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The best way to recruit new talent is by On-Campus Interviewing. Conducting interviews on campus:

  • Gives your organization and position(s) visibility.
  • Establishes credibility with the students and faculty.
  • Saves time by allowing you to interview a large group of pre-qualified candidates.
  • Maximizes resources by allowing you to have more than one interviewer.
  • Allows for the most effective use of Career Services as a partner.

Tips for Requesting Interviews:

  • Request interviews 4-6 weeks in advance to allow time for you to market your opportunity.
  • Pay special attention to how you post your job. This determines which student demographic can view your opportunity and apply.
  • Request more than one preferred date to ensure availability.
  • Conduct on-campus interviewing during the fall or spring – October/November and February/March are the best months. Contact us if this timeframe does not align with your recruiting cycle.
  • On-campus interviews can be used for both co-op/internship and full-time/degree-required positions.

To Request an On-Campus Interview:

  1. Log into Handshake.
  2. From your dashboard, click the Request an Interview button.
    • For your reference, you will see any current (upcoming) interviews on this page.
  3. Follow the steps to enter all required information and select date(s) for your request.
  4. Attach job posting(s) by adding a new one or linking to your existing job posting(s).  You can also use the interview request to copy and re-post a job.
  5. Career Services will review your interview request and contact you via email.
  6. Once approved, you can manage your interviews (including applications, invitations, acceptance/scheduling, wait list, etc.) from the On-Campus Interviews tab.

Request your preferences:

  • Open Schedule:
    • Applicants meeting the qualifications of the position (set by the parameters chosen when you post the position on the system) may sign up for an interview timeslot.
    • Timeslots are on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Sign up deadline is set 2 days prior to the interview day to allow you time to receive and review resumes.
  • Preselect Schedule:
    • Applicants apply for the position and are reviewed by you first.
    • You submit your picks through the system.
    • Applicants are given access to the schedule to sign up for a timeslot.
    • You are able to monitor all activity.
    • Application and interview sign up deadlines are flexible.
      • Use the ‘"Preferred interview schedule" field to indicate how long you would like each interview to last.
      • If you do not see your preferred timeframe, let us know your needs in the Information Box.
      • Please add a note if you want breaks outside of a lunch break.
  • Room Only Schedule:
    • Set your own schedule and reserve a room(s) for interviews.


Contact Lisa McElfresh, Associate Director of Career Services, at or (859) 572-6023.

What Employers Are Saying:

"We absolutely found the on-campus interview process easy and convenient."

"Very nice facilities in relation to other local universities. Excellent staff who seem willing to go the extra mile for their students and employers."

"It was spectacular.  The atmosphere for the students is much more comfortable and familiar and I found the conversations very different from those I’ve had here at our facility."

For assistance, contact Career Services at or (859) 572-5680.