The On Campus Recruiting Program at WPI provides both undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to interview with diverse companies. Companies interview for Summer, Co-op and for full-time employment. Interviews take place in the Career Development Center which is located in the Projects Center/Lower Level. The OCR Program takes place from A Term (late September) thru D Term (mid April).
Both students and employers participate in the OCR program through their Job Finder account.
There are three different types of interviewing schedules that a company can request.
- 100% Preselect/Closed Schedule-The company will select all of their candidates they wish to interview from the resumes that were submitted by students through their Job Finder or at the Career Fair(s).
- 50% Preselect Schedule-The company is allowed to select only half of the open time slots on their schedule. The other time slots will be filled by students who have met all of the job qualifiers, but were not preselected by the company.
- 100% Open Sign Up Schedule-This type of schedule allows students who meet all of the job qualifiers to signup for a time slot through their Job Finder account.
Job Finder is our comprehensive on-line database that includes our recruiting system.
The checklist below is a guideline for you to follow to help the process of on-campus interviews run smoothly.
- Please complete the information in your Profile Tab in your account. You should make sure this information is up-to-date at all times. Please view Accuracy of Information on our website.
- Upload a copy of your most current resume. This is required in order for students to be able to apply for positions posted in the system. You may have up to 5 different resumes in your account. If you haven’t had your resume critiqued, walk-in appointments are available in CDC, or you can make an appointment with one of our staff members.
- Search for jobs and submit your resume for on-campus recruiting jobs. These positions will have a firm application deadline date based on the date of an employer’s visit. Many companies require you to submit an application through their website also. Selection of employers to interview should be based upon your interest, academic background, experiences and career objectives. Once you’ve submitted your resume, your Application Section in your account will have a Pending status for that particular job. The status will not change until the employer has made their decisions on who they would like to interview.
- Attend any corporate information sessions offered by employers conducting interviews. It is a good opportunity to learn more about the company and network with the corporate recruiters. We suggest that you dress in business professional attire (wear a suit). You can find the date, time and location of all corporate information sessions in your Job Finder account.
- Be prepared for your interview. Research each company by logging into their website. Practice your interviewing skills with your roommates. You can also schedule an appointment for a Mock Interview with one of our counselors.
- Interviews are held in the Career Development Center located in the lower level of the Project Center. You should arrive at least 10-15 minutes early. Remember to dress for success.
- Check your account and email regularly. Students who have submitted a resume to be considered for an on-campus interview will be notified via email if they have been selected to interview. There will be a change in your status within the applications section and you will be able to signup electronically for an interview time. Please be diligent in signing up for a time slot.
Last modified: August 18, 2008 16:01:18