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Recruiting at QCC

More than 17,000 QCC graduates and alumni work and live in the Central Massachusetts area. From interactive media design to nurses and automotive technicians, they help make up the backbone of the region's workforce.

To help employers connect with current QCC students and alumni, the College offers a number of resources including an online job search database, Handshake, for on-campus recruiting activities, career fairs, and a cooperative education program.

Here are only a few reasons why you should consider hiring a QCC graduate:

Career Focused Academic Programs
The academic programs at QCC are centered on the skills that employers demand. We work closely with employers and our Program Advisory Committees to ensure that each program meets current workplace requirements.

Interactive Training
From the first day in class, students work on practical, real-world problems that are directly related to their eventual careers. Because of this, graduates are ready to make immediate and lasting contributions to their employers.

Motivated, Responsible Graduates
Many of our students support themselves financially while completing a certificate or associate's degree. They understand the value of personal responsibility through their experience managing classes, work, personal commitments, and co-curricular activities.

Posting a position

QCC invites employers to post a job, co-op, or internship directly on its job search database, Handshake With over 70 degree and certificate programs, we have skilled students to meet  your workforce needs.

Employers wishing to post positions and recruit QCC students and/or alumni must certify that they represent an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

    Benefits to employers

  • There is no charge to post a position
  • Getting a position posted online is quick and easy
  • Greater accuracy -- you directly control the information that is listed
  • Large candidate pools
  • Secure transmission of resumes and cover letters

   Opening an account

   Opening an account is quick, easy, and free. Handshake

Career Services will NOT post a position nor host On-Campus Recruiting if:

  • The employment opportunity involves on-campus solicitation, sales, or posting materials, products, or services
  • The student must pay a fee to participate in a work experience or pay any type of fee for training, or required to purchase/rent any type of sales kit or presentation supplies
  • Entrepreneurial announcements or commission only positions will not be posted
  • Career Services does not provide recruitment/posting services to businesses in a home office setting, businesses must be established and licensed and located in commercial space
  • The college does not permit recruitment for positions which involve door to door solicitation
  • Third Party Agencies must disclose the name of the company and positions it is recruiting for. The agency must also meet certain requirements, contact the office for details

On-Campus Recruiting

Throughout the fall and spring semesters, employers can participate in QCC's on-campus recruiting program. This is a great opportunity for you to visit the campus and promote current job or co-op opportunities.

QCC can coordinate the entire process to make it an accessible and successful event at no cost to you.

Cooperative Education Program

The co-op program gives employers access to a talented and motivated pool of potential employees who have met specific academic criteria. Through the co-op program your company can hire a QCC student for a period of time equal to a semester (full-time, part-time, day, or evening) enabling the student to acquire on-the-job skills, gain credits toward their degree, while contributing to the workplace. At the end of the work period, you and the student can determine the appropriateness of a long-term or even permanent employment opportunity.

For more information on how Career Services can assist you, please contact us at 508.854.4439 or e-mail careerservices [at]