On-Campus Interviewing

On-campus interviewing offers an excellent way for employers looking to fill co-op, internship, and post-graduate positions to connect with engineering students and graduates. Conducting interviews on campus makes it very convenient for busy college students and our data indicates it significantly improves recruiting success.  It is also often more cost-effective for employers since travel expenses are limited to those of the interviewer, and a significant number of interviews can be conducted one after another without interruption.

Employers can reserve interview space and manage their interview schedule(s) through CyHire. See the information below to set up the on-campus interviewing space that will work best for your team. Engineering Career Services will provide assistance to guide you through this process and help make your on-campus interviewing as successful as possible.

Engineering Career Services provides multiple options for on-campus interviewing throughout the semester:

  • Mass Interviewing
  • Private Room Interviewing
  • Virtual Interviewing

Mass Interviewing is available on the day after each in-person career fair. Only employers who attend an Engineering Career Fair are eligible to participate in the Mass Interviewing Day event. Please note, Mass Interview Day is not included in Career Fair registration. To register for the Mass Interviewing Day event, visit the ‘Events’ section of CyHire and complete the registration for the ‘Engineering Mass Interviewing Day′ event.

For Fall 2022, the Mass Interview Day events will take place in the Scheman Building on September 15 and September 21st.

Private Room Interviewing is available any time after Mass Interviewing has taken place. There are two main types of interview schedules available when requesting a schedule in CyHire:

  • Pre-Select Interview Scheduling: Interested candidates submit their resumes and other required documents though CyHire. Employers select candidates and send an invitation to interview. Candidates select an interview time that will work for them through CyHire.
  • Open Interview Scheduling: Interested candidates who meet the qualifications of the position are allowed to select an interview time through CyHire without any pre-screening by the employer.

To set up Private Room Interviewing, Click on “Create On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) Schedule” in CyHire.

Virtual Interviewing through phone or video calls may be held any time after the career fair. CyHire can be used to accept applications and allow students and alumni to sign up for interview time slots, effectively managing your virtual schedule in one spot. If you are planning to conduct video interviews, you can use the platform of your choice and simply add your link in the CyHire request form.

To set up a virtual interview schedule, click ‘Create On-Campus Interview (OCI) Schedule’ in CyHire.

Job Offer Time Period
It is strongly encouraged that employers give students two weeks to consider an offer, with the understanding that students may ask for more time based on their particular circumstances. This allows students to fulfill commitments and fully consider/evaluate their offer(s). Career decisions are very important, and it is in the best interest of all parties to allow students to explore opportunities and make informed decisions without undue pressure.  This policy helps to make job offer acceptance decisions final and protects the campus reputation of employers.

View our other policies and department mission at https://www.engineering.iastate.edu/ecs/policies/

We look forward to assisting you with interviewing at Iowa State University!

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