Career Center > Resumes & Interviews > Interviews > Campus Interviews
Campus Interviews are an opportunity for DePaul students and alumni to interview on-campus or virtually with employers for internships, part-time, and full-time positions. Campus Interviews happen every quarter following the Career Fairs.
To apply for interviews, students and alumni must submit their resume/cover letters and sign up through their Handshake account. For further instructions on how to navigate Campus Interviews on Handshake, check out Handshake's On-Campus Interview Overview or contact us at email@example.com. You can also check out our Campus Interviews Guide for FAQ's on the drop downs below.
All DePaul students and alumni are eligible to participate in Campus Interviews.
Campus Interviews will happen either virtually or in person in the Loop at the DePaul Center suite 9600
Fall Quarter: Beginning of October
Winter Quarter: End of February
Spring Quarter: Mid-April
Check out our Campus Interviews Guide for more information!
Cancellation policy: If a student decides that they are no longer interested in interviewing with a company before the hiring manager has made their decision, the student must go into Handshake and withdraw their application. This needs to be done as soon as possible to ensure another student has an opportunity to interview for said position. Once the student has scheduled an interview, they have until 48 hours prior to the interview to change their mind. If they need to cancel within a scheduled interview's 48 hour no-change period, they must email the hiring manager with an explanation and call 312.362.5201.
No-show policy: If a student did not show up to their scheduled interview without 48-hour notice, the student needs to write the recruiter a signed letter of apology for the inconvenience they caused and CC firstname.lastname@example.org on the letter. Failure to submit the letter will result in loss of interviewing privileges.
Open Interview Process: If the employer has selected to host open interviews and you are qualified for the job, you will be able to apply and immediately sign up for an interview slot. Everyone who qualifies for the positions will be able to schedule an interview.
Pre-Selected Process: If the employer has selected to host pre-select continuous interviews and you are qualified for the job, you will be able to apply; however, the recruiter/hiring manager will need to review your application AND decided whether or not to designate you as a primary candidate in order for you to schedule an interview slot. This means that not all students who apply for a position will be selected for an interview.
Research companies and positions. Review their Handshake profiles, websites and social media accounts. Rather than spending time asking employers questions that have easy-to-find answers, focus on discussing how your skills and experiences match what they are looking for.
Prepare your elevator pitch. An elevator pitch is a 30-60 second introduction that should summarize who you are, what you do, and why you would be a perfect candidate.
Update your resume with our Peer Career Coaches. Check out Asynchronous Resume Reviews.
Practice! Schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor to ask questions, practice interview questions and prepare yourself for Senior Interview Day.
Check out the great resources in our Career Library!