The Graduate Career Management Center offers On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) opportunities during the fall and spring semesters. The OCR Program is designed for employers who recruit the upcoming year's graduates for full-time positions and continuing students for summer internships.
What is On-Campus Recruiting or OCR?
- OCR is a recruiting program inviting students to interview on campus for full-time and internship opportunities. Last fall over 30 firms participated, recruiting for positions in areas such as accounting, IT, regulatory compliance, risk management and tax. The program is not limited to opportunities in these areas.
- The OCR Program is offered primarily in the fall semester.
Which employers came to campus last year?
- Anchin, Andersen Tax, Baker Tilly, CBIZ, CohnReznick, Crowe Horwath, Deloitte, EisnerAmper, EY, Friedman, Grant Thornton, Henry Schein, KPMG, Loeb & Troper, Lutz + Carr, Marcum, Margolin, Morgan Stanley, Winer & Evens, Marks Paneth & Schron, MBAF, McGladrey, Mitchell + Titus, O’Connor Davies, PwC, Raich Ende Malter & Co, UHY and WeiserMazars.
Who is eligible to participate?
- Current students in the MBA and MS programs at the Zicklin School of Business.
- Full-Time Positions:
Participation in the OCR Program for full-time positions is permitted for one academic year only.
- February graduates are eligible for OCR in the fall semester prior to graduation and spring semester immediately following graduation (e.g., February 2014 grads are eligible in the fall of 2013 and spring of 2014).
- May graduates are eligible for OCR in the fall and spring semesters prior to graduation (e.g., May 2014 grads are eligible in the fall of 2013 and spring of 2014).
- September graduates are eligible for OCR in the fall and spring semesters prior to graduation (e.g., September 2014 grads are eligible in the fall of 2013 and spring of 2014).
- Summer Internship Positions:
February 2015 –September 2015 graduates are eligible to participate in fall 2013 OCR for summer 2014 internships.
- Winter Internship Positions:
May 2014 and later graduates are eligible to participate in fall 2013 OCR for winter 2014 internships.
What are the program requirements?
To be considered for OCR opportunities you must complete all three requirements listed below before the specific employer resume drop date ends:.
- “What is OCR?” workshop. This is offered throughout the year and is also available as a webinar in the Zicklin CareerLink (ZCL) Document Library.
- Resume Review - You must have your resume reviewed and approved by a member of the GCMC Career Advisement Team each semester.
How do I fulfill the requirements?
- Register for all GCMC workshops and webinars through Zicklin CareerLink.
- Schedule your resume review and other advising appointments by calling the GCMC at 646-312-1330.
- Walk-in advising takes place Monday-Thursday from 4:00-5:00 pm.
- If you are working full-time and are unable to come to campus for walk-in sessions or appointments, telephone appointments can be arranged.
How do I identify OCR opportunities?
- Search for the keyword “OCR” on Zicklin CareerLink.
What happens if I am chosen as an interview candidate?
- You will be notified through email by the GCMC, indicating that you have been selected and how to sign up for a timeslot through ZCL.
- You must sign up for a timeslot on the employer’s interview schedule within 24 hours.
- Pay special attention to where the interview is being held (GCMC or the undergraduate Starr Career Development Center).
- Keep track of the dates and times of your interviews.
- Once you apply for a job opportunity through ZCL, you are committed to the interview if chosen.
What happens if I fail to appear for an interview?
- If you don’t sign up, cancel, or don’t show for a scheduled interview, you forfeit all subsequent campus interviews and will be removed from the program; failing to appear takes interview opportunities away from other potential candidates and can have a negative effect on your reputation, the reputation of the school and our relationship with employers.
- Employers will be notified by the GCMC and your subsequent interviews will be cancelled.
- You must write a letter of apology to the employer and submit a copy to the GCMC.
Do companies who participate in OCR hold information sessions on campus before the interview date?
- Companies may offer information sessions prior to their OCR interview date(s).
- Check the ZCL system (Calendar section) to find out which companies are hosting information sessions.
- Unless indicated, information sessions are open to ALL students, not just those selected for interviews – take advantage of this opportunity to meet the recruiters in person!
Do I need to tell anyone when I have gotten a second interview or an offer?
- Yes. Let the GCMC know if you have been invited for a second interview. If you have questions about the next step or on-site portion of the interview process, we can help.
- Please keep the GCMC informed of any changes in your employment status. Notify the GCMC within 24 hours of accepting an employment offer. Remember: Once you have accepted an offer you cannot continue to accept invitations to interview with other firms.
- You’ll receive an electronic employment survey from the GCMC. Please be sure to complete it. We do track statistics about our program in order to further develop new and existing opportunities for Zicklin students. Your information is vital in this endeavor.
Graduate Career Management Center
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