A wide range of organizations take advantage of on-campus interviewing to select and hire student talent. Many employers schedule interviews in the days immediately following the Business Career Fair, utlizing rooms and spaces set aside by Career Services.
Successful campus interviews stem from attention to detail and considerable advanced planning. Hiring managers coordinate with our Career Services staff to choose the number of interviews conducted, and the amount of time allotted for for students.
How to Schedule Interviews
Facilities at Walton College
The George W. Edwards, Jr. Interview Suite is available in Walton Career Services to conduct your On-Campus Interviews (OCI). We are here to assist you in planning and coordinating your On-Campus Interview needs.
All interview requests will primarily be scheduled through Handshake. Although our interview suite is limited to four rooms, we have the capability to schedule additional rooms, when available, in our Business Quad. Our business hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm so we recommend interviews to be scheduled from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday. Accommodations can be made for schedules that need to extend beyond these times.
Interview Seasons in Walton Career Services are typically:
- Fall: September – November
- Spring: February – April
Interview Schedule Types that are available:
This schedule allows you to specify an application period and a slot signup period. Primary and Alternate candidates are selected after the application period closes. You must attach a job/internship post to this type. There is flexibility in schedule set up with room/job assignments. This is the most popular interview schedule.
A room(s) can be reserved; however, slots will be managed outside of Handshake. Be aware, students selected for this type of interview schedule will not be able to take slots. Attaching a Job/Internship post is not necessary. This schedule type works best with outside scheduling software (i.e. Yello.co), Career Fair interview scheduling, or if you prefer to manage your interview schedule.
An Open schedule allows you to specify an application period where students who meet the job/internship qualifications (set on the Preferences page/tab of your job/internship post) will be able to take a slot immediately after applying.
Virtual interviews and be scheduled using any one of the schedule types listed above. Be sure to note this in the Interview Schedule Description section of the Basics Tab. For individua virtual interviews, our students can schedule an interview room for based on availability.
Please note regardless of the schedule type you select, please be sure to complete the application process with our students. This allows students to know where they stand in the interview process and does not leave them feeling ‘Ghosted’ in their job/internship search. For more information on applications, click here: Definitions: Application Statuses
Day After Interviews (DAI) – Business Career Fairs
Walton Career Services offers interview space at No charge for Day After Interviews. Due to the limited size of our Interview Suite, we utilize a combination of private and pipe & drape spaces to accommodate all employers. Complimentary lunch is provided for registered recruiters.
The following policy governs interviews and compliance is greatly appreciated:
- Space Reservation may be made upon Business Fair Registration Confirmation.
- Space Reservation Limit – 2 interview spaces per day.
- Space is assigned on a first come, first served basis for non-Walton Career Services sponsors.
- Reservation Cancellation/No Shows-Space reservations may be cancelled in writing via email before a specified date for each career fair without penalty. Cancellations made after that date and “No Shows” will be assessed a $50 service fee per space reserved.
Schedule your On-Campus Interview
If you have any questions or need assistance with your schedule or your day on campus, please contact Thomas Burns, Employer Relations Assistant via email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at (479) 575-6100.