ZipRecruiter $3,000 ScholarshipZipRecruiter $3,000 Scholarship

Write about a previous job you've held and your ideal post-graduate career. Win a $3,000 scholarship!

Summer 2017

Past: Summer 2017
Winner: Morissa Szmyt

Fall 2017

Past: Fall 2017
Winner: Corinne M.L. Nuzum

Winter/Spring 2018

Current: Winter/Spring 2018
Winner: TBA 7/31/2018

Summer/Fall 2018

Future: Summer/Fall 2018
Winner: TBA 1/31/2019

How It Works

ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the winning college or university student with the most creative entry in our Winter/Spring 2018 Scholarship Promotion.

The Grand Prize Winner each semester will receive the $3,000 scholarship.

To enter, please write a 500-800 word essay that addresses both
the prompts and answer the questions below.

Part time job

Describe a job you previously held - or hold


Describe your ideal post-graduate job

Be sure to include the following information in both of your responses:

  1. The job title and primary responsibilities of the position
  2. What steps must a person take to get the position? (Required qualifications, certifications, education, etc.)
  3. Describe a day in the life in the position
  4. What are the pros and cons of the position

Entry Rules

Essays must be limited to 500 to 800 words and submitted in .PDF, .DOC, or .DOCX file format. You may also include images, infographics, and diagrams provided that (i) the entire essay submission fits on one page and (ii) all the content, including your essay and images, etc., are your original work, and (iii) no part of your essay submission is owned by a third party. If your Entry includes any third-party materials, it will be disqualified.

Applicant Eligibility

At the conclusion of the specific Entry Period for each biannually Promotion, you must (i) be a legal resident of one of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, (ii) be 18 years of age or older (or at least the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence), and (iii) be enrolled as a student at an accredited high school, college or university in the United States.


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Please read the official entry rules before submitting your entry.
Official Rules

Entry Form

Which types of jobs have you previously held? (Check all that apply)

By clicking ‘Submit Entry’, (a) I agree that I have read or have had these Official Entry Rules read to me, and I acknowledge my agreement with the Official Entry Rules, (b) I understand that my essay, name, image, and/or other biographical information submitted by me as part of my Entry, may be posted on the Sponsor’s website or otherwise utilized in the Sponsor’s advertising, marketing and promotional materials, or may be shared with applicable educational institutions, and (c) I accept that the personal information collected about me in the Entry Form may be utilized as disclosed in these Official Entry Rules and in accordance with the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, a current version of which is located at