Whether you're recruiting for a fortune 500 company, an early stage start-up or an organization on the other side of the globe, our office takes a personalized approach to helping you recruit on campus. Just as every company is unique, your recruiting strategy should be too.
When developing your recruiting strategy, be thoughtful about who your ideal candidates are and how you can create awareness of your firm among a larger audience before targeting a select group of students. Review various HBS recruiting events and opportunities below as you begin developing your strategy.
Create Brand Awareness Among Large Groups Of Students
There are numerous ways to successfully market your company's opportunities among the 1,800 students at HBS.
|Post a job in Career Hub||Students have the ability to search job postings via more than 10 search criteria including industry, function and location, providing your company with an easy way to target students with interest in your firm.|
|Advertise in the Harbus||Your advertisement will run alongside articles, commentaries, and life-style features written and read by the HBS student body.|
|Educate students about your company's culture and opportunities at Company Information Day||Company Information Day is a great forum to educate first-year students about your company's culture and opportunities. Companies will be assigned a 30 minute time slot for a presentation. Date: October 29th, 2013.|
|Hold a Company Presentation||Hold a Company Presentation for first-year students and second-year students to educate them on the opportunities at your firm.|
Target Smaller Groups Of Students
With an abundance of student clubs, conferences, career treks, and more, it's no secret that interests among HBS students stretch far beyond a handful of industry topics. Reaching out to smaller groups of students whose interests are aligned with those of your firm is a successful way to engage students on campus.
|Host Company Appointments||Company Appointments is a way to connect with students in individual or small group sessions. These HBS coordinated meetings are hosted in the Spangler Project Rooms on-campus. Students will sign-up for time slots through Career Hub.|
|Sponsor a conference or student club event||Supporting a conference or student club event through a sponsorship allows you to promote your company and meet a targeted group of students.|
|Attend a conference||Present at a conference or mingle with students at a club event and get to know students with interests in specific industries, functions and more.|
|Host a dinner or gathering||Get to know students in a relaxed setting off-campus, by hosting a dinner or small gathering.|
|Engage in field based learning||Organizations benefit from sponsoring a field based learning project in which students tackle real world business challenges.|
|Hold a content presentation||Hold a purely educational presentation to provide students with thought leadership about content in which your firm holds expertise.|
Connect With Individual Students
Reach out to individual students you've identified as potential candidates.
|Request a resume book||Identify individual candidates and send emails notifying them of your interest. Personalized emails are extremely efficient in engaging students.|
|Hold a coffee chat||Share information about your organization and answer student questions on an individualized basis.|
|Interview||Companies can choose to interview on or off-campus. Our office can help facilitate and manage your schedule, should you choose to interview on-campus during our dedicated interview period.|
|Video conference meetings||Arrange a meeting or interview from a remote location.|
Utilize Your Company's Recruiting Tools
Your company has a vast toolkit of recruiting resources which can compliment any of the opportunities above.
|HBS Alumni||HBS Alumni at your firm make great company representatives on campus as their opinions are highly valued by current students. Have them present at a company presentation or attend an event to greatly impact awareness on-campus.|
|Former HBS interns and employees||Your summer interns, in addition to former employees who are now at HBS, can create buzz on-campus about their experience at your organization, leading to additional student interest. Hire an intern and organically grow your brand on-campus.|
|Your website||Your company website is a robust tool to engage students on campus. Whether touting the latest press about your company, showcasing what makes your company culture unique, or highlighting specific MBA opportunities within the careers section of your site, your company website can be one of your greatest resources.|
|Social media||Our students hold accounts on social media platforms ranging from LinkedIn and Twitter to Pintrest and YouTube. Ensuring your company's profile is up-to-date is a great way to promote your brand and provide students with another means of contacting you.|