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Hook Talent: Maximize Recruiting Success

Our team offers the Hook Talent EDU campus recruiting development program for our employer partners to provide support and resources in recruiting our UT talent while building engagement, community, and collaboration.

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Hook Talent EDU – Virtual Employer Education

Hook Talent EDU offers a series of educational sessions to help employers maximize recruiting efforts at UT Austin and to learn and share best practices. Join us to learn:

Hook Talent EDU Sessions

  • Best practices to increase your organization’s brand awareness
  • Early career engagement ideas to build long-term talent pipelines
  • How to develop a successful internship program, and how to supervise and mentor interns
  • How to connect with diverse students whose values match your organization’s mission
  • Success strategies that expand your reach across our 19 colleges and schools
  • How to connect to the visible and hidden pockets of talent within interdisciplinary programs

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Hook Talent EDU Recruiting Strategies & Resources

Texas Career Engagement provides a number of services, programs, and best practices to help employers develop recruiting strategies tailored to the large and diverse pool of UT Austin talent.

Event Engagement and Promotion

Explore opportunities to attend, host, post, and promote recruiting events to meet Longhorn talent:

Attend & Host Events

Pro Tip: Post and market your active role(s) and event(s) 4 weeks prior to the event to drive attendance and applications. 

Early ID and Building a Recruiting Pipeline

Build an in-person or virtual internship, micro-internship, or early ID leadership development program.

How to Build and Internship Program

Supervising Interns

Best Practices for Virtual Internships Guide

Pro Tip: Contact Texas Career Engagement for guidance on how to manage this effort and for connections to UT Austin early ID/student success programs.

HireUTexas powered by Handshake Virtual Engagement and Promotion

Learn how to search candidates utilizing keywords and experiences that meet your qualifications.

Using Search Students Feature

Using Messaging Feature

Invite students to apply that match your job qualifications.

Using Job Match Feature

Attach an interview date and/or schedule to increase your posting’s visibility.

Using Interview Feature

Offer virtual chat timeslots and increase student accessibility to your company and opportunities.

Using Virtual Chats Feature

Pro Tip: Open to all majors & training to upskill? Make that clear and cast your net wider!

HookedIn Virtual Mentorship and Promotion

Join HookedIn as an alum or “Friend of UT” and connect to mentor, promote your opportunities, and hire UT graduates!

Pro Tip: This is a great way to engage your Longhorn Alumni in helping you build your brand and create connections with student and alumni talent!

Student Organization Engagement

Make your recruiting pipeline more successful by developing strong relationships with student organizations. UT Austin has more than 1,300 student organizations for educational, recreational, and networking purposes that foster a rich and global campus culture. Please work with a Career Center to connect with the student organization that best fits your needs and to ensure your partnership with student organizations is in compliance with the UT System solicitation policy. Contact Texas Career Engagement for guidance on how to manage this effort and for help with connections and introductions.

Employer Recruiting Guidelines

Pro Tip: Provide educational “Day in the Life” or skills workshops to engage student organizations in a meaningful way. 

Partner with UT Career Centers

UT Career Centers are here in partnership to help you connect with Longhorn talent! We’re eager to learn about your recruiting needs and help you maximize your recruiting experience. Connect with us to engage campus-wide and/or per target college.

Career Center Directory

Don’t know where to start? A Hook Talent EDU guide can help you navigate and connect across the university’s decentralized recruiting environment. Texas Career Engagement’s consultation services can be especially useful to employers who want to develop inclusive campus-wide recruitment strategies, connect existing opportunities with underrepresented and historically disadvantaged populations, and learn about campus partners that work with specific student populations. We can also help you build a consistent presence, tap into Longhorn talent by targeting candidates by skills versus major, and meet students where they identify through creating meaningful programming.

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Previous Hook Talent EDU Sessions

  • On-Campus Student Employment

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  • How to Build an Internship Program

    Our goal is to help employers of all sizes to create more opportunities for our students to develop experience to support their transition from college to career. This recorded webinar discusses the logistics of creating an internship program such as necessary resources, job duties and final program evaluations. Both in-person and virtual methods are reviewed in order to best meet the needs of your organization.

  • Supervising Interns Effectively

    The success of any internship not only depends on the structure of the program, but on the strength of the supervisor. This recorded webinar analyzes methods to effectively manage interns, including tips for onboarding, and project plans. The webinar also discusses practices necessary to keep interns engaged and productive in a virtual world.

  • Diversity Recruiting: How to Demonstrate an Authentic Commitment

    Diversity and inclusion have always been important values, but employers are now being asked to demonstrate this commitment when building their recruitment strategies at UT. This recorded webinar discusses best practices from 3 perspectives: career services, students, and employers. Additionally, it highlights two partner organizations that are putting these great tips into practice and demonstrates how they have successfully created an environment that encourages diverse recruitment.

  • Neurodiversity Recruiting Best Practices

    Join us to learn more about neurodiverse students, recruiting, retention, and accommodations best practices. Presented by Longhorn TIES and Texas Career Engagement, with Danielle Biddick, Sr. Advisor, Diversity Talent Acquisition, with Dell joining us to share best practices and insight from their Neurodiversity Hiring Program

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