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 28th, 2015 and internship on-campus job descriptions are due by October 2nd, 2015. 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 12th, 2015 October 2nd, 2015
October 19th, 2015 October 9th, 2015
October 26th, 2015 October 16th, 2015
November 2nd, 2015 October 23rd, 2015
November 9th, 2015 October 30th, 2015
November 16th, 2015 November 6th, 2015
November 23rd, 2015 Thanksgiving Recess
(No Recruiting)
November 30th, 2015 November 20th, 2015
December 7th, 2015 November 27th, 2015
December 14th, 2015 Final Exams (No Recruiting)
Spring Semester 2016
Interview Week Invite List Due to CDO (Friday)
January 5th, 2016 December 4th, 2015
January 11th, 2016 December 11th, 2015
January 19th, 2016 January 8th, 2016
January 25th, 2016 January 15th, 2016
February 1st, 2016 January 22nd, 2016
February 8th, 2016 January 29th, 2016
February 15th, 2016 February 5th, 2016
February 22nd, 2016 February 12th, 2016
February 29th, 2016 Spring Recess (No Recruiting)
March 7th, 2016 Spring Recess (No Recruiting)
March 14th, 2016 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 12, 2015
  • Interviewing for internship positions begins on January 5, 2016, with SuperWeek, a dedicated week of banking interviews
  • Recruiting for all other internships commences January 11th, 2016
  • 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 26th. 
  • 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.