On-Campus Interviews

Hiring employers are looking for you, right here on campus by attending career expos and networking events. One of the key strategies they use to hire top college talent for their entry-level positions is to conduct on-campus interviews. Take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Honesty and Integrity

Represent yourself honestly in all aspects of the hiring process. If at any time it comes to our attention that you are misrepresenting yourself in any way, you may not be able to participate in on-campus recruiting/interviews in the future.

How to sign up for an on-campus interview

  1. Sign into Handshake and complete your profile if you haven’t already done so.
  2. You’ll also need a résumé in order to sign up for an interview on Handshake; upload your résumé which can be found under your profile > My Documents.
  3. Search for on-campus interview opportunities in Handshake:
    1. Search for and apply to specific jobs connected to an interview schedule.
    2. Under your Handshake account profile in the upper-right corner find and click My Meetings from the dropdown in the menu, then click On-Campus Interviews.
    3. All current on-campus interviews will appear to the right or you can search by key word, employer, industry, etc.
  4. Submit your résumé and any other required materials requested under “My Account," then “My Documents.” Make sure you send everything before the posted deadline.
  5. Get ready for your interview. Attend our workshops, meet with a career advisor, and research the organization you are considering.
  6. Come prepared. The time, place, and interviewer are all listed on the job posting. Arrive 10–15 minutes early with extra copies of your résumé.

What to do before the interview:

  • Research the organization and the position description
  • Attend employer information sessions or tabling opportunities if the employer is on campus
  • Check-in with Career Center receptionist 10 minutes before your interview time
  • Dress appropriately for your interview (each employer and industry has their own expectations for professional interview attire)
  • Be yourself

What to do after the interview

  • Send a thank you note to the recruiter that interviewed you in a timely manner
  • Employers are encouraged to provide interview feedback to the Career Center; we will reach out to share that with you if the employer provides it.

On-Campus Interviews Student Policies and Procedures

All aspects of the on-campus recruiting program can be managed from your Handshake account in the "My Account" section. On-campus recruiting policies are designed to ensure students meet the recruitment commitments they make through Handshake.

No-Show Policy

You will be considered a no-show if you:

  1. Cancel a scheduled interview less than 24 hours before the interview time and do not provide adequate notice to the employer and career services
  2. Do not show up for a scheduled interview

Missing a scheduled interview with an employer or not giving adequate cancellation notice reflects poorly on UO students, the University Career Center, and the UO as a whole. If you cannot keep a scheduled interview appointment, it is important to cancel the interview by calling the Career Center or employer as soon as possible—no less than 24 hours prior to the interview. By not showing up for your scheduled interview, you have wasted our interviewer’s vital time and taken up an interview slot that could have gone to another student. Such behaviors could ultimately cause employers to suspend recruiting at the UO.

If you miss a scheduled interview without notifying the employer or the Career Center you will be asked to do the following:

  • The Career Center will follow up with you and request you write and email a note of apology to the interviewer/recruiter explaining why you missed the interview and you will also copy Tina Haynes, UO Career Center employer engagement coordinator.
  • Employer contact information may be obtained through Handshake or you may contact Tina Haynes, 541-346-6006.