The following section contains everything you need to know about the On-Campus Recruiting
Program at Towson University.
On-Campus Recruiting Program (OCR) – Policy and Procedures
The OCR program consists of a systematic interview scheduling process using our web-based
system, Handshake. It is designed to effectively connect employers with eligible candidates
to interview for professional full-time job* and internship opportunities. The program
runs from late September through November and late February through April.
All on-campus interviews should be scheduled through Handshake.
Creating your own on-campus interview schedule is allowed if it is pre-approved by
the Recruitment Specialist, Tasha Benn at tbenn AT_TOWSON.
If five or more students sign up for interview slots, please do not cancel the interview.
However, if you must cancel, please contact the Recruitment Specialist, Tasha Benn,
within 48 hours to allow time to contact the students. Please provide us with a reason
to share with the students regarding the cancellation, and if possible, provide an
alternative way to meet with the students. It is recommended that you also reach out
Please post your position(s) prior to requesting an interview schedule.
Select Interviews on the left side navigation bar.
Select Request Interview Schedule in the upper right corner of the page.
Fill out required fields.
Once you are finished, click on Request Interview Schedule.
You will be notified by email that your schedule has been posted. Please review the
schedule to make sure that it is correct. If you decide that changes need to be made
to your schedule, please contact Tasha Benn at 410-704-3667or tbenn AT_TOWSON. Change requests to the schedule should be made prior to students signing up for
timeslots to eliminate complications. Once approved, students can view it and apply
online via Handshake.
Student Interview Logistics
The application deadline for students to apply is two (2) weeks before the on-campus
Selecting Students for Interviews
You will have four (4) business days to review applications and select students whom
you would like to interview.
You will need to indicate either “interview”, “alternate”, or “decline” for each student in the decision field. Please do not leave the field as “undecided”.
Students selected for an interview will then receive notification to sign up for an
interview time. Students you have designated as “alternate” will be able to sign up
three (3) days before the interview date.
You will be able to see your schedule in Handshake as students sign up, and the schedule
should be finalized the day before your interviews.
*A professional position is one that requires a degree (Associates, Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate) or
some college training, or one that provides opportunities for advancement to a position
that requires a degree such as an internship.
Other OCR FAQs
1. Where are the interviews held?
The interviews are held on campus in the Career Center, 7800 York Road, Suite 206.
2. How do I obtain a parking permit?
You will receive an email with parking directions and a parking code. If you misplace
your parking code, please contact the TU Recruitment Specialist at tbenn AT_TOWSON.
3. Where do I park?
Visitor parking is located in the parking lot adjacent to the Administration building,
7720 York Road (one building south of the Career Center on York Road). Enter the parking lot from Cross Campus Drive; make an immediate left and another
left. This will put you in the visitor parking area (a yellow pay station is located
at the entrance to the parking lot).
Please park your car in a reserved visitor space, walk to the pay station to print
coupon located in the lot.
Enter your parking code previously emailed to you from the Career Center, follow the
prompts (departmental guest) and place permit on the dash of the car.
We encourage you to car pool since space is limited and a limited number of coupons
can be issued per organization. Additional coupons may be purchased at the pay station
at your expense.
Each coupon is valid for one use only, however, if you require additional coupon numbers
please contact the TU Recruitment Specialist at tbenn AT_TOWSON.
The Career Center location:
7800 York Road – Suite 206, 2nd floor, one building north of the Administration building
where you will park. Please use the crosswalk on Cross Campus Drive; then follow the
pedestrian bridge through the Glen Parking Garage which is adjacent to our building.
Once inside the building, descend one level to the 2nd floor and proceed to the end
of the hallway.
If you have any questions regarding parking, please call the TU Recruitment Specialist at tbenn AT_TOWSON.
Please park in visitor’s parking to avoid a $75 ticket or possible towing. Parking
is strictly enforced on campus and the Career Center cannot be responsible for illegal
parking. Thank you.
4. Where can I purchase morning refreshments and lunch?
The Career Center will have bottled water available for on-campus recruiters. If you
would like to pick up coffee, tea or breakfast, or if you are planning your lunch
schedule, the following cafes are recommended:
Starbuck’s: Located at the corner of W. Burke Avenue and York Road just north of Towson
University – Drive-thru is available.
7720 Café: Located on the first floor of the Administration Building adjacent to visitor
parking – breakfast and lunch served.
Bill Bateman’s Bistro: Located in the first floor of our building – lunch and dinner