Norwich University Career and Internship Center plans Careerpalooza in October to let students connect with job recruiters 

As the coronavirus pandemic forces the world to pivot toward new modes of operation, schools and employers are trying to determine how best to recruit on college campuses. Virtual recruiting offers a way.

Although virtual career fairs have been a fixture in recruitment practices for more than 10 years, they’re expensive to set up, so many colleges and universities have continued to opt for traditional in-person recruitment events.

Now, all of that is out the door.

Norwich University’s Career and Internship Center is excited to announce that its career platform partner, Handshake, heeding the call for a low-cost virtual recruiting, has developed a module that connects job seekers and employers seamlessly.

“This virtual recruiting event will help connect our great students and new grads with employers in a simple and meaningful way.” Meghan Oliver, associate director, Norwich University Career and Internship Center

During October, the Career and Internship Center will host Careerpalooza, a new four-week event. Each week will focus on a diverse set of industries and will feature a variety of industry-specific programming to include résumé writing, virtual recruiting prep/interviewing, industry panels and employer spotlights. A virtual recruiting event on Thursdays will highlight each Careerpalooza week.

“We are excited to work with our partner, Handshake, to not only help our students but to help our alumni employers with their hiring needs and brand recognition,” Norwich University Career and Internship Center Director Kathryn Provost said.

We invite our alumni, parents and families to register their companies for a virtual recruiting event to hire Norwich first. Careerpalooza will also support you and your company’s hiring initiatives. Brand recognition is paramount in times like these, so even if your company is not hiring now, this event could be a great way to introduce your organization to our students. You can interview students one on one, in groups or both.

If you own a company or would like your company to hire Norwich students and alumni, register here. We want to show that Norwich alumni are here to help our recent grads and soon-to-be grads and support their career success.

"Many companies are still hiring during the pandemic and looking for great talent,” Norwich University Career and Internship Center Associate Director Meghan Oliver said. “This virtual recruiting event will help connect our great students and new grads with employers in a simple and meaningful way.”


  • Oct. 5 to Oct. 8: Civil service and nonprofit career week
  • Oct. 12 to Oct. 15: Architecture, Engineering and construction career week
  • Oct. 19 to Oct. 22: Tech career week
  • Oct. 26 to Oct. 29: Health care and biotech career week



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