Recruit on campus

Recruit on campus

On-Campus Recruiting (OCR)

Employers may only recruit on campus for bona fide jobs or internships. Third-party recruiters are not acceptable.

A bona fide job is defined as a professional position, which is paid hourly or is salaried (not 100% commission), and does not require the candidate to pay a fee for training, supplies, equipment, application procedures or other job-related expenses (this does not apply to federal and state licensing requirements such as real estate, securities, etc.). A draw against future earnings does not constitute a salary.

A bona fide internship opportunity is one where the student works on a project of importance to the organization, receives timely instruction and feedback from the supervisor, and has a mentor-like relationship with someone in the organization who can teach about the organization, in particular, and the industry as a whole. According to NACE, the internship should be

“a legitimate learning experience benefiting the student and not simply an operational work experience that just happens to be conducted by a student.” 

For more information about internship guidelines and legal liabilities, visit the NACE website.

Employers may only recruit on campus for existing job or internship vacancies or those that will exist by the time a candidate is available for employment or an internship with your organization. This includes recruitment efforts during career fairs on campus.

To reserve recruitment table space or to inquire about career fairs, please contact the Office of Professional and Career Development at 276-328-0126 or njd8r@uvawise.edu.

On-Campus Interviewing (OCI)

Employers who are hiring candidates for bona fide jobs or internships may request space to interview students through the OCI Program.

On-campus interviews with students must be directly scheduled and conducted by the organization’s employees, rather than by third-party representatives.

To reserve interview space, please contact the Office of Professional and Career Development at 276-328-0126 or njd8r@uvawise.edu.