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employersThe University of Rochester is a top-tier research institution, and our students and alumni are regularly recognized for their ingenuity, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit. They embrace the school’s motto - “Meliora” - as they make the world ever better.

The Greene Center offers a number of ways for local, regional, national, and international employers to connect with the University of Rochester’s brightest minds - and for them to connect with you. From campus events to online recruiting, you can tap the University’s pipeline of talent for internships, special projects, co-ops, jobs, fellowships and other experiential learning opportunities. Use the links below to navigate to additional resources and information.

Partnerships & Collaboration

Some of the available partnerships and collaborative opportunities within the centers and institutes in Arts, Sciences and Engineering include

UR Ventures - Transferring technologies can make the world a better place, and UR Ventures helps develop University innovations into valuable products and services.

The Ain Center for Entrepreneurship - Assists students in generating and transforming ideas into enterprises that create value, both economically and socially.

The Industrial Associates Program - As part of the Institute of Optics, this program builds relationships with optics and photonics industry collaborators.

Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences - CEIS promotes economic development in New York State by bringing together companies and University researchers with common areas of interest.

Our Students

University of Rochester students work with, and are trained by, professors who are committed teachers as well as acclaimed researchers. Our unique academic programs, fostering interaction between researchers and students, draw national attention.

The distinctive Rochester Curriculum - comprising majors, minors, and “clusters” of thematically linked courses - produces students well versed in a variety of subjects. They are eager to learn more and are trained to blend research, analysis, and communication skills into their own unique identities.

Our students major and minor in a number of high-skilled areas, and many of our students walk away from Rochester as dual-majors.

By the Numbers

University of Rochester students are bright and motivated. Many graduated at the top of their classes in high school and continue their academic success at Rochester. Our students are also:

  • Experienced: 96% of Rochester students have completed at least one internship or career-related experience by graduation; 75 percent have completed two or more
  • Global citizens: 33% of our undergraduate students have studied abroad by the time they graduate, double the national average
  • Team players: 70% of students participate in intramural sports, and more are involved in varsity athletics and club sports


Please visit the on-campus recruting page for information on events and logistics.

Posting a Position

Our online job and internship posting system is powered by Handshake, which allows you to post your organization's available positions and view potential candidates. You can also submit requests for on-campus interview dates, register for events and information sessions, and more. Greene Center staff members review submissions each business day where we then approve and post listings for full-time jobs, both pre- and post-graduation, as well as fellowship programs. You can also post internships which are an easy and cost-effective way to fill short-term needs with potential long-term employees. This allows you to “test drive” employees that have the knowledge and skills you are looking for, while students receive an education that blends classroom training with practical work. Our students pursue internships for experience and/or academic credit, and coordinating the credit is the student’s responsibility.

There is no cost to post your positions with us through Handshake. For unpaid internships, please review the US Department of Labor’s test for unpaid interns and the definition of internships by the National Association of College and Employers (NACE).

To post part-time, pre-graduate job opportunities, we recommend using Fees may apply when using non-University vendors, but we encourage our students to check such sites for their part-time work needs.

For questions about job postings or internships, contact Megan Vargulick, Director of Employer & Alumni Connections.

How to Post

First you must create an account with Handshake.

Once you have logged in:

  1. Start by selecting the “Jobs” tab on the left side of the navigation bar. This will bring up the Job Postings page.
  2. Next select “New Job” in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. On the job form, fill out the required fields and then select “Create Job” at the end of the form. We encourage you to fill out as many of the fields as possible to ensure the position shows up in as many searches as possible.
  4. Next, Handshake will ask you to fill in the “Job Qualifications” to find matches with qualified students. Once you’re finished, hit “Update Qualifications.”
  5. This will bring you the to job summary page, where you can see all the information you just entered. The new job you created will show up on the Job Postings page after review and approval by a staff member (submissions are checked by staff once per business day).

Job Offer Policy

The Greene Center promotes an equitable and fair recruiting experience on behalf of our employers and students. In keeping with industry and NACE best practices, we ask that candidates be given a minimum of two weeks, but preferably three weeks, to make an informed decision about their Fall or Spring full-time offers.

When extending an offer at the end of a student’s summer program or internship, we recommend that employers give students an extended deadline so that students will have sufficient time to explore their options in order to make an informed decision. This may mean extending the deadline to October. Ultimately, we want you to obtain the best candidates and while ensuring our students have the best opportunities possible.

For additional information, please refer to the NACE Principles for Ethical Professional Practice or the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Guidelines

Reporting Offers

When a University of Rochester student accepts an internship or full-time offer of employment we ask that you notify the Greene Center. This helps to ensure that we have accurate information regarding job offers, acceptances, and salaries related to our students. Please email this information to Megan Vargulick, Director of Employer and Alumni Connections.

Hiring International Students

We've created a separate page with all information related to hiring international students