Many employers contact the Career Resource Center and schedule a campus visit to interview and recruit candidates for employment at a later date. For example, a company will often conduct interviews in October or November to hire candidates for employment after graduation in May or to hire candidates for summer internships.
Students learn of these employment opportunities by closely monitoring opportunities available on BizLink.
Interested candidates must submit an electronic résumé for each position posted through BizLink. This enables you to customize your résumé for each position. Instructions for individual résumé submission are included in each job posting. The Career Resource Center forwards the résumés collected from interested candidates to the employers. Résumé due dates are listed on each posting. (They are typically due about three weeks prior to the campus visit.)
Employers pre-select which candidates they wish to interview during their scheduled campus visit and notify the Career Resource Center--usually about seven to 10 days before their visit.
The Career Resource Center only notifies those students who have been selected to interview via email. No notification is sent to students not selected for on-campus interviews.
Selected students sign up for interview time slots on the sign-up sheets posted on the third floor bulletin board in Jacobs Management Center (near the elevator), and are responsible to be at the CRC (in 308 Alfiero Center) prepared for the interview and dressed professionally for the time and date scheduled.
If a job opportunity is listed as an Off-Campus Interview, the process is very similar to the On-Campus process above. The Career Resource Center collects résumés from students and forwards them to employers. The difference is that employers will interview selected candidates at an employer-designated location and will contact candidates directly.
For job opportunities listed as Immediate Openings, employers typically seek candidates who can begin work as soon as possible. Therefore, candidates should apply only if they are less than four to six weeks away from graduation, or if they are flexible to start a new position while still attending classes. Interested candidates submit résumés, cover letters and any other requested material directly to employers for immediate consideration. Mailing addresses, contact names and titles and special requirements are listed on individual job postings. Companies who elect to advertise job postings as Immediate Openings will review the résumés sent directly to them and contact those candidates they wish to interview. The CRC does not collect résumés or coordinate interview schedules when a position is listed as an Immediate Opening. In addition to full-time positions, Immediate Openings include part-time and paid internship opportunities for students to expand their marketability.
Full-time, paid opportunities for students to work in their prospective fields temporarily (usually for the length of a semester). Although participation may make it necessary to delay graduation for a semester, co-ops are valuable opportunities to gain work experience, and can often lead to permanent employment opportunities.
Employers who wish to build a campus presence often hold information sessions for students. Candidates can receive valuable information about employers and prospective permanent and summer positions by attending these sessions. This information often gives candidates an added advantage when they interview with that employer and it's a great opportunity to meet and network with professionals from that company. Employer Information Sessions may be sponsored by student organizations, the CRC, or both. While most sessions are open to all interested students, some are open only to candidates selected to interview with that employer. Postings for employer information sessions can be viewed through the CRC Job Opportunities website and will indicate who can attend as well as the time, date, place and dress code for the event. For candidates who have been selected to interview with an employer, it is strongly recommended (and often mandatory) that you attend an information session for that employer, if one is being held.
Note: While the Career Resource Center serves School of Management students and employers exclusively, many opportunities are available to School of Management students through Career Services (259 Capen Hall on the North Campus). We strongly urge you to register with Career Services to broaden your options and to avoid missing valuable opportunities.