• Looking to hire a Baylor intern or grad? Here’s how.

    Students at a Baylor Career Day

    The data is clear: Baylor grads are in high demand in the job market right now. Baylor’s Class of 2021, for instance, recorded a remarkable 86% placement rate within six months of graduation.

    With such numbers climbing higher by the year, you might be saying to yourself, “As a Baylor alum who’s hiring, I’d love to hire Baylor students, but I just don’t know how to begin.” We’re here to tell you that you’ve come to the right place.

    So, how can you hire Baylor grads (or interns) for your company?

    The best way to start is by connecting with the Baylor Career Center by emailing careercenter@baylor.edu. If you want to speak to a person directly, contact Career Center Director Amy Rylander (MBA ’21), who heads up employer relations.

    Before you reach out, you may want to have a few things in mind. What sorts of majors are you interested in recruiting? Are you hiring a current student over the summer for an internship, or do you need a recent grad for a full-time role? If you’re hiring for an internship, are you interested in developing that single internship into a full-blown intern program? (If you’re not sure what you’re looking for — that’s okay. The Career Center team will be more than happy to work through those details with you to develop a plan that reaches the right students and effectively communicates your hiring needs.)

    The next step after contacting the Career Center is to set up an account on Handshake, the online career platform used by the university, where you can post the job description with a link to apply. The Career Center staff will then have access to see who’s applying or not applying to the role, and they may offer suggestions to best tailor the job description to help you meet your goals.

    Potential employers are also strongly encouraged to think broadly about the types of students and different majors that they’re looking for and to share what qualities or competencies would be ideal in a potential candidate. The Career Center team can take that information and serve as a guiding resource. Additionally, providing a current student the opportunity to intern with an organization opens the door for what is effectively a two- to three-month trial period to see whether that student is a good fit for the role and the organization.

    Regardless of whether you’re looking to hire a single intern, start a new intern program, or make a full-time hire, the Baylor Career Center Team is happy to come alongside you to help connect exceptional candidates with fantastic job opportunities.

    Sic ’em, Bears!