OCR Activities Officially Begin

Wow, summer really is drawing to a close! Soon Locust Walk will be bustling with students again. For those of you planning to graduate between December 2011 or August 2012, on-campus recruiting activities officially begin today as many of the resume collections for full-time recruiting opened. (However, don’t worry if you don’t plan on diving into recruiting quite yet. The first OCR deadline is not until Wednesday, September 14th, so you still have some time to work on your resumes and cover letters! ) For students interested in financial services, consulting or other large employers with structured training programs, you will not want to miss these early deadlines. On the other hand, if you are thinking about fields like nonprofit work, publishing, or entertainment, breathe a sigh of relief as your job search likely won’t rev up until much closer to graduation…

To begin exploring which recruiters will be visiting Penn this fall to conduct interviews for full-time positions, log onto PennLink and click on PennLink listings under the Jobs tab. (Make sure to select “on-campus recruiting listings only” and “full-time post-graduate” under position type unless you want to see all of the non-OCR job listings and internships as well.) While you will see many position listings employers have already put up on PennLink, please note that we are in the process of reminding additional employers with early recruiting dates to post their positions, so more will appear in the coming days.

If you plan to participate in On-Campus Recruiting this fall, be sure to either attend a live On-Campus Recruiting Orientation or watch the online OCR Orientation at your convenience. You can also find lots of useful resume and cover letter tips on our website. (Undergraduates should check here and graduate students can check here.)

Lastly, don’t forget to enjoy the last remaining days of summer break!

Author: Barbara Hewitt

Barbara Hewitt is the Executive Director of Career Services.