Employer Partnership Opportunities

Partnering with Employers to Prepare Students for Career Readiness


The five colleges - Northeast Lakeview, Northwest Vista, Palo Alto, St. Philip's and San Antonio - in the Alamo Colleges District welcome collaboration with employers to provide employment and internships to our students.

As the largest provider of talent in higher education in South Texas, we have your next star employee!

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We offer flexible partnership opportunities:
  • Access to our free job bank, Handshake, accessible to over 60,000 students and alumni

  • Collaborate with faculty on Advisory Program Reviews and curriculum

  • Join our career fairs and industry targeted hiring events

  • Prepare students with an internship program

  • Participate in our Career Speaker Series

  • Advance employee talent development with our Corporate College

Our partnership has the potential to reach over 60,000 students across our five colleges - Northeast Lakeview College, Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, San Antonio College and St. Philip's College.

Partnership Interest
Have you posted a Job Opportunity in our Student Job Bank - Handshake?

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Help Students Gain Experience, Make Connections


connections350x196.jpgWe offer many types of opportunities to partner with the colleges of the Alamo Colleges District.

Enhance your employee team with our unique student population and programs spanning across six AlamoINSTITUTES; Creative & Communication Arts, Business & Entrepreneurship, Health & Biosciences, Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics, Public Service, Science & Technology.

Our employer partnerships are a collaborative effort to end poverty through education. Help our students explore career choices, make informed career decisions and answer the ‘why’ as students learn new skills.


View opportunities from the menu below:

  • studentworking350x250.pngPost Positions/Direct Hiring using Handshake to help students gain work experience. 

    Post positions for free to the student job board, Handshake, accessible to students at all five colleges of the Alamo Colleges District.

    Quick Start Employer Registration Guide:

    1. Register for a new account using your employer work email address and a password by visiting the link: New Employer. Note: Registration provides access to post positions to all five colleges.

    2. Complete the registration form, agree to the Employer Guidelines, Terms of Service, and Privacy Policy.*

    3. Click Next: Confirm Email to verify your account via the employer work email address provided.

    4. View the detailed Employer Guide online for further details and steps on How to Post a Job  


    Questions? Let us know how we can help using the Employer Partnership Form.

  • WomanOnBench350x250.jpgAlamo Colleges provides work-study eligible students the opportunity to earn their federal work-study award by working for non-profit and governmental agencies (Community Work-Study: CWS) or for private-sector employers (Private-Sector Work-Study: PWS) in jobs that align with their field of study.

    These work-study experiences are valuable to students as they have the opportunity to apply classroom learning, add value to their employer, gain relevant experience and begin to build a professional network. According to employer surveys, these work-study opportunities enhance student marketability to upon college graduation.

    Through financial aid funding Alamo Colleges supplements the students’ wages at the following rates:

    Non-profit & Governmental Agencies and Public School Systems

    100%

    Small Private-Sector Businesses (as defined by 13 CF 121.101)

    75%

    Other Private-Sector Businesses         

    50%


    Alamo Colleges manages all HR matters and issues student payroll.

    Learn more about Community Work-Study Learn more about Private-Sector Work-Study
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    An internship is a field of study-related work experience that allows students to work in a professional environment to gain valuable knowledge, training, and skills.

    This experience also allows college students the opportunity to explore and better define their career interests. Alamo Colleges welcomes businesses of all sizes to create internship opportunities for our students to consider.

    Alamo Colleges will partner with businesses interested in providing internship opportunities that

    • agree to compensate the intern and to abide by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
    • accommodate the student’s academic calendar
    • present a learning experience that provides for applying knowledge gained in the classroom
    • offer an experience that has a defined beginning and end
    • provide a job description with desired qualifications
    • arrange for supervision and feedback by a professional with expertise in the student’s field of study
    • supply the resources, equipment, and facilities that support student learning


    A business interested in providing an internship-type experience as described above but is not able to pay 100% of the student wage may consider partnering with Alamo Colleges on the Private-Sector Work-Study Program.

    Visit www.alamo.edu/pws for more details.

    If your business is interested in posting part-time jobs for Alamo Colleges students, sign up as a New Employer through Handshake.

    Learn more about Alamo Colleges Internships

  • mentor350x250.pngFoster involvement with students:
    • Volunteer as a mentor
    • Host a volunteer group within the Advocacy Centers
    • Host or participate in off and on-campus community events
    • Donate goods or funds to our Advocacy Centers
    • Volunteer in college-sponsored community events

    As part of a district-wide commitment to student success and meeting the needs of students experiencing poverty, on-campus advocacy centers have been implemented across all five of the Alamo Colleges.

