The On-campus Recruitment Program (OCR)
From September through April, the On-Campus Recruitment (OCR) Program provides rising seniors and graduating students who are seeking summer internships or full-time employment after graduation the opportunity to interview with representatives from organizations in private industry, government, and the non-profit sectors. Over 600 employers visit The Wasserman Center for Career Development annually. In order to participate in On-Campus Recruitment and use NYU InterviewNet, students must be graduating in either January, May, or Summer of 2013 or 2014. They must also attend a mandatory On-Campus Recruitment Orientation and Acing the Interview seminar which will enable them to learn about the many recruitment events, programs, and policies that are designed to help them obtain interviews.
Students manage the on-campus interview process online through NYU InterviewNet. Students have the online ability to:
- view position descriptions
- view dates of interviews
- apply for positions
- sign up for an interview time
- save resumes in their student record to email directly to employers
It is imperative that students check NYU InterviewNet, email and voice mail frequently for the most up-to-date recruitment information.
WAYS TO OBTAIN INTERVIEWS
Resume Books Graduating students may submit a resume to various industry categories. An electronic resume collection is conducted the May before graduation, and another collection is completed the following January. Employers request copies of the books and may make preliminary selections for on-campus interviews. If your resume is selected from one of the books, you will be notified via email as to next steps. All notifications regarding resume submission details will be communicated through the Wasserman career listserv.
Online Resume Submission Even though many employers will initially search through the Resume Books (see above) to select their candidates, students should also submit their resumes through NYU InterviewNet for particular positions to maximize the effectiveness of their search, provided they meet the requirements (e.g., GPA, major). For access to NYU InterviewNet you must attend an On-Campus Recruitment Orientation and Acing the Interview Seminar.
Employer Resume Collections Employers often request resumes from students meeting specific qualifications in various fields. Information will be disseminated through the Wasserman career listserv. Position descriptions and requirements are located on NYU InterviewNet. If you qualify, submit your resume online.
Employer presentations are held prior to an interview date. There are two types of presentations. A general or open presentation is open to all applicable majors and is held approximately one month prior to the scheduled oncampus interview date. This is an excellent way to find out more about recruiting organizations.
An information session or closed presentation is held the evening prior to the interview date for those who will be interviewing with the organization. Information sessions are mandatory. Your chances of receiving a second interview/ job offer are slim if you do not attend the information session.
We strongly urge you to attend all Employer Presentations in which you have an interest. These sessions provide information on the company, and are a great way to network and gather detailed information on a specific organization. For a detailed listing of the Employer Presentation schedule refer to NYU InterviewNet.
OCR FOR LIBERAL ARTS MAJORS
OCR is not just for business majors. There are opportunities for students in various disciplines and industries. Traditionally, the fall semester focuses more on “business-related” positions, whereas the spring semester emphasizes opportunities in communications, journalism, advertising, PR, education, and non-profit.
Do not miss out on an interview because of a misconception about the organization and available opportunities. There is a growing trend in which employers are seeking “well-rounded” students, rather than students with a specific major or GPA. Think about the skill sets, academic background, and professional experience you can offer. Then determine if you are a good fit for the position requirements.
Students graduating in January, May, or Summer of 2015 will begin their internship search during the spring of 2014 Semester. Students may utilize NYU InterviewNet and OCR during this process, as employers actively recruit for internships as well.
INTERVIEW CANCELLATION POLICY
You may only withdraw from an interview via NYU InterviewNet 8 days prior to the scheduled interview date. If you are within 8 days of the interview you must come in person to the On-Campus Recruitment desk and complete the Interview Cancellation form. You may not cancel an interview over the phone or via email. If you do not follow the cancellation policy or are a no-show, your NYU InterviewNet access will be immediately terminated. If you would like to appeal, please call the recruitment desk to schedule an in-person appointment with the Assistant Director to discuss your situation. We strongly discourage cancellations under any circumstances.
Failure to show up for an interview is both unprofessional and discourteous, and is taken extremely seriously by The Center and the recruiters. A candidate who “no shows” wastes the interviewer’s time and has also prevented another candidate - a fellow classmate - from obtaining that interview slot.
2013-2014 ON-CAMPUS RECRUITMENT PROGRAM CALENDAR AND CHECK LIST
|Submit resume to Resume Book Collection||May, 2013|
|Register for the Wasserman career listserv||Immediately|
|Upload your resume electronically to NYU InterviewNet||Immediately|
|Attend a mandatory On-Campus Recruitment Orientation||Summer/Fall 2013|
|Attend a mandatory Acing the Interview Seminar||Summer/Fall 2013|
|Check your email daily||Fall 2013 - Spring 2014|
|Check NYU InterviewNet daily for resume submission options||Fall 2013 - Spring 2014|
|Check NYU InterviewNet daily for bidding possibilities||Fall 2013 - Spring 2014|
|Search for jobs listed in NYU CareerNet||Fall 2013 - Spring 2014|
Attend relevant Career Fairs: Click Here to see a list of our upcoming fairs
For complete details, be sure to attend a mandatory On-Campus Recruitment Orientation.
* Held at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Employers Who Have Recruited at NYU