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Reserving Interviewing Space for Telephone or Virtual Interviews

*Given the extraordinary circumstances of COVID-19, in the best interests of the student, alum, and staff health, Career Services is currently operating remotely and our offices in the McNeil Building are currently closed. As a result, our videoconference facilities are currently unavailable until further notice. Thank you for your patience and stay safe.   To help facilitate interviews that occur off-campus, Career Services offers space for telephone interviews and equipment for video conferencing interviews. Our video conferencing room is conveniently located just down the hall from the Career Services office in the McNeil Building and is fully equipped with a computer and big-screen monitor that connects to an HD camera and speaker system. Students and employers can connect through Blue Jeans Network (a cloud-based video conferencing service), Skype, or telephone for remote interviews. Employers who use traditional ISDN or IP video conference systems can use their existing equipment to dial into our videoconference suite and connect with students via BlueJeans. Student Reservations Students interested in reserving the room and equipment should contact Career Services. To request telephone or video conference interview space, you may:

  • Complete this online reservation request form, or call us at 215-898-7531 with the interview date and time, employer name, and the type of interview. Advanced notice is always best, as the video conferencing room is subject to availability.
  • Once you have reserved the video conferencing room, plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before your interview to check in at the Career Services front desk. If the interview will take place outside of normal business hours (9:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday), you will need to pick up a key one business day before the interview.

Employer Reservations Employers interested in finding out more and reserving the equipment should contact Penn’s Recruiting Manager, Debra Koita. Video conferencing is a great option for employers on travel restrictions or otherwise cannot travel to campus to interview students. Whether you want to schedule one student or a dozen, video conferencing is an option to consider.