On-Campus Interviewing

Recruiters representing hundreds of different employers visit the University Park campus each year to interview students for internship, co-op, or entry-level full-time positions that are posted in Nittany Lion Careers.

To be considered for an on-campus interview:

  • On-campus interviews may be held in the Bank of America Career Services Building, the HUB-Robeson Center, or other locations on or near campus.
  • Apply to jobs you qualify for through Nittany Lion Careers.
  • If you are invited to interview, you will receive an email to notify you that you need to log into the system and select an interview timeslot that works for your schedule. You will also see this invitation as an alert on your Nittany Lion Careers homepage after you have logged in.

Once you have been invited, your status will be Preselect (someone the employer wants to interview in the first round), Alternate (someone the employer will consider as a back-up), or Pending (someone who has applied but not been selected as a Preselect or Alternate). If you are in preselect status, it's very important that you sign up for an interview quickly. Interview slots for preselect students are only open exclusively to them for a few days, after which alternates are free to sign up for those slots. Once you have applied for a job, check Nittany Lion Careers frequently to see if you have been preselected.

Once you have selected a timeslot, you will receive an email confirmation of the date, time, building, and check-in location of your interview. Take your Penn State student ID card and plan to arrive 10–15 minutes prior to your scheduled interview time.

It is very important to take all scheduled interviews seriously. If you have signed up for an interview and can no longer attend due to illness or other commitments, you must contact us as soon as possible prior to your scheduled interview time.

If you are a no-show for an on-campus interview, you will have to speak to a member of our staff about the reason you missed the interview. You will also have to write a formal letter of explanation/apology to the employer and you will lose access to Nittany Lion Careers until you have done so.

If you are a no-show for more than one interview, you may lose your Nittany Lion Careers access permanently.


Engineering Career Resources & Employer Relations

College of Engineering

117 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-863-1032