Interested in recruiting HBS students next year but not sure where to start? Or have you recruited at HBS before but just need a little refresher? Here is what you need to know as you start planning for on-campus recruiting in 2014-2015.

What is “Date Release”? The new recruiting season for the next academic year is kicked off with Date Release, when our office informs recruiting partners of the available recruiting dates for interviews and recruiting events. This year, Date Release occurred on Wednesday, April 23rd.

How can I learn more about the recruiting events at HBS? Visit our website for details on the many ways to connect with current students. We have a variety of options throughout the year, including interviews in Boston and San Francisco, company presentations, and small group meetings between your company representatives and students. You can also view these event opportunities on our Recruiting Calendar.

When can I start making requests? You can start making requests for specific dates in Career Hub (our online recruiting platform) now.

Why so early? Doesn’t recruiting start next fall? Yes, recruiting does not officially start until September 8th for second-year students and October 27th for first-year students, but given busy travel schedules in the fall, many companies like to make their plans early.

How does the process work? Companies participating in Date Release will have until Friday, May 9th at 12 PM ET to submit their top date preferences and then date assignments are made by lottery. We will then send email confirmations by May 29th.
Still have questions? If you any questions feel free to reach out to your industry recruiting coordinator to discuss which events and interview dates might be a good fit for your recruiting strategy.

Not ready to recruit now? If you need more time, keep in mind this is just the start of event planning for 2014-2015; we will continue taking date requests throughout the year.

If you are ready to get started? Create an account in Career Hub and input your date requests.