On-Campus Interviewing

Picture of an San José State University interiewing room at the Career Center

SpartaRecruiting On-Campus Interview Room Reservations

Employers who wish to conduct on-campus interviews with our students may reserve interview space in our office on select days throughout the year at no cost.  Our on-campus interviews are room reservation only; employers are responsible for scheduling interviews directly with our students. However, if the on-campus interview schedule is provided at least 24 hours in advance, Career Center staff members will assist with reaching out to students to re-confirm their scheduled interview date and time.


On-Campus Interview Dates, Fall 2015

On Campus interviews will be held on select dates from February 26 - May 3, 2016. If you have a date that does not fall within this schedule, please contact the Career Center, and we will do our best to accommodate you as staffing and space allows.  You may reserve a room by contacting Donna Rizando at 408-924-6027 or donnamae.rizando@sjsu.edu.

Typical Interview Day

Interviews take place in the Career Services Office, Administration 154. A typical interview day begins by checking in at the front desk with our Recruiting Coordinator, Donna Rizando, beginning at 8:00 a.m. (please do not arrive prior to 8:00 a.m.).  You will then be escorted to your interview room.  Interviews will not be scheduled after 4:00 p.m. since the building will close at 4:30 p.m. 

Students checking in will be escorted to the interview waiting area. You may then call them in as you are ready to meet with them.

Sample recruiting schedules: 

Interview Length Start/End Time Breaks Lunch # of Interviews
30 minutes 8:30/4:30 10:00 & 3:00 12:00-1:00 12
45 minutes 8:30/4:30 10:00 & 3:15 12:00-1:00 9
60 minutes 8:30/4:30 N/A 12:30-1:30 7


Tips for Successful On-Campus Interview Scheduling:

  • Market positions at Career Fairs and follow the fair with scheduled interviews.
  • Use an information session to inform students of your positions and follow the session with scheduled interviews.
  • Market your opportunities on SpartaJobs and schedule interviews with qualified candidates.

Cancellation Policy

It is the employer's responsibility to honor scheduled interviews once students have been selected. If an emergency forces a last-minute cancellation or a need for rescheduling, employers should contact Donna Rizando at 408-924-6027 or donnamae.rizando@sjsu.edu. It is the employer’s responsibility to contact the affected students.

Day before your On-Campus Interview

Email the final interview schedule and any last minute changes to donnamae.rizando@sjsu.edu.

Day of the On-Campus Interview

Please review the San Jose State University parking directions and campus maps and forward it to your recruiter(s). With over 28,000 students on campus, we urge you to allow extra time for parking.

Frequently Asked Questions

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