On-Campus Recruiting

The following section contains everything you need to know about the On-Campus Recruiting Program at Towson University.

Diverse group of Towson students standing behind the Towson University sign
TU students are eager to take advantage of opportunities available to them on campus, like the On-Campus Recruiting Program.

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 Assistant Director of External Relations.
  • If four or more students sign up for interview slots, please do not cancel the interview.  However, if you must cancel, please contact the Recruitment Specialist, 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 to students. 


  • Please post your position(s) prior to requesting an interview schedule.

  • To post your position, Log in to your Handshake account
  • Click on “Post a Job” on your account dashboard
  • Fill out the required information clicking “Next” at the bottom of the page to advance each tab
  • On the “Schools” tab, you will have the opportunity to distribute your job posting to one or more universities. Select Towson University to post the position to Towson students and alumni.
  • Log in to Handshake. 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 Recruitment Specialist. 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 through Handshake.

Application Process

View candidates who have applied:

  • Log in to your Handshake account. Click Interviews on the left side navigation bar
  • Click on the name of the interview you’d like to view applicants for. You’ll be taken to the interview’s details page.
  • Select Review Applicants to be taken to the Applicants overview page.

Make decisions on applicants:

  • Log in to your Handshake account. Click on Interviews on the left side navigation bar.
  • Click on the name of the interview you’d like to view applicants for. You’ll be taken to the interview’s details page.
  • Select Review Applicants to be taken to the Applicants overview page.
  • Click Make Alternate or Make Primary next to the student’s name. Students selected for an interview will then receive notification to sign up for an interview time.
  • To take action on multiple applicants at the same time:
  • First check the box next to each of the applicants you’d like to take action on. (To check all of the applicants, check the Student box at the top of the list).
  • Next click the Bulk Actions on All Results button to display the actions you can take.
  • Decline Applicants: Decline these candidates for position
  • Mark Applicants as Primary: Select the candidates as primary candidates
  • Mark Applicants as Alternates: Select the candidates as alternates

How to view a schedule once students have signed up for interview slots:

  • Log in to your Handshake account. Click on Interviews on the left side navigation bar.
  • Click on the name of the interview you’d like to view. You’ll be taken to the interview’s details page.

More information on requesting an interview schedule can found on Handshake’s Support Page.

*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.


Meet with students in a relaxed environment. Tabling at TU is free; sign up for a date that works for you. These pre-approved dates will take place in the newly renovated University Union and College of Business & Economics (CBE).

Tabling – University Union

Tabling – CBE – Stephens Hall

Information Sessions

Interested in sharing your company’s job and internship information with TU students? Let us help you build brand awareness on campus. Just click the link below to tell us about the details. Complete the form and someone from the External Relations team will reach out to work with you.

Sign up for Information Sessions

On-Campus Interviews

The Career Center has several interview rooms available for employers to use. Select your date now! We offer comfortable rooms with a nice office layout. It is a convenient way to interview students all day or for a few hours.

Sign up for On-Campus Interviews

Frequently Asked Questions

The interviews are held on campus in the Career Center at University Union 225.

You will receive an email with parking directions and a parking code. If you misplace your parking code, please contact the Assistant Director of External Relations – STEM and Health & Wellness.


Visitor parking is located in Union Parking Garage.

  • Park your car in a visitor space on the ground level.
  • You will receive parking instructions from the Career Center.
  • Each parking code is valid for one use only; however, if you require additional codes, please contact the Administrative Assistant.
  • License plate recognition is used on campus. Visitors will need to enter the parking code into ParkMobile online and enter license tag information.

The Career Center is located in University Union 225.

If you have any questions regarding parking, please call the Career Center at 410-704-2233.

The Career Center will have bottled water available for on-campus recruiters. If you would like to purchase coffee, tea or breakfast, or if you are planning your lunch schedule, Union Food Market is in the same building/floor as the Career Center.

  • Union Food Market- Found on the second floor of the University Union building, offerings include Chick-fil-A, Dunkin', Torta Fresca, Copperhead Jack's, Bowl Life, Kappa Sushi, and Innovation Kitchen.
  • Other On-Campus Dining Options- Visit the Dining Services Where to Eat guide.