Office of Career Planning and Development Employer Recruitment


Fisk University welcomes all employers, universities, and alumni to participate in on-campus recruitment.

Your company’s participation in the Recruitment Programs begins with your registration on Handshake. Our campus uses Handshake to post jobs, events, and opportunities to our students.

To post your position and begin recruiting our students and alumni, please join Handshake, our online job/internship platform. Please use this Registration Link. If you have questions as you are creating your account, please refer to this article, Create an Employer User Account.

If you are already a Handshake user, please add our school to your school list. If you need help adding us as a school, please refer to this article, School Network Management.


Job Postings should include the following:

  • Company contact information is included on the website and there is a physical address and organization description included.
  • A phone number and email address.
  • A detailed company profile is required.

When posting positions, please do not include the following:

  • Do not include work for individuals (personal assistants) or in private homes.
  • Do not include positions that pay in cash.
  • Do not ask students for account numbers or personal banking information.
  • Do not share jobs/internships that require out-of-pocket expenses for start-up or during the duration of the opportunity.
  • Do not post positions that are in the adult entertainment industry, escort services, presentation modeling or anything associated with alcohol or drugs, etc.
  • Do not post positions that require employees to provide funds for supervisors or other company representatives.
  • Do not include positions that cannot be linked to a website or contact.

Check back with us for our upcoming Recruitment Calendar!

To view our OCPD Sponsorship Packet please click here

Recruitment Opportunities

The Fisk University Industry and Graduate School Expos will take place during the month of October.

Employers will first need to register through our new job posting site, Handshake. If you are currently registered in the platform, you will be able to access Fisk events. All Career events will be posted on our site.

Below you will find the dates, targeted majors, and costs associated for each day:

The cost per expo:

Employers: $300.00, Universities/Colleges and Non-profits: $200. There is a discount if your company prefers to attend both days. Please reach out to our office to receive the discount. If you want to have additional representatives (more than 2) an additional $25.00 is required per representative.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 (2-5 pm): STEM Majors + Nonprofits + Graduate schools 

  • Targeted Majors include Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Science

Register Here

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 (2-5 pm): Other Majors

  • Targeted Majors: Business (Accounting, Financial Economics, Management, and International Business), Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, History, English, Arts, and Languages, Criminal Justice, and Homeland Security

Register Here

If your company/organization would like to sponsor a career expo or provide in-kind support, please see the OCPD Sponsorship Packet You may also reach out to our office to learn more.

Lastly, the Office of Career Planning and Development would like to learn more about your company's recruitment efforts during the year.

Please complete the link for the Recruitment Questionnaire so that our office will know your needs.- review this before including

If you have questions or need more information, please email or call 615-329-8504. Thanks again and we look forward to partnering this year!

Graduate schools and employers can make reservations for tables and rooms for on-campus visits during the fall and spring semesters.

  • Fall recruitment begins late August and concludes late November.
  • Spring recruitment begins Mid-January and concludes Mid- April.
  • Please make reservations 2-3 weeks in advance to ensure availability. If you are traveling, please send your request in a month in advance. **Space Management requires space requests 14 business days in advance.
  • Contact the Office of Career Planning and Development to reserve tables and space at or 615.329.8504

Fisk alumni participate in various workshops, provide career exploration prospects, and facilitate internship and full-time job placements. If you are interested in partnering with the Office of Career Planning and Development, please contact our office at 615.329.8504 or

Partner with local businesses to provide lunch & learn development sessions and job shadowing opportunities. Our office partners with:

Elite Partners

  • HCA Healthcare 
  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore
  • Google
  • Ryan Speciality Group/R.I.S.E. Foundation

Major Partners

  • Dell
  • Asurion
  • VACO
  • Caterpillar
  • Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Alliance Bernstein
  • American International Group (A.I.G.)
  • HomeFree USA
  • Ingram Industries

If your company/organization would like to partner with Fisk, please contact our office at 615.329.8504 or email