How to Engage with our Students
Nicholas School Student-Employer Connections
Our CPDC team is here to help your organization create cost-effective and time-efficient strategies to connect with our outstanding network of students, faculty, and alumni. As employers, you will get an opportunity to access a large pool of top-quality candidates, while job and internship seekers get a chance to interact with a variety of organizations to see what might best align with their interests.
HOW TO CONNECT
The CPDC team can help you arrange visits to our campuses (Durham or Beaufort, NC), visits to your site, or virtual recruiting events.
- For on-campus events, we encourage you to customize your event for students at the Nicholas School in the way that best allows you to interact with our students. For example, we have hosted lunch-time career conversations, informal meet-and-greet events, or more formal program presentations.
- For off-campus and virtual recruiting, we encourage employers to post positions within our Career Link database. Employers may also select candidates, and arrange for interviews via phone or online systems such as Skype or other webconferencing software.
- Career Treks: this innovative program brings students to your organization for a brief in-person visit.
- Become a speaker or project client: our students relish the opportunity to learn from real-world challenges and success stories. Share your insights and expertise with relevant student groups in the areas of business and sustainability, energy, and resource management and policy.
Contact us to pursue any of these options.
Nic ECO: Exploring Career Options (new in 2019)
Employers: Mark your calendars! You are invited to attend our inaugural on-site Career Exploration event. This is a great opportunity to meet students, to raise your visibility, and establish relationships that may lead to hiring your next team member.
If you have a large project that requires in-depth data collection, research, and quantitative or qualitative analysis, Nicholas School students and faculty can help. Student consultants produce practical responses to real-world science, policy, and management challenges under the guidance of expert faculty advisors.
Tap into our diverse experience by bringing your next project to us. In addition to getting valuable information and advice, engaging Nicholas School students can help you build a pipeline of candidates with proven work experience and knowledge of your organization.
You can become a pro bono client by participating in a client-based course or Master’s Project. Learn more at our Client-Based Courses & Master’s Projects page.