Recruiting Strategies

Follow these top-four strategies for recruiting interns. As always, feel free to contact our office for assistance.

1. Build a Great Description

Solidify your understanding of internships and prepare your organization for an intern well before recruiting. Companies that develop well-constructed internships have better success with recruitiment and retention. You can make or break your reputation as an internship employer based on your efforts. Review sample internship descriptions and consult our Internship Description Builder for help writing your own. Visit our FAQ's page for answers to questions asked frequently by employers.

2. Use BizLink

Our online recruiting system, BizLink, allows you to post internship and job opportunities exclusively to School of Management students. See our BizLink for Employers page for more information.

3. Follow our Recruiting Calendar

Students operate on an academic calendar and are not always available on an "as needed" basis. Match your efforts to their timelines for more sucess with recruitment and retention. 

Recruiting period: July 1 – September 1
Interns start late August/early September

Recruiting period: October 1 – December 1
Interns start mid-January

Recruiting period: February 1 – June 1
Interns start late May/early June

On-Campus Recruiting
Consider conducting your interviews inside the Career Resource Center. Contact us at to make arrangements that meet your needs. Our on-campus recruitment calendar is as follows:

Fall (for spring and summer internships): October 1 through mid-November
Spring (for summer internships): March 1 through mid-April

4. Connect with Students

Students are more likely to respond when you have taken steps to build your brand on campus. Contact us at or 716-645-3232 for more information.

Campus Involvement

  • Bring your brand to campus through direct involvement with our students. Schedule your participation in panel presentations, class visits, Coffee Cup Conversations, MBA Advantage networking, career fairs and more. 

Student Clubs and Organizations

  • Contact our student clubs to identify speaking engagements or other opportunities to connect.