Protect Texas. Stay Informed.Covid-19 Updates
In line with the University’s Protect Texas Together initiative, during the 2020-2021 academic year Texas Career Engagement is facilitating virtual interviews only.
Find Interview Opportunities
You can find out which employers are posting on-campus interviews and see interview schedules through HireUTexas. Learn more about applying to on-campus interviews in this article.
Prepare for Your Virtual Interview
- Before your interview, take time to research the organization and come prepared with questions.
- Select the location where you will take the interview, ideally a quiet, private, and well-lit spot, free from possible interruptions and visual distractions.
- Test your technology. Ensure that your internet connection is stable, and check that your computer camera and microphone are working. Close unnecessary web browsers and applications.
- Be yourself! Try to connect with the interviewer, whether by sharing a story about a common interest or asking a question. This can help you stand out in the crowd while showing a little more of your personality. Be expressive when answering questions, sit up straight, smile, and keep the camera at eye level. Keep your focus on the camera when talking.
- Dress professionally. Even though the interview is virtual, you should dress in the same attire you would wear for an in-person interview. See tips on professional attire.
- Let interviewers know if you cannot hear them or if you need a question repeated. Interruptions happen! If something unexpected happens, let your interviewers know. Take a moment to handle the situation, and come back ready to finish strong.
- After the event, follow-up with a professional thank you email to your interviewer. This will remind them of your encounter and help you maintain a positive relationship for the future.
Common Virtual Interview Platforms
- Cisco Webex
- Microsoft Teams
- Google Meet
Note, some interview schedules will be available for sign-up in HireUTexas, but the interview itself will not take place in the system. The employer with whom you are interviewing should provide instructions for how to access the interview.
If for any reason you need to cancel your interview at Texas Career Engagement, please email the recruiting contact with the employer you are scheduled to interview with or take the appropriate steps through the system they have used to schedule interviews. If you cannot reach the employer, please email RecruitUT@austin.utexas.edu to cancel. You must communicate your cancellation ahead of time; otherwise, you will be reported to your career services office as a no-show.