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On-Campus Recruiting

Introduction
What is On-Campus Recruiting (OCR)?
Who is OCR for?
Why take part in OCR?
When is ORC taking place?
How to take part in OCR?
How many companies take part in OCR and how many jobs are offered?
Is there another OCR session in January or in Spring?
What happens if I do not get a job during OCR?
What resources are available to me to help me plan my job search?
You want to know more?

 
Introduction

Are you graduating this year? If your answer is yes, then On-Campus Recruiting is for you. The following information will enable you to plan ahead for the upcoming activities.

 
What is On-Campus Recruiting (OCR)?

Each year, major companies contact the Career Management Services of many universities to organize recruiting activities giving them the opportunity to hire graduate students in their final year of studies.

The participating companies are from a number of economic business sectors. You can usually find large organizations, financial institutions, chartered accountants, government public services, consulting services, companies in emerging sectors and more.

The activities planned include prerecruitment sessions on career opportunities available within the company, job postings on the Career Management Services site, participation in Career Days organized by the AIESEC student association as well as selection interviews to be held on campus or at the participating companies' facilities.

 
Who is OCR for?

OCR is exclusively reserved for HEC graduating students who are in their final year of studies.

Jobs available are usually posted during the Fall session and generally start anywhere between January and September.

 
Why take part in OCR?

There are many advantages in participating in OCR. Here are just some of them:

  • Excellent opportunity to familiarize yourself with career opportunities available within the participating companies;
  • Rewarding networking experience with career managers and sometimes with HEC graduates who share their knowledge;
  • Opportunity to obtain information which can better prepare you for your selection interviews;
  • Possibility of actively participating in the company's selection process and receiving a job offer on the premises.

 
When is ORC taking place?

OCR usually takes place during the Fall session, namely from September through November.

 
How to take part in OCR?

  • Consult the documentation published on prerecruitment sessions and attend the related sessions: My career
  • Look for job postings on the Career Management Services site: My career
  • Submit an application for the job offer you are interested in 
  • Prepare yourself adequately for the selection interviews

 
How many companies take part in OCR and how many jobs are offered?

Generally, more than 40 companies participate in OCR each year.

The number of positions available vary according to the companies and the employment forecast for the current year but the number usually varies between two and a few dozens. Companies participate in OCR once a year but post job offers throughout the year on the Career Management Services site.

 
Is there another OCR session in January or in Spring?

Most companies participate in OCR during the Fall session. Although a few still conduct prerecruitment sessions in January or in the Spring.

 
What happens if I do not get a job during OCR?

OCR is an annual recruiting event but throughout the year, available positions are posted on the Career Management Services site. Two to three months prior to graduating, you may apply for jobs in your fields of interest.

 
What resources are available to me to help me plan my job search?

Your Career Management Services counsellor is available to assist you in preparing you to integrate the labour market.

You will find, on the Career Management Services site, information on the labour market and consulting services for employment and career management such as:

  • Assistance in writing your resume; resume and cover letter models 
  • Assistance in preparing for interviews; mock interviews 
  • Job search techniques 
  • Psychometric assessment: orientation or skills profile 
  • Career evaluation, career planning, re-direction

You can also register for the following workshops (see available workshop schedules on Career Management Services site (workshops in French only):

  • Networking and Strategic Job Search
  • Your Resume 
  • Communicate Effectively in Interviews
  • Business Etiquette: How to Look Sharp

 
You want to know more?

  • Consult with your Career Management Services Counsellor
 
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