INTERVIEW ON CAMPUS

On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) provides employers the opportunity to conduct interviews for internships and full-time positions.

A successful on-campus recruiting process takes 4-6 weeks from start to finish and includes the following:

  • Schedule on-campus recruitment (OCR) interview date.
  • Post position(s) and set selection criteria (major, degree level, graduation dates, work authorization).
  • Collect resumes online.
  • Select and invite candidates to interview.
  • Candidates schedule interview time.

SET YOUR DATE TO COME TO CAMPUS

To schedule an On-Campus Recruitment (OCR) date, you must register for a MyCCO@Purdue account. Registration requests are typically processed the same day but may take up to 2 business days during peak times. Once your request has been approved, you will receive confirmation and log-in instructions via email.

You can submit OCR Requests via your MyCCO@Purdue account by logging in and clicking "Request a New OCR Interview Date" from the shortcuts menu on the right-hand side of your MyCCO@Purdue homepage.

If you have a MyCCO@Purdue account but are having trouble requesting your OCR dates, please contact Paula Beaver at pbeaver@purdue.edu or 765-494-8740.

After you select an interview date and post your position, candidates can begin submitting their resumes. If you do not attach your position to your interview date, you will not receive resumes. The CCO staff will market the opportunity to qualified students if there is a low number of applicants.

ON CAMPUS RECRUITING (OCR) MODELS

PRESELECT

The preselect model is the preferred OCR method. After you post your positions(s), students and/or alumni submit their resume for consideration. After the resume submission period ends, you invite your preferred candidates to interview and candidates sign-up for interviews directly through MyCCO@Purdue.

PRESELECT TO ALTERNATE

Same as Preselect, however, you can also select alternates to fill the interview slots that are not filled by your preselect candidates.

RESUME COLLECTION

A Resume Collection (RC) is a great strategy to test the interest of the candidate pool for a particular position, particularly when your recruiting time frame is short. If you find you have enough candidates to interview, this model can easily be converted to a preselect OCR schedule.

This is also a great option if you are not able to come to campus to interview. After you post your position and receive resumes, you may coordinate the interviews at your office or another location off-campus.

ROOM RESERVATION ONLY

An interview room is reserved for your use all day. No position is attached to this reservation, and you manage the interview schedule. We require that you submit your interview schedule to your employer coordinator at least 2 business days prior to your interview date.

INVITE CANDIDATES

Once the resume submission deadline passes, you select the candidates you wish to interview. It is imperative that you make interview selections in OCR by the “Employer Select End Date.”

Once students sign up for interview slots, you may wish to check the interview schedule for any gaps. If you have gaps, you can fill these with students you talk with at an information session.

If you chose to email your selected candidates to notify them to sign-up for an interview, we ask that you not email them until they are able to schedule their interview.

TRAVEL TO PURDUE

TIME ZONE

Purdue University is on Eastern Time year-round. We "spring forward," recognizing Eastern Daylight Time in the spring and "fall back" to Eastern Standard Time in the fall, remaining the same time as the East Coast.

HOTEL STAY

Find lodging easily at the Lafayette Chamber directory or stay on campus at the Union Club hotel

DIRECTIONS 

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