On-Campus Interviews

Employers meet with candidates in Yale SOM’s interview suites, located adjacent to the Career Development Office.

The On-Campus Interview Recruiting Steps

1. Submit Job Descriptions

Full-time on-campus job descriptions are due by August 26th, 2016 and internship on-campus job descriptions are due by September 30th, 2016. Submissions can either be made by requesting an interview date in the CDO recruiting system or by planning your visit with a Recruiting Coordinator.  Application deadlines are set by the employer, but must allow ample time for candidates to participate in the scheduling process.  Please contact a Recruiting Coordinator for more details.

2. Download Cover Letters/Résumés

Cover letters/résumés will be available in the CDO Recruiting System at 5:00 p.m. on the date of your application deadline.  Recruiters must login to the system and click “print résumés” to obtain your cover letter/résumé bundle.  If you are unable to access the application materials, please contact a Recruiting Coordinator for assistance.

3. Assemble Invitation Lists

Recruiters identify and select candidates by reviewing the applications submitted by students.  In addition, recruiters may wish to invite additional candidates identified in the Yale SOM Résumé Database or met through personal outreach. A finalized invite list is due back to the CDO by 12:00 p.m. (noon) two Fridays prior to the interview week, as indicated in the chart below. Failure to submit invite lists in time may result in the need to reschedule the on-campus interview date.

Fall Semester 2015
Interview Week Invite List Due to CDO (Friday)
October 10th, 2016 September 30th, 2016
October 17th, 2016 October 7th, 2016
October 24th, 2016 October 14th, 2016
October 31st, 2016 October 21st, 2016
November 7th, 2016 October 28th, 2016
November 14th, 2016 November 4th, 2016
November 21st, 2016 Thanksgiving Recess
(No Recruiting)
November 28th, 2016 November 18th, 2016
December 5th, 2016 November 25th, 2016
December 12th, 2016 Final Exams (No Recruiting)
Spring Semester 2016
Interview Week Invite List Due to CDO (Friday)
January 2nd, 2017 December 5th, 2016
January 9th, 2017 December 9th, 2016
January 16th, 2017 January 6th, 2017
January 23rd, 2017 January 13th, 2017
January 30th, 2017 January 20th, 2017
February 6th, 2017 January 27th, 2017
February 13th, 2017 February 3rd, 2017
February 20th, 2017 February 10th, 2017
February 27th, 2017 February 17th, 2017
March 6th, 2017 Spring Recess (No Recruiting)
March 13th, 2017 Spring Recess (No Recruiting)


4. Receive Final Schedules

Tentative schedules will be visible to employers in the CDO Recruiting System throughout the recruiting process. The final schedule will be available in the CDO Recruiting System at 12:00 p.m. (noon) one business day prior to the interview. The CDO will provide you with a copy of your interview schedule on the day of your interviews.

5. Interview Candidates

  • On-campus interviews for full-time positions begin on October 10, 2016
  • Interviewing for internship positions begins on January 2, 2017, with SuperWeek, a dedicated week of banking interviews. The week of January 9, 2017 is Consulting SuperWeek, dedicated to Consulting Interviews.
  • Recruiting for all other internships commences January 16th, 2017
  • To ensure that employers participating in on-campus interviews have equitable access to job candidates, offer timelines, for both internship and full-time offers, should not preempt a student’s ability to participate in the on-campus recruiting (OCR) process.  Yale SOM recommends that students be allowed a decision period of four weeks during this time. (The OCR period is loosely defined as October-November for full-time offers and January-February for internship offers.)  An offer made from a summer internship should be left open until November 30th. 
  • As the on-campus period draws to a close, it is reasonable to expect a shorter timeframe for a candidate decision. If at any time a student feels that the amount of time granted is not sufficient for him/her to make a decision, the student should communicate to the firm how much time is required and why the time is needed. If the timeframe is still insufficient after this conversation, please contact the CDO to discuss next steps.
  • The CDO is equipped with videoconferencing capabilities.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided.