OCI Employer FAQs

In addition to these FAQs, there are many resources in the Handshake Help Center to assist you with your OCI schedules.

How do I change the application deadline for my jobs?

The application period opens 60 days before the interview date and closes 17 days before the interview date (includes weekends).  If you wish to change the deadline to align with other campus activities, e.g. your information session or a career fair, contact Employer Relations at 510-642-0464 or by email.

How do I attach multiple jobs to my schedule?

There is no limit to the number of positions you can attach to your schedule, but you can only attach one position at a time.  If you need to make changes after adding a job, review your options in this Handshake article.

Can I interview candidates who did not apply via Handshake?

Yes.  If they are current UC Berkeley students or alumni of up to five years, they have access to Handshake.  If the application deadline has passed, you can search for their names in the Handshake database and apply them to the job and then change their status to primary or alternate.  Read this article for step-by-step instructions.  Many employers meet students at career fairs, information sessions or other campus events.

Where can I find directions to the Career Center and where do I park?

You'll find directions to the Career Center and parking information in the Travel to Berkeley section of our web site.  We are unable to provide free, secured parking.  You must use City of Berkeley public parking lots.

Where do I check in for interviews?

Interviews occur at the Career Center, 2440 Bancroft Way, 2nd Floor, in Berkeley (between Dana Street and Telegraph Avenue across from Sproul Plaza and the MLK Jr. Student Union).  Check in on the 2nd floor in Room 200 no earlier than 9:00am.

Where do I ship recruiting materials?

Ship materials to be distributed on the interview day to:

Career Center
Attn: Employer Relations
University of California, Berkeley
2440 Bancroft Way, 2nd Floor, Suite 204
Berkeley, CA 94720-4350

Write your company name, interview date, and "Hold for Interviewers" on all boxes.  There are other businesses at this address, so it's crucial that you list the name and Suite #.

What if I have last minute changes to my schedule?

Let us know ASAP by emailing any changes to ocr@berkeley.edu.  You will not be able to update Handshake after the student sign-up deadline.

Whom do I contact if I'm running late?

Call the Recruiting Receptionist on the interview day at 510-642-6379.  If the line is busy, call Employer Relations at 510-642-0464.

Does the Career Center provide lunch?

No, but we do provide coffee, water, and light snacks.  Refer to the Lunch Options section of our Travel to Berkeley website for local eateries.