Recruiting Strategy and Process
We can help you build a recruiting strategy that enhances your organization’s visibility, highlights your employment opportunities and gives you access to exceptional talent. This personalized engagement plan allows you to meet students and generate interest about your employment opportunities even before the interview process begins.
- Tell us your story. Let’s get to know each other. The better we understand who you are and what you need, the better we can guide you toward meaningful engagements and positive outcomes. A Corporate Relations team member will be your point person and advisor.
- Define your goals. Looking for top-notch undergrads, ready to enthusiastically begin their careers? More experienced and discerning MBAs or highly trained specialized master’s degree grads? A seasoned leader with an executive degree? By fully understanding your goals, we can advise you on the type of grad who will flourish in your organization.
- Share your job description with us. Once we receive your job description, an industry lead will post the opportunity on our job platforms that target specific student audiences. We’ll also promote your opportunity—collecting and sending you resume books and coordinating interview schedules. If you prefer to manage the process yourself, then that’s okay too. We’re very flexible.
Ask the Corporate Relations team.
Lead - Marketing, CPG & Technology
Manager - West Coast
Associate Dean & Director of Business Development & Corporate Relations
Manager - Asia New Business, Lead - Asia Hiring
Lead - Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
Lead - Consulting, Accounting & Healthcare
Recruiting process in five easy steps
Register to recruit. If you’re a first-time Olin recruiter, email
firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Connect with students. Although not required, elevating your firm’s visibility is a proven way to attract top-tier candidates.
WashU offers several career fairs, both university-wide and ones targeted by student population, industry and/or function. Attend them to make your first impression as a hiring employer and encourage candidates to attend your events and apply for your positions.
Host a student information session so candidates learn about the roles and careers within your company. By posting your job and internship opportunities in advance, students are able to prepare questions. Follow a standard presentation format or get creative and have an interactive conversation.
Meet with students one-on-one or in a small group to build stronger relationships before the interview process and help convert top talent. You can continue positive momentum with students you meet at fairs or information sessions by inviting them to continue the conversation.
For highly engaged companies or if you have several roles to fill, we can create a customized path that could include invitations to speak in a classroom or work on a project.
Do you have collateral materials to share? Let us know so we can share them with targeted student groups and add them to display monitors.
We’ll come to you.
We often arrange student treks to destination cities. If you’re interested, we’ll let you know when we’ll be in the area.
Train the trainer.
We can coordinate a 30-minute meeting with our career coaches so they can better prepare candidates for the unique demands of your talent acquisition process.
Check out our annual
Recruiting Events Calendar (PDF).
Your Weston Career Center liaison will be happy to recommend the options best suited to your specific search criteria.
Post your jobs. Only students who meet the criteria you’ve set will be able to view information sessions and apply for your positions.
Choose an interview location. Your Weston Career Center liaison will be happy to coordinate schedules and locations.
On-site at your firm: You can meet with candidates in your own offices.
Online: Our interview suites are virtual-enabled and accessible to Olin students 24/7.
On-campus: Reserve one of our interview suites.
Review our policies and best practices. For the most productive recruiting experience, please familiarize yourself with our recruiting guidelines:
After your interviews
We’ll email you a brief, online questionnaire. Please complete the evaluation so we can assess the strengths of our programs. Finally, when you’re ready, report your offers by sending an email to email@example.com.
On-campus recruiting with comfort and convenience
On-campus accommodations and directions
We make on-campus recruiting easy with state-of-the-art interviewing facilities, business concierge service, wireless and desktop internet, printer and copier access, free parking, refreshments throughout the day and a complimentary lunch. Our staff ensures that your day is smooth, productive and goes according to schedule.
During your recruiting activities, we invite you to stay at the elegant Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center in the heart of the Olin complex. Amenities include meeting and guest rooms, dining areas, and business and fitness centers.
The Knight Center is located on the north side of the WashU Danforth Campus at Forest Park Parkway and Throop Drive, one block east of Big Bend Boulevard. For reservations, call toll-free 866-933-9400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re unable to interview on campus—or if you’re looking for a virtual way to increase your company’s visibility at WashU Olin—our state-of-the-art technology services are a great way to interview and connect with students remotely.
Check-in and interview day
From the Millbrook parking garage at Forest Park Parkway and Throop Drive, enter Knight Hall and follow the signs to the second floor—BH 250 Interview Suites. A WCC staff member will greet you and be available to you throughout the day if you have any questions. If you didn’t receive an email with an electronic parking pass prior to your visit, please request one when you arrive.
Upon check-in at the Interview Suites, you’ll receive a recruiting packet with your interview schedule and resumes. You’ll have access to a light breakfast, snacks, and hot and cold beverages throughout the day, as well as a complimentary lunch. A Starbucks and full-service café are also conveniently located within Knight Hall and Bauer Hall.
Should you need to contact us the day of the interviews, please call 314-935-2046.