Recruit at Whittier


As one of the most diverse colleges in the United States, Whittier College students truly represent the future of America's workforce.

During their time at Whittier, students learn to make connections across different disciplines, communicate effectively, and be proactive in their success. Their academic resumes are broad, holistic, and often highly-customized to their professional goals. As a result, Whittier students and graduates become valuable team members who think critically, make innovative contributions, and consider the wider implications of every decision.

Hire Whittier Talent

The first step to recruiting Whittier College students is to create a Handshake account. Once registered, you'll be able to connect with Whittier students and alumni, post full and part-time jobs, internships, fellowships, and volunteer opportunities.

Post a Job or Internship

Whittier's Handshake portal makes your job or internship opening visible to every Whittier student. Before posting a position, however, be sure to review Whittier's hiring and internship policies.

Host In-Person Professional Development Events

Employer led workshops, classroom presentations, and trainings allow you to choose topics that can help students understand your industry and consider new career options. Topics may include leadership development, networking, personal career branding, interview preparation, and strategic job searching. Campus visits may be booked via Handshake.

Host Virtual Events

For employers outside the Southern California region, Whittier College is pleased to offer a virtual platform to conduct information sessions, coffee chats, webinars on soft or technical skills, and mock interviews.

Participate in a Whittier College Event

The Center for Career and Professional Development hosts several hiring summits and career fairs every year. 

Host a Career Trek and Shadowing

Provide an opportunity for students to visit your facility as a group or individually shadow employees at your organization.

Industry Summits

These are once-a-month, specially-tailored recruitment moments. The program consists of an introductory piece for our less-than-10 employer model, followed by at least an hour opportunity to network and connect with our students.

Employer Mentor/Sponsor Program

Gain relationships, give back, and view Whittier College talent first-hand. Become a mentor on Handshake to begin connecting with Poets.

Get started

Contact 562.907.4230 for assistance with Handshake. A step-by-step tutorial on creating a Handshake account is also available. 

If you have ideas but want to talk them through with the Career Center first, please fill out the form below.