Information for Employers

Business Engagement Center

Thank you for your interest in recruiting Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) students and alumni for employment and internship opportunities. We have six campuses, specialized program centers, and an online division that are home to approximately 70,000 students pursuing over 130 different degree and certificate programs. NOVA's Business Engagement & Career Services team partners with employers to create strategic recruitment plans and engagement opportunities to help you connect with our students and your future workforce.

View the recruitment options below and contact with any questions. If you are interested in partnership opportunities beyond workforce recruitment, please visit the Business Engagement Center.

Post Opportunities in Career Connection

We invite employers to create a free account in Career Connection, NOVA's career services management system, run by Symplicity. Once your Career Connection account is approved, you can post jobs and internships that are accessible to all our students and alumni and register for recruitment events.


Apprenticeship enables employers to provide employees with a holistic talent development program through high-quality education, opportunities to earn industry-recognized credentials, and on-the-job training and mentorship. The Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) administers Virginia's Registered Apprenticeship (RA) program. Registered Apprenticeship creates earn-while-you-learn models that provide occupation-specific training. Virginia's community colleges can be providers of the required Related Technical Instruction (RTI) that supports Work-Based Learning (WBL). Community colleges provide valuable training and RTI for various employers, businesses, and sponsors. Employers who wish to start RA programs can find their local Registered Apprenticeship Consultant.

Curriculum Advisory Boards

Northern Virginia is changing fast. As an employer, you’re looking for talent with the knowledge and skills to keep up—you need a direct line to a source you can trust, a place to find talented and motivated individuals who are equipped to succeed. NOVA is that source.

We need your help to ensure that these students are ready to hit the ground running. NOVA’s industry advisory boards meet twice a year to shape the curriculum and requirements for our applied degree and certificate programs, credentials that prepare students directly for successful careers in their field. Please contact to learn more.

Teach for Us

Join our team as an adjunct faculty member to share your expertise with the future talent of the region. Search for openings.

Strategic Giving

Make a direct impact on students' lives through the NOVA Educational Foundation. Learn about way to give back. -

Doing Business with NOVA

Learn more about doing business with the Commonwealth of Virginia. Visit eVA Virginia’s Marketplace. -