Q. How do I find out who is doing on-campus recruiting?
A. Log in to your Route 47 account. To search for information sessions and tables go to “Events” and then “Organization Events.” To see interviewing opportunities go to the “Route 47 Opportunities” section, then under “Show Me” select “On-Campus Recruiting/Interviews.”
Q. Why do many of the organizations coming to campus seem business related?
A. Businesses do more mass hiring for internship and full-time positions. Many organizations, such as non-profits, scientific and law firms, government agencies, publishing houses, and public relations firms, hire as positions come available. We still have OCR opportunities with many of these industries, but not in the same numbers as the business organizations. Also, many of these non-business opportunities come through our Winter Break Recruiting Program.
Q. Why shouldn’t I just apply on the employer’s website for these positions? Why should I go through the CDO and Route 47?
A. Organizations typically give priority to applicants that come through OCR or the Winter Break Recruiting programs. If they have not filled all their positions through these programs, then they will look at applicants who solely applied online.
Q. I’m too busy to make the deadlines for positions available through on-campus recruiting. Can I just wait until the summer?
A. We strongly advise against this. Organizations that participate in on-campus recruiting have a hiring cycle and most likely will have all their positions filled by the summer.
Q. Why don’t more organizations come to the Pomona campus?
A. In regards to employers coming to other Claremont Colleges already, we have an agreement with the other Claremont Colleges to not try to “take” employers that are already conducting interviews at their campus. Employers choose a campus at which to interview for a variety of reasons. Even though they must choose one campus at which to recruit, they want to recruit all students at the Claremont Colleges equally. The CDO offers students access to around 500 employers and 50 graduate schools every year through our on-campus recruiting and Winter Break Recruiting programs. These are very impressive numbers for a small liberal arts college. If you would like to see an employer come that does not already recruit at one of the colleges, email the employer information to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see if we can bring them here.
Q. When does on-campus recruiting begin?
A. OCR for graduate schools occurs year-round, but mainly in the fall semester. Employers recruit for most full-time positions in the early fall (September and October), but there are some exceptions for law, education, and healthcare industries which also recruit in the spring. Employers recruit for most internship positions in the spring (January/February), but some consulting and finance employers are starting to recruit in the fall.