Hiring Summit

An event hosted in the Student Union.

The Hiring Summit is designed to connect students looking for full-time job and internship opportunities with recruiters who are looking to hire a diverse slate of candidates.

2024 Virtual and In-Person Sessions

Virtual: Tuesday, April 2 | 12 - 3 p.m.

In-person: Wednesday, April 3 | 12 - 3 p.m.

Are You a Match?

Are you a student looking for your next job or internship? An employer looking for talent? If you're involved in the industries listed below, the Hiring Summit could be a match for you!

Virtual | April 2, 12 – 3 p.m.

For Students For Employers

2024 Employer Registration is Open

You'll need to sign in to Bullseye powered by Handshake to complete the form.

Get Verified

Before being able to (virtually) attend the Hiring Summit, please follow our registration verification criteria:

1. Post & Connect: Make sure your job | internship is posted in Bullseye powered by Handshake before completing your registration submission.

2. Submit Registration for Review: A Career Design Center team member will review your registration to make sure our Virtual Hiring Summit is a good fit for you and your company.

3. Payment Required (with dates): If your company registers before 5 p.m. on February 12 and is deemed a good fit for the Virtual Hiring Summit, an invoice will be emailed to you by 5 p.m. on February 14 with a credit card payment link. If your company registers after 2/12 and is deemed a good fit for the Virtual Hiring Summit, an invoice will emailed by 5 p.m. on March 13. Companies will not be live to students or permitted to participate unless payment is made in full by March 20.

4. Confirmation: Once payment is received, a confirmation email will be sent as well as a reminder to add your company's fair day schedule (see the Virtual Fair Checklist below).

Pricing

True Blue - $125

Virtual Fair Checklist

βœ”️Create your Schedule: If your company's fair registration is approved, the schedule owner will receive an email notification to add 1:1 or group sessions for the attending representatives. For 1:1 sessions, the schedule owner has the option to set student qualification requirements (work authorization status, GPA, major group, etc.). If the email is not received, navigate to the fair in Handshake. To add the schedule, click on the red button "Add Schedule" in the email, or on the "Schedule" tab from the fair overview page. For more information, see Handshake's Creating a Schedule for Virtual Fairs.


βœ”️Claim your Schedule: Once the schedule has been created, all representatives will be able to claim their respective schedules by clicking the link in the email sent, or they can login to Handshake, navigate to the fair, then click on the Schedules tab to claim their schedule. Note: Students will not be able to sign up for sessions until you claim your schedule! For more information, see Handshake's Claiming & Participating in a Virtual Fair Schedule.


βœ”️Encourage session signups: Although employers will not be able to invite students directly to their schedules, we highly recommend following the steps in How to Send a Student a Message to reach UB talent in Handshake and encourage them to sign up for your sessions!


βœ”️Prepare for the day-of: Check out this collection of useful tips based on past virtual fairs: Preparing for the Day-of a Virtual Fair.


βœ”️Follow up with candidates afterwards! Refer to Handshake's Following Up After a Fair for best practices.

In-Person | April 3, 12 – 3 p.m. | Center for the Arts Atrium

For Students For Employers

2024 Employer Registration is Open

You'll need to sign in to Bullseye powered by Handshake to complete the form.

Get Verified

Before being able to attend the Hiring Summit, please follow our registration verification criteria:

1. Post & Connect: Make sure your job/internship is posted in Bullseye powered by Handshake before completing your registration submission.

2. Submit Registration for Review: A Career Design Center team member will review your registration to make sure our hiring summit is a good fit for you and your company.

3. Payment Required (with dates): If your company registers before 5 p.m. on February 12 and is deemed a good fit for the Hiring Summit, an invoice will be emailed to you by 5 p.m. on February 14 with a credit card payment link. If your company registers after  February 12 and is deemed a good fit for the Hiring Summit, an invoice will emailed by 5 p.m. on March 13. Companies will not be live to students or permitted to participate unless payment is made in full by March 20.

4. Confirmation: Once payment is received, a confirmation email will be sent and you'll be officially verified to participate in the Hiring Summit on April 3.

✈ Please do not schedule travel until you have received your confirmation email that you’ve been verified.

Traveling to UB? Check out the Visitor's Guide

What to expect

If confirmed to attend the in-person Hiring Summit, your company will have access to the following:

  • One table for two company representatives
  • Lunch
  • Listing in Bullseye powered by Handshake
  • Inclusion in fair marketing
  • Employer booth check-in QR code (NEW -- see below)

(NEW!) Employer booth check-in QR code:
You will have a unique QR code displayed at your booth. Students will be able to scan your booth QR code to check in. After the fair, you will have access to your booth check-in data and students will be encouraged to follow-up with you.

Pricing

True Blue - $350
Non-Profit/Government - $200

Parking

Employers may utilize the Stadium Lot for parking (no parking pass required). A shuttle will be provided before and after the fair to transport employers to and from the Hiring Summit. Additionally, the Center for the Arts is less than a half mile from the Stadium Lot for those that wish to walk.