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Why Recruit at Sonoma State University?

Our students are resilient change-makers, many of whom are first-generation students and professionals, coming from a wide diversity of backgrounds. Our campus is self-identified as almost 70% students of color, almost 50% being Latinx. We are a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and one of the 23 campuses in the California State University system. 

Employers and organizations who wish to recruit and retain employees from Sonoma State have several options for engaging and building relationships with our students. Our students seek internships, paid and unpaid, part-time jobs during the year or the summer, full-time jobs while they are students, and post-graduation employment as young professionals. Our annual recruiting events include:

  • Fall: Part-Time Job and Internship Fairs
  • Spring: Careerfest including our annual career fairs, and other unique curated opportunities for our sponsors and employer partners.

We offer tabling, employer resume reviews, a career closet, along with our portfolio of career development tools and resources for our students and alumni. 

Employer Quick Start Guide

Post a Job, Internship, or Opportunity

Handshake is SSU's primary job posting board for students and alumni. Employers can post available jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities on Handshake.

Employer Handshake Registration

  • Complete all required fields and agree to the Handshake Employer Guidelines. 
  • Join your existing company on Handshake, or create a new one by clicking the blue button that says "Create New Company" and request to connect with Sonoma State University.
  • Allow 1-2 business days for your company to be approved. Once approved, you'll be able to post jobs, manage applicants, and more. 
  • Businesses are only approved if they are licensed to do business and hold insurance. Please use your business address when creating your account.
  • Unfortunately, this excludes local families needing in-home support. Students use sites like and to identify local child care opportunities.

Consider creating an internship opportunity or program. If you haven't offered an internship before, reach out to learn more about how to develop one: You can also consider creating micro-internships utilizing the Parker Dewey platform!

Employer Recruiting Policy

To ensure the quality of our service and to limit the risk to Sonoma State University students, alumni, and other uses of our services, SSU Career Center establishes policies and guidelines for all employer recruiting activities permitted by our office. Please read more on our Employer Approval Policy page or inquire with us at 

Data Privacy Policy

The Career Center at Sonoma State University is committed to maintaining strong privacy practices regarding electronic personal information for our community. Our employer recruiting and event system is provided by Handshake. See the Handshake Privacy Policy for more about how to protect your personal information.