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“On Campus” Interviewing

The Penn Career Services Coordinator, Bee Smith, will be happy to assist you with arranging on-campus interviews.  You can reach her at gbsmith@upenn.edu or 215-898-5740.

  • Employers can continue to use Handshake to manage interview sign-ups, but should generate a link from their preferred  videoconference platform (such as Zoom or BlueJeans) for students and recruiters to connect.  In this way, interviewers using their corporate platforms will be able to take full advantage of features such as waiting rooms in Zoom or locked meetings in BlueJeans.  Instructions for how to add your link to your Handshake schedules can be found here.
  • Employers with back-to-back schedules will need to think through how to handle these schedules as there is not a way to put two URLS for one schedule in Handshake.  Using breakout rooms in Zoom would be one option or simply communicating the two links to students directly via email would be another.
  • We ask that all employers participating in virtual OCI provide interviewer contact information to students who may have technical difficulties or need to cancel an interview.  While typically the Penn staff would handle this, we are concerned that we may not always know who the actual interviewer is if a student needs to cancel on short notice.

Employers who do not have access to their own videoconference platform should reach out to Bee Smith, our recruiting manager to discuss.  Penn Career Services is able to generate videoconference links for such employers, but because the interviewer will not have a Penn email they will not have the capability to lock the interview room meaning that students who check in early may interrupt the prior interview.

Because we very much want you to engage with our students and realize the challenges the pandemic has brought, we have decided to waive all virtual interview fees

Requesting an Interview Schedule Through Handshake

Employers may request an “on-campus” interviewing date through our recruiting platform, Handshake.

  • Current Users: If you already have a Handshake account, simply connect with the University of Pennsylvania.
  • New Users: Request access to Handshake first, and then request to connect to the University of Pennsylvania.
  • If you do not see “Request an Interview” on your Handshake home page for Penn, contact Penn’s Recruiting Coordinator, Bee Smith.

Before submitting a request, please see our 2021-2022 On-Campus Recruiting Deadlines Calendar for a complete listing of interview dates and recruiting deadlines. We also encourage you to review our recruiting guidelines.


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