Interview with top employers without traveling or missing class. Each year recruiters from a wide variety of organizations interview students at EIU for full time and internship opportunities.
To participate in the Campus Interview program, you MUST be have an active HANDSHAKE account containing your uploaded resume.
You will find employer interview schedules on HANDSHAKE. There are two types of interview schedules.
Search the Interview Schedules
All campus interview schedules will be posted on HANDSHAKE. Each opportunity will include a brief job description, qualifications required and information about how to apply. Be sure to carefully read ALL requirements and application instructions. View Policies & Tips
You may remove yourself from an interview schedule on HANDSHAKE at any time before the end of the online sign-up period. No cancellations are allowed after the sign-up period ends. Be sure to pay attention to the sign-up schedule for each position.
If you are scheduled for an interview and do not notify the employer or Career Services as to why you did not attend the interview, you will be considered a no show. If you fail to show up:
Some employers hold informational sessions prior to the start of their interview schedule.
BE EARLY!! The accepted standard is 10 minutes early for your interview. Unless otherwise noted, ALL interviews will take place at the Career Services office. Check in at the front desk upon arrival.
Campus Interviews are REAL interviews, so professional dress is expected. See Professional Dress for proper interview attire. Also be sure to bring another copy of your resume, pen, notebook and your research notes and questions. Keep all of these items neatly in a organizer or portfolio if possible.
Be Prepared. Do your Research!
Always prepare for an interview by knowing about the employer and the industry. Determine company size, the parent company or subsidiaries (if any), what their latest ventures are, growth and sales statistics, and challenges faced by the industry. Researching gives you credibility and confidence in an interview and helps you establish questions you can ask during the interview. See Interviewing Skills section to learn more.
To participate in Campus Interviews, you must have an active HANDSHAKE account containing your uploaded resume.