Screening interviews -- brief with the potential to lead to further consideration. These opportunities are everywhere. Be on the lookout, keep your resume handy, and prepare an answer to, Tell me about yourself.
- Career fairs
Employers often use career fairs to build an on-campus interview schedule, identify talent for hiring managers, and invite candidates to visit the office or site.
- Information sessions
Employers use information sessions to interact with students. They are often scheduled in the evening before on-campus interviews or career fairs and are posted in ePACK.
- Student organizations
Employers and alumni look for ways to meet students through professional societies and other student groups. Take advantage of opportunities for conversation.
These provide several venues in which to interact with employers and faculty -- presentations, receptions, and social events.
- Phone interviews
Employers often conduct screening interviews via phone. Take the call in a quiet place and stand up to convey energy in your voice. [Mastering the phone screening]
- Impromptu introductions
Be ready when you are introduced to potential employers. This can happen in your department, at home, in the community, or at a social function.
Site visits -- in-depth 2nd interview which follows a successful screening interview and usually takes place at the employer's office or site. This interview can range from 2 hours (for a local employer) to 2 days (for an out-of-town employer). View details of a site visit.