ON-CAMPUS RECRUITMENT & PLACEMENT GUIDELINES
The Office of Career Development and Internships has several
programs to assist students in taking their first step on the road to career
success. On-Campus Recruitment is one such program. Students who want to take
advantage of this program are expected to invest the time and effort needed to
prepare for the process adequately.
- To participate in recruitment activities, students are required
to attend at least four workshops on the following topics: Orientation to
Recruitment workshop, Resume Preparation workshop, Interview
Techniques workshop, and a video presentation on interviewing workshop. In
addition, we strongly suggest that students attend the workshop on What are Employers
Looking for in a Candidate workshop. These workshops are designed to help
students develop the skills necessary for effective interviewing. Copies of all
workshop schedules are available at our office and on our web page. The
orientation workshop is where all the requirement are discussed in detail.
- To prepare for the recruitment process, we suggest that you
develop a draft of your resume based on one of the formats in the Guide to
Writing Resumes and Cover Letters, which is available on our Web page. Since
your resume represents you as a Queens College student, we require that certain
standards be met, and our office must approve your resume. If you bring in a
typed draft copy, you can pick it up three days later after is has been
reviewed by a counselor. Once you fine-tune the resume, you can then post it on
Symplicity and submit one hard copy of your resume to the office. Resumes that fail to meet our criteria will
not be accepted.
- In addition, you will be required to complete the On-campus Recruitment
Registration Form, which gives Queens College permission to send your resume to
potential employers by mail and/or electronically.
- A listing of companies and agencies that will be recruiting
on campus is posted on Simplicity. After
you apply on Symplicity, you should check your e-mail on a regular basis to see
if you have been selected for an interview.
IT'S UP TO YOU
- Our office will provide you with as much assistance as
possible, but you are responsible for the success of your job search. If you
are selected for an interview, you must confirm your interest to interview by
signing up in time. If you don't sign up by the stated time, the employer will
select an alternate candidate for the interview.
- Should you decide not to sign up for a particular interview,
please contact our office immediately so that we have time to offer the slot to
an alternate candidate. The office will not call students for interviews; you
must keep up-to-date with your interview sign-ups and appointments. if you
cancel more than two interviews after you have signed up, you will be required
to see a counselor before another interview appointment can be scheduled for you. You will also have to write
a letter of apology to the recruiter with a copy to our office before you can sign
up for a subsequent interview.
- Don't miss your appointments!. If you fail to show up, your
name will be removed from the recruiting schedule. No-shows are unprofessional,
waste the employer's time, and deprive other students of the opportunity to be
interviewed. If an emergency or an unforeseen situation arises, please call our
office immediately at 718-997-4465.
- To take part in our recruitment program, accounting majors
must post their resumes on Symplicity , and submit the hard copies to the
office as necessary by the stated deadline . Resumes will not be accepted after
Accounting students are allowed to participate in
OCR once as an Undergraduate with 120 credits, and once as a CPA Eligible candidate with a master's degree or 150 credits. Students will not be allowed
to participate a third time by changing their date of graduation, etc. If you
have questions, Please contact the office for additional
- If you miss the fall deadline, you will have an opportunity
to submit your resume for the spring. You should be aware, however, that many
employers in a field such as accounting do the bulk of their campus recruiting
in the fall. So if you don't submit your resume in September, you will miss a
lot of good opportunities.
- Although our On-Campus Recruitment program is generally
scheduled in the fall and spring semesters, students who graduate after the
summer session can also submit their resumes for the fall recruitment program
immediately following their graduation. It is strongly suggested that students
discuss their job-search plans with a counselor at our office for additional
job-search assistance and advice.
PRE - SCREEN INTERVIEW
- For campus recruitment, employers post position (s) for
students to apply on Symlicity. Interested students then apply for that
position. The employer then selects candidates from the pool of applicants for
interviews. Students who are selected for the interviews then choose a time
slot that is convenient for them to interview, and they sign-up for a specific
time slot. The interviews take place on campus on the day the employer is
scheduled to be on campus.
- The On-campus Recruitment program is just one of the many
ways to realize your career and job-search goals. It does not guarantee
everyone a job, or even an interview. Students are, therefore, strongly urged
to utilize our job vacancy listing on Symplicity, and other resources at our
office. In addition, our workshops on Job-Search Strategies are designed to
help you develop new skills and utilize resources, and to find rewarding career
opportunities in this competitive job market.
OFFICE OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNSHIPS
QUEENS COLLEGE, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
FRESE HALL, ROOM 213, FLUSHING, NY 11367-1597
718-997-4465 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org