When to Recruit

As a rule, post your job at the start of the semester prior to your desired employment dates.

Rule of Thumb for Recruiting Co-ops and Interns
Start recruiting in:
For work starting in:
September January
January May
May September

Starting early gives you the largest pool to choose from. The number of available students diminishes as they start accepting offers elsewhere. In addition, the longer you accept applications, the better your chance of finding the best person for the job.

In some fields, such as engineering, recruiters may recruit two semesters ahead. For example, they make offers in the fall for both spring and summer co-op placements.

UC hosts career fairs to support your recruiting efforts.