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

Laura Jones, Recruiting Coordinator, Career Services



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.


Spring 2018 Technology & Science Career fair


Frank Erwin Center

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
1:00pm - 5:00pm 

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Want to register? Create a Handshake account to register now!

**Please note: If this is your first time creating a Handshake account, you will not be able to access registration until your account has been approved. We appreciate your patience.


UT Campus Wide Career Fairs.


Submit your request for Spring 18 through Handshake starting Dec 4, 2017

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


TIPS to requesting rooms on HS:

  • Indicate “Room Only” for coordinating your own schedule, or
  • Choose “Preselect” for using Handshake to coordinate your schedules

After submitting your request …

  • We will approve your request on Handshake
  • We will then follow up with a confirmation e-mail with location information
  • 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!


Information sessions & company presentations can be a great way to raise awareness about your organization and to connect with students.  We are happy to help facilitate the opportunity for you to get in front of our students!  The Career Services office will help to secure a location, make recommendations on food and will promote your event/presentation to our CNS students. 

To request a session, please complete the survey below. Once our staff reviews the information and secures a location we will approve and confirm the event.




“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




Please visit the NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) website for the most recent salary information regarding college students.  This link will provide you with a salary calculator to give you accurate information on the average salaries for specific positions in which your company may be hiring. 

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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.