Schedule Interviews

Interview Students (virtually)

CAPD continues to offer services to employers who wish to interview students remotely. Your organization can choose to either set-up and manage your own interview schedules in Handshake, or for a small fee, partner with CAPD and receive additional marketing and logistical support utlizing Handshake to manage interview scheduling and sign-ups.

Managing Your Own Virtual Schedules using Handshake - FREE

If you wish to set-up and manage your own virtual interview schedules in Handshake, we recommend you review hosting virtual interviews on Handshake for the particulars on how to manage your own schedule.

CAPD Support for Virtual Interviews using Handshake - $100 per Schedule

If you wish to partner with us to utilize Handshake to manage interview scheduling and sign-ups, there is no charge for posting your internship or job on Handshake but a $100 fee per interview schedule. This cost supports administrative fees to set-up and manage your pre-select or select schedules in Handshake. It also includes additional marketing support to increase the awareness for your job posting(s) and interview schedule(s).  

We value those employers who simplify the recruiting process for students by using Handshake. To increase awareness for those employers who tie job postings to interview schedule in Handshake, we will be highlighting these opportunities on our website and through newsletters. 

CAPD Support for virtual interviews consists of the following: 

  • Logistical Support and Assistance with:
    • Use of the Handshake platform
    • Interview schedule management
    • Other support as needed
  • Marketing Support
    • Visibility on Handshake to the 13000+ Community Members
    • “Who’s Interviewing Now” feature on our website
    • Outreach via newsletters or email

You can reserve interview schedules* for recruiting through the Handshake online reservation system. Please feel free to contact us with any questions at cbhelp@mit.edu

*Please note that all scheduled virtual interviews must be hosted by the employer and must be exclusively limited to the MIT community (students, current post-docs and alumni). MIT CAPD does not provide, endorse, or support any video conferencing software.

Hours and Scheduling

The hours for virtual interview schedules is flexible. Our Recruiting Calendar identifies helpful timeframes and restrictions for scheduling virtual interviews.

If not using Handshake to schedule and manage interview schedules, employers are requested to inform students about the scheduling process and timeline.

Cancellation and Refund Policies

For those employers who partner with CAPD to schedule virtual interviews, interviews can be cancelled at any time. However, please provide our office and our students at least 24 hours advance notice of an interview cancellation.

The cost to arrange and market virtual interview schedule(s) are eligible for refund, minus a 5% processing fee, only if both of the following criteria are met:

  • Cancellation is no more than 30 days after payment date
  • Cancellation is no less than 30 days before the interview date

Reimbursements can be issued up to 30 days after the payment, but not later than 30 days before the reservation date.

School Closings and Emergencies

Our office aligns with all official MIT closings. Please check the MIT Emergency Information page for up-to-date closing information. Additionally, any unexpected closing will be posted on our home page. In case of an emergency closing, we will work with you to reschedule any event you may have arranged through our office.

Tips for Interviewing Students from MIT

  • Read the MIT Recruiting Policies and Procedures to develop a timeline for making offers to students.
  • Plan in advance if scheduling interviews around one of the many career fairs offered throughout the year.
  • Include MIT alumni from your company in the interview process.
  • Try to be flexible but consistent with your schedule as MIT students tend to pack their days very full.
  • If a student has an academic conflict with an interview time, please be considerate and offer an alternative time which works for both parties.
  • Clarify the next steps in your company’s interview process as it differs from company to company.