CareerNet User Guide
Guide for Spring 2019 On Campus Interviewing and Resume Collections
The Career Services Office is excited to announce the On Campus Interviewing (OCI) and Resume Collection schedule for spring 2019. This is an opportunity for you to connect with employers who are looking for interns for summer or fall 2019, or for post-graduation employment for fall 2019.
The Career Services Office provides one-stop-shopping for employers and students through CareerNet. Employers may post their job openings, collect resumes, or schedule interviews. Students may review job postings, submit resumes for collection, and select employers with whom they wish to interview.
Students may select employers for On Campus Interviewing or resume collections beginning on January 1st. On Campus Interviewing will begin on January 22 and will run through March 8. Resume collections will run through March 8.
In order to participate in OCI or resume collections, you must have your resume loaded into CareerNet for approval by January 2 and approved by CSO before January 6. We are dedicated to reviewing and approving your resume as quickly as we can, and we appreciate your cooperation with giving us sufficient time to review and approve all resumes before January 6.
Some employers will require additional materials, including a cover letter individualized to the employer. These must also be uploaded into CareerNet but do not have to be approved by CSO.
How to Apply for On Campus Interviews and Submit Resumes for Collections
- Log onto CareerNet after January 1.
- Click on the “OCI” Tab on the left
- Scroll down to the box labeled “Session.” Each “session” is a week when employers will visit campus; resume collections are all in one “session.”
- Select a session under the “Session” tab, which has the dates of the actual interviews and a bid deadline when application materials are due. Sessions and interview dates are subject to change, so please check regularly.
- Click the “Review” button to the left of each employer of interest.
- Scroll down and review the employer’s hiring criteria (class rank, etc.), the classes being interviewed (1L, 2L, etc.), and the documents that must be uploaded prior to application.
- Hiring Criteria: if the posting lists a required class rank, CSO can only include those students who meet the requirement plus those in the next tier (+5%). For example, if the posting lists “Top 10% required,” CSO will forward any applications with applicants in the Top 15% of the class. For any posting where class rank is listed as “Preferred,” CSO will forward to the employer all applications
- Documents: CSO will upload transcripts as soon as they are available after the spring semester. Cover letters should be directed to the contact listed on the right side of the screen.
- Click “Back to List” after reviewing the job details
- Click “Apply” under the Bidding column to begin the application process
- Select from the list of documents you have uploaded each document required by the employer
- Submit your application by clicking the red “Apply” button
- Confirm your application on the bidding page under the “Bidding” column
- If you have any questions about an OCI posting, please email Kim Bunge (firstname.lastname@example.org) or your advisor with your question. Please do not email the employer directly.
- CSO Review: When the OCI posting closes, CSO will review the applications for any glaring errors. If you have uploaded Word documents, and we can easily fix the mistake, we will. Otherwise, we will email you and give you an opportunity to remedy the error and re-upload your document so that we can include the correct documents for you. After this, applications will be forwarded to the employer.
- Employer Review: The employer will review the applications and select students for interviews by forwarding a list of those students to CSO.
- Student Notification: CSO will notify via email those students who have been extended an interview, inviting them to register for an interview timeslot. Firms will sometimes also designate alternates in case an originally selected decides not to interview. If you were not selected, CSO will email you letting you know.
- Scheduling Interviews: if you receive an email inviting you to an interview, log onto CareerNet and select the OCI tab as soon as possible.
- Click on “Scheduled Interviews” tab to display your interview invitations. You can also schedule an interview by locating the job posting and clicking the “Schedule Interview” link under the “Invitations” column.
- Register for your assigned time as soon as possible because interview times are first-come, first serve.
- Keep track of your interview schedules so as not to schedule overlapping interviews. Many employers will interview on the same day at the same time.
- Leave yourself time between interviews to give you time to get from one to another.
- Do not put any information into the “Class/Scheduling Conflicts” tab. We cannot accommodate class schedules because employers set their interview schedules, not CSO or Maurer.
- Let your professor know if you must miss class for an interview.
- Week of the Interview: a couple days before and the day before your interview, check CareerNet to make sure the room and time have not changed.
- Print your materials and include them in your padfolio in case the interviewer misplaced yours or did not have them printed off.
- Research the firm/office and the interviewers, including talking to other students who worked there in the past. CSO can help put you in contact with students/alums.
- Day of the Interview: check the OCI schedule posted outside of the CSO office on the bulletin board. The OCI schedule will include the interviewer (employer), interviewee (student), and time and location of the interview. Sometimes day-of changes occur; CSO will post this information here.
- Check in with CSO so we know you are here and ready to interview.