OCI Recruitment

On-Campus Interview Program
The On-Campus Interview (OCI) Program is offered as a cost-effective means for employers to select and interview Cal State LA seniors, graduate students and alumni.  This service is free of charge and available to employers who offer full-time, entry level opportunities that are paid on a salary basis and require an undergraduate or graduate degree
The Career Center advertises your job listings, provides online tools to help you receive résumés and schedule interviews, and offers on-campus facilities for conducting interviews.  All job descriptions, résumé submissions, and interview schedules are posted and managed through our online service, Golden Eagle CareerLink, which can be accessed 24/7 from any computer with an internet connection.  On-campus interviews are available year round, and may be conducted in one of the Career Center’s interview rooms or at your company.
How to request a schedule
  1. Select "My OCI Schedules" from the blue menu bar at the top of the screen.
  2. Select "New Schedule Request" from the drop down menu.
  3. Choose desired "Schedule Type."
    • Open - This is a basic type for posting a job and interview screening requirements. Students matching your screening requirements will be able to submit a résumé and schedule an interview.
    • Preselect - This type allows you to pre-set a workflow for applicant résumé submission, employer review, employer invite, and applicant sign up. Students matching your screening requirements will be able to submit a résumé. See additional steps on how to select candidates below. 
    • Preselect Continuous - This type allows you to review interview requests and select candidates on an ongoing basis. Students matching your screening requirements will be able to submit an interview request at any time. Once you decide to accept a candidate's interview request, the candidate will then be able to sign up.
    • Résumé Collection - This type allows you to collect résumés from candidates and schedule interviews using your own scheduling system. Interviews may be conducted in our center or at your location. Students matching your screening requirements will be able to submit a résumé.
    • Rooms Only - This type is for room reservation only - job postings, OCI schedules, or recruitment is not provided. For more information about using our office space for connecting with job and internship candidates, please contact Lucas Cuny, Campus and Community Relations Coordinator.
  4. Select your "Preferred Interview Date(s)," "No of Rooms," and "Interview Session Preference" (interview duration).
How to select candidates using "Preselect" -
  1. Take note of your selected timline to review and accept candidates. Typically the time frame from when a résumé request period ends to when a résumé is accepted for interview scheduling is one week. 
  2. Review candidate résumés.
  3. Once the résumé submission period has ended, accept candidates of interest.
  4. Note that candidates must schedule an interview time slot through Golden Eagle CareerLink by the sign up close date.
For Open or Room Reservation, candidates sign up for an interview time slot on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Additional notes -
  • Preselect to Alternate - If you have two open time slots and four alternates, candidates must sign up on a first-come, first-served basis. In other words, you can not rank alternates.
  • Preselect to Alternate to Open - If you are scheduling your OCI requests less than three weeks prior to to your interview period, this option may take a significant amount of time from the résumé submission period because the scheduling period takes several days longer. 
  • The preselect type requires a time frame. It is recommended that you allow at least two weeks for candidates to apply. You will then have about a week to review and invite appropriate candidates to schedule an interview time slot. Candidates must schedule their interview time slot during your pre-set sign up period.
If you have questions about on-campus interviews, contact Zeidy Cabrera, Employer Relations Coordinator, at (323) 343-3285 or zcabrera@calstatela.edu.
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