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 Packeta 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 hireatleeds@colorado.edu or call 303.492.9518.

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 spring 2018 recruiting season begins on January 29, 2018 and ends on April 26, 2018.

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 Leeds career fairs.

  • The Leeds Fall Career Kickoff will occur on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 from 4:30-7:00pm in the Leeds School of Business Atrium. This is a great opportunity for employers to connect with Leeds Business Undergraduate students to discuss internship and full-time opportunities. CU Boulder Career Services will be holding campus-wide career fairs on September 27th and 28th. For more information or to reserve your spot, please email hireatleeds@colorado.edu. Space is limited.

  • The Leeds Spring Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 11:00 am to 4:00 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 us at hireatleeds@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 to schedule your 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 25, 2018 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 us.

  • The BASE Professionalism Summit is a one-day professional development "boot-camp" for Leeds students. Companies who partner in this event will have visibility with over 700 Leeds students in attendance. 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 on Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield. View the Base Professionalism Summit page for more information. For details on how to partner with this event please contact us.

  • 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, February 7, 2018 from 11:00 am to 4:00 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 us.

  • Share open positions on Handshake 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.

Leeds Career Development, in conjunction with CU Boulder Career Services, recently made the switch to Handshake – a modern platform for college recruiting. This system replaced Career Buffs in June 2017.

Handshake is a career management system which employers can utilize to post jobs and internships, request on-campus interviews, register for events such as career fairs, and network with Leeds students and Alumni.

Getting started on Handshake is easy! Set up your employer profile here.

  1. Go to https://boulder.joinhandshake.com/
  2. Select the "Employer" account type from the options presented
  3. Fill out the information requested then click Sign Up
  4. Enter your recruiting interests and Alma Mater to help us better understand how you'll use Handshake.  Then click Continue
  5. Read the Employer Guidelines, Terms of Service, and Privacy Policy:
  6. If you are a third-party recruiter, select answer Yes, then review and agree to Handshake's third-party recruiter policy to move forward.  If you are not a third-party recruiter, select No.  Then, click Continue.
  7. Next, you will see a screen that contains instructions on how to verify your account via the email address you provided. The email should arrive within 10 minutes and will contain a link enabling you to confirm your account. You must click this link before you can proceed with the registration process. If you don't receive a confirmation email, see the steps outlined in this article.
  8. When the email arrives, click the Confirm Email button to verify your account.
  9. When you click Confirm Email in your confirmation email, you will be brought back to Handshake.  If your company already exists in our system, you'll see it listed at the top of the page.  You can click Join to connect with that company.
  10. If you do not see the right company, or if no company pre-populates, you can use the search bar to find your company.  If your company does not exist, you can click the Create New Company button. Read How do I create a company profile to learn more about completing your company profile in Handshake. 
    1. If your company is not listed and you think that an additional account should be opened for your domain you should reach out to support@joinhandshake.com to discuss opening an additional Handshake account. 
  11. Next, you will want to choose schools to connect to. Use the filters on the left side of the screen to narrow down schools by rank, size and location. To request to connect with an individual school, click the button in the corner of the school logo.  If you are interested in connecting with all schools in the Handshake network you can click Select All in the top right corner of the screen. 

If you are not automatically connected with your company you will see that your account is pending.  To learn more about being in a pending status at your company, read What does it mean to be "pending" at a school?

Send questions to support@joinhandshake.com 

  1. Login to your Handshake account
  2. Select Post a Job from your employer dashboard
  3. Fill in the basic information for the job position
  4. Select Next and fill in the job details
    1. Specify the job functions
    2. Add the salary
    3. Your location auto-populates based on the location of your headquarters, but you can change it to a city and state if you want to leave it generic
    4. If you can sponsor students or hire CPT/OPT candidates, select all that apply
    5. Select all the required documents
  5. Select Next and input your preferences for the position
    1. Input graduation range or choose to qualify students based on their school year
    2. Add minimum GPA, if applicable
    3. Select the majors that are relevant to this position
    4. Select your applicant packages and how you’d like to receive notification
    5. Select Next to add the schools you want to post your job to
      1. Select the schools where you would like your position posted to
      2. Choose an expiration date for when the position is closed
      3. Check each box if you are doing on-campus interviews
    6. Select Create and review your posting

NOTE: Once you add a job or make changes to a current job, the information will be reviewed by a Career Services employee before it is posted.

Send questions to support@joinhandshake.com 

  1. Click the Request Interview Schedule tab on your employer dashboard
  2. Fill out the basics section of the form
    1. School: The school where you are requesting the interview schedule. Note: You will only be able to choose from schools at which you’ve been approved and those schools must be in their interview period. If you’d like to interview at a school that does not appear in your drop-down list of available schools, read How do I request access to a school? to learn more about how to get approved at additional schools
    2. Contacts: The interviewers from your company who will be present for the interviews. Note: You’re welcome to include staff members at your company who do not have a Handshake profile.
    3. Description: Describe the interview. Provide any information students might use to prepare for the interview including the format, the number of interviewers that will be present, etc. If you’ll administer a skills test or if you’d like the student to bring work samples to the interview, share that information here.
  3. Click Timeline from the steps at the bottom of the screen
  4. Select the date you are interested in interviewing on campus, you will then be asked how many rooms you would like to reserve on that day
    1. Note: The school may have a limit set on the number of rooms you can request, they may also limit which dates are available for interviews. If you have any questions about availability you can contact the Career Services office. 
  5. Select the time slots you would like to interview students in. These are time slots that are accepted at the university you are interviewing at.
  6. Once you have selected your interview date, interview timeline and interview slot template you can move to the next step which is Job
  7. Choose the job you would like to attach to this interview schedule
    1. Create a New Job: Use this option to create a new job and new details, requirements, and qualifications.
    2. Copy Job Details: Copy job details from an existing job. This will create a new job posting and will not import any job applicants.
    3. Use Existing Job: Use this option to attach an existing job and its current applicants to the interview schedule. 
  8. If you are not ready to post a position you can click Remind Me Later, this option will send you an email four days before the Apply Start Date reminding you to post a position and attach it to the schedule
  9. When you are ready to move on select Review from the bottom tabs
  10. Review your interview dates and details and go back to any steps you would like to edit
  11. Select Request
  12. Your interview schedule will now be sent to the university you selected in the Basics section. Depending on the permissions you have at the school, the interview will be automatically approved or it will go into a pending status at the university. You will be notified when your schedule has been approved or declined. To learn more about the roles a school can assign, read What are the list of permissions a school can assign? 

Send questions to support@joinhandshake.com 

The Business School shares a job board with the CU Boulder campus. 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:

  • Select the major category of "business, entrepreneurship and human resources"
  • 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
  • If you have a special project or want to participate in an experiential learning opportunity, please contact Gina Bortel.

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


Strategic Partner* 


Leadership Partner* 


Company Meet & Greets on campus
Mentor participation in Leeds Mentoring Programs
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 Handshake 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.


2016 Placement & Engagement Statistics

Placement & Engagement #s

2016 Placement & Engagement

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 Handshake 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, Handshake 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 in contact, and I risk losing access to all Career Development services, including Handshake. 

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.

Internships at Leeds Employer Guide

Leeds' Short Term Projects Guide - Employers


The Leeds School of Business salutes our Leadership and Strategic Career Development Corporate Partners:

Career Development Corporate Partners AY18

We would also like to recognize our Recruiting Career Development Partners including:
Charles Schwab, DaVita, Deloitte, EY, Fisher Investments, IBM, Leeds Women’s Council, Level(3), Northwestern Mutual and Zayo Group