By Barbara Hewitt
Okay, so perhaps the employers are not on campus yet, but activities are definitely underway. Many resume collections for summer on-campus recruiting opened up on PennLink on January 2nd and the first resume deadline will be on Monday, January 20th. The first interviews on-campus will take place on Monday, February 3rd.
On-campus recruiting for summer internships is mainly focused on students in their penultimate year of classes – those expecting to graduate in 2015. Many of the employers who participate view the internship as a chance for interns and employers to “try one another out” and if the match is a good one they will extend offers for full-time, postgraduate positions. That being said, sophomores are certainly welcome to participate in OCR, but should realize that the opportunities for them will be more limited.
There are also many information sessions scheduled in the coming days to allow students to learn more about opportunities at the various participating organizations . The information sessions start on the first day of classes (Wednesday, January 15th.). Check out the events tab in PennLink for a complete listing.
Have more questions about OCR? Plan to attend an on-campus recruiting orientation (if you didn’t attend one in the fall) on Wednesday, January 15 (from 2:00 – 3:00 in the Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall) or Friday, January 17th (from 12:00 -1:00 in Huntsman Hall Room 240). You can also view an online version of the orientation here.