Employer Resources

Welcome Leeds Recruiting Companies!

We are excited that you are interested in recruiting Leeds business students! 

There are many ways for you to partner with Leeds students and faculty, including on-campus interviews, classroom panels and speaking opportunities, mentorship, Leeds Career and Internship Fairs and more. More information is available below on all of these opportunities. We look forward to working with you to meet your company's strategic recruitment needs! 

Please view our Employer Recruitment Packet to view a comprehensive packet of information for all employers about the recruiting process at Leeds. You can also view our Leeds Career Development Brochure to learn more about the programs offered by our office. If you have questions about any of the information provided on this page, please contact us at leedscareer@colorado.edu or call 303.492.7564.

Are you looking to engage with Leeds business students on-campus? Below are some of the opportunities available. You can also contact us to get a better understanding of what makes sense for your company. Please note that we only allow companies on campus during the pre-determined recruiting season. The Fall 2016 recruiting season begins on Monday, August 22, 2016 and ends on Friday, December 2, 2016.

Help Leeds students with their resumes and provide feedback and insight into what employers are looking for. If you would like to help with resumes please contact us!

Connect with Leeds students at our annual Leeds career fair.

  • The Leeds School of Business Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the University of Colorado Boulder's University Memorial Center (UMC). We anticipate 800+ Leeds Undergraduate, MS, MBA and business minors will attend. Please contact Jocelyn.Sommers@colorado.edu for specific information on this event. 

Career Treks are off-campus company visits centralized around a specific industry or geographic region. These are typically a two hour introduction to a company's culture and employment opportunities. The following treks are currently planned in conjunction with the Burridge Center for Finance and the Leeds MBA office. To view additional information about upcoming Career Treks, visit the Career Treks page.

Career Panels are held during the day and are usually 60-90 minutes long. We invite professionals from the local area to discuss their disciplines (finance, accounting, marketing, human resources, and operations/information management) and share their experiences. Topics discussed include what job opportunities look like, the path the speaker followed to their current position and different roles students could have in each discipline. 

A full-day event to promote your company on-campus. A Recruitment Day is similar to an Information Session in content, but bigger! Your company will be able to come on campus with all of your recruitment materials and set-up in a high-traffic area to promote your company. A typical recruitment day includes multiple company employees, food, recruitment materials typically used at career fairs, and individualized promotion to Leeds students. Contact us to schedule your recruitment day today!

We make it easy to recruit Leeds students by coordinating your interviews here in our building. We have multiple rooms available and can also provide dining and hotel recommendations if you are traveling from outside Colorado. Please contact us now to schedule your Fall 2016 on-campus interviews!

The Leeds Career Development office has three annual signature events that rely on the engagement of many companies. These events inclue CoLab: Essentials of Innovation and Collaboration, Sophomore Professionalism Summit and the Leeds Spring Career Fair. 

  • CoLab: Essentials of Innovation and Collaboration in Business (CoLab) is Leeds' first-year onboarding program; imprinting on our entering class the importance of teamwork, collaboration and innovative thinking in the business world. Partners are assigned a group of 90 students to mentor and coach throughout the day and will gain visibility with 600 first-years and 100 student leaders. CoLab is a high touch opportunity to elevate your company's brand on campus, establish relationships with students and impact the development of tomorrow's business leaders. CoLab takes place on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at the University of Colorado Boulder, Norlin Quad & Macky Auditorium. View the CoLab page for more information. For details on how to partner with this event please contact Margaret.Bankoff@colorado.edu.

  • The Sophomore Professionalism Summit is a one-day professional development "boot-camp" for all Leeds sophomores. Companies who partner in this event will have visibility with over 700 Leeds Sophomores. Partners will participate in panels and interactive sessions oriented around professionalism, business etiquette and job search skills. The Summit is split into two sections to accomodate all students. Company participants will be involved throughout the entire day. This event will take place early in the spring 2017 semester at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield. View the Sophomore Professionalism Summit page for more information. For details on how to partner with this event please contact Margaret.Bankoff@colorado.edu.

  • The Leeds Spring Career Fair is a career fair specifically for Business students only. We typically have over 800 students attend and this event is open to all Undergraduates, MS, MBAs, and Business Minors. The Fair will be held on campus at the University Memorial Center (UMC) on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Companies that partner with us on this event will be able to have an unlimited number of attendees, prime booth location and reserved parking. For details on how to partner with this event please contact Margaret.Bankoff@colorado.edu.

  • August 20 - CoLab: 1st Year Orientation
  • August 22 - Fall Semester Classes and Recruiting Begin
  • September 15 - Meet the Firms
  • October 4 & 5 - CU Campus Career Fairs
  • November 21-25 - Fall Break
  • December 16 - End of Fall Recruiting Season

  • Share open positions on Career Buffs and hold a "Meet & Greet" (description above) or Company Prep Session. 

  • Leave plenty of time for networking and Q&A. Students are eager to hear about your culture, the hiring process and what it is like to work at your company. 

  • The best endorsements for your organization come from CU Boulder or Leeds alumni! If you can, bring these graduates to share their experiences. 

  • Snacks or refreshments are always a big draw for students!

  • Host your interviews on campus, ideally in the Business School building.

  • Participate in other opportunities for visibility, such as: Signature Events, Sophomore Site Visits and Mentorship.

Register your company with Career Buffs, then log in and post your open job or internship. Career Buffs is a shared resource with the University of Colorado Boulder's Career Services and is used by all Leeds students including undergraduates, MS and MBA students. Please note that as of January 2015 all MBA students will be using Career Buffs as their job board and not Symplicity. 

