If you are looking to start a job the summer after graduation, the On-Campus Interview Program (OCI) begins as soon as you return to campus your senior fall. Employer Networking/Information Sessions begin on September 4, 2012 and full-time OCI job application deadlines begin on September 12 (see OCI Calendar). OCS has the resources and the staff to help you prepare to be the best candidate you can be from beginning to end.
As with full-time positions, OCI may not include the type of summer internship that every student is looking for. The program is not meant to be the single source of all employment opportunities.
Masters or PhD candidates in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences are able to search and apply to many OCI jobs and internships. However, GSAS students should be aware that the OCI Program is primarily for the entry-level hiring of undergraduates. Employers will indicate in their job description and requirements section whether or not they are willing to receive applications from GSAS Master's and PhD students.
OCS offers numerous programs, workshops, and dedicated counselors to serve GSAS students interested in non-academic careers. To be successful in OCI and/or the non-academic job search, students should take advantage of the many resources available to them. See the GSAS Section of the OCS website for more details.
Harvard Extension School students in degree programs will be eligible to use the Fall OCI Program. HES students must be in their final year of study, meet a 3.5 GPA requirement, and meet with HES Career Adviser Linda Spencer in order to participate. However, HES students should be aware that the OCI Program is primarily for the entry-level hiring of Harvard College undergraduates. Employers will indicate in their job description and requirements section whether or not they are willing to receive applications from HES students.
OCS offers numerous programs, workshops, and dedicated counselors to serve HES students in degree or certificate programs. To be successful in OCI and/or the job search, students should take advantage of the many resources available to them. See the HES Section of the OCS website for more details.
Going Abroad in the FALL?
(+) ALL Summer Internship and some Full-Time Interviews occur in the Spring.
(-) Many employers do their information sessions in the Fall and even some Summer Internship Networking Events are held as early as October. You can still access the contacts in our database and contact them personally to let them know of your plans.
Going Abroad in the SPRING?
Many employers offer early application and interview options for their Summer Internships for students who go abroad during the spring semester. In such cases, you must be registered with The Office of International Education (OIE) to receive information on the opportunities available.
How to Register for OCI while Abroad.
See the Sign-Up web page for details.
TIPS for participating in OCI while Abroad:
*An @POST email address is required for alumni to register on Crimson Careers.
Alumni of Harvard College and GSAS are also eligible for the On-Campus Interview Program, although the program is primarily geared towards current students and entry-level hiring. It is advised that you use Crimson Careers to access the contact information for companies that are coming on campus this year. You are welcome to participate in OCI *IF* you are a recent graduate (less than 5 years) *AND* you can come to Cambridge for interviews, but it is recommended that you CONTACT THE EMPLOYERS FIRST to ensure that they want you included in the general undergraduate resume pool.
Alumni/ae Registration for Crimson Careers and OCI:
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