For Employers

Graduates from the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University have the skills needed to become strong professionals. Vigorous curriculum, co-curricular activities and career development resources build well-rounded, motivated students who are ready for the business world.

What Makes Our Graduates Unique?

In addition to our high-quality academic curriculum, the Cook School offers our students experiences that deepen the value of their degree program and develop:

  • Ethical Decision-Making: Integrated business ethics throughout the curriculum leads to ethically-minded graduates.
  • Service Orientation: The value of service is emphasized through the Service Leadership Program, Social Justice Computing Project and multiple service day opportunities.
  • Career Readiness: Through FOCUS, a career development program for undergraduates, students learn and practice the skills needed to identify and successfully enter their chosen business career.
  • Leadership: Interaction with executives, mentors, subject matter experts, student and professional organizations, and internship experiences provide students rich opportunities for leadership development.

How Can the Cook School Help You?

Are you interested in connecting with values-driven, motivated individuals with strong leadership potential? The John Cook School of Business Career Resources Center would love to help you.

Connect with Students

The Career Resources Center wants to support your recruiting efforts. Building your brand on campus, interacting with students outside of the interview and establishing a presence in the Cook School culture is important to you.

While some of our faculty utilize occasional guest speakers, the rigor of our programs demands that classroom time be spent primarily on academic activities. Center staff can recommend the optimal activities for each employer’s needs, including possible faculty connections.

The marketing strategy for your activities will be customized as well. The Career Resources Center will create targeted emails, newsletter inclusion, social media blasts and notification timed appropriately for your event or activity.

Attend and Sponsor Events

Contact the center for more information about all of our events, including:

  • University career fairs
  • Internship and information fairs
  • Dress for success events
  • Mock interview days
  • Recruiter panels

Information Tables

Located in Cook Hall’s atrium during peak hours of student traffic, information tables allow representatives from employers to have informal face-to-face interaction with individual students and enhance brand awareness.

Information Sessions

If you would like to address a targeted group of students about a specific program or opportunity, an information session provides you the platform to share details about your organization and network with students of a particular business major or year.

Student Organizations

The Cook School hosts many student-run organizations related to business functions, academic honors and service. Many of these organizations look for topical guest speakers and host companies to speak about their industries.

Post Jobs and Internships

The Cook School partners with University Career Services to support recruiting efforts for full-time and internship opportunities. Eligible students may participate in the for-credit internship program, designed to provide them with work experiences to enhance their academic program.

Online Recruitment

The best method to reach alums and current students is through SLU’s online recruiting database, Handshake.  

The posting system allows companies to post opportunities free of charge, and identify a person within their organization to receive submitted resumes automatically as candidates apply. You also have the option of directing candidates to your website instead.

Handshake is uniquely designed to make it easy for employers to market their company and opportunities to as many students as possible. For this reason, we encourage you to set up your personalized company profile and job postings at slu.joinhandshake.com.

Learn how to post a job description to Handshake

On-Campus Recruiting

SLU provides facilities for organizations to recruit candidates and conduct interviews on campus for full-time and internship opportunities. Two on-campus recruitment sessions are offered during the academic year, in the fall and spring. Employers can use Handshake to post the opportunity, review resumes, select and schedule the candidates. Interviews are then conducted on SLU’s campus, providing a streamlined process for the employer.