Recruiting on Campus

Scheduling Information Sessions or On-Campus Interviews

The Williams ’68 Center for Career Exploration is now using Handshake, an exciting and innovate recruiting platform. Handshake, allows you to post jobs and internships, request information session dates, and manage your on-campus recruiting activities at Williams. There is no fee to post a job or internship for Williams students or to recruit on campus.  For more information about how to use Handshake visit the employer guide. For questions about recruiting at Williams, please contact the Employer Relations Team at [email protected], or by calling 413.597.2311.

Have a Handshake account? Click here.

Need to create a Handshake account? Click here.

Important Dates 2019-20

September 5, 2019 – Fall semester classes begin
November 27 – December 1, 2019 – Thanksgiving Break
December 6, 2019 – Fall semester classes end
December 11 – 16, 2019 – Scheduled Final Exam period
January 6 – 30, 2020 – Winter Study period
January 20, 2020 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no classes
February 5, 2020 – Spring semester classes begin
February 6, 2020 – Claiming Williams Day, no classes
February 14 – 15, 2020 – Winter Carnival, no classes
March 21 – April 5, 2020 – Spring Break
April 6, 2020 – Spring semester classes resume
May 15, 2020 – Spring semester classes end
May 20 – 25, 2020 – Scheduled Final Exam period
June 7, 2020 – Commencement
June 11 – 14, 2020 – Alumni Reunions

Connecting With Students & Building Your Brand

The key to successful recruiting at Williams is to build your brand by developing and maintaining a strong presence on campus.

Information Sessions

Information sessions begin in mid-September and are typically scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings at 7 pm or 8 pm. These sessions run for 45 minutes.  Please request your information session on Handshake.

If you choose to hold your information session or reception off campus, please let us know as soon as possible of the date and location for your session so that we may avoid scheduling conflicts and answer student questions regarding your event.

Interviewing on Campus

On-campus interviewing begins in September and continues through mid-May.

’68 Center for Career Exploration uses Handshake to schedule interviews and manage the transmission of resumes and cover letters.  If you need to adjust your schedule, please contact us so that special arrangements can be made. Once a schedule has been set, we ask that you adhere to it.  You may view your interview schedule online at any time in your Handshake account.  Click here for directions to campus.

Virtual On-Campus Recruiting

Can’t join us on campus?  We can still make a connection for you!  Please schedule your event in Handshake and specify your technical needs.

Canceling interviews

If you must cancel an interview schedule after students have signed up, please notify those students of your cancellation directly by phone or by email. Also, contact the ’68 Center for Career Exploration to let us know of the change.

Informing Students of Your Visit

’68 Center for Career Exploration publicizes all scheduled recruiting events.  If you wish to reach out to student groups or other contacts on campus, we are happy to provide you with that information.


Food and beverages are allowed in most meeting spaces on campus. However, a few of the larger auditoriums that are often used for information sessions do not. Please check with the Director, Employer Relations, to determine whether or not catering is allowed in your assigned room.  We ask that you contact local caterers directly to place your order.