A basic difference is that with an OCI job posting you conduct your interviews at the CSULB Career Development Center rather than at your own site, but there are others. A major one is that an OCI posting has filters in place so that only students who meet your basic screening criteria can apply. Also, email blasts are sent out to eligible students to promote your OCI opportunity generally giving you a large candidate pool of qualified students. BeachLINK takes care of setting up the interview schedule according to your specifications. You choose the type of interview that you prefer, select the candidates that you want to interview and BeachLINK does the rest. OCI accepts only full-time, entry-level professional positions or internships for this program.
Regular BeachLINK job postings are not filtered so students can apply whether or not they meet your exact qualifications .
First time user: Register with BeachLINK and Post OCI Job .
Already registered: Login to BeachLINK
Log into BeachLINK and click on the "On-Campus Interviews" navigation button at the top of the BeachLINK homepage. Then click Request a Schedule.
Complete the form and include the position description, requirements and salary range and submit.
Note: Multiple positions can be attached to the same schedule.
The open schedule allows students and alumni meeting your job requirements to self-schedule an interview time and submit their resumes online. Your schedule fills with no more action on your part. You will be able to view the resumes as they are submitted for the interviews. The schedule closes two days prior to your interview date.
A pre-select schedule allows you to pre-screen student resumes for your interviews. After reviewing the resumes during a specified selection period and making your pre-selections online, the BeachLINK system automatically notifies the selected students. They are then responsible to self-schedule a timeslot for the interview schedule. There are trigger dates that prompt action on your part, i.e. for resume review and candidate selection. BeachLINK will prompt you by email when a trigger date is nearing. There are preset system dates for these activities but these dates can be easily modified by Career Center at your request.
This option allows you to create your own interview schedule of CSULB students outside the online BeachLINK system. This choice is suggested if, at a job fair, information session or other student meeting, you develop a list of students that you would like to interview. Reserve an interview room in advance of the event.
Set up your own time schedule directly with the candidates and send a copy of the schedule to the Career Center the day before your interview. Some employers also use this option to conduct second interviews. We are happy to provide a free interview room based on availability. Students will not see your OCI job posting in BeachLINK when you select the Room Only interview type.
The sample below shows trigger dates for a May 7 interview:
|resume submission start||resume submission end||employer select start||employer select end||preselect signup start||schedule close|
|04/01/2012||04/30/ 2012||05/01/2012||05/02/2012||05/03/2012||05/05/ 2012|
Student: Submit resumes until 11:59p on the resume submission end date.
Employer: After the resume submission period ends, review the resumes by logging in to BeachLINK. BeachLINK will remind you to make your selections. In BeachLINK, go to Shortcuts and click on "View OCI Applicants". Invite those candidates that you choose to interview by clicking "invited" next to their names and click on "Submit". BeachLINK automatically e-mails students to notify them that they have been invited to your interview.
Student: The following day, invited students begin preselect sign-up. They have 2-3 days, between the Preselect Signup Start date and the Schedule Close date, to log in to BeachLINK and schedule their interview time.
The schedule closes 2 days prior to the interview date. All trigger dates can be changed by contacting 562.985.8468.
Login to BeachLINK.
Go to Shortcuts and click on "Request New Information Session."
Complete the form and submit. It is important that you complete the "Description of Event" section because this will be viewed by students. In the description, please include which majors you are seeking. You will receive a confirmation by e-mail. Food and beverages are not permitted (bottled water excepted). At CSULB Information Sessions usually last for one hour and are scheduled between 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM or 3:00 - 5:00 PM.
There is no charge for this service but scheduling priority will be given to employers who are conducting CSULB On-Campus Interviews.
Yes. Third party recruiters may use the OCI Program for the recruitment of employees for their internal staffing needs but they may not post OCI positions for their client companies.
Yes, "commission-only" positions are permitted in On-Campus Interviews if the job description clearly states that it is a "commission-only" position.
Yes. CSULB graduates can use all Career Center services for one full year following the receipt of their degree. After that year, our very large alumni base is eligible, with the payment of an annual fee, to use an array of career services which includes On-Campus Interviews (OCI).
Simply contact our Employer Relations Coordinator, Terri Armstrong, (562) 985-8550. There are various means of getting more involved with student organizations, academic departments and faculty. Terri will be happy to discuss these options with you.
A week prior to your interview date the OCI staff will e-mail to the primary company contact a campus map and instructions for obtaining the free parking pass that is provided to all OCI recruiters.
If you have any questions, please contact the OCI Program Coordinator at (562) 985-8468.