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Welcome to the Career Services at the College of Natural Sciences!  We have provided several resources below to help your company be successful in recruiting our students. For more information don't hesitate to get in touch with us!

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Create your employer Handshake account to conenct with us!

Handshake is our on-campus recruiting and job posting platform for the College of Natural Sciences that allows employers to post paid full-time, internship, or part-time positions for Natural Sciences current students and recent grads.

HireUTexas is a free service that allows employers and third-party recruiters to advertise full-time, part-time, co-op, and intern positions to more than 50,000 students and alumni of The University of Texas at Austin. 

CNS Career Services recommends posting to both platforms.

Third-party recruiters: Please note that we do not allow third-party recruiters to have access to our recruiting system. If you are a third-party recruiter, we can post your position for you if you allow us to disclose the name of the company the position you are recruiting for would be with. Otherwise, please post through HireUTexas.

Internship & Job Posting Guidelines


We currently hold two career fairs each year.  The Career Fair is held each fall semester, usually in September, and the Spring Career Fair is typically held at the end of January/early February. Employers that attend hire students from various natural sciences backgrounds and are seeking candidates for full-time, part-time, and internship positions.

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Thursday, september 20, 2018

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Frank Erwin Center


Quick facts about the Technology & Science Career Fair

  • Expected student attendance: 2,000+
  • Top majors in attendance: Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Electrical Engineering
  • Expected employers: 200+


Register with Handshake!

Find out more information about the career fair!


Check out the RecruitUT Website to find out more information about other career fairs hosted at UT Austin.




OCI request


Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the limited number of interview rooms, we cannot accommodate ‘greeter’ rooms.


After submitting your request …

  • We will send an email once space is confirmed
  • Please be patient.  We know that interview schedules are very critical to your needs, recruiting talent and travel schedules.  We will work as quickly as possible. 

Cost per room: $100

  • Fall Recruiting: The day after the career fair through first week in November.
  • Spring Recruiting: The day after the career fair through second week in March.

Students should be given sufficient time to make an informed decision regarding offers they receive. Listed below are the timeframe minimums which the Career Center expects employers to offer students:

  • Prior to graduation: 3 weeks
  • After graduation: 2 weeks

Please see our Employer Recruiting Guidelines for more information!




Connecting to our students is not accomplished with one single method. It requires a variety of efforts to help build your companny’s brand and recognition across campus.  We encourage you to review the options below and think strategically about what you are hoping to achieve!  Career Services is here to help facilitate your connection with a friendly reminder that earlier planning is always better!


 Employer Preview Night:  The Career Services office will host an Employer Preview Night on Tuesday, September 18th.  This event will run similar to a networking event and will no longer include a formal presentation. Light refreshments will be served.  This event is free to employers.

If you’re interested in participating please sign-up with the link below. Space is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  Employer Preview Networking Night Sign-Up

Employer Meetups: New this fall, we will help to coordinate employer meetups around campus. Meetups are a great way for you to get to know students in a less formal setting.  Meetups can happen through scheduling office hours, or at a location around campus such as a coffee shop. 

Social Media Takeover: A fun and innovative way to engage our students is by hosting a social media takeover for one day using Snapchat or Instagram.  Your company creates a behind the scenes story and that story will be uploaded to our YouTube channel.  See example takeovers here!  Complete the form below to schedule a takeover for this summer or fall!  Social Media Takeover Request Form

Virtual Info Sessions: College campuses are oversaturated with events for students.  Consider hosting a virtual info session where students can tune in from wherever they’re at on campus to get to know your company and learn about the opportunities you offer.  We will help promote the session and you can host from the comfort of your office.

So what about traditional info sessions?  Due to attendance falling to single digits, we do not encourage traditional info sessions and talks. We do not feel they are the most effective way to connect with our students. Think about it - students sit in class all day!  They aren’t interested in hearing more presentations in the evening. 

Connect on Handshake:  With Handshake, employers have the ability to search for any student who has made their profile public.  Using this feature, you can invite students to your events or highlight a job to them!  You can search based on their resume, skills and areas of interest.  A personal email from a company is a great way to increase visibility with students.  For more help, visit the Handshake Help Center for Employers.




“Experience shows the best employment decisions for both students and employers are those that are made without pressure and with the greatest amount of information and transparency. Students given sufficient time to attend career fairs, participate in on-campus interviews, and/or complete the interviewing in which they are currently engaged are more likely to make good long-term employment decisions and may be less likely to renege on job acceptances.” - NACE Advisory Opinion: Setting Reasonable Deadlines for Job Offers



Disclaimer: From time to time, it comes to our attention that an employer seeking to recruit on campus faces accusations of mistreatment of employees or recruits or otherwise presents evidence of being an unsuitable hiring match for our students. In these circumstances, Career Services reserves the right to classify an employer’s status as pending in our recruiting platform, Handshake. No jobs are posted during this period, and all Career Fair attendance and recruiting on campus is suspended until such time as Career Services deems the issue to have been resolved.

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