Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

On-Campus Recruiting

Job & Internship Postings Your Recruiting Responsibilities
On-Campus Interviews Recruiting Timeline

Job & Internship Postings

UT Liberal Arts students have access to job and internship posting sites offering opportunities for all career interests in Texas and around the world. Research the variety of positions using our job search guide then schedule an appointment with a Career Coach to discuss application strategies and how to craft an effective resume.

On-Campus Interviews

Some employers choose to conduct on-campus interviews in our office for prospective candidates for full-time jobs and internships. In most cases, you must have an account in our Handshake recruiting system to participate in interviews - Handshake facilitates the application and interview scheduling process.

Some interviews take place in our offices, FAC 18, while others take place with Texas Career Engagement in the Student Services Building. Handshake will inform you of where the interviews are being conducted.

So check out Handshake to see who's interviewing on campus this year! You can also reference our on-line calendar.

As with any interview, make sure to prepare, dress in professional attire, and arrive a few minutes early. Explore our interviews page for help.

What to Expect from On-Campus Recruiting

Not all employers utilize on-campus recruiting. Some industries and types of employers are less likely to hold interviews on campus. In general larger organizations with multiple locations tend to utilize on-campus recruiting more often than do smaller organizations with smaller recruiting budgets and less predictable hiring needs. While many employers do visit campus, they represent only a small segment of employers hiring liberal arts students.

LACS encourages students to utilize online job-search tools in conjunction with on-campus recruiting. You have access to hundreds of additional job and internship postings in the system. 

Policies - Your Job Search Responsibilities

Liberal Arts Career Services' policies and guidelines have been created to protect you, the Liberal Arts student, as well as to facilitate your recruiting activities with our employers. To that end, we require all students who participate in on-campus recruiting to acknowledge our student conduct policies. To help ensure your recruiting experience and to help strengthen the College’s standing as a pool of well prepared top talent, Liberal Arts students must adhere to the following policies and guidelines.

My Qualifications

I will represent my background, skills, experiences and qualifications accurately and honestly in all formats, including my resume and LinkedIn account.

Accepting an Interview

I will only accept interviews for opportunities that interest me. I will not use interviews to learn more about the company or as interview practice (mock interviews are for practice). I understand the interview no-show policy and will abide by these policies when I must reschedule or cancel an interview that I have accepted.

Accepting an Offer

When I accept a job offer in good faith, I will fulfill my commitments regarding that job offer and not consider other offers of employment. If I accept an offer then back out (renege), I understand that I will lose access to my Handshake account for the remainder of the semester in question for internships and for the remainder of my time at the University for full-time positions.

No-Show & Cancellation Policy for On-Campus Interviews & Employer RSVP Events/Workshops

I understand that I will be considered a no-show if I accept and schedule an interview, fail to attend and do not cancel my interview at least 2 business days prior to the interview by calling LACS at 512-471-7900. Likewise, I understand that I will be considered a no-show if I RSVP for a recruiting event and no-show without cancelling my RSVP before the end of the event by calling LACS at 512-471-7900. I understand that if I no-show, I will be held to the penalties outlined in the no-show policy page based on my situation.

Evaluating Job Postings in Handshake

I understand that job listings are presented as a service to registrants and I understand that: Liberal Arts Career Services (LACS) evaluates and moderates job postings based on LACS recruiting policies.  However, LACS cannot guarantee the validity and/or accuracy of the job information posted. It is the job seeker's responsibility to independently review all postings, organizations, contracts, and job offers. Students can research companies by using sites like Glassdoor and Indeed, which collect thousands of reviews from current and former employees. Students and alumni can report job posting-related issues and scams to Liberal Arts Career Services, 512-471-7900. Learn more about employment scams at the Federal Trade Commission website.

Recruiting Timeline

Many employers recruit for their full-time positions only once per year, early in the fall semester. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, two-thirds of employers prefer to conduct college recruiting in the fall rather than spring.  Recruiting timelines vary by industry and employer size.

Investment Banking & Consulting Firms

  • These firms - especially the IBs - typically recruit only once per year for full-time analysts, and this recruiting happens in late August/early September for seniors graduating the following May.
  • These firms typically recruit only once per year for summery analyst interns, and this recruiting happens between November and early January.


  • Employers who recruit early during fall semester: Finance, Consulting, Intelligence, Peace Corps, Teach for America
  • Employers with spring application deadlines: Management in Training programs, Insurance, Sales, Customer Service, Hospitality, Tourism


  • Large organizations: Often hire several new staff members months in advance to fill the same position offered in a variety of cities.
  • Government organizations: Often have a long application and hiring process, sometimes requiring extensive background checks that take months to complete.
  • Small businesses: May tend to hire locally (and don’t generally pay for relocation expenses), tend to post openings for immediate hires only.
  • Small nonprofits: Often recruit applicants with a background in service. Hiring preference may be given to applicants who have previously volunteered or completed an unpaid internship for the organization. Internships and job opportunities may only be posted on the organization’s own website and typically only immediate openings are posted.

Prepare your application materials early to ensure you are eligible to apply for the majority of positions posted. If you’d like help targeting your resume and cover letter, schedule a career coaching appointment.

To see what’s currently available, log in to your Handshake account.

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