Connect with Students
Looking to build your brand on campus and connect with top talent? The Undergraduate Business Career Center offers a number of ways to connect with students.
Volunteer for Panel, Workshop, and Speaking Opportunities
BA 3000 Career Skills Course
Throughout this required course, instructors frequently tap into the knowledge of business professionals. Share your professional experiences, or what your company or organization is looking for in a potential employee, by speaking to a class.
The Undergraduate Business Career Center holds multiple workshops and panels throughout the year, and welcome volunteers to familiarize students with a particular industry and share expert knowledge regarding networking, job searching, and career skills. Opportunities include sponsorship of events, keynote speaking opportunities, and employer panels.
Future Fright Week
This week-long event gives undergraduate students an opportunity to explore different majors through information sessions presented by faculty and professionals in the industry. Share your experiences by participating in these sessions as industry panelists.
Each fall and spring, the Undergraduate Business Career Center hosts a mock interview marathon, where volunteer interviewers conduct mock interviews with students. Consider volunteering for this event to help students sharpen their interviewing skills.
Help students improve and refine their resumes at this twice-annual event. Volunteers are needed at the beginning of fall and spring semesters.
To indicate your interest in panel, workshop, and speaking opportunities, complete the short survey form.
Partner with Student Organizations
With 22 student clubs and organizations, the Carlson School offers many ways to connect with a diverse group of students. Engage a student organization to build a presence on campus: Companies can sponsor a club event, speak at a meeting, host a site visit, or plan another activity. Reach out to a club directly or contact the Undergraduate Business Career Center to find the student organization that is the best match for your recruiting needs.
Plan a Networking Event
Networking events are a great venue to build your company's brand among students, and can be as structured or as open as you'd like. There are a number of restaurants near the Carlson School that can help you plan a networking event. After you've determined what type of event you'd like to host, the Undergraduate Business Career Center can help you market the event to students. For more information contact the Employer Relations team.
Participate in the Mentorship Program
The Carlson School Undergraduate Mentorship Program gives professionals an opportunity to contribute their experience and knowledge to students who are exploring career options and professional development opportunities. The program is open to Carlson School sophomores, juniors, and seniors. As a volunteer mentor, you will be matched with a student based on his or her chosen field and your preference for working with upper or lower division students. The program begins each fall, continues into spring semester, and concludes in mid-April. For more information, visit the Undergraduate Mentorship Program page.
Host a Site Visit
Site visits provide a hands-on, realistic look at your organization by giving students a chance to tour your facilities, meet with management, and ask questions. Students often make connections that encourage them to consider your organization in their job search. The Undergraduate Business Career Center organizes site visits to companies in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and other locations. If you'd like to invite Carlson School students to visit your facility, please connect with one of our Business Development and Employer Relations team members.