Using the U of M e-Recruiting System
The U of M offers employers the opportunity to post their internship postings on our
campus-wide electronic network. This network can be accessed by current students or alumni.
This system can be used for full-time jobs, part-time jobs, or internships. When posting an internship, consider the tasks you have for your internship. Are these tasks or project a learning opportunity for a student? Will it assist them in learning more about your industry or organization?
Particularly for academic internships, we encourage you to distinguish between an
internship and a part-time job. In general, an internship provides a learning opportunity for the student to acquire
new skills or knowledge during the internship period.
A part-time job generally involves tasks that a typical part-time employee has performed
in the past such as answering the phone, filing, or handling customer requests.
A few examples of an academic internship are Marketing Research projects, Process Improvement Projects, Social Media Development
and Analysis, or Financial or Pricing Analysis projects. The list varies with employers and their organizations but the goal is project work
that “teaches” the students something new through the experience.
Our students need both internships and part-time jobs so we are happy to list both
types of opportunities for you—we just ask you to categorize your needs between these
When using this system, it is important to clearly communicate your opportunity in
order to attract students to your posting. Points of importance include:
- Internship responsibilities or duties
- Work Location
- Campus Interviews—this is optional, it is also helpful for the internship candidates
to visit your location for the interview as well.
- Hours Expected (Academic Internships require a minimum of 150 clock hours in order
to earn academic credit)
- Directions for submitting resumes from interested students—who in your organization
should receive these resumes; most employers prefer resumes to be emailed to a key
contact for processing.
Click here to view a sample posting which you can use as template for your position.
Hire a Student
To Create an eRecruiting account, click here.
Many employers find it helpful to use more than one approach for recruitment. Our staff is available to help you with your recruiting strategies for internships.
For further questions, contact Kathy Tuberville at K.Tuberville@memphis.edu.