Undergraduate and graduate students from the WVU College of Business & Economics and recent alumni are eligible to participate in on campus interviews in the Center for Career Development. Each employer determines specific qualifications and the application process. Additionally, some internship opportunities exist for students not yet ready to graduate.
Types of Interview Schedules
- Open schedules are first-come, first-served. Eligible students who meet the employer's requirements submit an online resume and sign up for a specific time slot.
- Pre-select schedules allow students that meet the employer's requirements to submit an on-line resume through MountaineerTRAK. The employer will review the submitted resumes and "preselect" those students who will be invited for an interview.
- Other schedules allow employers to fill their own schedules from career fairs or information sessions.
How to Apply
To be the most competitive, students are highly encouraged to attend an Interviewing Skills Workshop or participate in a mock interview through the GEIC.
Login to MountaineerTRAK.
To view available positions: from the MountaineerTRAK Homepage use the navigation bar across the top of the screen and select "Interview Schedules" then select Sign-up for Interviews - Qualify for."
When applying for an interview, follow the instructions carefully. Each employer determines eligibility, requirements and application process.
After You Have Applied
Have you been preselected to interview? You will automatically be notified by MountaineerTRAK or you may check by logging in and selecting the "Interview Schedules" button from the navigation bar. Note: An interview is not guaranteed if you, the student, fail to accept the invitation and meet the sign-up deadline.
Canceling an interview within the MountaineerTRAK deadline: Log in and click on "Interview Schedules" on the navigation bar and cancel your interview.
No-show policy: If a student fails to show up or call for a scheduled interview the student's eligibility to participate in the on campus interview program will be temporarily suspended.
Before the Interview
Practice your interview skills.
Attend one of our many workshops on interviewing and interviewing etiquette and know the position in which you are seeking employment. Make note of your transferable skills.
The Day of the Interview
- Dress professionally in business attire (suit or skirt)
- Evaluate your personal hygiene and grooming – brush your teeth, no heavy perfume or cologne
- Arrive 10 to 15 minutes BEFORE your scheduled interview
- Send a Thank You note after the interview
What do Employers Look for in a Candidate
Employers look for students who are highly motivated, have great communication skills and have proven leadership and teamwork experience. Employers also consider the students academic background and depending upon the student's major, the GPA can be very important. Throughout the interview process, employers are also looking at appearance, comfort level during the interview and the student's initiative in the job search process. Be prepared to answer "behavioral interview questions," by telling stories about your experiences and accomplishments. Students are encouraged to work with a Career Counselor to master their job search strategy and their interview skills. The job search process should begin long before graduation approaches.