On-Campus Interviews - Recruiters

The On-Campus Interview Program (OCI) at UC Irvine is offered as a means for employers to attract qualified candidates for internships and full-time career opportunities. Interviews are held in one of the Career Center’s six interview rooms, and there is no fee to participate.

All On-Campus Interviews are posted and managed through ZotLink. Through ZotLink, employers can request schedules, review resumes, rate candidates, manage interview selections, and contact students.

On-Campus Interviews are available to current UC Irvine students of all degrees and majors. Prior to submitting a schedule request please review our Recruitment Guidelines, public accounting firms must also review the Accounting Recruitment Guidelines. For further information contact the Employer Relations Team at oci@uci.edu.

2016-17 OCI Dates

Fall 2016: October 10 – December 2
Winter/Spring 2017: January 23 – June 9

How to Request a Schedule

If this will be your first time using ZotLink you will need to create an account.

If you have a ZotLink account, you can view availability and/or request a schedule.

  • Log in to ZotLink
  • From the menu across the top of the page click "On-Campus Recruiting (OCR)"
  • Click "Request a Schedule"
  • Select the session you are interested in to view room availability (e.g., Fall 2016)
  • Fill in all fields marked * on the form and click "Submit"

All requests are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Filling out the Schedule Request Form

The following is an explanation of the available fields on the schedule request form.

  • Recruiting Sessions

    Refers to the quarter you will be scheduling for: Fall, Winter, or Spring

  • OCI Model

    Refers to one of the schedule types below.

    • Preselect: Allows the employer to view resumes prior to the campus visit and invite selected students to participate in the on-campus interview.
    • Preselect to Alternate: Allows the employer to view resumes prior to the campus visit and make primary (preselect) and secondary selections (alternate). Preselected students will sign up for an interview time slot first. After preselect sign up has closed alternate candidates will then have the opportunity to select a time slot. This type of selection process will almost ensure a full schedule.
    • Open: The open schedule allows qualified candidates to sign up for the interview on a first-come, first-serve basis and does not allow the employer to prescreen.
    • None-Room Reservation Only: The employer reserves a room and coordinates the application and interview schedule process on their end. 
  • Interview Date

    Select the date to conduct interviews. To select multiple days use control + click

  • Time Slot

    All interviews should begin and end within these time frames:

    Full Day = 8:30am – 4:30pm
    Morning = 8:30am – Noon
    Afternoon = 1:00pm – 4:30pm

  • Number of Rooms

    Enter the number of rooms you will need. Be sure to refer to the room availability on the right side of the screen. The maximum number of rooms is 4.

  • Location

    Most on-campus interviews take place in the UCI Career Center. Occasionally, rooms will be located in the Student Center - if this is the case, you will be notified.

  • Interview Length

    Select how much time would you like to spend with each student.

  • Interview Type

    Full-time and internship opportunities receive first priority. Part-time and seasonal positions can use the rooms pending availability and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

  • Notes

    Provide information relevant to the visit. Some examples are "Two interviewers per room," "Need wheelchair access,".

Where do interviews take place?

Our interview rooms are located in the Career Center on the UCI Campus. The six rooms are designed for one-on-one interviews, but can accommodate up to two interviewers. Occasionally, rooms will be located in the Student Center - if this is the case, you will be notified.

For parking information and directions, check out our Directions Page.