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April ‘14
4/4   Open day, no classes (second-year students)
4/11   Open day, no classes (second-year students)
4/11   Open day, no classes (first-year students)
4/21   Patriots' Day, no classes (second-year students)
May ‘14
5/2   Exams (second-year students)
5/5–5/8   Exams (second-year students)
5/5   Exams (first-year students)
5/12   Exams (first-year students)
5/19–5/21   Exams (first-year students)
5/26   Memorial Day
5/29   Commencement
July ‘14
7/23   Full-time job postings visible (second-year students)
August ‘14
8/1–8/31   Event requests for Class of 2015 and 2016 continue
8/1   First offer date (second-year students)
8/8   Job descriptions due (second-year students); 5:00 p.m. ET
8/25   Term I begins (first-year students)
8/26   Resume Book Database released for Class of 2015
September ‘14
9/1   Labor Day
9/2   Term I begins (second-year students)
9/8   Targeted Events, Company Appointments and Off-Campus Company Presentations begin (second-year students)
9/8   Industry Education Events begin (first-year students)
9/8   Industry Education Events begin (second-year students)
9/12   Earliest application deadline for full-time positions (second-year student); 5:00 p.m. ET
9/19   Job Search Day, no classes (second- year students)
October ‘14
10/1   Advertising for International recruiting events begins (first-year students only)
10/1   Dedicated Interview Period app. deadline (second-year students); 5:00 p.m. ET
10/1   Job descriptions due (first-year students); 5:00 p.m. ET
10/3   Job Search Day, no classes (second-year students)
10/7   Closed lists due for Dedicated Interview Period (second-year students); 5:00 p.m. ET
10/10   International Events may begin (first-year students)
10/10   Internship postings visible (first-year students)
10/13   Columbus Day, no classes
10/16   Resume book released for Class of 2016
10/16   Advertising may begin (first-year students)
10/16   Application deadline for Nov. 3 & 5 interviews (second-year students); 5:00 p.m. ET
10/20–10/22   Dedicated Interview Period, no classes (second-year students)
10/23   Closed lists due for Nov. 3 & 5 interviews (second-year students); 5:00 p.m. ET
10/24   Job Search Day, no classes (second-year students)
10/27   Room only interviews around class time begin (second-year students); 1:00 p.m. ET
10/27   Company presentations begin off-campus; Targeted Events begin (first-year students); 5:30 p.m. ET
10/28   Company Information Day, no classes (first-year students); 9:00 a.m. ET – 7:00 p.m. ET
10/31   Job Search Day, no classes (second-year students)
November ‘14
11/3   Interviews around class time (second-year students); 1:00 p.m. ET start time
11/3   Company presentations begin on-campus (first-year students)
11/5   Interviews around class time (second-year students); 1:00 p.m. ET start time
11/7   Job Search Day, no classes (second-year students)
11/11   Veterans Day (no classes)
11/14   Summer/ Previous Employee offer decision deadline, (second year students)
11/21   Job Search Day, no classes (second-year students)
11/26–11/28   Thanksgiving Recess (no classes)
December ‘14
12/5   Full-time offer decision deadline (second-year students)
12/5   Job Search Day, no classes (second-year students)
12/5   Earliest application deadline for internship positions (first-year student); 5:00 p.m. ET
12/8   Exams (first-year students)
12/12   Exams (first-year students)
12/12   Exams (second-year students)
12/15–12/18   Exams (second-year students)
12/15–12/17   Exams (first-year students)
12/17   Interviews for int'l positions may begin (first-year students); 3:00 p.m. ET
12/18   Winter holiday begins, no classes (first-year students)
12/19   Winter holiday begins, no classes (second-year students)
12/22   Dedicated Interview Period app. deadline (first-year students); 5:00 p.m. ET
January ‘15
1/3–1/14   Term II begins; FIELD 2 Global Immersion (first-year students)
1/5–1/23   January Term (second-year students)
1/6   Closed lists due for Dedicated Interview Period (first-year students); 5:00 p.m. ET
1/16–1/17   Student Interview Preparation (first-year students)
1/19   Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, no classes
1/20–1/23   Dedicated Interview Period, no classes (first-year students)
1/20   First-year interviews may begin
1/20   Application deadline for Feb. 2 & 4 interviews (second-year students); 5:00 p.m. ET
1/20   Application deadline for Feb. 2 & 4 interviews (first-year students); 5:00 p.m. ET
1/23   Closed lists due for Feb. 2 & 4 interviews (second-year students); 5:00 p.m. ET
1/23   Closed lists due for Feb. 2 & 4 interviews (first-year students); 5:00 p.m. ET
1/23   First offer date (first-year students); 4:00 p.m. ET
1/26   Term IV begins (second-year students)
1/26   Room only interviews around class time begin (first-year students); 3:30 p.m. ET
1/30   Job Search Day, no classes (second-year students)
1/30   Job Search Day, no classes (first-year students)
February ‘15
2/2   Interviews around class time (first-year students); 3:30 p.m. ET start time
2/2   Interviews around class time (second-year students); 1:00 p.m. ET start time
2/4   Interviews around class time (second-year students); 1:00 p.m. ET start time
2/4   Interviews around class time (first-year students); 3:30 p.m. ET start time
2/6   Job Search Day, no classes (first-year students)
2/11   Application deadline for West Coast Interviews (second-year students); 5:00 p.m. ET
2/11   Application deadline for West Coast Interviews (first-year students); 5:00 p.m. ET
2/13   Job Search Day, no classes (first-year students)
2/16   Presidents' Day, no classes
2/18   Closed lists due for West Coast Interviews (second-year students); 5:00 p.m. ET
2/18   Closed lists due for West Coast Interviews (second-year students); 5:00 p.m. ET
2/20   First offer decision deadline, summer internships
2/27   Job Search Day, no classes (second-year students)
March ‘15
3/3   Open day, no classes (first-year students)
3/16–3/20   Spring Break, no classes
3/16–3/17   West Coast Interviews (second-year students); 9:00 a.m. PT start time
3/16–3/17   West Coast Interviews first-year students); 9:00 a.m. PT start time
April ‘15
4/3   Job Search Day, no classes
4/3   Job Search Day, no classes
4/20   Patriot's Day, no classes
4/21   Job Search Day, no classes (first-year students)
4/29–4/30   Exams (second-year students)
May ‘15
5/1   Exams (second-year students)
5/4–5/7   Exams (second-year students)
5/8   Exams (first-year students)
5/11   Exams (first-year students)
5/20–5/21   Exams (first-year students)
5/25   Memorial Day
5/28   Commencement
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