Employer Services - On-Campus Interviews (OCI)

The Career Center coordinates on-campus interviews for all undergraduates and most graduate students, except for a few professional programs.  Refer to this page for a list of a recruiting contacts for specialized populations, including MBA and Law.

Questions about OCI?  Refer to our FAQs.


Representatives from your organization visit the Career Center during the academic semesters to interview students for full-time positions and paid internships, primarily in private industry in the areas of investment banking, consulting, finance, accounting, engineering, and high tech.

Fall OCI occurs from late August through mid November and Spring OCI occurs from late January through the end of April. View the Academic & Recruiting calendar for exact dates.

How OCI Works

  • Request interview date(s) via Handshake
  • Your date will be approved within 2-3 business days
  • Add your job(s) in Handshake and attach them to your interview schedule
  • Students apply for jobs during a specified time period
  • Manage applications and schedule interviews outside of Handshake
  • Provide a printable copy of your interview schedule to the Career Center

If you wish to customize the application deadline to align with your campus activities contact us.

Request an Interview Date

To request on-campus interview dates via Handshake:

Current Users: If you already have a Handshake account, request to connect with UC Berkeley and contact us to gain permission to request interview dates;

New Users: Go to the Handshake log in page to create an account.  This Handshake article provides step-by-step instructions.  Once your account has been approved, contact us to gain permission to request interview dates.

Interview Schedule

You are responsible for manually scheduling students as we are not using Handshake for that purpose at this time.  Please schedule interviews between 9:30am-3:00pm only.  Send a printable copy of your final schedule to ocr@berkeley.edu as an MS Word or Excel attachment by noon the day prior to your intervews.

On the Interview Day

On the interview day, you may arrive as early as 9:00am and stay until 3:30pm to wrap up and debrief.  Check in Career Center, 2440 Bancroft Way, 2nd Floor, in Berkeley (between Dana Street and Telegraph Avenue across from Eshleman Hall and the MLK Jr. Student Union).  Check in on the 2nd floor in Room 200 no earlier than 9:00am. You'll find parking information on our Travel to Berkeley page.