FAQ | On-Campus Interviewing

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a fee to conduct on-campus interviews at LSU?

No, it's free! We provide interviewing space and use of our web-based interview management system free of charge. 

How many preselect students can I choose?

For a standard 30-minute schedule, you can select up to 13 preselect candidates and as many alternates as you wish.

For a standard 45-minute schedule, you can select up to nine preselect candidates and as many alternates as you wish.

For a standard 60-minute schedule, you can select up to seven preselect candidates and as many alternates as you wish.

What time will my interviews begin and end?

After scheduling your date for either an Open or Preselect Schedule, you can choose how long you would like each interview to last. The most popular is 30-minute interviews. Other options are 45-minute or 60-minute interviews.

  • 30-minute interviews: 13 interviews; 8:15 a.m.–4:15 p.m.; two 15-minute breaks; 60-minute lunch
  • 45-minute interviews: 9 interviews; 8:15 a.m.–4 p.m.; no breaks; 60-minute lunch
  • 60-minute interviews: 7 interviews; 8:15 a.m.–4 p.m.; no breaks; 60-minute lunch

Why are my preselects due on a deadline that you can’t change?

LSU’s interview scheduling system operates on a four-week cycle. For a given week, each employer interviewing has the same set of deadlines. Week One is résumé submission: qualified students and alumni are able to submit their résumés online for your position. Week Two is employer preselection: you review résumés you have received and decide who you would like to interview.  Week Three is candidate sign-up period: all preselect, alternate and eligible (if you choose to leave your schedule open to eligible) students and alumni sign up for time slots on your schedule.  Week Four is your interview week.  All corresponding dates fall into place once the interview date has been decided.

If you miss your preselect deadline, we are not able to assist with the scheduling of candidates into timeslots. If this happens, your schedule will become a “Room Only” and you will be responsible for contacting candidates with whom you choose to set up timeslots for interviews. If you would like our assistance building your schedule, you must enter your preselects by 3 p.m. on the deadline date.

What if I want to rearrange my schedule after candidates sign up for timeslots?

We will assist in setting candidates on your schedule. Before candidates select timeslots, we can adjust your schedule to your preference. After scheduling starts, when candidates begin to select timeslots, there is little we can do to assist. We encourage employers to wait until the scheduling period is over (usually the Friday before your on-campus interview date); at this time, they may tweak their schedules however they see fit. You are welcome to contact students directly to structure a schedule that best meets your needs.

Neither the LSU Olinde Career Center nor students/alumni make schedule adjustments after the sign-up period ends.  One of the reasons we allow you to adjust your schedule by contacting students directly is that many students may not be able to come at the time you have available. While you have them on the phone, you can arrange for a phone or some other style of interview. If you make adjustments to your schedule, please provide us with an updated copy so our records are complete and we know what to expect on your designated interview day.

Where should I send materials that want to ship for my interviews or evening presentation?

Any materials you ship for on-campus interviews will be available in our office when you arrive.

If you ship materials for an evening presentation or information session, you will need to pick them up from our office (158 LSU Student Union) before 4 p.m. on the day of your presentation or session. Our office closes at 4:30 p.m., and we cannot transport your items to the event location.

All materials you send should be clearly marked with the following information:

For interviews

LSU Olinde Career Center
Courtney Edwards
ATTN: YOUR NAME, YOUR COMPANY On-campus Interviews on DATE
101 LSU Student Union 
LSU Box 25500
Baton Rouge, LA  70803

For presentations/information sessions

LSU Olinde Career Center
Courtney Edwards
ATTN: YOUR NAME, YOUR COMPANY, Presentation on DATE
101 LSU Student Union 
LSU Box 25500
Baton Rouge, LA  70803

PLEASE NOTE:  Limited space prohibits us from storing materials for longer than two weeks. Please do not send materials earlier than two weeks prior to your event date.

We will gladly use your company’s DHL, FedEx or UPS account number to ship leftover materials after your departure.