ON-CAMPUS RECRUITMENT PROGRAM
Accounting students are allowed to participate in OCR ONCE as a CPA-eligible candidate (master's degree OR bachelor's degree with 150 credits). You cannot participate a second or third time if you changed/extended your date of graduation.
Please contact the office if you need clarification of your status or if any changes arise.
Attend at least one session of each of the following
- Orientation Workshop
- Interviewing Workshop
In addition, the office strongly suggests that students attend as many of the interviewing techniques workshops and video presentations as possible. These sessions are designed to help students develop the skills necessary for effective interviewing. Workshop schedules are available on the online calendar, workshops home page, and at the office.
We use Symplicity to conduct the administrative aspects of campus recruiting. Students are required to attend the On-Campus Recruitment Orientation Workshop in order to learn about policy and procedure.
Students must adhere to the professional guidelines listed by the department.
All communications will be sent to your primary email address on Symplicity.
Meet the resume deadlines
Before you submit and publish your resume, it MUST be approved by the Office of Career Development & Internships. We suggest that you draft your resume using one of the formats recommended on our website. You need to submit your draft (to be picked up within 2 to 3 days) to the Office of Career Development and Internships for review. After you make the suggested corrections, you must submit 1 FINAL COPY of your completed resume to our office.
Final resumes need to be submitted on or before the date indicated below for your major. Deadlines are changed on an annual basis.
- Accounting Majors: September 19
Please note that no resumes will be accepted after the due dates for fall recruitment.
Upload and publish your resume
You can post one or more versions of your resume and cover letter on Symplicity. Remember that you are required to use a resume format that is approved by the office.
To upload a resume, cover letter, or other documents to your eRecruiting account, please follow these steps:
- Click on the My Documents Tab link on the main navigation bar.
- On the document page, select a document type from the Upload Document drop-down menu (resume, cover letter, writing sample, other document).
- On the Add Resume/Cover Letter/Writing Sample/Document Page, click on the Browse button and find the document you wish to upload. Note, it must be in MS or RTF format.
- Click the Upload button.
The system displays your documents--your current document page for the type of document you just uploaded. You can click on any of the buttons in the documents section to view your current resume, cover letters, writing samples, or other documents. If you upload more than one resume, select one as your Primary Resume. Scroll down to 'Change Your Primary Resume,' select your new primary resume, and click the Change button. Click OK.
Apply for OCR jobs in Symplicity
To apply for OCR Jobs, click on OCR JOBS I QUALIFY FOR. You will have access to the OCR module once you have completed the orientation workshop and your resume has been approved by a counselor.
Check your primary email address (personal or QC) and status of your applications in Symplicity regularly.
After you apply for OCR jobs, employers will review your resume and make decisions by a certain deadline. You will be notified about employer decisions via your QC email.
Definitions of employer decisions:
- Accepted: The employer has accepted your application for an interview.
- Alternate: The employer has accepted you as an alternate candidate for an interview.
- Undecided: The employer has yet to make a decision on your application.
- Declined: The employer has declined your application for an interview.
If you receive an 'Accepted' or 'Alternate' decision for any of your applications, you will need to sign up for a time slot. Please read the next section for more details on sign-ups.
Note: After choosing the candidates they want to interview, employers are supposed to check 'Declined' for applicants who are not selected. Please be aware that if the employer neglects to check 'Declined,' the application will unfortunately continue to show 'Undecided.'
Sign up for an interview
After you receive an email stating that you've been accepted for an interview by a particular employer, or after you check the status of your application and see that the employer's decision for your application(s) is 'Accepted,' log in to your account and click on 'Applications' to bring up your application list. Then select the job title for which the employer decision is 'Alternate' or 'Accepted.' Follow the instructions on your screen for when and what time to sign up for an interview slot. You may lose your chance for an interview if you do not sign up for a time slot. Please also note that sign-ups operate on a first come, first served basis. The number of student applications accepted by an employer may exceed the number of available interview slots. Make sure that you pick a time slot for an interview as soon as the sign-up begins. Sign-ups usually start 2 to 3 weeks before the interview date. (You can check when your sign-up starts for each interview date by logging into your account and reviewing your applications).
Once again, remember that you must attend the orientation workshop to have your Symplicity On Campus Module activated. Without this module you won't be able to apply or sign up for campus recruitment.
Show up for the interview
Should you decide not to accept a particular interview, please contact the office immediately so we can offer the slot to another student. The office cannot call students for interviews; you must keep up to date with your interview requests and appointments. If you cancel more than two interviews after you have signed up, you will be required to see a counselor at the office before another appointment is scheduled for you. You will also be required to write a letter of apology to the recruiter before you can sign up for subsequent interviews.
Don't miss your appointments. If you fail to show up for an interview, your name will be removed from the recruiting schedule. No-shows are unprofessional, waste the employer's time, and deprive other students of an opportunity to be interviewed.
If an emergency or other unforeseen situation arises, call the office immediately at (718) 997-4465.
Fill out the 'Job Placement Form'
After the interview, if you are contacted by an employer and offered a position, you are required to fill out a JOB PLACEMENT form at the office.