Recruitment Policies and Procedures

Get Started with the Recruiting Process

Employment opportunities are announced through HarrisLink, our online employer information, jobs, and internships database. While you can forward job descriptions to the Career Development Office (CDO), we encourage all organizations to create a personal HarrisLink account to post positions, view student resumes, and receive notifications of ongoing events and new services provided by the CDO.

All Chicago Harris students and graduates can view employment opportunities, information sessions, and on-campus recruiting events through the HarrisLink database. Application materials generally include a resume and cover letter but other materials, such as a writing sample and transcripts, can also be required. Interested candidates submit required materials by deadline date and employers will receive a candidate packet electronically. Once application materials are received, the employer can select candidates and request dates for interviews. All interview schedules must close at least three business days in advance of interview dates.

Recruiting Calendar

Chicago Harris’s academic year is divided into three quarters. On-campus recruiting takes place during the Fall (September-December), Winter (January-March), and Spring (March-June) quarters. Our academic calendar provides dates for exams, holidays, student break, and special events. Employers can request an on-campus recruiting date through HarrisLink by accessing the on-campus recruiting tab. Please contact Associate Director of Career Development, Alma Ceballos, at almaceballos@uchicago.edu or 773.702.5063, with any questions.

Information Sessions

On-campus and virtual information sessions allow you to highlight your organization, promote full-time and internship opportunities, and outline qualifications you seek in job candidates. Please contact Alma Ceballos at almaceballos@uchicago.edu or 773.702.5063, to schedule an information session or on-campus recruiting date.

Location
With the exception of special events, information sessions are held at the Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. Space is limited and advance reservations are encouraged. A member of our staff will notify you once your date, time, and room are confirmed.

Times and Catering
The best time to schedule an information session is over lunch (approximately 12:00-1:15 p.m.), Monday through Thursday. Employers often choose to provide luncheon snacks for students attending information sessions, and the Career Development Office (CDO) is happy to provide assistance in placing refreshment orders for your presentation.  

Audio/Visual
In need of A/V equipment? No fee applies; however please submit your request in advance to Angela Perez at aperez@uchicago.edu. For virtual information sessions, please indicate your video conferencing preferences. 

Advertising and Employer Brochure
We encourage you to email posters and flyers to the Career Development Office to promote your organization. Students typically access information about organizations through HarrisLink.

Parking
As a service to our employers, the Career Development Office provides parking passes for visiting organizations. Passes must be reserved in advance for the parking lot located directly behind Chicago Harris. Please contact Angela Perez at aperez@uchicago.edu to reserve.

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Interviews

Scheduling Interviews
Employers are advised to schedule interviews the day of an information session or at a later time. Interviews are held between 8:30a.m. and 4:30p.m., allowing for two 15-minute breaks and an hour for lunch. However, interview schedules can also be customized to fit employers’ needs. Please contact Alma Ceballos at almaceballos@uchicago.edu or 773.702.5063 for assistance. To conduct a virtual interview, please indicate your video conferencing preference.

Post-Interview Communication
The Career Development Office compiles information regarding employer offers for our students and alumni. We use this information for reporting purposes only, and it will not be personally identifiable. Please provide the following information to our office: recruiter's name, student's name, position title, location, and annual salary/internship stipend. We also appreciate receiving feedback about our students throughout the interview process.