Note: Check back often. New opportunities will post throughout August, September, and October.
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What is On-Campus Recruiting?
Fall On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) is a period of time 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 in advance.
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 so it’s important to engage early.
Preparation and Coaching
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 OCRemployers, many of whom are young alumni. Plan extra time in to your schedule over the fall semester for these activities.
- 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 draft
- 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 is the primary coach for students interested in business-related careers, including OCR opportunities. Kirsten Cahoon is also available but on a limited basis as she is busy working with our employer partners.
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.