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Partnering with Organizations to Develop a Successful Recruiting Strategy

Many organizations have enjoyed great success in attracting Yale talent as a result of participating in the Office of Career Strategy's robust On-Campus Recruiting Program (OCR). Our office partners closely with organizations to develop a successful recruiting strategy and to assist you in fulfilling your hiring goals.  

Tip: OCR is available for employers seeking to interview and meet with students from Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and postdoctoral scholars.


Scheduling Interviews

Organizations wishing to recruit on campus are invited to log into Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity to request an interview date, or call (203) 432-0804 .  

On-Campus Recruiting Fees

Rooms to conduct first-round interviews are available at the Office of Career Strategy.

Employer Fees

  • $300 conference room, per room, per day.
  • $200 interview room, per room, per day.
  • Non-Profit organizations, government agencies and educational institutions may participate in the On-Campus Recruiting Program free of charge
  • Cancellations need to be made at least 30 days in advance of the scheduled on-campus interview date or a fee of $100 per room will be charged.

On-Campus Recruiting Calendar

  Fall 2020
September 2 Fall term classes begin
September 9 Industry recruiting events begin
September 10 Employer presentations begin
September 23 First round interviews for full-time and internship recruiting begin at OCS
October 21-23

October recess

November 23-27

November recess

December 11 Classes end
December 17 Finals begin
  Spring 2019
January 19

Classes begin

January 26

First round interviews for full-time and internship recruiting begin at OCS
March 15-26 March recess
April 30 Classes end
May 6 Finals begin

Offer Guidelines

The following guidelines have been created to balance the needs of both students and employers. These guidelines apply to all employers, on or off campus, interviewing Yale University students.

Yale’s Office of Career Strategy recommends that employers provide Yale students four (4) weeks to decide on an offer or until the date below, whichever is later.

  • Employers extending full time offers as a result of a previous summer internship, and employers extending offers through the fall (including offers for summer 2021 start dates) are encouraged to provide students until November 6, 2020 to decide.

Public Service/Public Interest Exception: Candidates may request that an employer extend the deadline to accept the employer's offer until as late as April 1, 2021 if the candidate is actively pursuing positions with public interest, government organizations or a national fellowship award.  Candidates may hold open only one offer in such circumstances.  Employers are encouraged to grant such requests.

Every effort should be made to accommodate candidates’ class schedules.  Students should not be asked to cancel a first-round interview to make a second-round interview.  One or more alternative dates should be offered to students for second round interviews.   

We suggest that all employers extend offers in writing, and strongly encourage all students to accept or decline in writing.

OCS does not allow the use of exploding offers. An "exploding offer" refers to any condition that places undue pressure on the student to accept early, or offers incentives to induce students to accept offers early, such as diminishing bonuses and location preferences.

Yale University Nondiscrimination Policy

Yale University is committed to a policy against discrimination based upon age, color, handicap or disability, ethnic or national origin, race, religion, religious creed, gender (including discrimination taking the form of sexual harassment), marital, parental or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or the prejudice of clients. All employers using the services of the Office of Career Strategy, including interview programs and online job postings, are required to abide by this policy.