On-Campus Interviews Spring 2021: Update / Timeline / Action Items

As previously announced our Aug/Sept OCI session was moved to JAN 25 – FEB 12, 2021. These OCIs will be held virtually. More detailed information on application logistics will be provided in mid-December, but below are key dates, action items and resources. Please reach out to us in the CDO with any questions and for help in updating your resume, discussing OCI and specific employers, finalizing your applications in January, and preparing for interviews.

OCI TIMELINE – Key Dates:

  • NOV 19, 2020:  OCI session opens for students to view employers registered so far (employers may continue registering through Jan 4)*
  • JAN 12, 2021 (11:59 pm MST):  DEADLINE to submit applications in Symplicity through OCI Module (you will not be able to actually submit applications and apply until early Jan 2021)
  • JAN 25 – FEB 12, 2021:  Virtual OCIs (first rounds; multiple employers on some days)
  • FEB 2021:  2nd Round (Callback) Interviews with Employers

* Important Note: To see the employers with positions applicable for your class year, you must change your profile in the My Account section (“Academic Information”) to reflect your current status (2L, 3LE, etc.). You may need to save the change, log out, and log back in to see the employers and positions correctly.  Once updated and logged in, go to the OCI Tab in Symplicity and select the Spring 2021 Session from the drop-down to see the list of employers. Click the Review button to the left of each to view the posting and more information about each.

OCI ACTION ITEMS (Now through Jan/Feb 2021):

  • Focus on a strong finish to fall semester; consider specific classes and additional experience for spring
  • Update resume from summer/fall; meet with CDO to review materials and discuss process
  • Research participating employers / prioritize employers of interest
  • Review videos of OCI related programming from Spring and Fall 2020, which are password protected on our website (contact CDO if you need access info):
    • OCI Info Session & Panel: October 2020
    • OCI Employer Panel: April 2020
    • OCI Info Session & Panel: March 2020
  • PRE-CRUIT
    • Make 1×1 networking connections with employers of interest and with upper-level students (contact the CDO for help with connecting!)
    • Employers are increasingly connecting with students ahead of OCI (and, may initiate an early interview)
  • Attend OCI Prep, Networking, and Employer Spotlight Events
  • Out-of-State Employers: Apply to out-of-state employers sooner than later; set up appointment with CDO to discuss and for assistance
  • Jan/Feb: Meet with CDO to prepare for Interviews (first and second rounds)
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