As one of the world’s top public universities, UB boasts a diverse student body of talented individuals known for being curious, smart, and kind. We cultivate a community of confident problem solvers who are well prepared and ready to shine inside the classroom and out in the world.

Aerial image of the Interlocking UB made from students at the new student welcome at the UB Stadium.

About UB

UB at a glance

UB is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact.

Welcome to the Career Design Center

We are the hub where organizations like yours can tap into the deep talent pool that flourishes within the UB student body. This is where established companies and startups, non-profits and Fortune 500s come to recruit new team members who are energized, engaged, and ready to contribute.

Why we're here

Simply put, our job is to build connections between UB student talent and employers offering career advancement opportunities in a way that helps job seekers and job creators thrive together.

What we do

We go beyond career fairs and job postings to curate purposeful and creative encounters between companies and candidates that allow both to find the right fit. The possibilities are limitless.

How we do it

We partner with employers to customize a smart mix of resources, activities and events that align with your culture and are designed to fill immediate needs while building brand awareness for future recruitment.

Three ways to engage

Connect to our talent pipeline

Post a job, search and message students, and interview on-campus to find the capable interns and teammates you’ve been looking for.

Promote your brand

Create positive associations with your company culture through on-campus interactions now to help attract the qualified talent you’ll need later.

Collaborate with us

Every company’s hiring needs are unique, and your recruitment strategy should be, too. Let’s customize a plan that works for you.

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As a company defined by creative problem solving, Odoo collaborates with UB Career Design Center to “get a little weird” with innovative and unusual tactics to catch – and keep – students who fit the Odoo culture. 

Learn how Odoo collaborates with UB >>

Recruit at UB

Finding the right person for the position starts with identifying stand-out candidates. We offer a variety of tech tools and in-person opportunities to connect employers with their best new hires.

Post your jobs + internships

It’s easy to post positions, review resumes, and communicate with applicants through Bullseye powered by Handshake, our easy-to-use recruitment platform that’s open 24/7.

Host or attend fairs + events

Meet more potential candidates by hosting events in person or virtually, participating in job + internship fairs, or working with our consultants to create a tailored experience.

Interviews

Schedule video conversations with qualified applicants on the same platform you use to search, or come to campus and reserve a space for in-person interviews.

Hired a UB student?

Tell us about it. Share your hires with us

Bolster your brand

Brand-building is an overlooked but essential component of university recruitment. Why? Because nearly 60% of candidates will check out your company after viewing a job description to see what you’re saying out in the world. What’s more, students who have positive associations with companies during their early college years are more likely to seek your job postings in the first place. Target top talent and manage your message with brand-building activities like these.

Ways employers have used social media to promote their brand and events.

Collaborate with us!

Together, we can customize a plan that works for you and your organization to recruit at UB. So let's talk!

Recruitment Toolkit

We’ve assembled this valuable collection of resources to help maximize your recruiting relationship with UB. These tools were hand-selected by the pros at the Career Design Center based on conversations we’ve had over the years with companies like yours that are motivated to stand out and make great matches in a competitive recruitment environment.

Employer Recruitment Guidelines

The University at Buffalo is committed to ensuring equal employment, educational opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, familial status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction status.

Download your copy of the recruitment guidelines to learn more >>

Collaborate with us!

Together, we can customize a plan that works for you and your organization to recruit at UB. So let's talk!

Meet your Consultants

Our team at the Career Design Center is full of energetic individuals who love getting creative, having a good time, and creating success stories for the companies who partner with us.

Carrie Johnson

Employer + Alumni Strategy Lead

Brandi Banks-Richardson

Employer Partner for Internships

Alissa Drag

Employer + Alumni Partner Consultant

Collaborate with us

Hired a UB student?

Tell us about it. Share your hires with us

Ready to collaborate with us?

Together, we can enhance your recruiting strategy at UB

Learn how the Career Design Center can help you build your recruitment strategy to find the right talent for you and your organization here at UB.

Start recruiting

You don't have to wait to start recruiting UB talent on Bullseye powered by Handshake. Check out how to get started now. >>

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