On Campus Interviews

We appreciate the investment you make to interview Cornell Engineers. Below is a guide to make the most of your On-Campus Recruiting visit.

Submit your Interview Date Request: Request your interview dates using Handshake

Types of Interview Schedules: You will be required to indicate the type of interview schedule you’d like to reserve when making your request. Please review the information below and make the selection that’s best for your organization.

  • Preselect: Specify an application period and a signup period. Primary and alternate student choices are selected by you after the application period. Primary candidates are allowed to sign up before alternate candidates.
  • Open: Specify an application period where if students meet the qualifications set for the interview they can select a slot. The students will be able to take a slot immediately after applying. This option is NOT a common one.
  • Room Only: A room will be reserved for your use, but the schedule will be managed by you outside of Handshake. When scheduling, please do not schedule interviews to being before 9:00 am or end after 4:00 pm. Carpenter Hall is a secure building; our floor locks for the day at 4:30 pm.

Your next step is to add your job description(s) to your interview schedule on Handshake.

How to Add a Job to an Interview Schedule

Timeline: Please take note of the timeline listed in Handshake. If adjustments are needed, please let us know right away by emailing eng-recruiting@cornell.edu. A note about the Employer Deadline Date.

Interview times: Interviews take place between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

For preselect interviews, please review the interview slots and let us know if you need to change the length or if other adjustments are needed. How to Mark an Interview Time Slot as “Unavailable”.

If you have made a “Room Only” reservation and plan to build your own schedule, you must not schedule students before 9:00 am or after 4:00 pm.

Interview Day Logistics

Learn more about an On-Campus Interview Day of Logistics.