On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Program FAQs

Why am I not able to apply to an OCR position even though I meet all of the requirements?

Within each posting there is a section titled, “Screening Criteria.” This section will provide information on the reason(s) for not qualifying for the position. Applicants are screened based on their major, graduation date, and work authorization, therefore, it is important that students update their information in connectSC if they change majors and/or graduation date.

Can I change my profile to meet the requirements of a position?

No, students who falsify information in their profile to meet an employer’s screening criteria will be suspended from further participation of OCR and use of connectSC for six months.

How can I update a document already submitted to an OCR position?

Click on the “Jobs and Internships” tab –> My OCR Applications –> select the three dots on the right next to the position and click Withdraw.  Resubmit the application with the updated documents. Note: Applications can only be withdrawn during the resume submission period.  Once the resume deadline has passed, students are unable to withdraw their application.

I am an international student confused about work authorization.  How should I update my profile? Which employers offer visa sponsorship?

Students who require visa sponsorship must select “Yes, now or in the future may require employment visa sponsorship” under the Desired Work Authorization. This will allow them to be matched with positions in which the employer has indicated that the organization sponsors visas. Students who falsify this information to meet the screening criteria will be suspended from further participation of OCR and use of connectSC for six months.

Organizations that offer visa sponsorships would have selected both, “Yes, now or in the future may require employment visa sponsorship” and “No, will not require employment visa sponsorship.”

I am a double major – can I select multiple majors in connectSC?

Yes, students that are enrolled in multiple majors can select up to three 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. Students can email their resume directly to the recruiter explaining why they are a good fit for the position.  If a recruiter is interested in adding the student to the list of applicants, the recruiter can reach out to the Employer Relations and Research team.

What if I miss my interview or am a no-show?

If you cancel your interview less than 3 business days prior to your interview date or do not show up to your scheduled interview, you will be marked as a “No-Show” and suspended from further use of OCR/connectSC for six months. You are also required to send a personalized email of apology to the recruiter within 3 days of the scheduled No-Show interview, copying our On-Campus Recruiting 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 for us to exclude their contact information, their name and email address will always 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?

Students in a progressive degree will most likely be unable to apply to internships due to their degree and graduation date. We highly encourage students to contact the recruiters directly explaining the reasons why they are unable to apply. If the recruiter allows the student to apply, they will contact the Employer Relations and Research team to manually add the students to their applicant list.