Recruiting Strategies

Getting Started

Thank you for considering students at the University of Missouri to enhance your recruiting efforts and meet your hiring needs. Here are a few simple ways to start connecting with students and alums.

Identify Your Goals

Are you looking for a specific major/skill set? Will you be hiring frequently or for a few positions per year? Are you looking to hire students and alums virtually or on campus? Are you looking for a hiring strategy to build your brand or simply interested in advertising your positions to our community?

Understand our Career Services Structure

Are you looking for a specific major/skill set? Will you be hiring frequently or for a few positions per year? Are you looking to hire students and alums virtually or on campus? Are you looking for a hiring strategy to build your brand or simply interested in advertising your positions to our community?

Post Your Job and Internship Opportunities

Posting your vacancies is FREE and the most effective way to reach students and alumni in various majors. The postings with the best candidate response include a robust job description, clear application instructions, and a valid website where candidates can research you. Get registered on Handshake and connect with us!

Establish Relationships

Building relationships with students, faculty and staff and considering sponsorship can help you build greater visibility and generate positive hiring outcomes. Please contact the career office that best suits your hiring needs to start exploring available opportunities (each office is unique in what is available for employers.)

Attend Career Fairs

The University of Missouri sponsors several industry-specific career fairs each semester to provide employers a way to find top talent to meet your recruiting needs. Learn about upcoming career fairs and registration details here.

Conduct On-Campus Interviews

On-campus interviews help employers identify candidates early, access diverse applicants, and increase your organization’s visibility. You can find out more about the possibility of coming to campus and requesting interviews by contacting your home career office and logging into Handshake.

Information Sessions, Information Tables, and Classroom Visits

Information sessions or information tables are a great way to promote your organization’s opportunities, culture, history, structure, and employee benefits in order to engage current or future applicants. There may be opportunities to do information sessions or career chats both in person and virtually, depending on your home career office. Many members of faculty are open to employers making announcements and serving as guest lecturers in the classroom. You must first get faculty permission to do so, and should reach out to the appropriate career services office to make initial contact with faculty.

Career Workshops

Employers can conduct skill-based workshops about job search skills, participate in mock interview/resume review events, or sponsor etiquette dinners and special events set up by a career services office. These workshops and events allow students to gain firsthand knowledge from those in the industry, and the face-to-face interactions and investment of time will brand your company as an employer of choice among Mizzou students.

Sponsorship of Student Organizations

MU offers a wide variety of professional, social, and special interest organizations for student involvement. Links to these organizations and their contact information can be found at the ORG (Organization Resource Group) website.

Corporate Field Trips

Hosting a student group for a company site visit is a great way for you to share information about your company and help students prepare for the transition to the working world. It is also an excellent way to meet Mizzou’s top talent.