The Career Center staff is committed to assisting employers with their staffing needs whether it’s full-time, part-time, cooperative education, internships, or service learning opportunities.


Handshake is the college’s online job board and career management platform. In order to join Bergen Community College on Handshake, representatives will need to create their own personal account, link it to their employers page (if a page hasn’t been created yet, it will need to be created) and then request to join our institution from the employer page using this link (employers will need to have a job created in order to make this request). Once approved, employers can post all job/internship opportunities and any recruiting events that are hosted (both virtual and in-person). Please let us know if you have questions about Handshake ([email protected]) or refer to their help articles for Getting Started with Handshake.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative education is an academic program in which students spend part of their time in class, and part in off-campus placements related to their major. Students have the opportunity to apply classroom learning to practical work situations and learn work related skills. In addition, participants in CO-OP earn academic credit for their work experience.

Why do Employers Participate in CO-OP?

  • Cost effective recruitment and training of potential employees
  • Flexible staffing to meet variable needs (peak season relief, leave replacements)
  • Improved access to qualified women and minority candidates
  • More effective use of high paid staff by relieving them of responsibility for routine duties
  • Opportunity to participate in and influence the educational process
  • Opportunity to enhance company image within community
  • A chance to evaluate candidates in their own environment
  • Increased retention of new employees

In addition, co-op students bring fresh ideas, high energy, motivation and productivity to the workplace.

Call (201) 447-7122 for job order forms which you can fax to us when you have opportunities for our students.

Supervisor Information and Responsibilities

Cooperative education is an investment in our future!

Career Fairs

Each Spring and Fall semester, students have the opportunity to visit with over 40 companies that come on campus to take part in the Career and Workforce Development Center’s Career Fairs.

Learn how to participate:

  • Contact [email protected] for registration information
  • Our next Fair will take place in April 2024

On-Campus Recruitment / Workforce Wednesdays

Do you need to fill positions?

Bergen Community College has a diverse population of over 16,000 students, offers courses in over 80 different fields, and is an outstanding resource of qualified job candidates.

On campus recruitment at Bergen Community College is offered under the auspices of the Career Center. Workforce Wednesdays are designed to highlight individual employers looking to recruit students for current open positions. Call (201) 447-7122 or email the [email protected] mailbox to reserve a Wednesday.

NJ Career Accelerator Internship Grant Program

The NJ Career Accelerator Internship Grant Program application is now open and the guidelines, application, forms, and FAQs can be found here. 

The New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) Career Accelerator Internship Grant Program will provide funding to New Jersey employers who are interested in hosting undergraduate and graduate interns from New Jersey’s institutions of higher education. The purpose of this grant program is to foster innovative ways to connect NJ college students with NJ companies.

Any New Jersey-based for-profit company, non-profit organization, not-for-profit organization, and small business within the STEM industry and other NJ key industry sectors are eligible to apply for this funding to underwrite intern salaries. In addition to funding, the Career Accelerator Internship Grant Program will provide technical assistance opportunities and tools for NJ employers.

If your organization can host undergraduate interns this summer (2024) and would like to participate in the Career Accelerator Internship Grant Program, we encourage you to visit the OSHE website for more information about program guidelines and instructions on how to apply for the grant. The priority deadline to apply is January 12, 2024.

We look forward to continue building partnerships to connect NJ students with meaningful experiential learning opportunities that will prepare them for future success in the workforce.

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact Nikki Bailey, OSHE Internship Program Manager at [email protected].

Additional Contact Information

Brendan Williams – Career Coordinator ([email protected])