On-Campus Recruiting

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Many employers visit the Maxwell School each year to provide information sessions and/or interview students on campus. Employer visits typically begin as early as mid-September and continue throughout the end of the spring semester in April.


On-Campus Recruiting

Information Sessions

Information Sessions are generally scheduled between 11:30 and 1:30 p.m. Sessions last about one and a half hours and includes an opportunity for students to ask questions. Audio visual equipment is available for us and is free of charge, but it must be requested well in advance.  

Application Materials

Application materials, typically a resume and cover letter, are submitted by interested students to the Center for Career Development and Alumni Relations at least one week in advance of the scheduled interview date and are then sent to the employer. We should receive your candidate selections at least three days beforethe interview date so that students will have an opportunity to select an interview time slot.


Interviews may be scheduled on the day of the Information Session or at a later date, based on the employer’s needs. We will arrange the interview schedule in any way that you choose.


The Center for Career Development is happy to accept publicity text and employment opportunities from employers. The correspondence we receive will be transmited to all of our Maxwell graduate students through our listserv. Any additional informational materials employers wish to send will be made available to students in our resource library. We can also reach alumni electronically if you desire this resource.

Post-Interview Communication

The Center for Career Development actively collects information regarding employment offers to our graduates. This information is used for statistical purposes only and will not be personally identifiable. When your candidate selections have concluded, please provide the following information to the office: employer name, student name, position title, location, yearly salary. We would also appreciate information about the candidacy of students throughout the interview process.


Resume Referrals & Online Postings

Resume Referral

For employers who are not able to visit The Maxwell School we offer the Resume Referral program. Through this program resumes of well-qualified graduate students are forwarded directly to you.

Position and Internship Postings

Some employers may choose to simply announce a position or internship opening to graduate students at The Maxwell School and have students send their application materials directly. We will gladly announce employment opportunities through our Careerserv listserv and add the posting to our online database.

Application Submission

Interested students submit the required application materials, typically a resume and cover letter, to the Center for Career Development, by a deadline date established by the employer and our office. Materials are then sent by email to the employer. Once the application materials are received by the employer, contact occurs directly between the employer and interested students.


Contact Us

If you wish to participate in any of the recruiting opportunities offered by Maxwell’s Center for Career Development, please contact us at (315) 443-5453 or at careers@maxwell.syr.edu.