For Employers

Thank you for your interest in hiring Boston University students and alumni. We are pleased to assist you in meeting your recruiting needs and look forward to working with you.

Many of the services detailed below that we offer employers are available through Handshake, our online hub for campus recruiting. New to Handshake? Create an account.

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To increase your visibility and recruit BU students and alumni, post internship and job listings on Handshake. For short-term, temporary positions (that are not internships), please log on to the Student Employment Office website or call 617-353-3594.

The Center for Career Development reserves the right to accept or decline any postings submitted through Handshake.

For questions or assistance using Handshake, email us or call 617-353-3590.

You can request an information session on the date and time of your choice through Handshake. Daytime sessions are possible, but note that students will be less available due to class schedules. Request a session through your Handshake account.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Space in the new Center for Student Services building is in demand, so please request your dates early.
  • Even if you don’t plan to do on-campus interviewing, an information session might be possible. Priority reservations are given to employers planning to interview on campus.
  • Information sessions held in the CCD are free of charge.
  • Catering is available—ask us for menu and pricing information. Orders must be placed at least two weeks in advance.

Call our office at 617-353-3590 if you have questions about setting up an information session.

The CCD provides employers with a professional setting to interview BU students and alumni who are candidates for internships or jobs. Through Handshake, you can pre-select candidates to interview. Recruiting season is October through April, with a winter break from mid-December to mid-January. All recruiting and on-campus interviewing services—excluding catering—are free when held in the CCD’s space in the Center for Student Services building.

Through Handshake, you can:

  • Browse resumes students have submitted for positions you’ve posted and select which candidates to interview
  • Reply to selected candidates who have applied for opportunities with your organization
  • View upcoming interview schedules
  • Access resume books containing submissions from students who have posted resumes for review by employers.

If you have questions, please call our office at 617-353-3590.

Upcoming Career Fairs
Fall Career Fair: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 10:30am-3:30pm (Register on Handshake now.)
Spring Career Fair: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 10:30am-3:30pm
Location: George Sherman Union (775 Commonwealth Avenue)

Career Fairs are open to students and alumni of all levels and majors. Register (once published) on Handshake.

We provide room for displays, but reserve the right to place larger displays to the back or on the edges of the showroom to avoid blocking other booths. We have a limited supply of electrical outlets, and assign them—for an additional fee—on a first-come, first-served basis. If you require an electrical outlet, please make your reservation as early as possible.

Water is available at all employer tables. We offer a buffet lunch on the premises for employer representatives. There are a number of nearby restaurants to choose from as well.

A parking voucher for a designated BU lot will be provided for one car per organization for the day of the fair.

As a courtesy to students who must arrange to attend based on their class schedules, we request that you ensure a representative is present for the full duration of the fair.

Questions? Email

Career Fair Booth Types

Event Partner ($800): Fee includes 2 six-foot tables, 2 parking passes, Internet access, breakfast and lunch for six representatives, prominent table location, organization name linked to all pre-event email and campus-wide social media promotion, spotlighted in CCD e-newsletter (readership of over 10,000 students a week), and organization name highlighted on career fair map. Please not that prominent locations are limited to four total and are subject to change if electrical access is required. Two additional representatives can be added for $25 each.

Event Host ($600): Fee includes 1 six-foot table, 1 parking pass, Internet access, breakfast and lunch for 3 representatives, organization logo prominently displayed on materials provided to students (including a clear plastic keepsake folder), sponsorship of jazz band during employer breakfast and set-up, and recognition of sponsorship throughout the event. As event host, your organization will be recognized for student amenities to 1000+ student attendees and entertainment that will set the tone for an enjoyable experience for all. One additional representative can be added for $25 each. Must register and pay by September 1.

Standard ($425): Fee includes 1 six-foot table, 1 parking pass, Internet access, breakfast and lunch for 3 representatives. One additional representative can be added for $25 each.

Government ($200): Fee includes 1 six-foot table, 1 parking pass, Internet access, breakfast and lunch for 3 representatives. One additional representative can be added for $25 each.

Non-Profit ($200): Fee includes 1 six-foot table, 1 parking pass, Internet access, breakfast and lunch for 3 representatives. One additional representative can be added for $25 each.

Career Fair Refund Policy

Full Refund
To cancel your registration, and receive a full refund, you must notify the Center for Career Development (CCD), in writing, 30 business days’ prior to the event. No exceptions.

Partial Refund
To cancel your registration and receive a 60% refund of your registration fee, you must notify the Center for Career Development (CCD), in writing, more than 10 business before the event. No exceptions.

No Refund
No refunds will be made for cancellations made with less than 10 business days’ notice, same day cancellations or no-shows.  No exceptions.

Please Note

  • If the Center for Career Development (CCD) must cancel the event due to severe weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances, all registration fees will be refunded.
  • Registrations will be considered complete, and will be confirmed, when payment is received in full prior to the event date.
  • All outstanding registration fees for prior events attended at BU must be paid before the Center for Career Development (CCD) will accept new registrations.
  • No transfer of payment to future Center for Career Development (CCD) sponsored events is possible

Gain a stronger presence on campus by partnering with BU’s Center for Career Development to regularly (once a week, once a month, or twice a quarter) meet with students and provide career advice, industry information, mock interviews, and resume critiques.

Meet with prospective students in an informal setting on campus. Meet & Greets take place in our first floor space at 100 Bay State Road and are very visible to students passing by.

Host an externship on-site at your workplace to provide students the opportunity to explore career areas/industries and to observe professionals in their work environment.

Share your knowledge with students at a workshop hosted by the CCD or a professional student organization event.

Meet with the career education team to share information about your organization and the types of students you are seeking.

We invite employers to join us on Twitter for a BU Career Chat, a one hour Q&A session with a recruiter/HR representative from your organization. Our office will tweet questions from our general Twitter account (@BU_CCD) and will invite students to ask questions as well through promotional efforts. Individuals can join the conversation by following #BUCareerChat. This is a great opportunity for recruiters to promote current internship/job openings, upcoming on-campus information sessions/interviews, the organization in general, and more.

Are you an alum of BU? Join us for our Terriers @ Work series where alumni and current students provide a sneak peak (during the course of one day) of what it is like to work at an organization, in the industry, and/or in the role of the person participating.

The participant tweets from an account we created for this specific purpose: @TerriersAtWork. He/she would post messages and possibly also photos over the course of that one day. We would re-tweet the posts on our general account (@BU_CCD), as well as archive your organization’s one day of tweets.

We see these online opportunities as tools to enable organizations to raise or extend their visibility on campus with little cost. We acknowledge that it will take some time to build a following for these programs on campus, but we see the long-term possibilities both for our mandate to educate students and that of recruiters to find the best talent at BU.

Employers on Hiring BU Talent:

“Accenture puts a lot of weight on employee analytics. We’ve found that BU alumni working at Accenture not only tend to stay with the company, but also are high performers on the job. This makes hiring from BU a great long-term return on investment for Accenture. And we tell our clients about our success with BU grads as well.”
— Ray Han (CAS’98), Managing Director of Global Oracle Customer Experience Domain, Accenture

“We are impressed with how well the students we have been working with from Boston University are doing in their internships with us. They present very professionally and bring new ideas to the table. Each student has slid right into their role. I’m hoping this will continue into the future and we will continue to get applications from your students”
— Brendon Dempsey, Intern Coordinator, New England Aquarium