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NOVA Career Services - Employers

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is committed to aligning educational opportunities with business needs by providing education and training to expand the skills of the region’s workforce.

Post Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employing Northern Virginia Community College students and alumni.  Our recruitment services involve a cooperative effort with Symplicity through Career Connection.  Career Connection provides employers with free access to our online job and internship database.  Employers must create an account in Career Connection to post or update job or internship opportunities.  

Contact novacareerservices@nvcc.edu if you are interested.

Engage and Recruit
Northern Virginia is a high-demand area for trained and qualified employees.  Employers can benefit from establishing relationships with NOVA students prior to the recruitment stage, which helps employers market their organizations as well as get early access to potential employees. These are some engagement opportunities to help you connect to NOVA students and your future workforce:
  • Career and Job Fairs
  • Networking Events
  • Career Workshop and Panels
  • Informational Tables
  • Resume and Mock Interview Workshops

Contact novacareerservices@nvcc.edu if you are interested in any of these or other opportunities to meet and recruit NOVA students. Please specify the specific program or campus that is of interest.

Labor Market Research
NOVA Workforce conducts research on economic conditions and the labor market in Northern Virginia to develop a robust talent pipeline that meets the needs of employers in the region. The research department produces downloadable dashboards, reports and publications on industry sectors, hiring trends and other economic indicators. Custom research and labor market presentations are also available for businesses and community partners. This website provides information for employers, economic development organizations, education institutions, community-based organizations and workforce development boards in the NOVA labor market.

Other Resources for Employers

  • Department of Labor
    Last revised in January 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor issued Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This fact sheet provides general information to help determine whether interns and students working for “for-profit” employers are entitled to minimum wages and overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 
  • 15 Best Practices for Internship Programs 
    Excerpted from Building a Premier Internship Program: A Practical Guide for Employers, National Association of Colleges and Employers
  • Glassdoor
    Job and recruiting site that includes salaries reports and company reviews
  • Simplyhired
    Salary estimator for jobs by geographic area
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