Virtual Recruiting Options

While on-campus recruiting is often a company’s most effective approach, there are other successful ways to reach students. If a visit to our campus in Pittsburgh does not accommodate your organization’s needs, please consider these other approaches.


The Tepper School operates Polycom video conferencing equipment. We do not charge a fee; however, please clarify the costs involved to dial in through your technical department. To obtain more information, please contact Lynn Urso, assistant director, recruiting, at or 412-268-1311.


In addition to on-campus recruiting, the COC has several suggestions to assist you in filling immediate openings. With our recruiting system, Tepper Symplicity, you have access to:

Job Postings

If you have a position that needs to be posted, please register and post a job at We can promote opportunities directly to students and/or alumni. Interested students will apply by either being directed to your website or an email address you provide.

Resume Books and Profile Searches

MBA resume books are located, at no cost, in Tepper Symplicity. We also partner with GRADLEADERS for those who wish to purchase their service. By accessing either system, you may search online resume books and student profiles to locate candidates to suit your needs.


The Tepper School of Business does not rank graduating students according to overall grade attainment, although national surveys consistently rank our program as one of the most rigorous in the country. Throughout their education, students are urged to make maximum use of our course offerings by taking heavy schedules rather than selecting nominal schedules in search of high averages. We strongly encourage you to evaluate our students on the basis of the recognized excellence of our curriculum and their individual performance during your interviews.

The following guidelines have been established concerning disclosure of grades during the recruitment process:

  • Resumes sent to employers through the COC (including the Resume Book and pre-screened schedules) will not include Tepper School grade point averages.
  • The COC prohibits employers and students from discussing Tepper School grades during the initial COC-facilitated interview.
  • After the decision for the subsequent interview is made and conveyed, the student is free to provide the recruiter with any pertinent Tepper School grade information (e.g., transcript, GPA).
  • During the resume submission period, recruiters have the option to request that students submit a listing of current and completed coursework (without grade information) along with their resume and cover letter.

If, by strict company policy, you must request information from students concerning their academic performance at the Tepper School during the initial interview, please discuss that requirement with any COC staff member prior to any discussion with individual students. If you have any concerns regarding this policy, please let us know before leaving campus.


Our program is quite rigorous, and students may find it difficult to plan their on-site, second-round interview. Your flexibility in permitting students to schedule visits around classroom commitments is appreciated. Please note that no classes are held on Friday.

In order to provide students sufficient time to explore career options, we have joined with other leading graduate business programs in establishing guidelines for offer deadlines. Employers are strongly encouraged to provide graduating students sufficient time regarding offer acceptance, up until December 15 or three weeks after an offer (whichever is later). Summer internship candidates should be given until March 1 or one week after an offer (whichever is later) before requiring a response.

We recognize that some situations may require a faster response. In these instances, please inform the COC staff of the situation as soon as possible. Any student issue regarding a job offer is handled individually between the COC staff and the employer.

Companies are asked to provide information on offers made, offers accepted and salaries offered to the recruiting manager at This assists us in preparing an accurate employment report at the end of each recruiting year.


In addition to serving Tepper School graduate students, the COC provides lifetime services to alumni. If you have career opportunities for experienced professionals, please register and post a job at Alumni resume books are located in Tepper Symplicity. Alternatively, you may speak with a career counselor at 412-268-2278.