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The Meruelo Family Center for Career Development has made adjustments to support our students. Please click the button below to view the information that has been communicated to our students.

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Be a Career Advocate

Working together, we can help students discern, discover, and pursue meaningful careers to be a force for good in the world.

  • Show Support - Engage in conversations with students about their interests and support them through the career development process.
  • Join Handshake - Create a Handshake account and show students how to use the system.
  • Encourage Students -  Remind our students to participate in career development opportunities and update their profiles on Handshake. Students with a full Handshake profile are 5 times as likely to be messaged by employers.
  • Provide Recommendations - Let us know about employers you’d like to see come to campus or introduce us to contacts which can help advance placement.

Let’s Collaborate

The following are suggestions of ways we can collaborate.

  • Class Visits - A representative from our department will visit your class or department meeting to present on a particular topic.
  • Get Connected - Let us help connect you with alumni and employers by utilizing IrishCompass and Handshake.
  • Provide Guidance - Contact us if you have questions regarding how to respond to employer and recruiter inquiries, as well as suggestions on how to write an effective letter of recommendation.
  • Brainstorm - Let’s put our minds together to create special programming for our students.

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Career Platforms

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Handshake is a centralized resource where students can research employers, search for internships and full-time jobs, network with other students and employers, schedule career counseling appointments, RSVP for events, and much more. The Meruelo Family Center for Career Development offers University faculty and administrators the ability to request an account for access to Handshake.  For more information, visit our Handshake resource page.

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IrishCompass is an exclusive, online community which provides an opportunity for Notre Dame students and alumni to facilitate career-related connections. Students can benefit from the system by:

  • Connecting with alumni for career networking, mentorship, and job shadow opportunities. 
  • Asking career-related questions through industry specific discussion forums.
  • Accessing exclusive online resources for career discernment and networking tips.

As a Notre Dame faculty member, you are provided the opportunity to create an IrishCompass account. You may find value in creating an account with your Net ID to:

  • Reconnect with former students.
  • Find guest speakers for your class.
  • Find industry contacts to introduce to your students.


Fielding Requests from Employers and Recruiters

At some point you may be contacted by an employer, recruiter, or alumni who is interested in identifying candidates for positions. The Meruelo Family Center for Career Development supports the National Association of Colleges and Employers's (NACE) recommendations for offering job posting information to all students, which include:

  • All candidates should have equal access to the opportunity.
  • Colleges and employers should support informed and responsible decision-making by candidates.
  • All aspects of the recruiting process should be fair and equitable to candidates and employing organizations.
  • Career services professionals and faculty involved in recruiting should provide generally comparable services to all employers.
  • As required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), any disclosure of student information outside of the educational institution will be with prior consent of the student unless health and/or safety considerations necessitate the dissemination of such information. Both career services professionals and faculty will exercise sound judgment and fairness in maintaining the confidentiality of student information, regardless of the source, including written records, reports, and computer data bases.

For the full content, please refer to the official National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) document,  A Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Hiring. If you have any questions, please call 1-5200 or email us at careerdevelopment@nd.edu.



We offer a wide range of resources, events, and career-related services to support all of our students. We look forward to partnering with you.