What is OCI?

The Virtual On Campus Interview (VOCI) program is an efficient process for some legal employers to interview our students on campus for summer and entry-level associate positions. This year OCIs will take place virtually, in January 2021. We will continue to assist employers with Ad Hoc OCI. For more information please email us at law-ocm@scu.edu.

We have two different programs.

Virtual OCI

Interview Dates: Jan 13-15, 2021

Employment: Primarily for summer positions for 2Ls/part-timers and a few for entry level associate positions for graduating students.

Types of Employers: Large firms who can predict hiring needs, but also some government agencies, local small firms, companies and nonprofits.

Size of program: Our largest number of employers – often 50+

Past Participants:

 

Ad Hoc OCI

Interview Dates: Any time during Fall or Spring semester.

Employment: Any current class year depending on the employer’s needs.

Types of Employers: Any type – depends entirely on employer needs.

Size of program: A small number of employers each semester – often under 10

What is a Resume Collect?

  • Some legal employers are unavailable to recruit on campus but still want to receive resumes from students interested in their opportunities at a specific time; this is called a resume collect.
  • Instead of the employer conducting interviews on campus, the employers will call the candidates they wish to interview to their office.
  • Apply for resume collect opportunities in the same place you apply for OCI.

In Order to Participate in VOCI, You Must Sign an MOU

In order to participate in VOCI, you must sign and submit the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which outlines professionalism expectations to follow. A new MOU must be signed each academic year.

Virtual OCI (VOCI):
Signing the MOU is the only way you get access to the OCI tab to see and apply for these opportunities.
Ad Hoc VOCI:
If you do not already have a current MOU on file, you will need to sign one in order to participate in VOCI.
Current MOU:
2020-2021 MOU

How to Apply

  • Virtual OCI information – Coming soon!
  • Ad Hoc OCIs look like regular job postings in SCU Law Jobs but the description will indicate that the interview will be on campus on a certain date.
  • TIP: If you are even remotely interested, apply because employers may decide to cancel the VOCI if not enough students apply. (Please Note: Virtual OCIs will occur Jan 13-15, 2021).

Key Dates

January 2021 Virtual OCIs (On-Campus Interviews):

9/25/20 Deadline for early signing of MOU to participate in VOCI gives you priority access to Virtual Speed Networking Events where some VOCI Employers will be in attendance. (October 14, 21, & 28)
10/14/20 Virtual Speed Networking Event – Law Firms.
10/21/20 Virtual Speed Networking Event – High Tech/In-House.
10/28/20 Virtual Speed Networking Event – Public Interest/Public Sector.
10/30/20 FINAL deadline to sign MOU to participate in VOCI.
11/18/20 Employers register by November 18, 2020.
11/23/20 Application Period Opens
12/15/20 Deadline #1 – Turn in VOCI application materials for review by OCM coach.
12/17/20 Deadline #2 – Turn in VOCI application materials for review by OCM coach.
12/18/20 If submitted VOCI application materials for review by Deadline #1 – OCM return of reviewed materials.
12/22/20 If submitted VOCI applications materials for review by Deadline #2 – OCM return of reviewed materials.
12/23/20 By this date, you should have the majority if not all of your VOCI application materials completed and reviewed. This includes updating your resume, researching employers, tailored cover letters, and meeting with OCM for resume and cover letter critique where applicable.
1/4/21 Fall 2020 grades anticipated by this date.
1/6/21 Application Period Ends at 5:00 P.M. (PST)
1/7/21 Employers Receive Applications by January 7, 2021.
1/4 – 1/8/21 Mock Interview Program.
1/10/21 Employers Select Applicants to Interview by January 10, 2021.
1/11/21 Selected students schedule their interview/s.
1/12/21 Employers Receive Interview Schedule on January 12, 2021.
1/13-1/15/21 Virtual OCIs (On-Campus Interviews).

If you have any questions, please contact Jill Klees, Director of Career Development, at jklees@scu.edu.

Employer Information

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Fenwick & West LLP

Haynes and Boone, LLP

Orrick, LLP

Meet with OCM

Our office is dedicated to assisting you with the OCI application process and preparing you for interviews. We strongly encourage scheduling an appointment to review your resume and cover letter, and to conduct mock interviews, in advance of interviewing with employers. We are committed to ensuring that you have every chance of success at finding meaningful employment!