On-Campus Recruiting Program Guide for Employers

For more information on how to participate in the On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Program, follow these instructions:


If you do not have a connectSC account, click the “SIGN UP” button.

  • Once your connectSC profile is completed and approved, you can submit an interview schedule via the OCR tab.
  • Click on OCR → Schedules → Request a Schedule.


connectSC gives you an opportunity to select a specific recruiting model tailored to your organization’s needs:

Room Reservation Only: If you would like to reserve an interview room for the day and have the ability to build and manage the interview schedule yourself outside of connectSC, this will be the best option. You do not have to attach a job description to this model. We recommend you email a copy of your developed schedule at least one business day prior to your interview date.

Preselect to Alternate: If you are looking for assistance in the recruiting process and would like connectSC to manage the interviews for you, this is the preferred model. You choose the date, add the job descriptions, accumulate resumes, review and select the candidates, and the system will schedule these interviews for you.  This option will allow you to conduct interviews on campus or off site.

  • Invite Candidates: The Preselect to Alternate model allows the system to manage the interview schedule for you. It is important to keep in mind that the OCR schedule is time-sensitive. Once the resume submission deadline passes, you will gain access to reviewing the resumes and selecting the candidates you would like to interview. It is important that you make your candidate selections by the “Employer Select End Date.” Once students have signed up for the time slots, you can connect with the OCR team to assist you in filling any potential gaps. It is also important to select “Alternate Candidates” to provide them the opportunity to sign up for gap slots.

Resume Collect: If you are looking to test the interest of the candidate pool and not commit to an interview date or schedule on campus, this option will allow you to collect resumes in the system. You are able to accumulate these resumes to conduct offsite interviews. If you decide afterwards you would like to have an interview schedule on campus, we can easily convert this model to a Preselect schedule.

* Third-party recruiters may participate if recruiting for your own organization and not on behalf of other employers.

** If your organization is recruiting for both technical and non-technical roles, you are encouraged to participate in the Career Center’s OCR Program; technical and non-technical students recruit through our office.


As an employer that is new to the OCR Program at USC, it is important to give yourself adequate time to successfully prepare for the interviews:

  • Begin planning the registration process at least four to six weeks prior to the date you plan to conduct the interviews on campus.
  • During those weeks, you take the following actions:
    • Schedule and submit a request for OCR in connectSC
    • Post opportunities linked to the on-campus interview schedule
    • Accumulate resumes online and review the applications
    • Select candidates you would like to interview
    • Provide candidates an opportunity to select interview slots

You can also inquire about interview room availability for specific on-campus interview dates prior to submitting a request in connectSC.

If you have any questions prior to submitting a request in connectSC, you can connect with the USC On-Campus Recruiting team to help guide you through this process or call 213-740-9105.