What is On-Campus Recruiting (OCR)?
(And what it is not!)
Fall On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) is when corporate employers recruit on our campus to fill job and internship openings for a relatively narrow band of business roles, including: business analysis, data analysis, management consulting, finance/banking, actuarial science, technology, certain healthcare analyst roles, and a few other miscellaneous positions. Employers are typically larger corporate organizations who are able to consistently predict their hiring needs far in advance. While many of these employers recruit in September and October for the following summer, a couple highly competitive industries (e.g. investment banking and management consulting) begin recruiting in the spring- more than a full year ahead of your start date.
The spring recruiting season (kicking off in early February) is when most students begin to see a wider band of business opportunities appear. So, if the fall roles don’t seem relevant to you – not to worry, your recruiting season will be later in the academic year.
If these roles DO interest you, the OCR season begins right away in mid-August and September (and broadens in February) so it’s important to start as early as possible.pens in a new tab)