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    Gannon University appreciates your interest in our students and alumni. We encourage employers to establish a recruiting account in our Handshake portal by clicking the following link:

    Handshake offers a variety of ways to connect with Gannon students and alumni:

    • Post an open internship, co-op, full-time, part-time, or temporary opportunity
    • Conduct on-campus interviews/recruiting
    • Host a student group at your place of business
    • Facilitate an on-campus event or presentation
    • Promote an event at your company


    Building Your Brand

    Looking to increase awareness of your brand at Gannon University?  Career Exploration and Development offers branding/sponsorship packages in the Student Success Center to boost your brand and share insights on opportunities.  We host annual events and programs, such as our fall Career fair, Gannon’s Business Day, and the IgKnight90 Mentoring Program.  These are great opportunities to connect with students and build awareness of your organization/industry.  Reach out to learn more!

    Community Connections

    Wondering how you might engage with the Gannon University community, but not sure where to begin?  Career Exploration and Development can point you in the right direction.  We can connect you with the appropriate programs or departments based on your interests/needs.  Between our faculty, the Erie Technology Incubator, the Small Business Development Center, the BeeHive and other departments around campus, there are several connecting strategies we can consider together.

    Hiring Needs

    The office of Career Exploration and Development can assist with your hiring needs.  Through our online portal, Handshake, you can post an opening (internship, full-time, part-time, temporary) for our students and/or alumni.  This service is free for employers and a staff member can assist you with our simple registration process.  We also offer demonstrations as needed.

    Internship Development

    In need of an intern, but not sure where to begin?  Career Exploration and Development can meet with you and provide resources on how to get started.  We offer consultations on writing and promoting an internship description, how to go about interviewing candidates, ways in which you can set up your onboarding processes, and on how to provide effective mentoring for your new hire(s).

    Interviewing Space

    We offer on-campus interview suites that employers can reserve to conduct interviews.  By holding interviews on-campus, employers are able to get a better feel for the Gannon culture as students participate between their regularly scheduled classes and campus commitments.  Staff will assist in scheduling the students you wish to interview during our bi-annual campus interview weeks.  Your student interview schedule will be provided in advance to aid in your preparation.

    Additional Employer Resources:


    Assistant Director, Employer Relations: Alyson Eagle (814) 871-7011

    General Email:

    Academic program information can be found at