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An employer may request an unofficial transcript, or a self-reported grade sheet. To create a grade sheet, use the information on your most recent academic record.

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On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) enables students to interview with organizations that visit Yale's campus. OCR employers may also conduct information sessions or participate in an OCS industry targeted recruiting event. Visit the Events tab in the Yale Career Link to search employer events.

Tip: OCR is a recruiting format that works only for a small percentage of employers that can anticipate hiring needs months in advance. Most Yale students will find their ideal opportunity through the many other recruiting methods supported by OCS. For details on how Yale students find post-graduate employment, check out our Statistics & Reports.

FAQ: What is the 2020-2021 schedule for OCR? 

  2020-2021 OCR Calendar 
September 9 Industry targeted recruiting events begin 
September 10 Employer information sessions begin
September 23 Fall first round interviews for full-time jobs and internships begin at OCS
January 26 Spring first round interviews for full-time jobs and internships begin at OCS

FAQ: Who is eligible to participate in OCR?

Students in Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and postdoctoral scholars are all eligible to participate.

FAQ: How do I apply for OCR?

Through Yale Career Link students can submit their resume, cover letter and self-reported grade sheet (unofficial transcript). 

FAQ: What if I need to cancel an interview on-campus?

Before signing up for an interview with an employer, please check your schedule carefully to avoid conflicts.

  • Students may cancel an interview using Yale Career Link as long as it is prior to 9:30AM (ET) two business days in advance of the interview. This allows time for an alternate to sign up in that interview slot and prepare for that interview.
  • Students may not cancel an interview with less than two business days’ notice. Canceling an interview with short notice deprives another Yale student the opportunity to interview and reflects poorly on the student and Yale.
  • We understand that emergencies arise. If there is an emergency or you are ill, and it less than two business days before your interview, you must contact the Office of Career Strategy at 203-432-0804 or as soon as possible. This way, we can attempt to find an alternate to fill your interview slot.
  • OCS discourages students from missing class for on or off campus interviews. Employers are asked to make every effort to accommodate candidates’ class and interview schedules. 
  • Students should not cancel any first-round interviews after the cancellation period in order to make a second-round interview. 
  • Interview No Shows are defined as scheduled interview appointments that are missed. Students who miss a scheduled interview appointment or cancel their interview appointment less than two business days in advance may receive a warning letter. A second offense may result in termination of their on-campus interview privileges for the academic year.

FAQ: Does OCS have offer guidelines for students and employers?

Yes, deciding whether to accept or decline an employment offer can arouse considerable anxiety. It is important that you do not feel pressured to make a hasty and ill-considered decision. Please consult a career advisor to discuss your options.

Yale’s Office of Career Strategy recommends that employers provide Yale students four (4) 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 2021 start dates), are encouraged to provide students until November 6, 2020 to decide.

We ask that employers consider reasonable requests for additional time on a case by case basis.

Public Service/Public Interest Exception: Candidates may request that an employer extend the deadline to accept an employer's offer until as late as April 1, 2021 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.

After you have made your decision, the Office of Career Strategy recommends notifying the employer by telephone and following up with an acceptance letter. We strongly encourage you to relay your decisions in writing to the employer.

Please keep in mind that when you accept an offer, you have a professional obligation to join that employer.  Reneging on an offer (i.e., accepting an offer, changing your mind and then rejecting it) is extremely unprofessional; doing so damages your professional reputation, the reputation of Yale alumni employed by that organization and, of course, the reputation of Yale University.