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Intern Recruitment Day 

March 28, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00pm
Employers come to Otis College’s main campus to recruit students from all majors for their paid summer internships, freelance, part-time and full-time job opportunities.  Read below for further information about the event and how to register your organization for this opportunity.


What is Intern Recruitment Day (IRD)?

Intern Recruitment Day (IRD) is Otis College of Art and Design’s annual creative recruiting event hosted by the Department of Career Services. It occurs on the last Thursday every March from 8 AM to 12 PM. This signature event occurs only once a year, so don’t miss this opportunity to gain access to top creative talent. IRD is designed to assist you and your organization’s talent needs in various creative endeavors and industries. Each registered employer participant will have the opportunity to meet with students individually for 10 minutes from all creative majors at Otis College of Art and Design. Once you register students will have the opportunity to select your organization and session time to meet with you during the event based on the position(s) you are seeking to fill.

What types of students can I expect to meet with at IRD?

As an employer participant you can expect to meet with Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors from the following majors: Architecture, Landscape, Interior; Communication Arts; Digital Media; Fashion Design; Fine Arts; Product Design; and Toy Design. Additionally, Otis College offers access to diverse student populations who come from all over the globe.

What is included in my registration fee?

Registered participants will have access to all creative intern candidates for 10 minute sessions from 9AM to 12PM. Prior to the start of the event employer participants will be granted free parking access as well as breakfast from 8AM to 9 AM. Employer check-in will start at 7:30 AM, and we encourage our employer partners to arrive early and plan for traffic in the local area of the college. Lastly, Otis College will provide access to Wi-Fi, our onsite cafeteria, and coffee shop for your convenience.

What information do I need to register for IRD?

To ensure that the registration process is quick and easy, please have the following information ready to register for access to top talent from Otis College:

  • Company and department interested in creative talent candidates
  • A brief description of your organization
  • Position description with
    • Required and/or preferred skills and qualifications
    • Desired hours
    • Rate of pay
  • Otis College Academic departments you identify with and/or are interested in recruiting from
  • All attendee(s) information including any food allergies or ADA accommodation notifications.
  • Indicate if you and/or other attendees identify as alum(s) of Otis College

What are the deadlines and associated fees for this year’s IRD event?

  • Early Bird Registration Deadline. Now - Feb. 15, 2019
    • Non-Profit Sector: $25
    • Private Sector: $75
  • Regular Registration Deadline: March 8, 2019
    • Non-Profit Sector: $50
    • Private Sector: $100
  • Late Registration Deadline: March 22, 2019
    • Non-Profit Sector: $150
    • Private Sector: $200  

How do I register for Otis College’s Annual Intern Recruitment Day?

All employer partners are able to REGISTER for the event online. As always, feel free to contact the Office of Career Services should you have any questions about registration and/or the event. You can reach the Career Services Team at 424.207.2490 or