You are highly sought after by hiring employers actively recruiting on-campus. They may opt to do this by attending career fairs, networking events and conducting on-campus interviews. On-campus interviewing is one of the key strategies used by employers seeking to hire top college talent for their entry level positions. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to interview with employers right here on campus.
How to Participate in On-Campus Interviews:
- Find On-Campus Interviews
Log in to Handshake -select “Jobs” then “On-Campus Interviews”. View employers offering on-campus interviews and practice interviews this term and get detailed position descriptions, qualifications and deadline details.
- Upload your resume(s). You must have a resume uploaded to Handshake before you can sign-up for an interview or practice interview. Some employers may ask for additional application materials (i.e. cover letter, writing sample, references).
- Prepare for Your Interview
Do your homework and research the organization you’re interviewing with.
Learn about their industry, competitors and about the position you’re interviewing for. Get interview practice before the real one. Check out and sign-up for a practice interview through the University Career Center’s Practice Interview Program
- Ace the Interview and Get the Job!
Arrive early for the interview, bring extra resumes, dress appropriate for the company/industry, and have 2-3 questions prepared for your interviewer. Smile often and thank your interviewer(s) for their time.
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 their recruitment commitments they make through Handshake.
You will be considered a “no-show” if you:
- Cancel a scheduled interview less than 24-hours before the interview time and do not provide adequate notice to the employer and career services.
- 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 very important to cancel the interview by calling the University Career Center or employer directly 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 have taken up an interview slot that otherwise could have gone to another student. Such behaviors could ultimately cause employers to suspend recruiting at the UO.
A missed scheduled interview will also result in suspension of upcoming and future scheduled interviews through Handshake. To reactivate and unblock your Handshake account the following steps must be taken:
- E-mail a note of apology to the recruiter explaining why you missed the interview and copy Tina Haynes, UO University Career Center On-Campus Recruiting Coordinator. Employer contact information may be obtained through Handshake or you may contact Tina Haynes, 541-346-6006.
- Upon receipt of the e-mail clearly indicating employer was e-mailed, students will regain access to Handshake.
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, disciplinary action will be taken.
Don't meet employer requirements?
If you don't meet an employer's requirements (listed in description page), you may contact the On-Campus Recruiting Coordinator to discuss options.
What to do before the interview:
- Attend employer information sessions (some of these are mandatory) or tabling opportunities
- Check-in with University Career Center receptionist 10 minutes before your interview time
- Dress appropriately for your interview (each employer and industry has their own expectations for appropriate interview attire)
What to do after the interview:
- Send a thank you note to the recruiter that interviewed you.
- Employers are encouraged provide interview feedback to the University Career Center; you will receive an e-mail indicating if the employer did provide interview feedback and requesting you to schedule an appointment with a University Career Center advisor to receive the feedback.
Practice Interview Program
Students that participate in the Practice Interview Program must adhere to all On-Campus Interviewing policies and procedures.