Tips and Timelines for Hiring Interns

Hiring for summer internships for School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students begins as early as September. Many employers post their openings, attend UB Career Services fall Tech/STEM UP Career Fair, and interview candidates on campus in the weeks following the fair.

When seeking summer interns, we suggest the following guidelines and schedule to maximize results.

January

Post internship opportunities with UB Career Services (First day of classes)

  • Post your internship with UB Career Services’ BullsEye online career office. (Your HR department may already have an account.)
  • To create a new account: On the employer section of UB Career Services’ homepage, you will see a link to: Login to BullsEye. UB Career Services will receive your request and activate your account, generally within one business day.
  • Once you log in to BullsEye, simply go to the Create Job & Internship Postings link on the right sidebar of the main BullsEye page. Be sure to select Engineering Co-op/Intern in the Position Type.

February

Deadline for students to apply

  • You will have a choice of how you wish students to apply. The system can collect resumes/documents for you to view at your convenience. Alternatively, applicants can be directed to your website or to apply via email. You will review applicants and contact them directly to arrange an interview.

March

Identify candidates to interview and start interviews. You might also consider participating in the CareerFest All Majors Job & Internship Fair to identify additional candidates.

  • You may choose to use the On-Campus Interviewing service as a way to interview multiple candidates efficiently. Complete the Request On-Campus Interviewing online form in BullsEye. You will be asked to include the internship posting information. Simply go to UB Career Services’ BullsEye online career office. (Your HR department may already have an account). Once you log in to BullsEye, go to the Request On-Campus Interviewing link on the right sidebar of the main BullsEye page and then click on the Request a Schedule button to complete. You will be contacted by UB Career Services to confirm the date and have any questions answered. 

April

Make offers to student interns. During the month of April, students are considering multiple offers in some cases and making final decisions.

Please consider us a resource for helping you through the process:

  • If you have questions about setting up your BullsEye account or about the on-campus interviewing process, please contact Tina Argentieri, (716) 645-4617.
  • If you would like to discuss best practices with respect to formalizing an internship program, please contact Bob Orrange, Associate Director of UB Career Services, (716) 645-4620.
  • If you would like to discuss engineering student talent or connect with individual engineering departments and/or the experiential learning program, please contact Andrew Olewnik, SEAS Director of Experiential Learning Programs, (716) 645-2630.