The On-Campus Interviewing Program provides a simple way for employers to interview students for career-related positions, including for full-time, part-time and internship positions, on Mason's Fairfax campus.
All Mason degree-seeking undergraduate, graduate students and alumni are eligible to participate in the On-Campus Interviewing Program. Screening criteria, including major, GPA and work authorization, for individual positions are set by the employer.
Since you have targeted Mason as a top institution for your hiring needs and are traveling to campus to make interviewing convenient and accessible to our students, University Career Services will work with you to promote your positions to our students and faculty.
Review our online orientation for more information about our On-Campus Interviewing Program.
Steps to Participating in On-Campus Interviewing
Log in to HireMason. Select "Create New Schedule Request" and one of three schedule options:
Preselect: Select this option to reserve interviewing space, post a position with set screening criteria, review submitted resumes, and invite candidates to select an interviewing time on your schedule.
Preselect to Alternate: Select this option to reserve interviewing space, post a position with set screening criteria, review submitted resumes, and invite TWO tiers of candidates to select an interviewing time on your schedule. Once preselect students select a time to interview, your schedule will open to candidates you selected as alternates.
Room Reservation Only: Select this option to reserve interviewing space only. We will reserve a room for your use while you create your own interviewing schedule. All interviews must be scheduled to begin no earlier than 8:45 a.m. and to end by 4:30 p.m. Employers often select this option if they would like to ensure a room reservation but fill their schedule with candidates met at a particular event they are attending on campus such as the Career Fair.
Open: Select this option to post a position and allow qualified students to sign-up for interview times on a first-come, first-served basis. Unlike the Preselect and Preselect to Alternate schedules which allow you to pre-screen candidates, the open schedule allows students to immediately sign-up for an interviewing slot upon dropping their resume.
Fill out the remainder of the request by attaching your available position(s). You will receive a confirmation email when your request is received and again when it is approved.
If you have selected a Preselect or Preselect to Alternate schedule, applicants will begin dropping their resume in your HireMason account for your position(s). If you have a Room Only schedule, you will not receive any applications via the system.
Once the Resume Submission Deadline has passed, you will have a three-day Employer Selection Period to review resumes and invite students to select a time to interview with you by changing their application status to Invited, Alternate, or Not Invited.
On-Campus Interviewing FAQs
Please refer to our OCI Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Monday, September 14th -
Friday, November 13th
Below are the selection dates for both Preselect and Preselect to Alternate schedules. If your schedule is Preselect ONLY, please disregard the Alternate Sign Up dates. All other dates are applicable.
Resume Submission Deadline: Sept 2
Employer Selection Period: Sept 3 - Sept 6
Preselect Sign Up: Sept 7
Alternate Sign Up: Sept 10Schedule Close: Sept 10
Resume Submission Deadline: Sept. 9
Employer Selection Period: Sept. 10 - 13
Preselect Sign Up: Sept. 14
Alternate Sign Up: Sept. 17Schedule Close: Sept. 17
Resume Submission Deadline: Sept. 16
Employer Selection Period: Sept. 17 - 20
Preselect Sign Up: Sept. 21
Alternate Sign Up: Sept. 24Schedule Close: Sept. 24
Resume Submission Deadline: Sept. 30
Employer Selection Period: Oct. 1 - 4
Preselect Sign Up: Oct. 5
Alternate Sign Up: Oct. 8Schedule Close: Oct. 8
Resume Submission Deadline: Oct. 7
Employer Selection Period: Oct. 8 - 11
Preselect Sign Up: Oct. 12
Alternate Sign Up: Oct. 15Schedule Close: Oct. 15
Resume Submission Deadline: Oct. 14
Employer Selection Period: Oct. 15 - 18
Preselect Sign Up: Oct. 19
Alternate Sign Up: Oct. 22Schedule Close: Oct. 22
Resume Submission Deadline: Oct. 21
Employer Selection Period: Oct. 22 - 25
Preselect Sign Up: Oct. 26
Alternate Sign Up: Oct. 29Schedule Close: Oct. 29
Resume Submission Deadline: Oct 28
Employer Selection Period: Oct 29 - Nov 1
Preselect Sign Up: Nov 2
Alternate Sign Up: Nov 5Schedule Close: Nov 5
- Organizations must post bona fide jobs or internships
- Student resumes will be transmitted on the condition that parties outside of the organization will not be permitted access to those resumes without the written consent of the student.
Note: Third party agents or agencies are not eligible to participate in the On-Campus Interviewing Program.
Just as we require students to provide cancellation notice when they meet with you, we also require recruiters to provide a minimum of 48 hours notice if they are unable to conduct their On-Campus Interviews.Once the Schedule Close Date has passed (and interviews are set), if an employer is unable to follow through with their scheduled date due to poor planning and are unable to schedule a new date with University Career Services, they are responsible to contact the interviewees directly to explain the situation and to find a time to reschedule the interviews they extended to the candidates.