    Learn more about our Advocacy Centers

    Submit an Employer Partnership Form to identify your interest.

  • speaker350x250.pngGuided service using your industry expertise to prepare students to career readiness: Career Speaker Series on Resume Building/Interview Skills, Career Fairs, Student Leadership, Study Abroad, Clubs. 

    Share your occupational expertise with students to prepare them for career readiness. Topics can include industry-specific information or career development topics, such as résumé writing, interview skills, leadership, and more.

     

    Career Services Representatives Email Addresses

    Northeast Lakeview College Northwest Vista College   Palo Alto College   St. Philip's College San Antonio College

    Submit an Employer Partnership Form to identify your interest.

  • nlcstudent350x250.pngWhy Alamo Colleges District Marketable Skills
    • Ensure students and workers have the marketable and professional skills necessary to increase social mobility
    • Position workers for greater competitiveness in the job market
    • Resulting in a verified digital credential that communicates in-demand skills
    • Provide an opportunity for students to address workforce skills gaps and elevate their professional skills

     

    About Skills-Based Training

    Alamo Colleges integrates skills-based training in academic courses and non-credit learning experiences.

     

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    In the fully online learning experience, participants practice the skills needed to achieve competencies. For example, participants in the Career Management skills training learn, practice, and are assessed on the demonstration of these skills:

    • Learning about career options that fit with personal interests
    • Searching and applying for jobs using the internet
    • Creating a resume and cover letter with step-by-step instructions
    • Practicing interview techniques and self-advocacy

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    A credentialed Badge Coach:

    • Facilitates each skills training course
    • Grades submissions
    • Provides feedback
    • Assesses the demonstration of sub-competencies
    • After completing a skills-based learning experience, participants earn a digital badge to showcase their skills on social media, resumes, and e-portfolios.

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    Alamo Colleges offers stand-alone skills training for the following in-demand skills:

    • Oral Communication
    • Written Communication
    • Career Management
    • Resilience
    • Collaboration

     

  • smilingstudent350x250.pngRelated to employee development: Customized training, Industry certifications, Talent Development, and Upskilling with our Corporate College.

    We can help you reach your business goals through:

    • Industry and employee assessments
    • Customized training, seminars, and workshops
    • Special programs and expos
    • Industry certifications 
    • Delivered on your schedule
    • Occupational Forecasts
    •  We work with small and large organizations


    Submit an Employer Partnership Form to identify the training program for your company.

 

Student Testimonials

The AlamoEXPERIENCE Model: Student Stories

San Antonio College student Samantha Grimaldi and Northeast Lakeview College student Morgan Varela talk about their success and journey at the Alamo Colleges District. 

Have a success story to share? Contact us!

Cynthia Hernandez-Guerra
Career Experience Team Leader
chernandez1@alamo.edu

 

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Posting Positions Guidelines

Post positions for free to the student job board, Handshake, accessible to students at all five colleges of the Alamo Colleges District.

Quick Start Employer Registration Guide:

  1. Register for a new account using your employer work email address and a password by visiting the link: New Employer. Note: Registration provides access to post positions to all five colleges.  

  2. Complete the registration form, agree to the Employer Guidelines, Terms of Service, and Privacy Policy.*

  3. Click Next: Confirm Email to verify your account via the employer work email address provided

  4. View the detailed Employer Guide online for further details and steps on How to Post a Job

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Employers must abide by Alamo Colleges District's commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) and affirmative action.

We reserve the right to refuse service to include job postings/on-site recruiting services.  Employers requesting bank account/social security numbers, application fees or donations will be rejected. Concerns of fraudulent business practices are evaluated using NACE’s Principles for Ethical Professional Practice.

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The AlamoEXPERIENCE Model

The AlamoEXPERIENCE model partners with employers to ensure every student connects to an experiential learning experience, to provide students with the opportunity to explore career choices and develop relevant connections in their chosen industry.

NACE Career Readiness Competency

Experiences are paired with a NACE Career Readiness Competency and documented on the students’ AlamoEXPERIENCE Transcript.

AlamoEXPERIENCE Transcript

A students’ AlamoEXPERIENCE Transcript is a verified record, documenting student’s engagement, to include experiential learning experiences.

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Contact Us

Have questions? We're happy to help.

Let us know how we can help using the Employer Partnership Form.