For Faculty & Staff

Information for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff play an important role in a student's career education by engaging students in career related conversations, helping students make connections between academic work and career goals, directing students to resources, and connecting student to alumni. The CEO is available to help you and offer you the following links to support you with this important work.

Student Employment Policies and Procedures

As a supervisor of student employees, you will need to familiarize yourself with Goucher's student employment policies and procedures.

Click here for Student Employment Policies

Click here for Procedures Concerning How to Hire a Student Employee

Most importantly, before a student may begin working for you, the student must be certified eligible to work on campus by Human Resources.

Click here to check student eligibility with the Eligible Student Worker List.


All student employment positions are required to be posted in Handshake. Student supervisors will need to create an employer account and submit their job descriptions and have them approved by the CEO prior to hiring a student. Handshake provides students with 24/7 access to all job listings.

Click here for instructions on how to create an account and post a new job.

Click here for instructions on how to re-post a job that already exists in Handshake.

Click below for specific information about interviewing and supporting your student employees.

Interviewing Process

Internship Policies and Procedures

Internships provide students with opportunities to apply classroom learning to work situations, develop skills, and gain valuable experience. The following information can assist you as you work with students pursuing internships.

Locating an Internship

 The CEO provides numerous resources for students seeking internships. We first advise students to utilize Handshake. All students are pre-registered in the system and the postings are updated frequently. If they need assistance navigating Handshake, please direct them to our office drop- in advising hours.

In addition to Handshake, the CEO offers additional resources here. The CEO is happy to meet with any student to help them develop search strategies that meet their specific needs.

Faculty Role for Academic Credit for Internships

In order for students to receive academic credit for their internship, they will need to register for an internship course.  Students will need to find a faculty member in the program in which they want to receive credit to be the Faculty Internship Sponsor.

If you agree to be a Faculty Internship Sponsor, you will:

  • Determine whether the student’s experience warrants academic credit in and satisfies the requirements of your major’s internship course.
  • Determine the academic learning outcomes and the academic work the student will submit at the end of the internship that demonstrates their learning.
  • Approve the Internship Learning Agreement (ILA), by replying to the email received when the student submits the ILA.
  • Meet regularly with student to support them throughout their internship.
  • Assign a grade at the end of the semester.

Not certain what it means to serve as a Faculty Internship Sponsor for an academic internship? Contact our office, we'd be happy to help.

Academic Internship Policies

 These Internship Policies are in the academic catalogue and govern how students receive credit for internships: 

  1. Students must work 45 hours at the internship for every one academic credit. (1 credit = 45 hours, 2 credits = 90 hours, 3 credits = 135 hours and 4 credits = 180 hours). 
  2. Students may earn a total of eight (8) internship credits toward graduation. Students participating in more than eight internship credits will not be able to apply additional credit towards graduation.
  3. Credit can be awarded only when the internship coincides with the semester that the student registers for such credit.
  4. Students may complete only one (1) internship (up to four credits) per semester, including summer.
  5. Students can complete more than one internship at a site, but the responsibilities and academic work involved in the internship must be different for additional credit to be earned.
  6. Students may take an academic internship course for zero-credits.
  7. Students must complete a reflection document about their internship experience and return it to the CEO by the deadline.
  8. A student’s internship site supervisor and faculty internship sponsor must be different people.
  9. The faculty internship sponsor must be from the department in which the internship credit will be awarded.

Connecting Students to Majors & Careers

The resources provided in this page help students explore experiences that can shape their career paths. These resources are provided as a starting point, but we encourage them to further explore available opportunities and to meet with CEO counselors to help in their career education.

Share Job/Internship Opportunities

The CEO provides Handshake, our online database for jobs and internships as a tool to assist students in locating opportunities. The CEO welcomes listings you may receive from your professional connections. You can forward postings you approve to and these opportunities will be posted to Handshake.

Career Outcomes Data

Goucher students go on to interesting and exciting careers. To learn more about where our graduates go, view the Goucher Success website.



The Career Education Office (CEO) at Goucher College abides by the principles set forth by NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) and expects that employers who use the Center's services will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, sex, age, disability, or genetic information. All employment listings on the CEO platform are posted at the sole discretion of the Career Education Office.

The CEO is not responsible for the content of any linked site; the CEO provides these links only as a convenience and assumes no liability for acts or omissions by third parties or for any material supplied by them. Goucher is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus employment. It is the responsibility of students to research the integrity and safety of the organizations to which they are applying. Students are advised to use caution and common sense when applying for any position with an organization and reach out to the CEO if they have concerns or questions.