Connecting Students & Employers

September 29 and 30, and October 1, 2021

Full-time Professional Positions and Internships

15 Participating Employers

Fall Interview Day is an annual recruitment/interviewing event sponsored by the College Career Consortium of Illinois, a grouping of 18 colleges and universities across Illinois.  Fall Interview Day 2021 will be taking place virtually in a multi-day event, September 29  & 30, and October 1, 2021.

Students, you are invited by participating employers to be interviewed for positions in the fields of Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Business Administration, and IT.  All interviews will take place between 8:00am and 5:00pm (CST) on the selected date(s). Employers will be asked to use their own interviewing platform (Zoom, MS Teams, Meet) if possible. Job descriptions and interview schedules will be posted and managed through Handshake by employers.

Approximately 15 employers will conduct (12) 30-minute remote interviews daily each of 3 days to fill internships or full-time, degree-requiring vacancies for the current/upcoming year. You can secure multiple interviews in one location.

We suggest business professional attire for your interview. Plan ahead, dress to impress, and make a great first impression.

Click the “Registration Details” tab above to Register for this event.

Time and Location

Time: September 29 and 30, and October 1, 2021 (Virtual)

Application Dates: September 7-19, 2021

How to Apply to VIRTUAL FALL INTERVIEW DAY(S) 2021

How to apply to Fall Interview Day(s) In Handshake

  1. Log into your school’s Handshake If your institution does not have access to Handshake please contact your Career Center for application details.
  2. Click the “Events” tab and then click the ‘On-Campus Interviews’ tab at top of screen.
  3. In the “Filters bar, search for “Virtual Fall Interview Day” employers

Note: this will give you a complete list of the employers participating in the Virtual Fall Interview Day event and the job opportunities they are interviewing for.

  1. Click to open the Virtual Fall Interview Day employer and jobs that interests you. The bar at top identifies the date and time when applications open and close and the interview dates associated with the position.
  2. Click on ‘Apply’ in top right of screen. Attach the required documents (approved resume) and answer any other application questions required. Then click the ‘Submit Application’ button.
  3. You will receive a confirmation that your application has been submitted.
  4. If you are selected as a primary candidate, you will receive an email from Handshake to sign up for an interview time slot.
  • Primary candidates are usually given 2-3 days to sign up for an interview slot before the slots are opened to alternate candidates.
  • Once open to alternate candidates, time slots are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Be on the lookout for emails from Handshake!
  • The ability to sign up for a Virtual Fall Interview Day time slot lasts only a few days before the job will close in Handshake.
  1. If you are selected as an alternate candidate, you will receive an email from Handshake to sign up for an interview time slot, after primary candidates have had an opportunity to sign up.

Note: Alternate time slots are offered on a first come, first served basis. Be on the lookout for emails from Handshake!

  • The ability to sign up for a Virtual Fall Interview Day time slot lasts only a few days before the on interview schedule will close in Handshake.
  1. If you have any questions about how to apply to a Virtual Fall Interview Day job in Handshake, contact Tory Nair at tnair@aurora.edu.

Reminders & Tips:

  • Upload your resume in plenty of time for it to be reviewed, revised, and approved well before the application deadline closes on Sunday, September 19, 2021.
  • Review all positions carefully and apply/submit your approved resume only to
    those you would accept if the position were offered to you.
  • You must submit a resume to each position in which you have an interest.
  • Remember to check for Handshake emails in your inbox and spam folders.
  • Virtual Fall Interview Day(s) will take place over 3 days, Sept 29th, Sept 30th or Oct 1st.

Aug. 30:

Deadline for Employer Registration Form and Position Descriptions

Aug. 31 – Sept. 6:

Employer positions are promoted on CCCIllinois campuses. Resumes reviewed and approved.

Sept. 7 – 19:

Students apply for posted Employer positions

Sept. 20 – Sept. 26:

Employers review student resumes and select interview candidates

Sept. 27 – 28:

Selected candidates select interview times.  HANDSHAKE emails you about your interview(s).  LOOK FOR HANDSHAKE EMAILS!

Sept. 29 and 30, and Oct. 1:

Virtual Fall Interview Days Event

FALL INTERVIEW DAY  INTERVIEWEE FAQs

Virtual Hiring Event–September 29 & 30, and October 1, 2021

Q:  How early should I check in for my interview?

A:  You should check in with your Career Services department 15 minutes before your scheduled interview time.


Q:  How long will my interview last?

A:  Your virtual interview should last no more than 30 minutes.


Q:  Do I have to interview virtually?

A:  Yes.  Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, all 2021 Fall Interview Day interviews will be conducted virtually for the safety of our employers and students.


Q:  What do I wear to a virtual interview?

A:  Treat this interview like an in-person interview.  Wear business professional attire.  You can ask your Career Services department for more info.


Q:  What if I have technical issues before or during my interview?

A:  Contact the employer first, if you have their contact information.  If you do NOT have the employer’s contact info, then reach out to your Career Services department as soon as possible to have them help you informing the employer about what has happened and potentially make other arrangements.


Q:  Do you have other tips for a successful virtual interview?

A:  Yes.

  • Reach out to your Career Services department for resume prep and review and interview prep.
  • Check your hardware, software, and background BEFORE the interview.
  • Practice using the employer’s interviewing platform, such as Zoom, Webex, or Hangouts prior to your interview to make sure your equipment works and you are familiar with the software.
  • Preparation and professionalism are KEYS to a successful interview.
  • Once the interview is completed, write or email a THANK YOU note(s) to your interviewer(s).

You can check out these websites for more tips for a successful virtual interview:

  • https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/interviewing/zoom-interview/  
  • https://www.theinterviewguys.com/zoom-interview-tips/

Past Participants

  • Allstate
  • AT&T
  • CapinCrouse
  • Caterpillar
  • Deloitte
  • Frito Lay
  • First Midwest Bank
  • Hub Group
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • KPMG
  • Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond
  • O’MALLEY & KWIT LLC
  • PwC
  • Porte Brown
  • RSM
  • Shepard Schwartz & Harris
  • Sogeti USA
  • The Condon Group
  • US Securities & Exchange commision