Recruiters & Companies

First-Year Recruiting Period

We ask that first-year students have a window of academic acclimation and an opportunity to learn about myriad career paths before recruiting begins. First-year recruiting events should not be held before the recruiting period begins. For the 2019–20 academic year, first-year recruiting events start on October 14, 2019.

We ask that no internship interviewing take place on or off campus before the campus recruiting period begins. For the 2019–20 academic year, first-year interviews start on January 7, 2020.  All firms must offer students a choice of at least two second round interview dates.

You may extend internship offers to Chicago Booth students anytime on or after January 7, 2020. If a company has a truly compelling reason to interview early (such as Chinese New Year), we may permit interviews before January 7, 2020 with several caveats.

  • No interviews shall take place during final exams (December 9–14, 2019).
  • Any exceptions to this policy require consultation with our Employer Relations team and offers must remain open until February 1, 2020.
  • Please contact your relationship manager or email us at if you would like to discuss early interviews.  

All internship offers must remain open until February 1, 2020. For internship offers extended on or after January 7, 2020 and during the campus recruiting time frame, we ask that students be given at least three weeks to make a decision.

For summer interns, as the summer approaches, response times can be legitimately shortened, but we ask employers to continue to give students adequate time to truly consider a decision. Issuing offers that explode without a reasonable consideration period violates the spirit and intent of this policy.

For both the full-time and internship process, we ask that employers making offers to Chicago Booth students give students a reasonable amount of time to make a decision. If the amount of time is not considered sufficient for a student to make a decision, the student should communicate to the firm how much time is required and why the time is needed. We ask you to consider such requests seriously, so that students are able to make sound decisions. When asked by either the student or the firm, we will attempt to facilitate this negotiation and find a mutually agreed upon time frame. 

This policy gives employers equal access to qualified candidates, gives students equal access to interesting positions, allows students to participate in our entire job search preparatory program, and protects students from making premature commitments that undermine the integrity of the job search process for all participants.