Employer Services – On-Campus Interviews
The Career Center coordinates on-campus interviews for all undergraduates and most graduate students, except for a few professional programs. For specialized populations, including MBA and Law, refer to the list of recruiting contacts below.
During the academic semesters, representatives from your organization can utilize space at the Career Center to interview students for full-time positions and paid internships. OCI is available to employers across all sectors, but is commonly used by private industry in the areas of investment banking, consulting, finance, accounting, engineering, and high tech.
Fall OCI occurs from late August through mid November and Spring OCI occurs from late January through the end of April. View the Academic & Recruiting calendar for exact dates.
How OCI Works
- Request interview date(s) via Handshake
- Your date will be approved within 2-3 business days
- Add your job(s) in Handshake and attach them to your interview schedule
- Students apply for jobs during a specified time period
- Manage applications and schedule interviews
- You can use our pre-built schedules in Handshake to slot students in, or request ‘Room Only’ interviews, and schedule them on your own. We ask that you provide a printed copy of your schedule the day before you arrive, so we can be better prepared to check students in
*See below for FAQs
If you wish to customize the application deadline to align with your campus activities contact us.
Request an Interview Date
To request on-campus interview dates via Handshake:
Current Users: If you already have a Handshake account, request to connect with UC Berkeley and contact us to gain permission to request interview dates;
New Users: Go to the Handshake log in page to create an account. This Handshake article provides step-by-step instructions. Once your account has been approved, contact us to gain permission to request interview dates.
OCI Employer FAQs
- How do I change the application deadline for my jobs?
The application period opens 60 days before the interview date and closes 7 days before the interview date. If you wish to change the deadline to align with other campus activities, e.g. your information session or a career fair, contact Employer Relations at 510-642-0464.
- How do I attach multiple jobs to my schedule?
There is no limit to the number of positions you can attach to your schedule, but you can only attach one position at a time. Log in to Handshake and find your interview schedule from the homepage. On the next page, click on the attach a job button. Follow the instructions, save your action, and repeat this process for each job you need to attach.
- Can I interview candidates who did not apply via Handshake?
Yes. If they are current UC Berkeley students or alumni of up to five years, they have access to Handshake. If the application deadline has passed, you can search for their names in the Handshake database and apply them to the job. Many employers meet students at career fairs, information sessions or other campus events.
- Can I use Handshake to schedule my interviews?
Yes, you can use Handshake to schedule. We have created a menu of schedules for you to choose from, which fit our office availability. You can also choose Room Only, and schedule students yourself. You will need to provide the office with a printable copy prior to your interview day, which must occur between 9:00am - 4:30pm only. Representatives may arrive as early as 8:30am and stay to wrap up until 5:00pm.
- Where can I find directions to the Career Center and where do I park?
You'll find directions to the Career Center and parking information in the Travel to Berkeley section of our web site. We are unable to provide free, secured parking. You must use City of Berkeley public parking lots.
- Where do I check in for interviews?
Interviews occur at the Career Center, 2440 Bancroft Way, 2nd Floor, in Berkeley (between Dana Street and Telegraph Avenue across from Sproul Plaza and the MLK Jr. Student Union). Check in on the 2nd floor in Room 200 no earlier than 8:30am.
- Where do I ship recruiting materials?
Ship materials to be distributed on the interview date to:
Attn: Employer Relations
University of California, Berkeley
2440 Bancroft Way, 2nd Floor, Suite 204
Berkeley, CA 94720-4350
Write your company name, interview date, and "Hold for Interviewers" on all boxes.
- Where do I send a copy of my schedule?
Send your schedule to firstname.lastname@example.org at least one day prior to the interview date. The schedule must be in a printable format and include the company name, interview date, interviewer name, student name, and interview time. Please do not include any candidate personal information such as phone number or email.
- Whom do I contact if I'm running late?
Call the Recruiting Receptionist on the interview day at 510-642-6379. If the line is busy, call Employer Relations at 510-642-0464.
- Does the Career Center provide lunch?
We do not provide meals. However, we do provide coffee, tea, water, and light snacks.