Hire A Wildcat
We are the hub of career education and opportunity for our campus of 42,000 students. Our most successful organizations engage with us through multiple programs and services suggested below, along with our highly-valued employer events. Maximize your time and energy through these proven methods of identifying UA talent to fit your organization’s needs.
Immediate Hiring Needs? Post A Job
Handshake is your best option to reach our university talent. Handshake is the only job listing service on campus that provides employers the ability to directly interact with University of Arizona students and alumni. You can post full-time, part-time, internship, seasonal and volunteer opportunities at no charge.
Are you a Campus Department (Faculty & Staff)?
Handshake is your connection to qualified and talented students. University of Arizona departments can list student positions on this system FREE of charge.
See our handout for detailed instructions on Creating Your Department UA Campus Account.
Projected Hiring Needs? Campus Interviewing
Recruit on Campus!
Campus Interviewing is a great way to connect with students. Each year, 250-300 employers interview on campus. Organizations who interview typically represent large to medium-sized corporate employers looking to hire students in the areas of business, industry and government. There is also a significant number of local and regional employers from small and mid-sized organizations. These employers come from all over the country to interview students for both internships/co-ops and full-time positions upon graduation.
Recruiter evaluations rank UA students as highly qualified, with strong academic preparation, well-rounded work experience and excellent interviewing skills. Recruiters who have visited our campus have given us a 99% satisfaction rating overall.
2017/2018 RECRUITING DATES
September 11 - November 17
|Important Recruiting Dates||Fall 2017||Spring 2018|
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|Spring Recess||March 2-10|
For more campus dates and events please visit Events & Recruiting
At-a-glance. . . Your On-Campus Recruiting ProcessClick or enter to reveal information below
All interview room reservations are coordinated through our office. We utilize Handhshake, which allows staff and students access to online interview scheduling (formerly "Wildcat Joblink".) Campus interviewing is designed primarily for business, industry and government organizations that have projected hiring needs.
To reserve interview dates and make scheduling arrangements, please submit your request online through Handshake or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note - There is a nominal fee of $35.00 per room for on-campus interviewing services, fee includes 1 room and 1 parking space. Additional parking is an additional $10.00 Please call 520-621-2372 to inquire about the particular charges. Non-profit fees may vary.
Are you a campus department? Interview rooms are available for your use. For more information please contact email@example.com.
Information Session & Tabling EventsClick or enter to reveal information below
Enhance student awareness, engagement, and knowledge of your company culture prior to your campus interview.
Information Session is an educational presentation which provides you the opportunity to promote your organization and outline the career opportunities available to our students. Many employers hold their sessions during resume submission period in preparation for on-campus interviews.
Mall Tabling provides you the opportunity to spend time on campus and meet students in an informal setting. Employers set up a table outside on our high-traffic UA "mall" area in front of the Student Union Memorial Center.
These activities can be scheduled with the help of our office. To inquire about scheduling your visit, please submit your request in Handshake. On the left-hand menu select 'Events', then click "Request Event" in the upper right hand corner. Our staff will contact you to review your request and logistical arrangements. Pricing, policies and availability will vary. Some fees will not be associated with Student Engagement & Career Development.
Internship RecruitingClick or enter to reveal information below
Connect and build your talent pipeline early
What is an internship?
An internship is a structured learning experience in a work setting. A majority of internships take place in the summer but many are available throughout the year. Internship programs can be found at private corporations, government offices and nonprofit organizations. Internships can be paid or unpaid positions.
What is Cooperative Education?
Cooperative Education positions are paid positions that require students to work either full-time and return to school the following semester, or part-time while attending classes. Some organizations provide summer Co-ops. Many organizations recruit sophomores or juniors for Co-ops. Students participating in these programs are sometimes offered full-time jobs before or immediately after graduation.
Employer’s Guide: Building a Quality Internship Program: Information on how to develop a quality internship program and best practices.
For more information, or to recruit students for Internship or Cooperative Education positions, contact Student Engagement & Career Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
International StudentsClick or enter to reveal information below
In today’s global economy, hiring international students is a smart move for employers. The University of Arizona has an enrollment of approximately 2,600 extraordinarily talented international students on non-immigrant visas, representing a broad spectrum of academic majors. These students are the cream of the crop from their home countries. Many of these highly motivated students have expressed an interest in using their knowledge and skills with American firms, and employers would do well to consider them for future employment.
Federal laws governing whether U. S. companies can hire non-U.S. citizens are complex. Understandably, employers may be uncertain whether they can be hired at all. Although there are time limits upon their employment, the bottom line is: international students ARE allowed to work within the United States.
Once you overcome the question of whether or not you can legally hire international students, the next hurdle may be your concerns and questions about the complexity of doing so. With all the benefits that come from creating a more diverse workforce, taking time to understand the process is a smart move.
There are certain restrictions regarding the work that international students can do. Because of the complexities of hiring international students, it is important that you consult with your legal counsel or the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. For general information regarding the employment of international students, please visit The University of Arizona Office of Global Initiatives.