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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 full-time opportunities in business, industry, or government.

Students with interests outside of these arenas should consider using a variety of other job search strategies to find available positions.

Not a student at University Park?
On-campus interviewing is available at several Commonwealth campus locations. Contact your campus career office to learn about OCI opportunities.
Contact your campus career office to learn about OCI.

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 Network 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 for your to cancel your interview you must decline through Nittany Lion Career Network 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

Not showing for a scheduled OCI interview will result in an immediate block from the system. The first time that you miss or cancel an interview late your account will be locked until proof of an apology letter sent to the employer is provided. Contact Career Services to get instructions on how to reactive your account.

A second no-show or late cancel interview will result in OCI privileges being removed permanently.

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, contact the Interview Center Receptionist at the desk.

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