Recruiting Information for Students
All current students enrolled in degree seeking programs within the College of Business and Technology (CBAT) as well as CBAT alumni are welcome to participate in campus interviewing.
Recruitment by Department:
- Business -- Sam Wilson Hall; find details regarding accountancy recruiting below
- Computing -- Nicks Hall or Sam Wilson Hall; keep checking for updates!
- Digital Media -- Niswonger Digital Media Center
- Engineering, Engineering Technology and Surveying -- Wilson Wallis Hall; keep checking for updates!
No dates are scheduled at this time. Please keep checking for updates.
Schedule & Resume Deadlines
RECRUITMENT -- Information, Deadlines, and Schedule:
- Please remember that most campus interviews are pre-screened. Pre-screened means that employers review resumes that are submitted to them for consideration and then make decisions regarding who they want to interview through this screening process.
- Just because you, the candidate, submit a resume does not mean that you will be granted an interview.
- Students are contacted by cell phone or email for scheduling. If you fail to provide contact information and an electronic version of your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, we will use your email address in an attempt to reach you.
- Scheduling is first-come, first-served as students are contacted based on the order of names provided to CBAT Career Services by the employer.
ACCOUNTING NETWORKING NIGHT: SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
- For interview consideration, please give copies of your resumes to firm reps at Networking
Night--date/time/location to be announced.) NOTE NEW PROCESS: Upon arrival, sign in
for attendance purposes at sign in table.
- After interacting with firm reps and as you exit the ballroom in the Millennium Centre,
sign up to be considered for campus interviews FOR FIRMS OF INTEREST at "interview
request table" adjacent to the sign-in table. There will be a sheet for each firm
planning on conducting campus interviews in Sam Wilson Hall. Do not sign up on a firm's
interview interest sheet if you are not interested in interviewing with said firm.
- If for some reason you cannot attend Networking Night, I will email any straggler
resumes to firms as long as they are submitted to me via email by posted deadlines
(see link below).
- In order to interview for internships or co-op positions, students must register on
the CBAT Intern Co-op Registration System AND complete Student Release Form. See Internships
- Students page.
- Please follow employer instructions (available in link below) regarding information that should be included on your resumes that you submit to the employer and to me. Make sure I have a working cell number for you as I will need to contact all students selected for interviews in order to build employer interview schedules. I encourage you to review my handout on Building and Writing a Resume as well as sample resumes under "Handouts" at the top of this page.
Recruiting Schedule, Resume Instructions, and Deadlines -- AVAILABLE IN LATE AUGUST
Please note: Additions/changes will continue to be made to the schedule over the coming
weeks. Please contact Melinda LaPrade with questions.
Please find links to sample position descriptions printed below. If I receive new position descriptions from employers scheduled to recruit on campus, I will make these updates available to you.
Resume Submission Guidelines:
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY -- Instructions for applying:
- Please email your resume as a pdf attachment to Melinda LaPrade (email@example.com),
indicating company of interest for resume submission and whether you are interested
in a full-time or intern/co-op position, and semester and year of potential start
(ex. JAN '15, AUG '15, MAY '16). Make sure that your desires are clear in your email
to Mrs Laprade. Please provide your cell number in the email if it is not on your
- Resume submission deadlines are firm. Resumes will not be accepted after published deadlines.
- Listing GPA is optional; however, some employers request this information; make sure
your graduation month and year are clearly displayed on your resume.
- If you are seeking an internship/co-op with a firm/organization, you must be registered and approved to participate in the CBAT Internships/Co-op Program:
Registration Link. In addition, you must complete the Student Release form.
This process must be completed BEFORE you can interview with the employer.
- Candidates who are selected for campus interviews will be notified to sign up for
a specific time via cell phone (preferred option) or via email. Interview sign-up
for selected candidates will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
- All currently enrolled students in degree seeking programs in the College of Business and Technology (CBAT) as well as CBAT alumni are welcome to participate in campus interviewing.
Special Instructions for Accountancy Interviews:
Some companies are interviewing for both tax and audit; some are interviewing for one or the other. Make your desires clear on your resume.
Indicate your status regarding meeting the 150 hour requirement in order to take the CPA exam. (Note in "Summary" or "Objective.")
Candidate Instructions for a Campus Interview Appointment
On the day of your interview....
- Dress professionally wear a nice suit with appropriate shoes and accessories.
- Report to 210 Sam Wilson to check in with office staff.
- Arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your appointed interview time.
- Proceed to your designated interview room; if you have forgotten the room number,
the office staff can direct you to your interview room.
- Sit on the seats provided outside the interview room until your name is called.
- Make sure you get rid of chewing gum before the interview commences.
- Do not reek of tobacco or cologne.
- Turn cell phones and other electronic devices off before entering the interview room.
- Make sure you bring extra copies of your resume in a portfolio with you to the interview.
Don't forget to jot down questions that you would like to ask the interviewers in
case you cannot remember them when you are given the opportunity to ask questions
usually at the end of the interview. ALWAYS ASK QUESTIONS!
- Shake hands firmly; smile and maintain good eye contact with the interviewer.
- Listen carefully to questions before responding.
- Make sure you ask for business cards before you leave the interview so you will have contact information in order to write thank-you letters within 24 hours after completing the interview. Visit Handouts for sample post-interview thank-you letter.