Interviewing Logistics

ISU’s College of Engineering has active relationships with many recruiters that conduct over 4000 on-campus interviews each year.  On the day after the Engineering Career Fair alone, over 600 interviews are held.  Our fall semester recruiting season runs from mid-September to the first week of December.  During the spring semester, on-campus interviewing runs from the first week of February to the first week of May.

Interviewing On Campus

Be sure to double-check the exact location of your interview in your CyHire account or with the company with which you are interviewing. When interviewing, show up ten minutes early for your interview.  Relax and prepare for your interview – the recruiter will come call for you when he or she is ready for you.

Cancellation Policy

Students are required to provide 48-hour or more notice to Engineering Career Services if they need to cancel an interview.  If a late cancellation is unavoidable, the student should inform their college career services office as soon as possible and follow the ‘late notice/no show procedure’ explaining why the interview was missed.  By maintaining a positive relationship with the employer, the student may be able to reschedule the interview.  The decision to reschedule will be at the discretion of the employer. Download Cancellation and late Notice/No Show Policy (pdf).


The Employment Process Menu


Step 1: Understanding Employers and the College Recruiting Process

    -Maintain a Positive Attitude

Step 2: Determine Career Goals and Skillset

Step 3: Identify Preliminary Target Employers and Industries

Step 4: Develop Effective Marketing Materials

Step 5: Search for Specific Employment and Research Target Companies