What employers need to know

Benefits of on-campus interviews:

  • Free and convenient
  • Access to the CSE Career Center and Employer Relations staff for guidance and support
  • Streamlined recruiting efforts
  • Ability to interview multiple candidates in one day
  • Increased name recognition with students

On-campus interviews are a good strategy when:

  • You have the ability to plan ahead and reserve interview rooms early
  • The interviews coincide with periods of increased student activity, primarily in early fall and early spring
  • Interviews are held in conjunction with other events such as an information session, career fair, or student organization visit
  • Your company is located out of state and you would like to interview a number of candidates while you are in the area

Scheduling on-campus interviews:

  • Visit GoldPASS website, the University of Minnesota’s recruiting database, to schedule on-campus interviews.
  • Read our GoldPASS instructions for on-campus interviews.
  • Interviews are conducted primarily during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Make arrangements early to ensure availability of dates.

On-campus interview process:

Typically, four weeks are required to complete the full on-campus interview process.

Advertising the position: Two weeks

  • Students have an opportunity to view the position, create or update resumes, and apply for the job.

Selection and sign-up: Two weeks

  • Employers select applicants, students sign up online for available interview times, and the CSE Career Center prepares employer resume packets and folders.

Publicizing your visit:

CSE Career Center promotion strategies:

  • GoldPASS
  • Weekly CSE Student News email (sent to all undergraduate students in the college)
  • College of Science and Engineering social media
  • Promotions to college departments

Suggested employer promotion strategies:

  • Host events on campus (information sessions, student organization visits, etc.)
  • Search resumes in GoldPASS
  • Send a targeted email to students in GoldPASS
  • Create a customized flyer for posting on campus
  • Reach out directly to student groups for promotional assistance. Learn more about CSE student groups.

If you have additional questions or need assistance, contact the CSE Career Center at csecareer@umn.edu or 612-624-4090.