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Interviews

February 3, 2022
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 
Presidents and Deans Halls, The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center

The following information is for employers who plan to interview students at the Penn Stater the day after the Engineering Career Fair. If you have any questions or concerns about interviewing, or if you wish to return to campus to interview at a later date, please contact the Recruiting Manager.

Preparation for interviews should begin during the Fair:

  • Use an interview schedule (see sample [PDF]) to keep track of students you invite to interview and to record their interview times. Note that interviews may begin no earlier than 8:00 a.m. and must be completed by 5:00 p.m.
  • Be sure to include your company/organization name on the interview schedule and to take the schedule with you to the interviews.
  • Instruct students to report to the Student Check-In at least 15 minutes before their scheduled interview time. Student Check-In will be in the same location for all Engineering Career Week events.

Check-In

  • Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of your first scheduled interview.
  • Follow the signs to Interview Check-In (near check-in location for the Fair on the previous day).
  • Volunteers will make a copy of your interview schedule at the check-in area and then will escort you to your interview location.

There will be waiting areas designated outside of each interview space. As students arrive for their interviews, our staff will direct them to the appropriate waiting area.

When you are ready to meet with a student, go to the waiting area and call his or her name. If the student is not present at the designated time, check to see if he or she has arrived at the main check-in area.

Meals and Refreshments

Please remember to build breaks into your interview schedule for meals and refreshments! Coffee, tea, and water will be available throughout the day; however, you should plan to purchase your meals. The Penn Stater offers two onsite dining options.

COVID-19 Information

At this time, Penn State is requiring all students, faculty, staff, and visitors—both vaccinated and unvaccinated—to wear masks indoors at all campuses. Universal masking is required in all classrooms—regardless of size—as well as in meeting rooms, common areas in residence halls, and at any indoor events. Disposable masks will be available at this event, if needed. 

We are also implementing or recommending other actions to help mitigate transmission of the coronavirus at this and other in-person events:

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be be available in different locations at the venue. We also recommend that participants bring their own sanitizing gels or wipes if possible.
  • We discourage handshaking to limit physical contact. Instead, we recommend addressing other event participants with a wave or a verbal greeting.
  • We discourage distribution of paper handouts and other giveaway items. While we encourage students to bring paper copies of their résumés in case they are requested, we are also recommending that students and employers alike share information electronically to the degree possible.

Your presence at this program, event, or activity indicates your agreement to adhere to all University policies, including health and safety policies, and your acknowledgement that you are voluntarily participating in this program, event, or activity. You further acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and assume any and all risk of exposure to or infection by it or any variant thereof, including, without limitation, personal injury, illness, severe complications, permanent disability, and/or death.

See the Penn State Coronavirus Information website for the latest health and safety updates.

 

 

Engineering Career Resources & Employer Relations

College of Engineering

117 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-863-1032