Interview Retreats

Our Interview Retreat Weekend is a crucial part of the application process. It’s an opportunity for you get to know NET and for NET to get to know you. Once we’ve received your application, and it is reviewed by our staff, you may be invited to attend an Interview Retreat Weekend. After the weekend is over, you will hear from NET within three weeks with our decison. We’re excited that you are interested in serving with NET, and we look forward to meeting you!

ATTN: Applicants under 18: Due to Safe Environment regulations, you must attend an Interview Retreat at a Virtus approved location. These locations are denoted by an astrisk (*). If you choose to attend a non-Virtus approved location, you will be responsible for providing your own housing. 

December 1-2:  Columbus, OH
December 1-2:  Saint Paul, MN
December 8-9: Dallas, TX  
December 8-9: San Bernardino, CA

January 12-13:  Saint Paul, MN
January 19-20: College Station, TX 

February 2-3:  Westmont, IL
February 2-3:  Turlock, CA 
February 9-10: Tampa, FL
February 9-10: San Antonio, TX
February 16-17: Steubenville, OH 
February 23-24: Bowie, MD 

March 2-3: Saint Paul, MN  
March 3-9: Seattle, WA
March 16-17:  Benedictine College, KS 
March 16-17:  Charlotte, NC 
March 16-17:  Cincinnati, OH 

April 6-7: Phoenix, AZ
April 6-7: Steubenville, OH 
April 13-14: Greeley, CO
April 13-14: New Orleans, LA
April 27-28: Santa Clarita, CA

May 4-5: Saint Paul, MN 

June 1-2: Dallas, TX  
June 8-9: Saint Paul, MN 
June 8-9: Turlock, CA 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to attend an interview retreat?
Yes. This is because the interview retreat is much more than just an interview. Applicants learn more about NET’s history, prayer life, and lifestyle, in addition to participating in small group discussions, large group presentations, and more. The weekend is designed not only for us to get to know you better, but for you to get to know us as well.
Do I have to stay for the whole weekend?
Yes, the time we have together is relatively short (36 hours). It is important that you be present for the entire weekend so we can get to know you as well as possible in that time.
What if I'm not from the United States?
If you live in Canada, you may attend an interview run by the NET Canada staff AND interview for the United States teams. If you do not live in either Canada or the United States, you may interview by phone.
Can I interview over the phone?
If you live in Canada, you may attend an interview run by the NET Canada staff AND interview for the United States teams. If you do not live in either Canada or the United States, you may interview by phone.
How much does the weekend cost? What is the money for?
Interview weekends are $80.00. The fee helps cover meals for the weekend and the cost of travel for the the staff members leading the weekend.
What happens on the weekend?
There are times set for personal interviews, prayer, small group discussions, large group presentations, and personal free time. There’s plenty of time to get to know the staff and other applicants. Food and housing are provided, and we’ll attend Mass Saturday evening.
Where do I stay?
NET will provide housing either at the meeting site or with host families.
Will I find out over the weekend if I was accepted?
No, NET will send you a decision letter about 3 weeks after the interview weekend.
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