Career and employer services at The University of Texas at Austin are divided between 15 school-based career services offices, which manage employer relations and student advising for their schools, and Texas Recruitment + Interview Services (TRIS), which provides cross-school interview services, recruiting consultations, and HireUTexas job board and RecruitUT.com administration.
To begin developing an effective campus recruiting strategy, we encourage you to reach out to TRIS at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 471-2425 for a recruiting consultation. Our consultations are designed to introduce you to the variety of student/alumni pools of talent across campus, many of which you may not be aware of, and to connect you to recruiting contacts who can help initiate your recruiting plans. If you are ready to partner with a specific college’s career services offices, we recommend you contact that office directly.
Below you will find an overview of some of the recruiting resources available to you at UT Austin:
|Recruiting Policies||Job Postings||Career Fairs|
|Resume & Referral Services||Information Sessions||On-Campus Interviewing|
|Networking Events||Student Organizations||Additional Marketing Opportunities|
While UT Austin maintains a set of campus-wide recruiting policies, employers engaging targeted populations on campus should also be aware that many of the individual schools at UT Austin have school-specific recruiting policies that apply to on-campus activities including job postings, on-campus interviews, offer extensions, and student engagement. Many career centers adhere to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles of Professional Practice in guiding the relationships between students, career services offices, and employers.
Explore the school-specific policy pages below.
- Cockrell School of Engineering
- College of Liberal Arts
- College of Natural Sciences
- Jackson School of Geosciences
- McCombs School of Business
- Moody College of Communication
- School of Law (NALP Principles)
Employers have multiple options to promote visibility for specific job and internship opportunities at UT Austin. Visit the RecruitUT Career Center Directory for links to school-specific boards. These job boards are accessible only to students from within each school and are often the most effective route when seeking specific majors or skill sets. In addition, HireUTexas is the university-wide professional job board for all current students and alumni. This board best serves employers who are looking to engage in cross-school recruiting. HireUTexas is also a good fit for employers seeking experienced-hires as it is accessible to all UT Austin alumni, whereas only some of the school-specific job boards grant access to their school’s alumni. Still other school-specific job boards are restricted to currently enrolled students only.
UT Austin hosts nearly two dozen school-specific career fairs throughout the academic year. Visit the RecruitUT Campus Fairs page for an overview of dates, contact information, and other important details about on-campus fairs.
For employers with immediate hiring needs looking for a database of pre-collected student materials, several career services offices at UT Austin maintain resume books and referral services for review.
- McCombs School of Business: Resume Books
- Moody College of Communication: Resume Referral Service
- College of Fine Arts: Musician Referral Service
- School of Information: Employer Portal
The school-specific career services offices manage the process of reserving space on campus for information sessions. You can contact them via the information found in the RecruitUT Career Center Directory. Career services offices can assist you in promoting your events to other schools at UT Austin by submitting your event to the Recruiting and Career Services Events Calendar.
If you are unsure of which school-based career services office to contact, email TRIS at email@example.com or call (512) 471-2435 for a recruiting consultation that will include an introduction to a career center that can assist you with your information session needs.
If you wish to conduct on-campus interviews at UT Austin, your recruiting needs will determine where on campus you should conduct those interviews. If you are planning on primarily recruiting out of one school, you should connect with the career services office of the school you are targeting. If you are looking to recruit from multiple schools or are unable to secure your preferred date at your school of choice, you can reserve space with Texas Recruitment + Interview Services (TRIS). Many schools maintain a 75/25 quota system for interviews within their spaces (i.e. no fewer than 75% of students on an interview schedule should be from the school where interviews are being conducted, and no more than 25% of students on schedule from outside of that school). If you plan to have a schedule with a more distributed representation of students, TRIS can support your needs.
Career services offices, at times in partnership with student organizations, offer opportunities to connect with students in small- to medium-scale networking events.
- Engineering EXPO (Cockrell School of Engineering)
- BBA Career Week (McCombs School of Business)
- CNS Connections (College of Natural Sciences)
- Employer Spotlight Days (Jackson School of Geosciences)
While UT Austin’s campus-wide recruiting policies prohibit direct marketing to student clubs and organizations on campus, developing strong relationships with student groups for educational and networking purposes can be an excellent way to develop the long-term connections that drive successful on-campus recruiting pipelines. Student group leaders often seek out employer representatives for their programming, including panels, workshops, and networking events. Please work with a career service office to connect with the student organization that best fits your needs.
The career services teams at UT Austin are ready and able to help you develop other marketing channels to spread the world, including social media promotion and e-newsletter blasts.
Please note that UT’s campus-wide recruiting policies prohibit placing or distributing flyers around campus. Similarly, employers are not allowed to come on campus to set up tables to market job or internship opportunities outside of career fairs.