On-Campus Interviews (OCI) offer students the ability to apply to posted positions and interview on campus with potential employers.
Most positions offered through OCI are opportunities in business, industry, or government.
- Business, industry, or government not your field of interest?
You have plenty of options outside of On-Campus Interviewing. Consider using a variety of other job search strategies to find available positions
On-Campus Interviewing Guidelines
OCI is provided to all Penn State students in good standing in accordance with policies and guidelines. Review below to understand user guidelines.
- Use of the OCI Program
Your profile within Nittany Lion Career is established for you. Sharing your account or submitting resumes on behalf of others is strictly forbidden and will result is dismissal from the OCI program.
- Complete your Profile
Log-in to Nittany Lion Career Network (link to Career Resource Center) and complete your personal and academic profile. Upload your resume and related documents. Once completed, the system will allow you to apply for positions and receive notifications when you have been selected for an interview.
- Submission Deadlines
Each employer sets a resume submission deadline prior to their arrival on campus. Deadlines are usually 20 days prior to the employer's scheduled interview date. No resumes for that posting will be accepted after the deadline.
- Cancelling an Interview
If extenuating circumstances force you to cancel your interview you must decline through Nittany Lion Careers by the posting deadline. Do not only rely on a direct message to the recruiter as they often don't receive them in a timely manner.
- No-Show Policy
Unprofessional behavior on the part of the individual may result in removal of Nittany Lion Careers privileges. These behaviors include but are not limited to:
- missing interviews without notifying employers
- reneging on job offers
- The Day of the Interview
Arrive at the indicated location 10-15 minutes ahead of your scheduled time. Bring your Penn State ID to check-in at the kiosk.
If you have any questions, please see the Interview Center Receptionist at the Bank of America Career Services Center.
Students registered for an on-campus parking permit should remain parked in their assigned area, while students without a valid parking permit should park at one of the Commuter lots (Jordan East, Stadium West, Porter North) and pay for hourly parking ($1 per hour) at one of the pay stations located within each lot.
Once parked, students should walk, bike, or use one of the University’s no-fare campus transit services – CATABUS Loop/Link or Campus Shuttle – to travel to the Bank of America Career Services Center. The closest bus/shuttle stop is located along Bigler Road near the Computer Building and is served by the Blue Loop and the Campus Shuttle via College Avenue, as well as a number of CATABUS community service routes that arrive from off campus.