Employer Resources

The Career Management Center welcomes employers interested in recruiting top talent for business positions within their organizations. Collaboration is crucial to achieving our mission, which is to develop future business leaders. We invite you to become involved by partnering with UT Dallas.

If you’d like to post a job in the UT Dallas CometCareers system, please fill out the Employer Needs form and send it to Jindal.career@utdallas.edu. A member of our Employer Relations Team will reach out to you after receiving it.

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The Naveen Jindal School of Management is the largest of UT Dallas’ seven school with more than 6,300 students and an equal distribution of undergraduate and graduate students. Our students represent some of the brightest students in Texas. Our world-renowned faculty, innovative curriculum, and outstanding students have led us to national and international recognition. Visit this page to view our most recents rankings.

The CMC offers employers a comprehensive set of opportunities to connect with and recruit the best prepared students available for employment opportunities. Through workshops and career training, Jindal students are prepared to meet, network, and interview with recruiters and hiring managers. We encourage you to engage with our CMC staff to learn more.

  • Advertise your available positions by posting a job description on our CometCareers website through the UT Dallas Career Center. Please contact us if you would like to post a position on CometCareers.
  • Host an Information Session and discuss your company history and goals.
  • Sponsor a Business Case Competition with a MBA class in Marketing, Finance, or Operations.
  • Volunteer time as a Speaker for a student organization or a specific class.
  • Submit a Capstone course class project.
  • Participate in a Career Industry Forum. These educational panels allow employers to share helpful “hints for success” in the majors highlighted.
  • Connect with the Jindal School of Management Faculty and Research Centers.
  • Participate in our annual Career Connections event.

Please email or call (972) 883-5876.

  • CometCareers

    Advertise your available position by posting a job on the UTD CometCareers website. Only qualified students are able to view the job information and submit resumes to your preferred email address. We can consult with faculty and/or send a mass email to qualified students in order to increase the applicant pool.

    After posting a job, you will be a registered employer. You will be provided with a User Name and Password to allow you access to review and/or change your job posting. You may also access the Resume Books on the UTD CometCareers system.

    Please complete an Employer Needs Form and email, along with a job description, to the Employer Relations team. Be sure to indicate if Full-time, Part-time or Internship. Also, if you would like to receive a Resume Referral of qualified candidates instead of or in addition to posting a job, please contact Lucretia.

  • On Campus Interviews

    After you collect resumes through a Job Posting, Resume Referral, Career Fair or an Information Session, contact us at jindal.career@utdallas.edu to schedule an On-Campus Interview Date. Just email a list of those candidates you wish to interview and with adequate notice, we can schedule the interviews for you. To conduct interviews at your office site, please contact the students directly.

  • Full-Time Job

    Many School of Management students have acquired some work experience or are currently working to support further education. They have developed a strong work ethic and a passion for their majors. They are seeking full-time corporate positions that will utilize their academic knowledge and work experience to allow them to contribute to your organization.

  • Co-Op or Internship

    Our goal is to provide employers with access to highly qualified student workers for both immediate and year-round assistance. The School of Management would like to promote cooperation between the University and industry so that our students obtain valuable career-related work experience and your company has the ability to build a resource of potential permanent employees.

  • Benefits for Employers

    • Candidates available at all levels of expertise and in all majors; Undergraduates Masters, MBA and PhD
    • The best “low cost/great quality” alternative available – NO “agency” fees involved.
    • A “try before you buy” alternative that may also support future recruiting needs (possible resource of potential permanent employees)
    • Cutting-Edge technology and increased diversity incorporated into your workplace
    • Employers are not required to pay Unemployment Compensation taxes for any intern
  • Information for Employers

    • Interns are typically compensated at lower salaries than permanent personnel and are not provided benefits
    • Internships are a commitment of 1 or 2 semesters (can be extended)
    • Internships may be Part-time (20 hours or less per week) or Full-time (35 hours or more per week)
    • Students respond best to internships with an educational component; if the work assignment relates to the student’s career or academic goals, both parties are winners
    • Commitment within your organization to provide appropriate direction is critical to success
    • Integrating the co-op/intern student as a full team member will result in the greatest benefit for both the student and your organization
    • Some students elect to participate in a formal internship class which focuses on job goals. These students require a review of their goals when they begin working and completion of a Performance Evaluation Form by the employer at the end of the internship.

    Full-Time Salaries (2010 Data)
    Dependent Upon on Experience and Specialty Area

    Average Median
    Bachelors $49,512 $40,000
    Masters $74,808 $65,000
    MBA $78,114 $72,000

    Internship Salaries Per-Hour (2010 Data) Dependent Upon on Experience and Specialty Area

    Average Range
    Bachelors $16.03 $10.00 – $24.00
    Masters $18.12 $15.00 – $30.00
    MBA $21.22 $16.00 – $50.00
  • Paid vs. Unpaid Internships

    Some employers who are not Non-Profit Companies have posted Unpaid Internships for credit. However, these postings do not get much response from the students. The University always offers the student the option to obtain credit for any internship – if they need the elective hours. However, credit or elective hours are not “free” for the students as they must still pay the registration fees – totaling several thousand dollars for a 3 hour course. We encourage employers to pay at least minimum wage ($7.25 per hour). Interns, just as any employees, have everyday incidental costs such as transportation and lunch. According to FLSA rules, employers are liable to the following 6 criteria reported by the Wage and Hour Department:

  • Trainee

    If ALL SIX of the following criteria apply, students (including individuals participating in school-to-work programs, internships, transition, vocational education, work experience, etc.) are not employees within the meaning of the FLSA:

