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What is On-Campus Recruiting?
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, management consulting, finance/banking, actuarial, technology, certain healthcare analyst roles, and a few other miscellaneous positions. They are typically corporate organizations who are able to consistently predict their hiring needs far in advance. While many of these employers recruit in the fall semester, many industries in finance and consulting, begin recruiting activities in the spring semester.
The spring recruiting season (kicking off in early February) is when most students begin to see a wider band of opportunities appear. So, if these 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 September and in February so it’s important to engage early.
To maximize your chances of success, preparation is key.
- Engage right away by showing up to events and info sessions to build relationships with representatives from OCR employers, many of whom are young alumni. Plan extra time in to your schedule over the fall semester for these activities.
- Make sure you are including in the on-campus recruiting email alias to receive important announcement and updates regarding OCR opportunities.
- Create or update your resume as soon as possible so it is ready to go. Cover letters may be needed. Peer Advisors are your best first stop. Coaches can review your final drafts.
- Keep a close eye on Handshake and your email for relevant information and updates on opportunities.
- Meet with Bryan or Kirsten to explore your interests, identify relevant resources, and build a strategy.
Bryan Shealer, Kirsten Cahoon, and Paul Kim are the primary coaches for students interested in business-related careers, including OCR opportunities. Coaching appointments can be scheduled in Handshake.
Dedicated Peer Advisors will also be available during the fall semester to get you started – drop-in hours will generally be published at the start of each semester. Peer Advisors are a great resource for initial resume and cover letter reviews, for help accessing OCR opportunities, and for general questions. It’s often a good idea to meet with a Peer Advisor first before meeting with a coach so that our time together can be more efficient and productive.