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On-Campus Interviewing

On-Campus Interviews (OCI) offers students the ability to apply to posted positions and interview on campus with potential employers through Nittany Lion Careers.

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Companies use Nittany Lion Careers to post their openings, review applications, and schedule interview on-campus. Log-in to update your profile, search for job and internship openings, and apply.

  • On-Campus Interviews are operating in-person and virtually
    Need a quiet space for an upcoming virtual interview? Reserve a quiet space in advance by filling out this form.

One University, one system

OCI is open to all Penn State students at University Park and select campuses. All students are able to access Nittany Lion Careers to search for job postings, information sessions, and more. Most positions offered through OCI are opportunities in business, industry, or government.

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 Careers 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 Careers 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.

If the interview schedule is closed you will need to reach out to your campus or college career office to cancel.

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

You will be notified by your campus or college career office with regards to the consequences of your actions. Please contact your campus or college career office for more information.

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.

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