The On-Campus Recruiting Program (OCR) is your convenient link to employers interviewing on campus for full-time and summer professional jobs. Villanova seniors and graduate students graduating this year can easily submit resumes to employers through their Handshake account. There are also summer opportunities offered through OCR for qualified sophomores and juniors.
To participate in the On-Campus Recruiting program, all students must complete our orietnation program. Click on "On Campus Recruiting Orientation.ppsx" below to download the file and begin. On the last slide, you will be asked to click on a link to verify that you have completed this orientation. Please view this presentation in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
The majority of the employers who participate in this program project a certain number of hires for the current year and will come to campus during the Fall or Spring semester. It is extremely important to be aware of application deadlines so you do not miss any opportunities.
First time users: Complete your profile and upload a resume. For additional help with your resume, see the Resume Guidelines and Resume Samples. Have your resume critiqued by a career counselor. Walk-in hours when school is in session are Monday thru Friday, 11 - 4 pm in Garey Hall.
Once you log into your account, under 1 click searches, choose "Jobs with Upcoming Interview Schedules" to view the companies interviewing on campus. If interested and qualify after reading the job description, scroll down to apply and choose the resume you wish to send, before the application deadline. The system notifies you if you have been selected to interview. You then sign-up through "applications" within one business day of being notified. If you apply for this position and are selected to interview you must sign up for an interview time! Withdrawals are not permitted after the application deadline.
The Applications section maintains lists of jobs and companies where resumes have been sent. It also informs and allows accepted students to sign up for an interview time. The status is displayed in the Employer Decision column. Once the sign-up date is active, accepted students will see a red exclamation point next to the company. Click on details to select an available interview time. Typically interviews are for 30 minutes, but some employers request 45 - 60 minute interviews.
As part of the recruiting process some employers will sponsor Campus Presentations. These events are a valuable resource for students wanting to learn more about an organization, its people, culture, career paths and opportunities. Open Sessions are generally held before the company's application deadline and Closed Sessions are held the evening before their scheduled interviews. These can be found in the events section of your account. Information Session attire should be business casual unless otherwise noted.
- Do your homework before interviewing. Read company literature and visit their website. RSVP and attend any information session a company conducts.
- Polish your interviewing skills. Meet with a career counselor or schedule a videotaped mock interview. Read the Interviewing Guidelines for more tips on making the most of your interview.
- Interview Day. Arrive in Garey Hall (Rt. 320 & County Line Road) Interview Suite 10 minutes before scheduled interview. Place a check next to your name on the posted appropriate schedule. Have a seat until the interviewer greets you. Attire for interviews should always be business suits.
- Second interviews. These are usually held off campus and arranged between the company and candidate. Once a job offer has been accepted, submit the Job Offer Form and remove your resume from the Resume Books.