Connecting Students to Careers

Connecting with employers can be difficult for students, especially in a competitive job market. That’s why Cengage established Employer Connection: a partnership with major industry employers that gives students direct access to job opportunities. It’s our way of powering student success beyond the classroom straight into their careers.

How Employer Connection Works

Step 1

Employers recruited to join program.

Step 2

Students taking Cengage or ed2go courses opt-in to Employer Connection.

Step 3

Resumes, student certifications, competencies, test scores and other info is made available to Employer Connection partners.

Step 4

Employers view candidates and build talent pipeline for open positions.

Step 5

Qualified students are interviewed—and potentially hired!

Guides to Getting Started


What is the Employer Connection Program?

Learn the basics about the Cengage Employer Connection Program and how students can get involved!

How to Opt-in to the Cengage Employer Connection Program in MindTap

Check out this quick video that shows students how to opt in—right from their MindTap or ed2go course!

Meet the Employer Connection Dashboard

Looking to find out how employers will be viewing student achievements? Watch to learn more!

Participating Companies Snapshot

Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning


TRANE ® is one of the most trusted names in HVAC systems, developing reliable commercial and residential comfort systems for over 120 years.

Johnstone Supply

Johnstone Supply is a one-stop shop for specialty equipment, parts and supplies for the residential, light commercial, refrigeration and facilities maintenance industries.

Villara Building Systems

For nearly 70 years, Villara Corporation has set the standard for excellence in the HVAC trade for residential and commercial properties in Northern and Central California. 

Air Authority Heating and Air Conditioning

A full-service HVAC service provider with extensive experience in repair and installation of new and existing heating and cooling systems.

Medium/Heavy Duty Truck

W. W. Williams

W.W. Williams provides a highly diverse offering to customers with mechanical service and repair, power generation, warehousing and logistics needs.

Clarke Power Services

Clarke Power Services is a commercial vehicle maintenance provider with a 50-year track record of delivering value to the transportation and service industries.

Central Power Systems & Services

Serving the commercial equipment needs of the lower Midwest region with top-quality products and services since 1954.


As one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world's biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles, Daimler has a global reach.

Carolina International Trucking

Carolina International Trucks—with six locations, 100+ service bays and more than $6 million in parts inventory—is the largest commercial truck dealer in South Carolina.

Pharmacy Technician

CVS Pharmacy

A leading retail pharmacy and health care company with locations nationwide, CVS also provides quality walk-in medical care and pharmacy benefits management.

Benzer Pharmacy

Benzer Pharmacy is a chain of independent retail pharmacies serving 65+ locations in the U.S. that specialize in drug, compounding medication and transfer prescription.

MindTap & ed2go Courses with Employer Connection

Medium/Heavy Duty Truck

Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning


Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology

8th Edition


Heat Pumps

2nd Edition
Eugene Silberstein

Pharmacy Technician



Milady Standard Cosmetology
(available for MindTap and MindTap PLUS solutions)

13th Edition

Protecting Student Privacy

When students opt in to the Cengage Employer Connection Program, they still control how their data is shared with prospective employers. Students choose whether to share their course grades and outcomes, but do not have to do so. Further, student data is securely stored separately from the MindTap and ed2go platforms, and participants can opt out at any time. 

To learn more about Cengage privacy guidelines and how we protect customer data, please visit our privacy page .

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