During the fall and spring semesters, we invite employers to visit campus and interview undergraduate and graduate students from all majors and programs in Arts, Sciences and Engineering.
You can participate in one of several different types of interviews, including remote interviewing via phone or computer, as well as holding informational interviewing sessions.
For questions about on-campus recruiting, contact Michelle Werth, recruiting coordinator, at email@example.com or (585) 275-2366.
We are currently accepting on-campus recruitment reservations for the 2016–2017 academic year. Visit campus to conduct pre-screened and open interviews with our students.
Traditional On-Campus Schedule Options
Pre-screened interviews—You receive resumes two to three weeks before your interview date, select the candidates you’d like to meet with, and then have the Career Center set up your schedule accordingly. Position descriptions for this interview type are needed at least one month prior to the interview date.
Open interviews—This format gives any student the opportunity to sign up for an interview and discuss your hiring needs and company. You still receive applications from students signed up for your schedule, but all students are able to select time slots.
Virtual Interviewing Options
Coordinated phone interview schedule—Similar to an in-person on-campus schedule, candidates are pre-selected and scheduled for specific interview times throughout the day. Recruiters can then call a direct line into our interview rooms to phone interview each candidate as scheduled.
Video/Skype interviews—We can help set up video or online interviews. The most cost-effective option is through Skype, where students use a computer in one of our interview rooms to connect online with an employer via video feed. Additional video interview options are available. Please contact us with your specific needs.
Interview Schedules Timelines
Up to one month before schedule—Post job description with Career Center through Handshake.
Two to three weeks before interviews—Receive resumes of interested candidates.
One to two weeks before interviews—Return names of selected candidates for interview sign-up.
Interview Day—Typical schedules run from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., with a total of 12 interview slots, an hour lunch, and two fifteen-minute breaks. Contact us directly to discuss a different type of schedule, including longer time slots, coordination of multiple schedules, and later start or finish times.
A defined timeline will be tailored to your needs once you establish an on-campus date.
Interview dates can be secured by logging into your Handshake employer account.
Thinking about hosting an information session at the University of Rochester? We offer a variety of options to employers, based on previous session success. Our group is also available to handle logistics and will work with you to help create a successful event.
Teaching a Skill-based Seminar
Co-sponsored by relevant student organizations, these events teach students a skill needed in your industry. Past examples have included valuation, reading financial statements, software programs, and specific technical skills. Inclusion of a small section on your organization and hiring practices is encouraged.
Employer Connection Series
Similar to a traditional employer presentation, this option is part of a series of employer sponsored information sessions, promoted to students as a multi-event series. This format provides a more promotional push and increased student visibility.
Traditional Corporate/Employer Presentation
You can present information on your organization to students on campus. Promotions can be done to targeted students by major, student groups, and/or departments. Co-sponsorship by student group may also be a possibility.
Virtual Presentation Broadcast
It’s an info session without the associated costs of travel! Company representatives present a session/webinar from their own computer, which is broadcast in the Career Center’s conference room to an audience of students.
For employers who have already created webinars or seminars and broadcast through their own site, we can arrange student viewing and promotions (no fee). For employers interested in this option that do not have previously established webinars or presentations, we can work with you to find a user-friendly platform (cost varies by product).
Tips for Making Your Event Successful
Students often connect with employers in various ways. We offer the following suggestions to enhance the success of your session.
- Timing—Our students prefer focused pre-interview sessions or seminars, often held the evening before on-campus schedules.
- Preparation—Posting a position and collecting resumes in advance of an information session allows you to create targeted invitation lists and contact specific candidates directly.
- Alumni Connections—Our students are interested in alumni, and sending a University of Rochester alumnus to campus to conduct your session can increase both visibility and attendance.
- Email Promotions—We will include your session in our weekly email newsletter to students and are happy to do additional promotion to specialty majors and students groups depending on your area(s) of interest. Depending on email distribution, we may be able to send invitations to specific student populations based on your needs.
- Fliers and Posters—The Career Center can create a basic poster for your event. You can also send us your own posters to be put up on campus (maximum of 30). Please send branded posters two weeks in advance of your session.
- Ads in The Campus Times—Advertise directly to students in the University’s popular weekly campus paper.
The Career Center will handle room reservations, catering requests, and any technical or audio-visual needs. Equipment and catering charges will be invoiced to you after your session.
To discuss your specific needs, review cost-saving strategies, or schedule a session, contact Michelle Werth, recruiting coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (585) 275-2366.