On-Campus Interviewing (OCI)
What is On-Campus Interviewing?
Despite how it sounds, On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) does NOT refer to student on-campus employment. OCI brings top employers from across the country to conduct interviews with UA students and recent alumni for job and internship opportunities in our office in the Student Union Memorial Center.
Employers range from high-tech corporations and businesses to nonprofit organizations and government agencies. All majors will find opportunities of interest and are highly encouraged to participate. Find out the UA top employers in Handshake.
This is a great way to find employers that you are interested in that will be on campus. If an employer is coming for OCI they are most likely attending a Career Fair and or holding an event on-campus prior to the interview date. Take full advantage of their visit by favoriting the employer to receive updates about their on-campus involvement and career fair attendance.
Interested in who's interviewing on-campus right now? View upcoming on-campus interviews on Handshake.
It is important to note that many employers registering for OCI are looking for certain qualifications, skills, and expertise. Simply applying to a position in Handshake will not guarantee you an on-campus interview. Increase your chances by utilizing the following resources to assist you in standing out among other candidates.
If you graduated more than two years ago, you may find fewer employers looking for you through this program, so we suggest trying other avenues like the Arizona Alumni Association.
Did you know...
- Resume Submission dates for campus interviews refer to the deadline to apply to a job that will be interviewing on campus. These dates are found on the job description.
- Some positions on Handshake are not linked to an interview date but the employer might still be interviewing on campus.
- Campus interviews might have you sign up for time slots using Handshake. Make sure you update your handshake preferences in order to receive announcements and emails regarding invitations to interview. Deadlines to sign up are also located on positions linked to interview dates.
- Many top employers hold interviews on campus around Fall and Spring Career Days, be sure to follow up to see which employers will be here.
- Employers interviewing on campus may host information sessions which is a great opportunity to meet the recruiters before your interview and learn about the employer. Employers love participation! Check our events calendar for upcoming dates.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I look for On-Campus Interviews?
- If you are looking to apply to On-Campus Interviews, you can go about this two different ways: searching for specific interviews and then applying to the related jobs, or by searching for and applying to specific jobs that are connected to interview schedules.
- You can select On-Campus Interviews from the top menu to view interviews that will be taking place on your school's campus. You can type in a keyword directly to search, or you can use a filter or multiple filters to customize your search.
How do I sign up for an interview? The employer said I was picked to sign up.
- If you select an Interview Schedule that you've already applied to, you will see messaging like this:
- Once you've been chosen by an employer for an On-Campus Interview, you'll receive a notification in Handshake.
- You can always find all of the jobs, along with any interviews, that you've applied to by selecting Applications from the menu. Along the side of each job or interview title, you can easily view the status of that application, such as 'Submitted', 'Primary' or 'Alternate'.
- If you see that you've been selected to interview, you can select the interview in order to see all available slots. Simply select Take Slot to reserve that time for yourself to interview.
Do I have to attend the informational meeting for the employer I wish to interview with?
- Generally, no, but it is highly recommended to do so (and occasionally required).
- If you have a conflict that prevents you from attending, contact the employer's representative as a courtesy.
- If you do intend to go, please resister:
- In Handshake, locate the Information Session Event Search and filter Information Sessions
- Click on the event to view a description
- Click the 'Register' button
Can I come in on the interview date and get a time slot?
No. All interview appointments must be arranged prior to the interview date.
No Show Policies
What is the "No-Show" policy?
Students who fail to properly cancel or do not show up for a scheduled interview are restricted from participating in OCI. To avoid a No-Show, cancel your campus interview.
What is a No-Show?
A no-show occurs when a student fails to show up for a scheduled on-campus interview without canceling at least 48 hours in advance.
Canceling Your On-Campus Interview
You can complete this cancelation procedure up to 48 business hours prior to the scheduled interview without incurring a no-show penalty.
- Login to Handshake and click on Career Center
- Click on "Appointments"
- Select the interview that you wish to cancel
- Click "Cancel Appointment"
- If you must cancel a campus interview with less than 48 business hours notice you will incur a no-show. There are no exceptions, no matter the reason for the cancelation.
- Call Student Engagement & Career Development at (520) 621-2588 so that we can notify the recruiter of your cancelation. Yes, this is still a no-show situation, but you will have demonstrated professionalism in communicating your situation to the recruiter.
Related Events and Programs
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