    1. The training, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer is similar to that which would be given in a vocational school (a curriculum is followed, the students are under continued and direct supervision by either representatives of the school or by employees of the business).
    2. The training is for the benefit of the trainees or students, such placements are not made to meet the labor needs of the business.
    3. The trainees or students do not displace regular employees, vacant positions have not been filled, employees have not been relieved of assigned duties, and the students are not performing services that, although not ordinarily performed by employees, clearly are of benefit to the business.
    4. The employer that provides the training derives no advantages from the activities of the trainees or students, and on occasion his or her operations may actually be impeded.
    5. The trainees or students are not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the training period. Once a student has become an employee, the student cannot be considered a trainee at that particular community based placement unless in a clearly distinguishable occupation.
    6. The employer and the trainees or students understand that the trainees or students are not entitled to wages for the time spent in training.
  • Volunteer

    Students may serve as Unpaid Volunteers for public service, religious or humanitarian objectives. For example, students may choose to assist at established volunteer programs operated by charitable nonprofit organizations, government agencies, hospitals or nursing homes. The intent is clearly to donate their services for the public good. Commercial businesses can never legally utilize Unpaid Volunteers.

  • Hiring International Students

    • No sponsorship is required to hire an International Student in an internship
    • International interns may NOT work as independent contractors
    • Employers are NOT required to pay Social Security or Medicare taxes (Employers are also NOT required to pay Unemployment Compensation Taxes for ANY intern)
    • Workers Compensation Taxes MUST be paid and Federal Income Taxes MUST be withheld
    • International students may work Full-Time only one long semester and a Summer – meaning either Spring and Summer or Summer and Fall
    • International students may work Part-Time for multiple semesters
    • Employers making an internship offer to an international student must prepare an offer letter on the company’s original letterhead. The letter must include the following:
      • A statement that the position is an internship or CPT
      • The beginning and ending dates of the position (Please call to obtain dates for the current semester)
      • The physical location (full address) where the student will be working
      • Supervisor’s name and title
      • Exact number of hours to be worked each week
      • Wages/hour
      • Organization’s EIN (necessary for students who must apply for an SSN)
      • Internship/job description

    Sample offer letter

Acquiring high-quality talent is critical to an organization’s marketplace success. The Naveen Jindal School of Management keeps abreast of corporate and industry needs as an essential component in providing students with rigorous training and relevant skills for professional success. The Career Management Center (CMC) located in the Naveen Jindal School of Management is committed to preparing tomorrow’s workforce to meet the needs of employers who require superior skills and abilities. The Corporate Affiliate Program (CAP) is the primary means by which the Career Management Center advances relationships with industry partners.

As a CAP member, your organization is granted access to a variety of services that help facilitate meaningful relationships with JSOM students, faculty and staff members while advancing organizational initiatives. Your commitment will enhance Career Management Center programs and services by helping to prepare candidates for a global, dynamic workforce.

Membership Benefits*

$5,000 Annual Investment

  • All $2,500 benefits
  • Company name and/or logo displayed outside a Career Management Center interview room and in the center’s central reception lobby
  • Private networking reception with MBA students
  • Opportunity to serve on Career Management Center Advisory Council

$2,500 Annual Investment

  • Company name and/or logo displayed on the Career Management Center website
  • Corporate partner networking opportunities
  • Priority access to Career Management Center interview rooms and scheduled recruiting days
  • Recognition in UT Dallas MANAGEMENT magazine
  • Opportunity to participate in industry forums
  • Priority access to research and expertise of world-class faculty

*CAP membership is based on UT Dallas academic calendar year (September – August)

For more information on becoming a Corporate Affiliate Partner, contact:

E. Michelle Miller

Director, Corporate Relations

Tom Kim

Assistant Dean, Career Management Center

The CMC hosts a multitude of career events on campus each semester. Contact us for additional information about recruiting at UT Dallas.

Stay tuned for announcements regarding special events!

Why hire a UTD Comet?

  • Our Full-Time MBA program is ranked 16th among public universities.
  • Our Professional MBA program is ranked 12th among public universities.
  • Our MS in Management Information Systems program is ranked 20th nationwide.
  • Our MS in Supply Chain Management program is ranked 27th nationwide.
  • Our Undergraduate business programs are ranked 56th among public universities.

For more information, email or call (972) 883-6916.

Shipped displays and literature for events must reach UT Dallas one week in advance. All boxes must be
clearly marked with UT Dallas Career Management Center and your company name to ensure that it gets to the correct booth.

Ship material to:
The University of Texas at Dallas
JSOM Career Management Center, SM25
800 W. Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080

You are responsible for shipping your displays back to your company. Please bring the necessary shipping forms with the shipment’s weight and your account number.

For Driving Directions and Parking Information, please contact us at jindal.career@utdallas.edu.

UTD has visitor/guest discount rates at the following hotels:

Courtyard by Marriott Richardson at Campbell

2191 N. Greenville Avenue
Richardson, TX 75081
(972) 994-9933

Doubletree Richardson

1981 North Central Expressway at Campbell
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 644-4000

Hilton Garden Inn Richardson

1001 W. Pres George Bush Turnpike
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 792-9393

Holiday Inn Richardson

1655 N. Central Expressway (US 75) at Campbell
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 238-1900

Hyatt Regency Richardson

701 E Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75081
(972) 619-1234

Renaissance Hotel Richardson

900 E. Lookout Drive near Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75082
(972) 367-2000