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Recruiting Strategies

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

1. Learn About Internships

Solidify your understanding of internships and prepare your organization for an intern well before recruiting. Companies that take the initiative to develop well-constructed internship positions have better success with recruitiment and retention. You can make or break your reputation as an internship employer based on your efforts. Review the sample internship descriptions 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 a specific calendar and are not always available on an "as needed" basis. Mark your calendars now and create corresponding reminders so that your internship is posted with plenty of time to recruit.

Fall

Recruiting period: July 1 – September 1
Interns start early September

Spring

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

Summer

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

On-Campus Recruitment Schedule
Thinking about conducting your interviews right here on campus? Let us know at the time of your posting and our Recruitment Coordinator will contact you to make arrangements. Interviewing suites are located in the Career Resource Center, 308 Alfiero.

Fall: October 1 through mid-November
Spring: March 1 through mid-April

4. Connect with Students

Students are more likely to respond to your opportunities when you have taken steps to build your brand.

Campus Involvement

  • Develop a campus presence through information nights, panel presentations, MGG 300 class visits, Coffee Cup Conversations, Realistic Job Previews and more. Contact us for more information at mgt-internships@buffalo.edu or 716-645-3233.
  • Participate in job fairs and career events attended by our students.

Student Clubs and Organizations

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

Social Media

  • Our office polled more than 500 undergraduate students regarding their preferences for being contacted by employers through social media sites. Overwhelmingly, students reported they prefer to be contacted through LinkedIn as opposed to Facebook. For an in-depth picture of these research results, see our Key Documents and Resources page.