On-Campus Interviews | Pepperdine University | Seaver College

On-Campus Interviews

On-campus interviews at Seaver College give recruiters the chance to meet and interview qualified candidates in our office. Recruiters have the option of pre-screening and selecting the students to interview or having an open schedule where students can sign up on a first-come, first-served basis. With the use of Handshake, we are able to make your interview date hassle-free with on-line resume and schedule access before your visit. You may arrange for interview schedules to recruit students for full-time employment or for internships.

Schedule On-Campus Interviews

On-campus interviews are coordinated through our office via HandshakeTo request dates:

Current Users: If you already have a Handshake account, simply connect with Pepperdine and request an on-campus interview by clicking 'Interviews' on the left navigation bar, then click the 'New Interview Schedule' tab in the upper right corner.

New Users: Request access to Handshake first, then connect with Pepperdine and request an on-campus interview by clicking 'Interviews' on the left navigation bar, then click the 'New Interview Schedule' tab in the upper right corner.

Questions? Visit the Handshake Support Page or contact our Marketing & Events Coordinator at csoevent@pepperdine.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

When Are The Interviews Held?

There are two interview seasons:

  • Fall Season runs from September through early December

  • Spring Season runs from January through April

Specific dates are reserved first come, first serve. Submit a request for an interview schedule at least 30 days in advance via Handshake

Is There a Fee?

There is no charge.

What Are The Requirements?

Base annual salary of at least $30,000. Must be a full-time position to qualify. No commission only positions.

The Pepperdine University Career Center will permit only Equal Opportunity Employers to use its facilities. All interviewing and hiring must be done without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age citizenship or disability unless legally exempted.

Where Are The Interviews Held?

On-campus interviews are held in various interview and conference rooms on our Malibu campus.

How Are The Interviews Coordinated?

Interviews are coordinated via Seaver College's online talent source, Handshake. This allows you to update/edit your schedule, select job descriptions, select interview candidates, and review student resumes from any location, as long as you have the internet.

What Types of Interviews Are Available?

On campus interviews can be adjusted to meet your needs. There are three main ways employers like to use the service; however, we will be happy to work with you to customize the process to your needs.

  • Pre-Select Interviews:

The interview schedule and corresponding job description are posted on Handshake. After the student resume submission deadline, employers select the candidates they wish to interview. These pre-selected candidates proceed to sign up for an interview timeslot. This is a good option for employers expecting a high level of interest or who have specific eligibility requirements.

  • Open Interviews:

The interview schedule and corresponding job description are posted on Handshake. Students may sign up for an interview timeslot, with or without a resume, first come, first serve. This option is often used for general screening interviews or informational interviews.

  • Room Only:

The career center provides an interview room only. The employer is responsible for collecting resumes and scheduling the candidates. Employers often use this option after career fairs and information sessions.

How Can I Participate?

Requests for on-campus interviews may be sent via Handshake. Log into Handshake and click "Request New Interview Schedule" under Quicklinks. If this link does not appear, contact us at the information below.