Information for Recruiters

Why Should You Recruit UVA Wise Students?

It enables you to build a pipeline of talent

The need for human capital has never been greater. Successful organizations consistently attract, develop, retain and engage high-potential employees. Build a pipeline of those employees through campus recruiting and you’ll have a steady stream of entry-level talent that you can shape into the kind of employees you want. They will be key components in your succession plan.

It’s cost-effective

Hiring new graduates is usually more cost-effective than drawing on the more experienced market, where you’re likely to find candidates looking for lateral or upward moves. Generally, a more experienced candidate requires more compensation, in benefits as well as salary.

It elevates the quality of candidates

New graduates don’t just bring a fresh face; they bring a fresh perspective. They are creative and open-minded, energetic and enthusiastic. They are still in learning mode, so they are ripe for development and open to learning new skills. Being digital natives, they are comfortable with technology and easily adapt to its constant changes.

It helps your organization stay competitive

You know that today’s business world is intensely competitive and fast-changing. In order to stay abreast of new developments, you need agile employees. New college graduates are incredibly agile in their thinking. They shift rapidly with change and even look forward to it. Often they are more willing to tackle risky assignments than employees who have become set in their ways.

It’s an investment in the future of your community

When you hire a graduate of UVA Wise, you support the development of Southwest Virginia’s future leaders. You’ll be training successful business managers, mentoring potential entrepreneurs, and creating opportunities for new economic growth in our region.

Employers who recruit at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise are encouraged to follow the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Employment Professionals, the Policies and Guidelines established by UVA Wise, and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelines.

Recruit on Campus
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Post a Job or Internship
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Apply to Participate in Wise Works Internship Program
If your company would like to offer internships to students, learn more and apply online.