Employers & Partners

Suffolk students earn far more than a diploma. They earn the skills employers like you value most. The Center for Career Equity, Development & Success will connect you with your next great talent.

A group of Suffolk students meeting with an employer partner during a client presentation.

We’re proud of our strong, longstanding ties to the leading employers who define the job market in Boston and beyond. We are committed to advancing Suffolk’s tradition of supporting students make their way to professional success after—and sometimes even before—they graduate.  

To get students truly career-ready, our center offers extensive tools and resources. We also plan a full calendar of events at which they can connect face-to-face with employers seeking interns and new hires—employers like you.  

We cordially invite you to participate in our job fairs, networking events, class projects, mentoring programs, industry-themed Career Communities, and much more. Learn about some of our students and why you should partner with us. 

Please get in touch with our employer engagement team to let us know how we can help your organization. We look forward to working with you.  

Get Involved

  • Participate in an Employer Spotlight event
  • Be part of our “Careers In” programming series
  • Network at our Lunch, Learn, and Link events for graduate students
  • Host students for Job Shadowing
  • Represent your organization at Career Community Industry panels
  • Conduct on-campus or virtual interviews
  • Schedule virtual info sessions to share your organization’s opportunities with students

Handshake for Employers

The Career Center uses Handshake to facilitate connections between employers and Suffolk students and alumni. Handshake helps employers easily find, recruit, and hire the best Suffolk talent.
Learn more about Handshake for Employers

Employer Advisory Board

The Career Center has partnered with a number of distinctive employers representing diverse sectors of the Boston employment market.
Learn more about the Employer Advisory Board


In posting jobs on Handshake and recruiting Suffolk students, employers agree to comply with all federal and state regulations regarding Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity, and agree to follow the National Association of Colleges and Employers' Principles of Professional Practice.

Suffolk University believes that its students can be a valuable asset to employers; as such, companies are encouraged to compensate interns. Employers posting unpaid positions should refer to the National Association of Colleges and Employers' Position Statement: U.S. Internships the Federal Labor Standards Act Fact Sheet #71.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is an employment option available to F-1 students when the practical training employment is considered to be an integral part of the curriculum or academic program. Undergraduate and graduate students can take part in paid or unpaid internships in the U.S. using CPT. The internship must be related to the student's field of study, but the only documentation required by an employer is a detailed offer letter.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is temporary employment authorization that gives F-1 students an opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a practical work experience during or after their completion of studies. Students or graduates are granted 12 months of employment, although some who study in STEM fields can petition for up to 36 months. A graduate's position must be related to their field of study. Employers do not have to sponsor students who have approved OPT; only a detailed offer letter is required.

If an employer is interested in sponsoring an international graduate, they should consult with an immigration attorney for this process.

Suffolk University has a pool of bright and talented international students that can help to diversify and enhance any organization. Federal law allows international students multiple ways to work in the United States, both during and after their time as students, and this often does not require sponsorship by the employer. Suffolk's international students are regularly hired by U.S. employers throughout the country. 

For more information about hiring international students or immigration, you can email the Center for International Programs and Services (CIPS) directly.

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