Participation in the On-Campus Recruiting program is a great opportunity to streamline your recruiting efforts, connect with talented Boise State University candidates, and increase the visibility of your organization. The On-Campus Recruiting program is designed primarily for business, industry and government recruiting. Campus interviews are open to all Boise State University students and to registered Boise State alumni. There is no charge for participation in this program. Learn more about our on-campus interview program by exploring the resources below.
Setting Up Your On-Campus Recruiting Visit Schedule
Already have a Handshake account? Go to Handshake and enter your username/password to access Handshake. Forgot your password? Click on the “Forgot my password” tab, enter your email address and submit. Your password will be reset and emailed to you. If your email address is not recognized, please follow the instructions for New Employers below.
Once you log in, click on the tab “On-Campus Recruiting (OCR)”. Then click on “Request a Schedule” under the “Schedules” tab. Fill out the form and “Submit” it. When we receive your schedule, we will confirm that the date is available and send you an email. After you have received confirmation, log back into Handshake, click on the “On-Campus Recruiting (OCR)” tab, then click on “Attach Position”. Fill out the form and “Submit” it. When we receive the position description, we will approve the schedule for student viewing and send you an email confirmation. Please Note: Room Reservation Only schedules will not need to attach a position.
New Employers, 1st Time Users
Go to Handshake, select “Register” and complete the registration form. We will send you a username & password so that you can log in and schedule your On-Campus Recruiting visit.
Once you log in, click on “Schedule On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Visit” under Quicklinks. Fill out the form and “Submit” it. When we receive your schedule, we will confirm that the date is available and send you an email. After you have received confirmation, log back into Handshake, click on “View OCR Schedules” under Quicklinks, then click on “Attach Position”. Fill out the form and “Submit” it. When we receive the position description, we will approve the schedule for student viewing and send you an email confirmation.
Types of Interview Schedules
Pre-Select, Open and Room Only options are available based on your recruiting needs. For a pre-select schedule, it is advised that you post the schedule four to six weeks before the interview date to gain maximum student exposure.
This type of schedule allows you to review the resumes of interested students and select who you want to “invite” to interview. You also select which candidates are “uninvited” to interview. Each “Pre-Select” schedule has a set of due dates that coordinate your campus visit. Candidates have up until a certain date to submit applications via the online Handshake system. You then have a certain period of time to go online and review the candidates and then make decisions about interviewing. After the decisions are made, the “invited” candidates are notified by the Handshake system and then they can go back online and choose interview timeslots. After the sign-up period ends, you go can log back in to Handshake and view/print your final interview schedule.
The “open schedule” allows students to submit their resumes and sign-up for interview time slots on a first-come, first-served basis. This option is good if the OCR position is going to be viewed by students for a short period of time (less than four weeks) and/or the Employer doesn’t need to select interviewees based on their resumes.
Room Only Schedules
The “room only” schedule option means that you would be responsible for locating and scheduling your candidates, following a recommended schedule template. Employers who select this option often do so because they already have candidates of interest who have applied for online job listings or who will attending a campus career event and will already be in direct contact with candidates. This option would only work well if you have the support staff to contact and schedule candidates, and you already have an established candidate pool.
Campus Visit Promotion
Boise State Career Services advertises campus visits extensively using a variety of channels including Handshake, the Career Center website, the student newspaper The Arbiter, and targeted student and department faculty email messaging.
Campus Visit & Center Facilities
Unless alternate arrangements have been made, all interviews are held at the Career Center, 1173 University Drive, in the Alumni Center across the street from Bronco Stadium at the corner of University and Grant.
Company Information Sessions
To host an information session at Boise State University with no room charge, you must be sponsored by the Career Center. Information Sessions are held at the Student Union Building (SUB), which is a separate facility from the Career Center. There is a fee for audio visual equipment and food service. To request space and equipment needs, click on the “Events” tab, then “Information Sessions” and “Add New”. Fill out the form and submit it. You will receive email confirmation. Or, you can contact Vickie Coale, Associate Director of Employer Relations at (208) 426-1744 or email@example.com. To order food, call the SUB Catering Services directly at (208) 426-1677.
Bulletin Boards and Marketing Booths
Bulletin boards for the purposes of advertising employment opportunities are not available on the Boise State University campus. Employers are encouraged to establish a working relationship with the Career Center, faculty members or a recognized student organization. Marketing Booths located in the Student Union Building are available for a fee. To rent a Marketing Booth, contact the SUB directly at (208) 426-1677.
Hiring Data Request
To help us determine the success of Boise State students in the job market, the Career Center actively solicits hiring data from employers. We also contribute to the National Association of Employers and Colleges (NACE) Salary Survey. We request your assistance in gathering this data by informing our office of your hiring activity at Boise State University. All information will remain confidential and will be used strictly for statistical purposes.
We at Boise State University’s Career Center want to help make this process as smooth and easy for you as possible. If you have any questions or need assistance scheduling your on-campus visit, please contact Vickie Coale, Associate Director of Employer Relations at (208) 426-1744 or firstname.lastname@example.org.