Tips for Posting:

The Business School shares a job board, Career Buffs, with the CU Boulder campus. You can create a login and post your open positions at https://www.myinterfase.com/cuboulder_leeds/employer. Positions can be posted for CU students, or for Leeds students only (including undergraduates, MS and MBAs). Please indicate your preference. 

For every position, please include:

  • Desired qualifications
  • Salary information
  • Hours per week
  • Location(s)
  • Description of your organization
  • Job description (i.e. responsibilities, duties and expectations)
  • Contact information and how to apply

Best Practices for Internships:

The Leeds School of Business does not offer academic credit for undergraduate internships. We highly recommend that student internships are paid, as many students cannot afford an unpaid position. According to the Fair Labor Standards Act, paid internships must be paid at least minimum wage for every hour worked. If unpaid, the intern must fill out an Internship Learning Plan with Career Services, so the student is covered by the University's workers' compensation insurance. 

If the internships is unpaid, the employer must confirm that their position meets the six-prong requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act definition of an internship.

  1. The internship training, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to that which would be given in a vocational school.
  2. The training is primarily for the benefit of the trainees or students.
  3. The trainees or students do not displace regular employees, but work under close supervision.
  4. The employer that provides the training receives no immediate advantage from the activities of the trainees or students and, on occasion, his operations may even be impeded. 
  5. The trainees or students are not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the training period. 
  6. The employer and the trainees or students understand that the trainees or students are not entitled to wage for the time spent in training. 

CU Boulder's Internship policies are available at: http://www.colorado.edu/career/employer

Tips for a Successful Internship Experience:

  • Provide adequate training to orient the intern to your workplace.
  • Offer opportunities for your intern to participate in meetings and networking events.
  • Find a mentor in the organization to be a resource for questions, feedback and evaluation.

If you have questions or comments about our internship policies, please call CU's Internship Development Specialist at 303.492.3808 or email dylan.mark@colorado.edu.

The Leeds Career Development office has 3 different giving levels for corporate partners. Please contact Katie Connor at katie.connor@colorado.edu if you are interested in learning more about becoming a Corporate Partner with the Leeds Career Development Office. 

 

Recruiting Partner

$2,500-$9,999

Strategic Partner* 

$10,000-$24,999

Leadership Partner* 

$25,000+

Company Meet & Greets on campus
X X X
Mentor participation in Leeds Mentoring Programs
X X X
Leeds-Only Networking Nights X X X
Premier placement at the Leeds Spring Career Fair X X X
Priority booking for interview rooms   X X
Dedicated employer relations liaison   X X
Individualized campus recruitment plan based on company's needs   X X
Access to Resume Book feature on Career Buffs job board   X X
Job and internship postings highlighted as HOT JOBS   X X
Quarterly recruitment call with employer relations liason     X
Annual recruitment and engagement report     X
Visibility and engagement as a Company Partner at Signature Career Events** 1 2 3
Recognition in Leeds Career Development brocures and website NAME LOGO LOGO

*Investments over $10,000 may be pledged over three years.

** Leeds Career Signature Events include CoLab, Sophomore Professionalism Summit and the Leeds Spring Career Fair. Each of these events offers a unique forum with over 700 Leeds students. Company Partners at the Leeds Spring Career Fair will get an unlimited number of attendees, prime booth location and reserved parking.

 

2015 Placement Stats

We follow the NACE (National Association of College and Employers) recommended policies for recruiting, including:

  • Third party recruiters will be allowed to post positions on Career Buffs as long as they disclose the hiring organization. This information is not required to be part of the posting. 

  • Exploding Offers are highly discouraged. Students should be given a fair amount of time (greater than 72 hours) to accept or decline an offer. Employers should not put undue pressure on students to accept a job offer. 

  • We ask that all employers making full-time offers to interns allow students until November 15 in the fall, or April 15 in the spring to make a final decision. This will give students the opportunities to participate in on-campus recruiting and to allow them to make an informed career decision.

  • Employers should not persuade students to renege on offers from other companies under any circumstances.

  • According to the NACE Principles of Professional Practice we must provide equal access to all candidates by posting open positions on the campus-wide job board and cannot make direct referrals or recommendations of candidates.

Leeds Student Code of Conduct

  • I will sign up for interviews with only those employers for whom I have a genuine interest in working. 

  • I will honor all interview and employer commitments. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance. 

  • I confirm that all information found on my resume, unofficial transcript, Career Buffs profile and other social media platforms is up to date, truthful and accurate. 

  • I will exercise professional conduct during any and all recruitment-related activities, including interactions on- and off-campus with company representatives, student organizations and University employees. 

  • If I renege on an offer, the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs will be contacts and I risk losing access to all Career Development services, including Career Buffs. 

Employers must subscribe to the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws established by the federal and Colorado governments and follow affirmative action principles in recruiting activities in a manner that includes the following:

  • Recruiting, interviewing and hiring individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability, and providing reasonable accommodations upon request.

  • Reviewing selection criteria for adverse impact based on the student’s race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability.

  • Avoiding questions that are considered unacceptable by EEO guidelines for fair employment practices during the recruiting process.

  • Developing a sensitivity to, and awareness of, cultural differences and the diversity of the workforce.

  • Informing campus constituencies of special activities that have been developed to achieve the employer’s affirmative action goals.

  • Investigating complaints forwarded by the Leeds Career Development office regarding EEO noncompliance and seeking resolution of such complaints.

 

The Leeds School of Business Salutes Our Most Invested Corporate Partners:

Career Development Corporate Partners

We would also like to recognize our Career Development Partners including:

Charles Schwab, Deloitte, EKS&H, Fisher Investments, KeyBank, KPMG, Leeds Women's Council, Northwestern Mutual, and Zayo Group