On-Campus Interviewing & Recruitment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is OCI?
How do I apply?
OCI Policies
Recommendations

Please login to Handshake to see upcoming On-campus Interviews: https://ucsc.joinhandshake.com/


What is OCI?

OCI is an acronym for the On-Campus Interview program. This program gives students the opportunity to interview with a wide variety of companies for internships and full-time positions on campus at the Career Center. These are not practice interviews - real employers are here interviewing students for real jobs. Many employers begin recruiting for spring graduates and summer internships during the Fall & Winter quarters.

Who can participate?
OCI is open to ALL currently enrolled UCSC students.

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How do I apply?

Students must create a user profile in Handshake to apply to jobs that have On-Campus Interviews (OCI). If you need help applying to a job on Handshake, please refer to https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/218693418-How-to-Apply-for-a-Job

Employers choose whether or not to do OCI with thier job postings. Not all employer's job postings conduct interviews through the OCI program.

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OCI Policies

  • OCI is open to currently enrolled UCSC students only.
  • Submit resumes to positions of interest prior to the deadline posted on each job listing in Handshake. Late submission requests will not be accommodated.
  • If selected for an interview the employer will reach out to schedule your interview.
  • Students are expected to wear professional attire to interviews. The Career Center reserves the right to cancel interviews for students who are dressed inappropriately when they arrive.
  • If you cannot make your interview, you are expected to contact the recruiter. If you do not call or email to cancel you will be subject to the No-Show Policy.

No-Show Policy:

Students who fail to show for their scheduled interview and have not contacted the recruiter beforehand will be subject to the following:

  • Email apology to the recruiter with cc to employerrelations@ucsc.edu explaining the reason for not showing up and cancelling in advance.
  • If student does not comply with the No-Show Policy, their access to Handshak and OCI opportunities may be denied at the discretion of the Career Center.

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Recommendations:

  • Submit your resume early. Employers can close resume submission at any time.
  • Attend all events where you can meet employers such as information sessions, career fairs, workshops, club events, panels, etc.
  • To prepare, attend Career Center workshops such as resume writing, interview techniques, etc (even if you have already been to one!)

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