On-Campus/Virtual Interview Guidelines 2020 – 2021

Fall 2020 Update: All employer engagement activities will be conducted virtually during the Fall 2020 semester and Spring will be determined in early December.

What is an on-campus/virtual interview (OCI)?
What is the OCI interview period at Tufts?
How do I request an interview room?
What types of interviews can I conduct on-campus?
When and where are interviews held when on-campus and virtually?
What is provided to employers?
What if I need changes to my schedule?
Who should I contact if I have questions about employer engagement at Tufts?

What is an on-campus/virtual interview (OCI)?
An on-campus interview is when an employer either visits Tufts University to conduct interview in the Career Center or virtually conducts interviews with our students via Zoom or another interview platform.

What is the OCI interview period at Tufts?

Fall 2021

  • Monday, September 13 – Friday, December 10, 2021
  • Fall 2021 Interviews can be scheduled beginning July 1, 2021

Spring 2022

  • Monday, February 7 – Friday, May 6, 2022
  • Spring 2022 Interviews can be scheduled beginning January 1, 2022

How do I request an interview room?
You can request interviews through Handshake, our job posting portal that is also used by most schools around the country.

What types of interviews can I conduct on-campus?
There are 2 main types of interviews:

  • Preselect: A preselect is when a schedule is set for you in Handshake (30, 60, or 90 minutes). You select the applicants and they sign up for interview slots. This option provides less flexibility for you to manage your own schedules (i.e., any changes need to go through the Career Center staff member)
  • Room only (recommended): A room only reservation is where we hold a room for you for interviews, the scheduling function will be done externally from Handshake using a platform of your choice. You will need to reach out to candidates to schedule them, but many employers have had success via Google Docs and Doodle Polls. This option allows you to have complete control over your schedule, including the flexibility to make last minute changes to your schedule if you need to remove a student or move a selected time slot. We ask that all updates are communicated to both the student(s) affected and the Tufts Career Center.

When and where are interviews held when on-campus and virtually?
Interviews are held Monday-Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm at the Career Center in Dowling Hall (419 Boston Avenue, 7th floor). Employer check in time for interviews begins at 8:30am. This option will be unavailable for Fall 2021.

Virtual interviews can be conducted through Handshake’s video functionality if you are a premium partner or via a platform of your choosing that you provide to the selected students in advance of their interview date. If you have questions please reach out to Susan Atkins at susan.atkins@tufts.edu.

What is provided to employers?
Upon check in with our front desk, you will receive a schedule of your interview day (if you are using a pre-selected schedule) and you will be escorted to your designated interview room(s). You will need to print resume packets on your own if you would like to have paper copies. We have coffee and water in the office, as well as a list of lunch recommendations within proximity to the office.

For virtual interviews, you will be able to access the schedule on Handshake or your external tracking system. Please expect a member of our staff to follow-up with you after your interview date to collect student attendance and any feedback you wish to provide.

What if I need changes to my schedule?
If you have selected the Preselect Schedule Type please reach out to our Recruiting Coordinator to update your schedule. If you have selected Room Only reservations, you have complete control over them.

Regardless of interview format, all changes need to be finalized no later than 1 week prior to your interview date. For any requests within 1 week of your interview date our team will do the best we can to accommodate, but we cannot guarantee changes due to the large number of interviews during peak recruitment times.

Who should I contact if I have questions about employer engagement at Tufts?

Handshake will be your primary reference to see your candidates and schedules. For any additional questions contact our Employer Relations Team: