Information Sessions and On-Campus Interviews

Employers wishing to conduct interviews on campus for full-time opportunities and internships may participate in our on-campus recruiting program.

Register through Cooper Career Connection (C3)

The Career Center uses the Cooper Career Connection (C3), a Web-based system, for its campus recruiting program. The Career Center grants interview schedule reservations on a first-come, first-served basis. This online system gives recruiters direct access to recruiting activities. Through C3, you will be able to:

  • Enter your job listing(s) online
  • Attach your job listings to your on-campus recruiting events
  • View and print student resumes submitted for your position(s)
  • Preselect candidates for on-campus interview(s). Only those candidates whom you have preselected may sign up for an interview
  • Send email messages to students who have submitted resumes
  • View (and print) your on-campus interview schedule(s) and be informed about the status of student signups

C3 is a time-sensitive system based upon deadline dates that relate to your particular interview date(s). It is crucial that deadlines are met. Please contact the Center for Career Development if you have a question about your deadlines.

Information Sessions

Information sessions allow organizations to visit campus to talk with students about their organization, industry, recruiting process, career opportunities and to network with interested students. Information sessions are generally held during Cooper Union’s “club hours” on Tuesday afternoons from 12:00pm – 2:00pm or Thursday evenings from 5:00pm – 6:00pm. We recommend that organizations reserve space early. There is no fee to host an information session; however, we do recommend that organizations provide lunch, dinner, or refreshments for student attendees.

For additional information or to request to hold an information session on campus please contact us at career@cooper.edu.

Interview Schedule Breakdown

The typical interview schedule for an employer in the program will begin at 9:00am and end at 5:00pm. Longer or shorter schedules can be arranged at the employer's request.

Interview schedules are as follows: 30-minute interviews will allow 13 candidates per schedule and 45-minute interviews will allow 9 candidates per schedule.

On-Campus Recruiting Policies

All full-time employment offers must remain open for 30 days, or until the last business day of November, whichever comes later, to assure that students are able to take part in the entire on-campus recruitment cycle. This policy ensures that employers are given equal access to all qualified candidates. In addition, it promotes the understanding that students will make the best-informed decision if they acquire exposure to all opportunities available to them.

If a student is unable to make an employment decision within the expected time period, the student is encouraged to discuss their challenges with the organization and negotiate for more time in the decision-making process. The student and employer are encouraged to devise a mutually-convenient decision deadline.

Cooper Union Grading

The Cooper Union does not practice grade inflation. We discourage employers from selecting a closed list of Cooper Union candidates based on their scores, as the challenging curriculum is what separates the Cooper Union from other academic institutions. Should you want more information about grading at The Cooper Union, please contact the Center for Career Development.

For help booking an on-campus recruiting date, or for assistance with C3, please contact the Career Center at 212.353.4112.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The Career Center encourages employers to review the laws, policies, and regulations outlined by The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, including the types of discrimination that are prohibited.

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  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

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  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.