Employers unable to travel to Duke to interview students are encouraged to conduct video interviews. During the Fall OCI season, to maximize student participation and ease for employers, Duke hosts the Video Interview Program (VIP). At other times of the year, video interviews are conducted as requested.
Video Interview Program (VIP): Videoconferencing During Fall OCI
VIP is run as a "season" on Symplicity with resumes submitted by students and available to you by August 31. Employers can review the resumes submitted and, instead of inviting selected students to your office for a screening interview, the screening interview is conducted by video. Students invited by you to conduct a video interview will be instructed to sign up directly on Symplicity for an available time slot. We will work with you and the students to facilitate student scheduling.
To allow our IT department to optimize the video interview experience, employers will be asked to conduct interviews on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in September, starting at either 9 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. ET.
Several days prior to the interview, we will ask for the name and contact information of your organization's IT administrator so that Duke's IT team and yours can test the video equipment prior to your interview day. The most common video platforms used and available at the law school are Skype and Cisco Movi (this connects to a videoconference via IP addresses if you would like to use a Polycom or Tanberg device to connect.)
Video Interviews Throughout the Year
The Duke University School of Law Career & Professional Development Center is pleased to provide employers who are unable to travel to our campus to conduct interviews with the option of video conference interviewing during the Fall OCI season at no charge. The Career Center has a room available throughout the year for this purpose. After posting a resume solicitation via Symplicity and then reviewing resumes, you may contact our office to select a date and time for your video conference. Please follow the steps below to arrange a video conference interview with us.
Step 1: Determine which equipment your organization uses for video conferencing. Provide us with your organization’s IT contact name, phone number and email address.
- Option 1: IP based videoconferencing software Please provide us with your IP address.
- Option 2: Webcam and Skype Account Please provide our office with your Skype account name.
Step 2: Contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate your:
- Interview time and date
- Equipment test date.
- Step 3: Review resumes and create a schedule of the students you wish to interview.
- Step 4: Email our office a copy of your complete video conference interview schedule one week prior to your scheduled interview date.
For students requesting video conference interviews, please follow the steps below: