Q. What is On-Campus Recruiting (OCR)?
Q. Is on-campus recruiting for me?
A. You can preview OCR opportunities via College Central Network to make sure that OCR really matches your job search interests. Since OCR only represents certain segments of the job market, typically "high demand" industries such as financial services or larger employers with established college recruiting programs, we suggest you browse OCR listings via College Central Network first. You can then determine if you find the types of opportunities you're seeking. If you're still not sure, then meet with a Career Development Counselor to discuss your job search plans.
Q. What types of jobs will I find through OCR?
A. All employers are eligible to participate in the OCR program as long as they adhere to the Career Center's policies and procedures, as well as the Principles of Professional Conduct set forth by our governing organization NACE. However, for on-campus interviews, most of the jobs you'll find will be in the areas of finance, accounting, consulting, and sales\marketing.
Q. Who is eligible to participate?
Q. I get e-mails encouraging me to have a College Central Network Account. What is this?
A. Along with several major national universities, we have contracted with College Central Network to provide SBU students and alumni with 24/7 access to job, internship and service opportunities. In addition to a national, international and regional database of employment and internship opportunities, College Central Network is the online vehicle the Career Center utilizes for much of the on-campus interviewing and resume referral processes. There are a variety of tools and career-related advice accessible through your CCN account. It is an AWESOME resource for students and graduates on every level. That's why we keep reminding students and alums to register!
Q. What are the requirements to participate?
Q. How do I sign up?
Q. How do I know what recruiters are coming to interview on campus?
Q. Why are only certain types of organizations coming to campus?
A: You may find that few or none of the OCR employers interest you. This is normal. OCR employers are only those that have recruiting budgets, the ability to plan hiring needs months into the future, and the need to hire several entry-level people each year. Many organizations do not fall into this category. Students interested in these types of organizations may need to use other search methods. In fact, no student should rely solely on OCR for finding a job or internship. Talk with a career development counselor about how best to approach your unique job or internship search.
Q. I notice various deadline dates listed for resume submissions. What time do they open and close?
A. Dates posted on the On-Campus Interview/Resume Referral Calendar for application submission, open when the posting is complete in College Central Network and close at 4:00 pm. on the deadline day.
Q. What's the difference between a "preselect" and "open" schedule?
A. For a prescreen process or what is known as a pre-select schedule, you must submit your resume to be considered for an interview. If you are chosen, or "preselected", you will then be contacted by the Career Center to come up to the main office and sign up for an interview time. On an open schedule, you can sign up directly for an interview. In both cases, however, you must meet the employer's specific requirements: degree level, major, work authorization, and graduation date.
Q. How will I know what materials the employer wants me to submit?
A. All employers will require a resume. However, some will request additional documents such as an unofficial transcript or a data sheet. When posting their employment opportunities, each employer will specify the required materials. If a company asks for supplemental information, it will be indicated in the posting in College Central. If they do not specify, it is always a good idea to follow up with the Career Center to ensure that all documents and processes have been submitted and are complete.
CRITICAL NOTE: BEFORE the recruiting season begins, be sure that you have no 'holds' on your account with the Business Office. 'Holds' will disable your ability to access unofficial and official transcripts (should an employer require them for application)!