On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Program FAQs
Within each posting there is a section titled, “Screening Criteria.” This section provides information on the reason(s) you do not qualify for the position. Applicants are screened based on their degree, major, graduation date, and work authorization. Therefore, it is important that you update your account information in connectSC if there are any changes to your major, graduation date, and/or work authorization.
Can I change my profile to meet the requirements of a position?
No, if you falsify information in your profile to meet an employer’s screening criteria, you will be suspended from further participation of OCR and use of connectSC and Handshake through the end of the subsequent academic semester. Review the Professional Integrity Contract for the policies you must abide by during your participation in the OCR Program.
How can I update a document already submitted to an OCR position?
Click on the “My Interviews” tab and select the three dots on the right, next to the position, and click “Withdraw Resume.” Resubmit the application with the updated documents. Note: Applications can only be withdrawn during the resume submission period. Once the resume deadline has passed, you will not be able to withdraw your application.
I am an international student confused about work authorization. How should I update my profile? Which employers offer visa sponsorship?
If you require visa sponsorship, you must select “Yes, now or in the future may require employment visa sponsorship” under “Desired Work Authorization.” This will allow you to be matched with positions in which the employer has indicated that the organization sponsors employment visas. If you falsify this information to meet the screening criteria, you will be suspended from further participation of OCR and use of connectSC and Handshake through the end of the subsequent academic semester.
Organizations that offer visa sponsorship would have selected “Yes, now or in the future may require employment visa sponsorship.”
I am a double major – can I select multiple majors in connectSC?
If you are pursuing multiple majors, you can select up to five majors. The system will automatically screen positions based on all of the majors selected.
My major was not included in the screening criteria, but I have the required skills for the position (e.g., Economics or Math majors with extensive experience in business). Can I still apply?
Unless undisclosed by the employer, the contact information should be visible within the job posting. You can email your resume directly to the recruiter explaining why you are a good fit for the position. If a recruiter is interested in adding you to the list of applicants, they will reach out to the Employer Engagement team.
What if I miss my interview or am a no-show?
Cancelling your interview less than three business days prior to your interview date or not showing up to your scheduled interview will result in you being marked as a “No-Show”, and you will be suspended from further use of OCR, connectSC, and Handshake through the end of the subsequent academic semester. You will also be required to send a personalized apology email to the recruiter within three days of the scheduled “No-Show” interview, copying our Employer Engagement team.
Note: You are still required to attend all previously scheduled interviews after a no-show status.
How do I find the recruiter’s contact information associated with the interview schedule?
Unless the recruiter has asked us to exclude their contact information, their name and email address will be displayed in the interview schedule on the right-hand side of the page under the screening criteria.
I am a student in a progressive degree looking for a summer internship. How can I apply to the internship opportunities within OCR?
If you are in a progressive degree, you will most likely be unable to apply to internships within connectSC due to your degree and graduation date. We highly encourage you to contact the recruiters directly explaining the reasons why you are unable to apply. If the recruiter allows you to apply, they will contact the Employer Engagement team to manually add you to their applicant list.