Register for On-Campus Recruiting
The On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) program allows organizations to conduct interviews virtually or in-person with students from all majors during the fall and spring semesters for full-time salaried and paid internship opportunities. The OCR program assists with managing your interview schedules within connectSC, by collecting resumes of qualified candidates and utilizing the time scheduling feature to set up your interviews. This program is complimentary for employers.
“Despite a change to the virtual recruiting environment and being a new Recruiter this school year, the Career Center has been a great resource to connect with USC students [through OCR].”– Peace Corps
“I think [OCR] is one of the most organized and best run programs. The Career Center is responsive and very helpful.”– Simon-Kucher & Partners
Fall 2023 OCR Dates
- September 6 – November 17, 2023
- Registration Begins: June 1, 2023
Spring 2024 OCR Dates
- January 17 – April 19, 2024
- Registration Begins: November 1, 2023
To request a virtual or in-person interview schedule, log into connectSC and click on the OCR tab, or email the Employer Engagement team.
OCR Set-Up Instructions
If you do not have a connectSC account, click the “SIGN UP” button.
- Once your connectSC profile is completed and the account approved, you can submit an interview schedule via the OCR tab to conduct virtual or in-person interviews.
- Click on “OCR” → “Schedules” → “Request a Schedule.”
- Learn how to set up On-Campus Recruiting through connectSC.
If recruiting MBA students only, contact the Marshall Graduate Career Services Center.
If recruiting Engineering students only, contact Viterbi Career Connections.
Coffee Chats allow you to provide information about your organization and openings currently available to students in a more casual, one-on-one setting. These meetings range from 20 – 30 minutes. Since we want you to meet the desired student demographic, we need to know the preferred qualifications (degree, major, class year and visa sponsorship) ahead of time, allowing us to send a special invitation email to students with information on how to sign up. The coffee chats/office hours student signups are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Once the interviews and coffee chats are scheduled through connectSC, you can conduct the sessions virtually, using whichever video platform available to you, or in-person.
To request a Coffee Chat:
- Click on “OCR” → “Schedules” → “Request a Schedule” → “Open”
- Attach a job description of what you will be discussing in your chats.
- Include your preferred qualifications.
Office Hours and Location
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm*
*Open at 8:00 am during September 6 – November 17, 2023 and January 17 – April 19, 2024.
USC Career Center
3601 Trousdale Parkway, STU B1
Los Angeles, CA 90089-4897
Job Offer Policy
Organizations are responsible for all representations and offers made to students by their recruiters. When making an employment offer, students should be notified in writing, including salary, location, benefits, and starting date.
No Greeter Policy
Due to space limitations and to ensure that all students and employers have a successful recruiting experience, we have a no greeter policy.
Employer Brochures and Recruiting Materials
The Career Center requests that employers do not send brochures and materials for display. We encourage organizations to link to their website through their connectSC listings.
For more information about other recruiting policies, review our Recruiting Policies & Guidelines.
How to Recruit USC International Students
- Curricular Practical Training (CPT) – F-1 Students
- Optional Practical Training (OPT) – F-1 Students
- OPT STEM Extension – F-1 Students
- Off-Campus Employment – J-1 Students
International Organizations Recruiting USC Students
For international organizations interested in participating in Virtual “On-Campus” Recruiting (OCR) to fill full-time salaried or paid internship positions, the USC Career Center can provide a letter of support for a B-1 Visa. The letter will be addressed to the individuals interested in coming to the USC campus. It is the responsibility of the B-1 Visa applicant to adhere to all guidelines set by the U.S. Department of State and complete all necessary application materials. For more information on rules and regulations regarding B-1 travel visas, refer to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service B-1 Temporary Business Visitor’s page. Contact the Employer Engagement team for any additional questions about the B-1 Visa letter of support.