On-Campus Recruiting - For Students

On-campus interviews are conducted throughout the academic year. The BuckyNet website allows employers to submit open positions, student to submit online resumes, coordination of online interview schedules, and more.

To access Handshake, students must register online. Within 24 hours of registration registrants will be granted full access to the site. For help, contact Greg Iaccarino at L&S Career Services.

Preparing for On-Campus Interviews

Prepare Documents

Start developing the following items well before your first interview, and bring these materials with you to your interviews. These materials will also be needed once you begin using eRecruiting.

  • Resume: Handshake allows for several versions.
  • Cover letter: You may customize several versions.
  • Research Summary: 1-2 pages
  • References: Include names, titles, companies,phone numbers, email addresses.
  • Transcript: You should have copies of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts available.

Get Organized

Keep track of to whom you have submitted your resume, what contact you have had with that organization, etc. The BuckyNet system also contains your own personal calendar to indicate your interview dates and Information Session events. Check your email frequently for updates and invitations.

Bring the Following to Your Interview


  1. A list of references.
  2. Transcripts from UW-Mandsin and other colleges attended
  3. A list of publications, presentations, and/or class projects.


Check the employer information in Handshake, but typically a 15-20 minute presentation, including graphics, about your research. The graphics can be viewed via a computer, paper handouts, or the chalkboard available in the interview room.