On-Campus Recruiting

Career Services works with employers to increase their visibility on campus and provide access to students through career fairs, information sessions, and on-campus interviewing. To take advantage of these opportunities, contact Sharon Jefferson at 413-545-2224 or sjefferson@admin.umass.edu.

Career Fairs
On-Campus Interviews
Information Sessions
Professional Conduct

Career Fairs

Career Fairs are excellent venues for promoting your company’s job opportunities and pre-screening applicants.

Career Services hosts a range of career fairs throughout the year. They include:

  • Engineering and Computer Science Job Fair
  • ALANA (African-American, Latino/a, Asian-American, and Native American) Job Fair
  • Career Blast Fair: full time employment, internships, co-ops and summmer jobs

On-Campus Interviews

On-campus interviews provide a convenient and streamlined way to meet qualified UMass Amherst students while better promoting your company to the campus community.

Please note: When planning visits to UMass Amherst, be sure to check our Academic Calendar so that you can avoid periods like vacations and exams.

To schedule interviews on UMass Amherst CareerConnect/eRecruiting and to book a room, contact Sharon Jefferson at 413-545-2224 or sjefferson@admin.umass.edu.

Information Sessions

Many employers host information session the evening before they conduct on-campus interviews.

If you’re new to the campus you might consider holding two sessions. Schedule the first for a few weeks before the deadline to pique students’ interest in your organization and your employment opportunities. Then schedule a second session, held on the evening before the visit, for the candidates you have selected to interview. Use this session to set the groundwork for a more productive interview day: provide an overview of your company and the positions available, answer common questions, and set the candidates at ease.

Professional Conduct

Career Services requests that all employers adhere to the Principles for Employment Professionals, developed by the National Association of College and Employers, in all on- and off-campus recruiting of UMass Amherst students.

In the on-campus recruiting process there are also some issue of particular concern. We ask that employers:

  • Make pre-selections by the recommended date so that both candidates and staff can have adequate preparation time.
  • Present a professional appearance during the interview, or notify students and staff in advance if a casual appearance is preferred. It can be awkward for a candidate wearing an interview suit to meet a professional in a polo shirt.
  • Be prepared to follow-through with the interviews as scheduled. We understand that complications arise and are ready to assist with rescheduling whenever needed. However, repeated cancellations may compromise the reputation of your organization for future recruiting.

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