On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) provides employers with the opportunity to conduct virtual or in-person interviews for full-time positions and internships. A successful on-campus recruiting process takes four to six weeks from start to finish and includes the following:
- Schedule on-campus recruitment (OCR) interview date
- Post position(s) and set selection criteria (major, degree level, graduation dates, work authorization)
- Review student and alumni profiles online and collect resumes
- Select and invite candidates to interview
- Follow up with candidates after the interview
Schedule Your Virtual or In-Person Recruitment
To schedule a virtual or in-person recruitment visit, you must register for a Handshake account. Registration requests may take up to 2 business days during peak times. Once your request has been approved, you will receive a confirmation email with details of your visit.
After you select an interview date and post your positions, candidates can begin submitting their resumes. If the Career and Professional Success (CAPS) staff determines resume submission is low, we will market the opportunity to qualified students who meet your position requirements.
Depending on your recruitment needs, there are different on-line and on-campus models that may work best for your organization. Contact [email protected] to determine the right option for your needs.
Open Interview Schedules
The open interview model allows students to apply and sign up for an interview day and time without prior approval from the employer. You may enter a link to your virtual interview platform. Basic auto screening is available to ensure candidates meets posting requirements.
Preselect Interview Scheduling
The preselect model is the preferred method. After you post your positions(s), students and/or alumni submit their resume for consideration. After the resume submission period ends, you invite your preferred candidates to interview and candidates sign-up for interviews directly through Handshake.
Resume Collection (RC) is a great strategy to test the interest of the candidate pool for a particular position, particularly when your recruiting time frame is short. If you find you have enough candidates to interview, this model can easily be converted to a preselect OCR schedule.
This is also a great option if you are not able to come to campus to interview. After you post your position and receive resumes, you may coordinate the interviews at your office or another location off-campus.
Room or Virtual Platform Reservation Only
An interview room is reserved for your use from 8am - 5pm on a selected day. No position is attached to this reservation, and you manage the interview schedule. If facilitating your visit virtually, you may use your own platform and share the log-in credentials for us to share out. If we coordinate your visit, we will schedule your session through ZOOM and provide you the link with instructions.
Personally Invite Candidates
Once the resume submission deadline passes, you select the candidates you wish to interview. It is imperative that you make interview selections in the OCR module of Handshake by the “Employer Select End Date.”
Once students sign up for interview slots, you may wish to check the interview schedule for any gaps. If you have gaps, you can fill these with students you talk with at an information session.
If you chose to email your selected candidates to notify them to sign-up for an interview, we ask that you not email them until they are able to schedule their interview.