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The On-Campus Interviewing [OCI] program runs for ten weeks in fall semester and eight weeks in spring semester. Participating enables you to plan in advance to interview in our comfortable facilities and meet with many students during one campus visit. You may interview for internships, cooperative education positions, field studies, and for post-graduation positions for graduating students.

If you have questions not addressed here, please contact our employer relations staff.

  • Eight to ten interview weeks each semester (varies annually):
    • Fall semester: late September to early December.
    • Spring semester: late January to early April.
    • See the dates and deadlines for more detail.
  • Limited off-season interviewing may also be arranged for special circumstances through our informal program, described below.
  • Reservations begin approximately 10 months before interviews begin, starting in early December for the next academic year. Interview space is limited and may fill quickly. However, even in summer you can still contact us about fall recruiting dates.
  • Contact our employer relations staff to discuss available dates.
  • After you've scheduled your interview dates with us, we'll send you instructions by email to on how to submit your job information online and next steps.
  • Interview dates and employers' jobs are publicized to students online through Hokies4Hire.
  • Employers have the option to schedule information sessions in connection with interviews. These are also publicized to students online through Hokies4Hire.
  • Students submit resumes and apply online for employers' jobs. They have specific deadlines, based on the interview dates, approximately three weeks before the interviews.
  • Employers access applicant resumes online, pre-screen applicants you wish to invite, choose alternates for interviews, and enter your selections online. Your deadline is just over a week prior to the interview week.
  • During the week prior to the interview week, the students you selected may sign up online for 30-minute interview time slots. First interviews begin at 8:30 a.m., and last interviews of the day end at 4:30 p.m.
  • The advance selection and sign-up processes follow a set schedule. See OCI dates and deadlines to find the most current deadlines for students to apply for jobs and for you to submit names of chosen students on-line.
  • Interviews are conducted one-on-one, employer to student, in Career and Professional Development interview rooms in Smith Career Center.
  • If the formal program does not meet your needs, the informal program permits you to visit on shorter notice and during weeks outside the formal program schedule. We will provide interviewing space as available.
  • To participate:
    • Collect resumes from students through means convenient to you:
      • Access resumes online
      • Other sources such as job fairs, resumes books, giving presentations to student groups, etc.
    • Contact our employer relations staff to establish an interview date.
    • Either you, or our employer relations staff, will contact your selected students to establish the interview schedule.
  • Location of interviews: Smith Career Center, 2nd floor, unless you have made other arrangements.
  • Parking and parking pass: Your parking pass and map will be emailed in advance. Park in the Coliseum parking lot on Washington Street, across from Smith Career Center. Be sure to place your parking pass on your rearview mirror. If you do not have a parking pass, be sure to request one as soon as you arrive at the Smith Career Center. Smith Career Center driving directions and parking.
  • Check-in process: Upon arrival on your interview date, recruiters may go directly to the second floor to check in at the employer relations reception desk. Once checked in, a member of our staff will escort you to your interview room and provide an orientation.
  • Internet access: Our campus provides you with wireless Internet. To gain access you will need to complete the form located in your interview room.