Career Development staff at the undergraduate and graduate levels are committed to supporting  faculty to create opportunities for students to discern career options and find personal vocational fulfillment. We offer a wide range of resources, events, and career-related services to support all of our students, and we look forward to exploring with you how we can do that better together. 

Suggested ways we can support faculty

How You Can Help Us

  • Support students through the career development process
  • Request Center for Career Development Support using our brief form
  • Add to our network of contacts within industries where students have an interest in employment
  • Encourage students to update their profile in GoIRISH
  • Reach out to brainstorm ideas with your specific CCD college liaison at the graduate or undergraduate level


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 and Irish Compass account. You may find value in creating an account to:

  • Re-connect 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 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.

Writing Recommendations Letters

Letters of recommendation are often used by an organization's hiring officials to gather additional information about a candidate.

It is assumed that a confidential letter of recommendation will provide a candid viewpoint of an applicant's abilities and professional promise. The letter of recommendation should give a picture of the candidate's personal characteristics, performance and experience, strengths, capabilities, and professional promise from someone who has worked closely with the candidate.

To assist you in this process, here is a sample recommendation letter.  

Go IRISH Recruiting Portal

Go IRISH is the primary employment recruiting portal for University of Notre Dame graduate and undergraduate students. Go IRISH allows students to easily connect with employers and find full-time employment and internship opportunities, career event information, and employer recruitment activities. In addition, organizations use Go IRISH to identify qualified students for open positions and to manage their on-campus recruitment and employment events.  

As a member of the Notre Dame faculty or staff, you can create a Go IRISH login and see the same information that students see.

Post an Internship Opportunity for Students

All Notre Dame students have access to Go IRISH, our online recruiting system to find internships, fellowships, full-time positions, and research opportunities.  Faculty and staff may utilize Go IRISH by creating a brief description of their internship opportunities and research projects to gather student applications.  You can receive and review students' resumes or applications via e-mail or in an online application packet.

In order to utilize Go IRISH to hire students, you will need to create an “employer” account in Go IRISH and post your internship/research project as a “job.”  In order to ensure that students correctly find and identify your opportunity as a research opportunity, please follow the instructions on our PDF.

If you have questions about using Go IRISH, call us at 1-5200. We’re glad to help!