Recruit at Cooper

Alumni wishing to hire talented students for internships, part-time or full-time opportunities may do so in several ways. To get started, register as an employer on Handshake. Handshake is Cooper Union’s online job, internship and recruiting system. Through Handshake, 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 résumés 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

Please consider recruiting with us in the following ways:

Do you have other ideas about how you’d like to get involved in recruiting activities on campus? Please contact us.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “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.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • 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.