at no charge. We offer dedicated interview spaces on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the fall and spring semesters.

How to coordinate on-campus interviewing through the Kuhlin Career Hub

  • Submit an interview schedule request.

How to request an interview schedule

  • Once submitted, we will review and confirm whether the requested date is available.
  • Once approved, log back into Handshake and click on the “On-Campus Recruiting (OCR)” tab.
  • Click on “Attach Position”. (If you are selecting “Room Reservation Only,” you do not need to attach a position.)

Review interview schedule types

  • Fill out the form and click “Submit.”

Once we receive the position description, it will be reviewed and approved so that students may begin to view and register for interview slots.

Button link: Guide to managing interview schedule applicants

If you need to cancel an interview or an interview schedule, contact the Kuhlin Career Hub directly at and notify any registered students as soon as possible.

To provide students with adequate time to thoroughly evaluate options and make an informed decision, employers who participate in OCR are asked to follow these offer guidelines:

  • Converting an internship to a full-time position – Offer to remain open until Oct. 11, 2024, or two weeks from receipt of written offer, whichever is longer
  • Full-time or internship offers during Fall Recruiting – Offer to remain open until Oct. 25, 2024, or two weeks from receipt of written offer, whichever is longer
  • Full-time or internship offers during Spring Recruiting – Offer to remain open until March 8, 2024, or two weeks from receipt of written offer, whichever is longer

We understand that these guidelines may not always align with your organizational needs. Should that be the case, we ask that you clearly communicate your hiring timeline to students. We encourage employers to accommodate reasonable student requests to extend offer timelines whenever possible. We also recommend that employers extend offers in writing.

Bowling Green State University does not support the use of exploding offers. Exploding offers provide a student with 24-48 hours to respond to an extended offer before it is rescinded or altered (i.e., diminished bonuses and location preferences).

Updated: 04/11/2024 11:31AM