On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) enables students to interview with organizations that visit Yale’s campus. Students in Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and postdocs are eligible to participate and will apply through Yale Career Link.
Organizations participating in OCR will conduct interviews both in-person and virtually.
- To search for OCR jobs in Yale Career Link go to Jobs/Show Me/On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Positions Only. Application deadlines for both internships and full-time opportunities begin in early September. Each job description will include details on the opportunity and on how and when to apply.
Many OCR organizations will attend the OCS industry specific networking events or host individual employer events either in New Haven or virtually. Check Yale Career Link for details on upcoming employer events listed on this page and to register to attend.
Students should regularly check both OCR and non-OCR job and internship postings in Yale Career Link.
Keep in mind that OCR is a recruiting format that works for a small group of employers that can hire months in advance. Most Yale students find opportunities through other methods supported by OCS. For details on how Yale students find employment, visit Statistics & Reports.
2023-2024 Recruiting Calendar:
- September 7 – Industry targeted recruiting events begin
- September 19 – Fall first-round interviews for full-time and internships begin
- January 23 – Spring first-round interviews for full-time and internships begin
Interviewing Cancellation Policies
- Before signing up for an interview, check your schedule carefully to avoid conflicts.
- Cancel interviews through Yale Career Link before 9:30 AM (ET) two business days in advance. This allows an alternate to fill the slot.
- If there is an emergency after the cancellation period, contact OCS directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Students should not miss class for interviews. Employers are asked to accommodate candidates’ class conflicts.
- Students should not cancel first-round interviews after the cancellation period to attend a second-round interview.
- Students who miss an interview or cancel outside the cancellation period may receive a warning letter. A second offense may result in the termination of OCR privileges.
Recruiting Guidelines for Students and Employers
The following guidelines have been created to balance the needs of both students and employers. These guidelines apply to all employers, on or off campus, interviewing Yale University students. Employers are encouraged to consider the complexity of recruiting and provide support for students to make fully informed decisions. We ask that employers be open to reasonable requests for additional time, finding a balance between their recruitment processes and business requirements and the needs of students.
Yale’s Office of Career Strategy recommends that employers provide Yale students four weeks to decide on an offer or until the date below, whichever is later.
Employers extending full-time offers as a result of a previous summer internship, and employers extending offers through the fall (including offers for summer 2024 start dates), are encouraged to provide students until October 13, 2023, to decide.
Public Service/Public Interest Exception: Candidates may request that an employer extend the deadline to accept the employer’s offer until as late as April 1, 2024, if the candidate is actively pursuing positions with public interest, government organizations or a national fellowship award. Candidates may hold open only one offer in such circumstances. Employers are encouraged to grant such requests.
Once you have made your decision, notify the employer by phone and follow-up with an acceptance letter. Upon acceptance, you have a professional obligation to join that employer. Reneging on an offer (i.e., accepting an offer and then rejecting it) is extremely unprofessional and will damage your reputation and the reputation of Yale University.