Recruiting at UNH

Recruit the Wildcat Way by coming to campus or conducting virtual interviewing or information sessions to interview students and increase your organization's brand awareness. Make requests in Handshake and let us do the work for you! We will manage the interview schedule, reserve location and parking, and implement a full marketing campaign. 

Refer to the Academic/On Campus Recruiting calendar below for best on-campus recruiting days and times and blackout dates. All requests are to be made 3 weeks prior to the desired date.

UNH Virtual Interviewing

We believe the best way, the Wildcat Way, to have a successful day of virtual interviews is to post your job opportunity with your virtual interview request. Take advantage of the Wildcat Way and let us do the work for you! All requests are to be made 3 weeks prior to the desired date to ensure successful marketing to students. Services provided include:

  • Interview schedule management
  • Location reservation for students
  • Student marketing campaign
  • Resume packet via email
  • Virtual interview technology coordination
    • UNH CaPS can provide you with both phone and video conferencing capabilities
    • If you prefer to use your own virtual interview platform, we can support you with this as well!

Request a Virtual Interview

Start by logging  into your Handshake account.

Follow Handshake's step-by-step guide to request your interview (same process as requesting on-campus interviews) and please use the below when requesting your interviews: 

Interview Schedule Name: Employer Name – Virtual Interviews

Contacts: Please provide the name and contact information for the interviewers from your company. You are able to include staff members even if they don’t have a Handshake profile

  • This information is helpful day-of if any issues or questions arise

Want to manage the schedule yourself? Select Room Only when making a request. 

  • A student interview list is required prior to your confirmed interview date.
  • Please email this template, filled out in entirety, to Employer Relations at least 2 days prior to your scheduled interview date. 
    • Unless you have reserved 2 rooms, when filling out this template please refrain from scheduling overlapping interviews
    • We will use the provided contact information to communicate logistics with the students

Once you submit your virtual interview request through Handshake, you can expect an email from the Career and Professional Success team to discuss your interview needs and technical logistics (we provide the phone or video link versus we coordinate with you to utilize your own virtual interview platform).

Day-of your interviews, we will provide the students with a quiet, professional setting in which to conduct their interview. If using video conferencing, CaPS Staff will setup the meeting using the predetermined platform.

Additional Handshake Information:

  • Log in help
  • Post positions for interviews
  • View types of interview schedules

Manage Your Virtual Interview Schedule

If you have chosen to have resumes emailed to you, you will receive email notifications when someone has applied. If you have chosen to accumulate resumes online, you must sign into Handshake to check on any updates.

Login to your Handshake  account and click on the middle section under Request an Interview. You will be able to click on your personalized schedule. 

  • The top left tab is where you can Review Applicants.
  • The middle tab is where you can Build Interview Packets.
  • The top right tab is where you can Manage Jobs. You can edit/delete your existing job, create a new job or copy job details.  
  • The middle of the page under your scheduled date is where you can edit any time slots as well as student sign ups.
  • Please pay careful attention to the Timeline on the left-hand side. These are important application deadlines.

Learn about best practices for Virtual Interviewing here.

UNH Virtual Information Session Process

We believe the best way, the Wildcat Way, to have a successful virtual information session is to post your job opportunity with your virtual event request. Take advantage of the Wildcat Way and let us do the work for you! All requests are to be made 3 weeks prior to the desired date to ensure successful marketing to students. Services provided include:

·       Student marketing campaign

·       Virtual technology coordination

  • UNH CaPS can provide you with both audio and video conferencing capabilities
    • Using the Zoom platform, up to 300 participants can attend
  • If you prefer to use your own virtual technology platform, you may provide your link in the event request

Request a Virtual Information Session Event

Login to your Handshake  account

Follow Handshake’s step by step guide (same process as requesting on-campus information session) and use the below requirements when your requesting your virtual information session:

Event Name: Employer Name – Virtual Info Session

Format: Virtual

Host School: University of New Hampshire

Contact: Contact information of company representative(s) that will be running the information session

Type: Info Session

Location: provide here your own virtual meeting link or CaPS will provide a Zoom Meeting link when reviewing your request

Description: the link to the meeting should also be provided here

Additional Information:

·       Once you submit your virtual information session request through Handshake, you can expect an email from the CaPS team within 3 business days to discuss the technical logistics of your event

·       Day-of your event, if using the CaPS provided Zoom link, a CaPS team member will be the cohost on your meeting to help with any troubleshooting needs

Important Note: If not using a CaPS Zoom link, we require a list of the info session participants be sent to Employer.Relations@unh.edu following the event.

Best Practices

  • Include as much information as possible in the description section of your request in Handshake for students. If you are an employer that can message students and/or download resumes, you can also reach out students ahead of the date that you will be conducting your event. Student messaging and resume information can be found here.
  • Email Employer Relations with any company marketing content and include social media handles so we can get your brand out to students as best as possible.
  • We cannot guarantee attendance for information sessions.

