On-Campus Interviewing (OCI)

The On-campus Interviewing (OCI) program can help you connect with CWRU's best and brightest students for full-time professional, internship and practicum positions. The Career Center offers interview rooms that comfortably hold one or two interviewers and one interviewee.

The OCI program is managed through CWRULink. You can request specific dates, list various opportunities, manage applications and contact students through CWRULink. To make your request:

  • Log in to CWRULink
  • Select the "On-campus Interviewing" tab
  • Click "Request a Schedule"
  • Fill out the information and click "Submit"

Your schedule request will be reviewed within two business days of submission. Upon review, you will receive a confirmation via e-mail. For assistance with OCI, contact Emily Perry.

When to Recruit

Employers report that recruiting is most effective when it is coordinated with a career fair. Interview dates are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so request early! We have established the following sessions for this academic year:

  • Accounting OCI: Sept 20 – 28, 2012
  • Fall OCI Friday: Oct 5, 2012
  • Fall OCI: Oct 8 – Nov 16, 2012, excluding Fall Break, Oct 22-23
  • Spring OCI Friday: Feb 8, 2013
  • Spring OCI: Feb 11 – Apr 5, 2013 excluding Spring Break, Mar 11 – 15
Best Practices

We offer a variety of interview schedule types through CWRULink for you to choose from. Select the type that will best suit your needs.


In the event that you need to reschedule or cancel your schedule, please call our office at 216.368.4446 or e-mail us as soon as possible. We will work with you to determine the best method to communicate with applicants/candidates.

Interview Day

Your interviews will be held in the Career Center's interview suite, 229 Sears Building. From the main quad, you will enter Sears on the third floor. Once inside, go down one level to access the Career Center.

For information about transportation, hotels, restaurants, University Circle and visiting our campus, please review Visiting Case.

We recommend parking in Lot 53, adjacent to the Veale Center. This lot is the closest to Sears Building. Cost to park is $10 per day, per car. Please arrive early because the garage fills quickly. The Career Center regrets we are unable to validate parking for students or employers participating in on-campus interviews.

Please arrive 15 to 20 minutes prior to your first scheduled interview. Your interview room will contain a folder with your schedule, candidate resumes (unless you selected Room Reservation Only), a list of lunch options, a campus map and an evaluation form. Complimentary water, coffee and hot tea are available in the Employer Lounge. Wireless internet is available throughout campus.


For more information on reasonable offer guidelines, please refer to the NACE Principles website.

OCI by Videoconference

If you'd like to interview CWRU students but can't make it to campus, we offer OCI by Videoconference. Use CWRULink to schedule your OCI, noting your interest in the videoconference room. As long as you have a hard videoconference appliance such as Polycom, Tandberg or LifeSize using H.323 conferencing (IP-based), OCI by Videoconference is free.

For more information, e-mail Emily Perry, Recruitment Coordinator, or call her at 216.368.4446.