Early Recruiting Success Guide

Because many employers have moved fall recruiting online and are eager to meet UChicago students, Career Advancement is giving  students access to jobs and internships earlier than ever! Since UChicago will have one of the earliest open dates for interviews this year, you’ll have an unprecedented opportunity to move to the front of the line in the recruiting process and get your foot in the door with top employers.

Employers post opportunities as early as the summer months, and virtual interviews in select industries begin as early as August. New positions across all industries will continue to be posted throughout the year. 

Helping you get a job is job 1 for Career Advancement. Take advantage of the tips and resources below to make your accelerated recruiting cycle a success!

Put Your Best Foot Forward for Fall Recruiting

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Be Early

The early bird gets the worm!

  • Accelerate your success: starting in August will give you two full months to apply for jobs and internships before Autumn Quarter classes begin.

  • Move to the front of the line: applying for opportunities early is a great way to show employers how proactive and enthusiastic you are.

  • More time, more opportunities: beginning your job search early will give you more options to consider and help you find a position that matches best with your interests, skills, and values.

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Be Prepared

Be ready for action when you see your dream job posted!

  • Tune up your resume: get personalized support from a career adviser with adding your summer internship to your resume and customizing it for your target employers.

  • Ace the interview: sign up for a practice interview so that you knock the real one out of the park! You can also take advantage of Big Interview for on-demand virtual practice interviews.

  • Build your knowledge, grow your network: attend virtual networking events to learn more about your field of interest and potential employers; opportunities include employer information sessions and “Industry Immersion” online summer events.

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Be Done

Because you'll enjoy your senior year much more with a job offer in hand!