Speed Interviews

If you are hiring for summer 2019 internship or full-time start dates, connect with actively seeking business students through Speed Interviews.  This free event will be held on Friday, April 5th from 1:45-4:10 p.m. in the Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union.  Contact the Business Career Center at 414.288.7927 to reserve your interview table! Employer RSVPs will be accepted through Friday, March 22nd or until the interview tables have filled.

How the program works: On April 5th, students and employers will connect for 8, 15-minute speed interviews.   Interviews will be held at individual tables in a large meeting room within the MU Alumni Memorial Union.  Students will sign-up for interview times in advance through Handshake.  We will use “open” schedule settings, so students who meet posting criteria such as year in school, major(s), GPA, etc. will be able to sign-up directly for an interview time.  In the past, employers have utilized this program as a first round interview, often followed by company-specific next steps.

Eligible Students: Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College of Business Administration are the primary audience of this program.  If your position(s) are open to business students and students from other MU colleges and programs, we will publicize the opportunities beyond the College of Business Administration. College of Business Administration undergraduate majors and graduate programs are summarized here

Step 1 – Reserve a Table: If you would like to participate, please contact the Business Career Center to reserve a maximum of 2 interview tables with a maximum of 2 staff per table.  Employers may interview for multiple positions at one table.  For example, if an employer posts 1 internship and 2 full-time opportunities, the 3 positions could be linked to the sign-up options for your table and students would indicate the position of interest as they sign-up for a speed interview time. 

Step 2 – Post Opportunities to Handshake: With your table reservation confirmed, employers may post position descriptions to Handshake and request an “open” on-campus interview with an interview date of April 5thIf the position(s) you are looking to recruit for are already posted to Handshake, we can link them to a “speed interview” schedule.  Please reply to businesscareers@marquette.edu with the job titles you would like to interview for on April 5th.  Note: once a position description is linked to a schedule, applications run through the schedule.  If you would like to continue to accept applications for your position(s) after April 5th, we will confirm preferences on April 5th and can repost with a new expiration date after the event.

Step 3 – Participate in Speed Interviews on April 5th: The schedule for the day is below.  A voucher for complimentary parking in the visitor parking structures will be provided for each interviewer.

  • Employer Check-in: 1:15-1:45 p.m.
  • Interviews: 8, 15-minute interviews with 3 minutes for students to change tables: 1:45-4:06 p.m.
  • Thank you and next steps: 4:06-4:10 p.m. 

Step 4 – Continue screening processes with great candidates: Employers are encouraged to schedule follow-up interviews as needed.  If you wish to return to Marquette for additional on-campus interviews, interview rooms are offered while classes are in session (through May 3rd). 

Priority for Active Hiring: The aim of this program is to connect seeking students with open opportunities.  If your organization fills your posted positions before the April 5th event, we request that you cancel your interview table by contacting the Business Career Center at 414.288.7927 or businesscareers@marquette.edu so we may offer the space to an employer that is actively hiring.

Questions: Contact the Business Career Center at 414.288.7927.