Leeds School of Business

University of Colorado Boulder

Employer Resources Portal

Become a Strategic Partner

We are excited that you are interested in recruiting Leeds business students! As the 8th oldest business school in the country, the University has been a leader in embracing the value of business education. Today, the Leeds School at the University of Colorado boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners at Colorado's flagship University. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) - and the only member in the Rocky Mountain Region - we have a proud tradition of excellence, with five Nobel laureates and national recognition as a "Hot Spot" for entrepreneurial education and as a leader in Colleges with a Conscience. Through a culture centered on integrity and excellence, we are devoted to producing innovative, principled leaders who possess the analytical abilities and skills needed to succeed in a globally competitive marketplace. 

We look forward to working with you to meet your company's strategic recruitment needs. With over 3,400 graduate and undergraduate students, our diverse pool of graduates offer exceptional depth and breadth of talent for enetry-level and experienced positions. Leeds students are engaged in unique programs that support their personal and professional development throughout their education. They are engaged and enthusiastic learners ready to help your business compete in the global exonomy. 

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. Feel free to contact anyone on the Leeds Employer Relations team (listed below). We look forward to connecting your company with the Leeds School of Business!

The Leeds Career Development Team

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.


Post a Job or Internship
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. 


Resume Critiques
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!
Career Fairs

Connect with Leeds students at one of our annual career fairs.

The Colorado Business School Career Fair is a joint career fair between Leeds and the business schools at the University of Denver and Colorado State University. This career fair will be held on September 17, 2015 at Sports Authority Field. If you are interested in participating please contact us.

The Sixth Annual Leeds School of Business Career Fair will be held in early February 2016 at the University of Colorado Boulder. Exact venue and time is still TBD. Please contact us if you are interested in participating in this event! We anticipate 90+ companies will participate and 800+ Leeds Undergraduate, MS, MBA and business minors will attend.

The Industry Exploration Fair will be held in Spring 2016. This event is specifically targeted at Leeds first-years through juniors looking to gain internship experience or career exploration opportunties. This is an informal event, students are not expected to dress in professional attire, but companies will be set-up at tables like a traditional career fair. Please contact us if you are interested in participating. 

Career Treks
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. Please let us know if you are interested in participating in a Career Trek in the future: 
  • New York City - Marketing, Media & Fashion - September 27-30, 2015
  • Denver - All industries - October 2015
  • San Francisco - Technology and Social Responsibility Focus - January 2016 
Meet & Greets
Meet & Greets are an informal way to get to know students during high traffic times. Using a provided table, Meet & Greets are held outside the Trep Cafe and are a great way to meet many students during passing periods. These do not require students to RSVP and are an easy way for students to introduce themselves. Companies often bring snacks or promotional items to help distinguish their brand. 
Career Panels
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.
Company Recruitment Days
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!
On-campus Interviews
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 Spring 2015 on-campus interviews!
Information Sessions
 Introduce students to your company's culture, employees and employment opportunities through a one hour session on-campus. Information Sessions typically occur after 5pm and are held in a classroom. Contact us to schedule your information session today!

If you are interested in any of the opportunities listed above please contact Jocelyn Sommers (jocelyn.sommers@colorado.edu, 303.492.7564).

Tips for New Employers

Posting Jobs and Internships

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

Building Your Brand on Campus

  • 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.

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 inclludes 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 commects about our internship policies, please call CU's Internship Development Specialist at 303.492.3808 or email dylan.mark@colorado.edu.

Policies for Employers and Students

Leeds Employer Guidelines

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 adcance. 
  • 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. 
Important Dates
Spring 2015
January 7-9 San Francisco Career Trek
January 12 Spring Semester Classes Begin
January 12 Beginning of Spring Recruiting Season
January 19 MLK Day - Campus Closed
January 27 Leeds Networking Night
January 28 5th Annual Leeds Career Fair
February 6 Sophomore Site Visits Begin
March 4 Industry Exploration Fair
March 6 Denver Career Trek
March 23-27 Spring Break
April 2 Sophomore Site Visits End
April 15 Just in Time Networking Night
April 23 Mentoring Programs Spring Celebration
May 1 End of Spring Recruiting Season
May 3-7 Final Exams
May 9 May 2015 Graduation
Fall 2015*
August 22 CoLab: 1st Year Orientation
August 24 Fall Semester Classes Begin
August 24 Beginning of Fall Recruiting Season
September 17 Colorado Business School Career Fair
September 27-30 New York City Career Fair
September 24 Young Alumni Mentors Program Kick-Off
September 29 Leeds Networking Night
October 1 Professional Mentorship Program Kick-Off
October  Denver Career Trek
October 16 Sophomore Site Visit
November 9-11 Houston Career Trek
November 13 Sophomore Site Visits End
November 23-27 Fall Break
December 11 End of Fall Recruiting Season
December 13-17 Final Exams
December 18 December 2015 Graduation

*Some event dates for Fall 2015 are tentative and will be confirmed in May 2015

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