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O’Brien Center for Career Development

Can I use on-campus interviews as a practice tool for other interviews?

When requesting an on-campus interview with an employer, your request is a serious expression of interest to that employer and an implied promise that you will schedule an interview if your application is accepted.

To help you determine whether or not to request an interview, consider the following:

  • What do you know about the employer? Research the employer’s website to ensure sincere interest in the company and the position prior to setting up an interview.
  • Are you interested in the position? Do not request an interview with an employer thinking that they may have a position other than the one you are interviewing for; employers come on campus with specific opportunities of employment for students.