Hire A Champ
Hire A Champ is Ashford University's campaign to offer services to employers and to introduce them to Ashford University's diverse talent pool of experienced students and graduates.
Targeted Outreach to Students and Alumni
Ashford University Career Services can work with you to tailor an outreach plan to targeted students based on criteria such as GPA, major, graduation date, etc.
Information Sessions, Open Houses, and Career Fairs
Ashford University Career Services can assist you in coordinating your own virtual information session, on-site open house, or career fair to attract Ashford students and graduates from your region and across the country.
Post your career and internship opportunities for Ashford students and graduates. Through the Hire A Champ website, Ashford University's online Career and Professional Development Center, you can register and begin posting jobs for free.
Let our staff help you collect and sort resumes. They can screen the candidates that you are targeting before inviting them to advance in the application process.
Employers are encouraged to attend our professional networking events with Ashford University students and alumni. This is a great opportunity to network and informally meet potential job candidates.
What Employers are Saying
"I was very happy with the assistance provided through Hire A Champ. We had solid candidates to interview and were able to make offers to hires from our Career Fair utilizing Ashford University students and alumni. The students have proven to be highly successful within our company. Our Ashford University Representative is always reliable and communicative. We appreciate the partnership and look forward to more events in the future." – Stephanie Williams, ADT
If you would like to share your hiring success story, email HireAChamp@ashford.edu.
About Our StudentsAs an employer, you have options for recruiting talent, and finding ready-to-work talent is one of the most important decisions organizations have to make. The added value of recruiting Ashford students and graduates is their:
- work ethic;
- diversity; and
- wide variety of experience that they bring as non-traditional adult learners.
In addition, Ashford students and graduates are located across the United States, eliminating geographical challenges faced when recruiting at traditional campuses where students and graduates may not wish to relocate.
Ashford students and graduates are nationwide, non-traditional adult learners who are completing degrees online in the areas of Business, Education, Health, and Liberal Arts. Let Ashford students and graduates bring a wide array of talent, determination, innovation, and experience to your workplace.
- 51% of enrolled students indicate they belong to a minority group (Source: Institutional Research, Fall 2012)
- 73% of students are working adults (Source: Currently Enrolled Student Survey, 2011)
- 35 is the average age of our students (Source: Institutional Research, Fall 2012)
- As of Fall 2012, 21% of students were affiliated with the military (Source: Institutional Research, Fall 2012)
- 22/1 Student Faculty Ratio (Source: IPEDS)
- 77,734 Students Nationwide (Source: IPEDS)
Who is Champ?
Champ, a big wooly Saint Bernard, is the mascot of the Ashford University athletics department.
Questions about the Hire A Champ program? Please contact HireAChamp@ashford.edu.
The Office of Career Services at Ashford University is committed to partnering with employment professionals that comply with the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws in all recruiting activities. And, while this office provides services to students and alumni, it is not responsible for any representations or guarantees with regard to job postings, nor is it responsible for wages, working conditions, safety, or other work-related issues that may arise after employment. It is the student’s/alumni’s obligation to notify our office and seek information and legal representation if they feel they are being discriminated against or mistreated in the workplace.
Ashford University is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) to help employers find qualified candidates.