Welcome to Fall Recruiting 2021

Fall Recruiting, also known as On Campus Recruiting, will be taking place virtually during the 2021 season. We are excited to offer virtual information sessions and our popular industry nights at no cost to our corporate partners. These are wonderful ways to showcase your opportunities, build your brand, and get to know our students. As well, our team remains ready to support with first round interview scheduling.

To prepare for fall recruitment, speak with one of our Relationship Managers and plan to attend our Fall Recruiting Corporate Briefing on April 27th. Invites will be sent out to our current partners in early April. If you have not received an invite reach out to your Relationship Manager or contact us.

Registration for fall recruiting begins on Tuesday May 11th at 10:00am. Spaces will be reserved on a first come first served basis.

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Engagement Options

We recommend that before booking recruitment activity that you speak with one of our Relationship Managers to determine the best strategy for fall recruitment based on the roles you are hiring for. As well, our team is proficient with virtual recruitment and would be happy to advise on best practices as you develop your recruitment strategy.

Dates: End of August to the end of September

Times: See chart for recommended times

Duration: 1-1.5 hours

Delivery: Virtually

Best Practices:

  • Keep your presentation concise.
  • Include diverse representation in your presentation. This includes individuals from a variety of positions and diverse groups.
  • Leave time for virtual networking. Not sure how to run that? No problem! Our team has lots of ideas and would be happy to host your session and support the virtual connections.
August 30 - September 3 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
September 7 5:30pm & 7:00pm
September 8-16 5:30pm & 7:00pm
September 20 onward 5:30pm & 7:00pm

Dates: September 8-16

Duration: 1.5-2 hours

Delivery: Virtually


  • Lightning Talks – All industry nights will kick off with a fast-paced pitch session. Each company will have up to 3 minutes to pitch their firm.
  • Employer Booth – Each company will host a drop-in booth where students can swing by and ask questions about the company, recruitment, and upcoming applications.
  • One-on-one networking (optional) – representatives from your firm can host short one on one chats with students during the networking portion of the evening.
Finance September 8 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Consulting September 9 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Accounting September 13 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Insurance September 14 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Technology/Telco September 15 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Consumer Goods and Services September 16 5:00pm – 6:30pm


As a result of the virtual nature of recruitment, there will be no on campus first round interviews. We encourage firms to use Telephone, Zoom, WebEx, Teams or other virtual platforms to conduct these interviews. If this is your first time conducting virtual interviews and would like tips for making it a positive experience, please reach out to our team

Our Client Experience Coordinators are more than happy to work with you to schedule your first-round interviews. As you consider interview dates, please keep in mind any recruitment events you have planned and your intended posting closing date. Our team requires all scheduling details three business days prior to the day of your interviews. For details on the interview scheduling process please review Interviewing at Smith.

Sign-back Dates & Blackout Dates

All offers must be in writing and in accordance with our sign-back date. Please refer to the Recruiting Partnership Agreement for further details or contact your relationship manager.

For offers made beyond the sign-back date we ask that you keep all offers open in accordance with the CACEEE guidelines; three days for capital markets and five days for all other industries.

The chart to the right includes the blackout dates for the year. During those times, our Kingston based programs may not participate in recruitment activities. For questions about these or any other guidelines, please contact your relationship manager.

Black Out DatesReasonNote
October 12-15 Reading Week 2nd, 3rd & 4th year students are welcome to interview during the reading week break.
October 4-8 & 18-22 Fall Midterm Exams Please note, some exams may fall outside this period. We ask for sensitivity to midterms outside this period.
December 8-22 Final Exams Students may be available to interview once they have completed their exams.
February 7-18 Winter Midterm Exams The February midterm exam period is primarily designated for 1st and 2nd year students. If you are interviewing 3rd and 4th year students, we ask for sensitivity to their midterms.
February 22-25 Reading Week Students are welcome to interview during this time if they are available. The career centre will not host campus events at this time.
April 14-30 Final Exams Students may be available to interview once they have completed their exams.