Information Session suggested days and times:  1-hour block, M-F, 10:00AM to 8:00PM EDT

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On Campus Interviewing

We believe the best way, the Wildcat Way, to have a successful on-campus interview day is to post your job opportunity with your on campus interviewing request. Take advantage of the Wildcat Way and let us do the work for you! All requests are to be made 3 weeks prior to the desired date to ensure successful marketing to students. Services provided include:

  • Interview schedule management
  • Location reservation
  • Convenient parking
  • Student marketing campaign
  • Resume packet via email
  • Day of logistics
  • Lunch (full day interviewing only)

Manage Your On Campus Interview Schedule

If you have chosen to have resumes emailed to you, you will receive email notifications when someone has applied. If you have chosen to accumulate resumes online, you must sign into Handshake to check on any updates.

Login to your Handshake  account and click on the middle section under Request an Interview. You will be able to click on your personalized schedule. 

  • The top left tab is where you can Review Applicants.
  • The middle tab is where you can Build Interview Packets.
  • The top right tab is where you can Manage Jobs. You can edit/delete your existing job, create a new job or copy job details.  
  • The middle of the page under your scheduled date is where you can edit any time slots and also student sign ups.
  • Please pay careful attention to the Timeline on the left hand side. These are important application deadlines.

Request an On Campus Interview

Start by logging  into your Handshake account.

View a step-by-step guide to request your on campus interview. 

Just want an interview room? Select Room Only when making a request . A student interview list is required prior to your confirmed interview date. Please use provided template and fill out in entirety. 

Additional Information:

  • Log in help
  • Post positions for interviews
  • View types of interview schedules

Best Practices for the On Campus and Virtual Interviewing Process

  • Make your request and post your position(s) ahead of time (3 week requirement). 
  • Email Employer Relations with any company marketing content and social media handles so we can get your brand out to students as best as possible.
  • We can not guarantee interview sign ups. If you are new to campus, boost your on campus interviewing by requesting a Tabling session prior to your interview date.
  • Suggested days and times: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM  -  see below for black out dates.

Informational Tabling

Hosting an information table at UNH is a great way to raise brand awareness, market open positions, and meet new students. There are two options for tabling on campus: College-specific recruitment tabling locations and tabling locations in the Memorial Union Building (our student center), one of the busiest locations on campus.

Memorial Union Building Location ($75) - NEW RECRUITMENT OFFERING THIS YEAR

  • Located in the heart of our campus, the Memorial Union Building (MUB) is our student center and draws thousands of students through the doors daily. 
  • Tabling occurs just outside of “Union Court,” one of our busiest and most active counter-service dining locations. 
  • Interact with students from all programs at UNH in a highly visible MUB location.
  • Recommended tabling times are Monday-Thursday, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

College-Specific Locations (Free to book)

  • Target specific colleges or majors with a location in the academic building where particular majors/colleges frequent. 
  • Locations will be assigned based on your desired recruitment location. 
Services provided with each location:
  •  Table and two chairs
  •  Convenient parking
  •  Student-focused social media marketing

Request an On Campus Informational Tabling

Login to your Handshake  account

Follow the below UNH requirements and use Handshake's step by step guide to request your informational tabling event. Once the event is created, it will be sent for approval to Career and Professional Success. You will be notified via email within 3 business days.

Event Name = "Company Name - Informational Tabling Event"

Format = School-hosted

Host School = University of New Hampshire

Type = employer on-site

Description = Please be as detailed as possible. This description will be used for marketing purposes and visible to students.

Best Practices

  • Post your position(s) prior to making a request so we can market your on campus visit with your position.
  • Include as much information as possible in the description section of your request in Handshake for students. If you are an employer that can message students and/or download resumes, you can also reach out to students ahead of the date that you will be on campus. Student messaging and resume information can be found here.
  • Email Employer Relations with any company marketing content and include social media handles so we can get your brand out to students as best as possible.
  • We can not guarantee attendance for informational tabling.
  • Informational Tabling suggested days and times: 3-hour blocks, TWTH, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM -  see below for blackout dates
  • What to bring: company flyers, job descriptions, computer with company slide show, branded table cloth, branded signs, notebook for student interest sign-ups (we will not be able to print materials day of)
  • Students love FREE FOOD – pizza, donuts, candy (you are responsible for bringing it and cleaning up)

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Academic/On Campus Recruiting (OCR) Calendar

Spring 2020 Calendar:

(Scroll ➡ for full details on mobile.) 

Spring 2020

January 21 – Classes begin
January 28 – Part-Time & Work Study Fair, no OCR
January 29 – OCR starts
February 11 – Resume Review Day, no OCR
February 25 – Career & Internship Fair, no OCR
March 16 through March 20 – Spring Recess, no OCR
May 1 – OCR ends
May 5 – Last day of classes
May 7 through May 13 – Final exams