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1 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO SCHOOL OF LAW OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES O N -C AMPUS I NTERVIEWING & R ESUME C OLLECT NUTS & BOLTS OCI Nuts & Bolts Program

2 OCI AND RESUME COLLECT NUTS & BOLTS What Is OCI? Employers interview rising 2Ls for summer jobs and rising 3Ls for permanent employment Interviews begin in August What is Resume Collect? Rather than come on campus, some employers ask us to collect resumes. They then contact students directly to arrange interviews Participating Employers Mostly large law firms A few government agencies OCI Nuts & Bolts Program

3 WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE Rising 2Ls & 3Ls 1 st Year part-time students are eligible only if transferring to the full-time program in the Fall OCI Nuts & Bolts Program

4 HOW IT WORKS Students submit applications to employers on-line through Symplicity To submit an application to on an employer, students must Read the instructions Login to Symplicity Create a profile if haven’t already created one Review the list of employers and hiring criteria Submit application materials to the employers whose criteria you meet according to instructions If you need a Symplicity username/password please the CSO at OCI Nuts & Bolts Program

5 EMPLOYER HIRING CRITERIA Employer hiring criteria will be in Symplicity Know criteria prior to applying You will only see employers who are interviewing for your class level (some employers only interview rising 3Ls, others only rising 2Ls) OCI Nuts & Bolts Program

6 G RADES, R ANK AND PERCENTILE R ANK To submit an employer application you will need your GPA & rank Your GPA and rank will be available around July 1 st. The Registrar will you when your GPA and rank are available Request an official transcript through Locus and when you receive the official copy, photocopy it to use for multiple employers throughout the fall Part-time students are ranked with the part-time students – not with the class to which you are transferring, should you decide to transfer OCI Nuts & Bolts Program

7 INTERVIEW SCHEDULES After application submission period is complete, we inform the employers Employers review the applications and determine who they wish to interview When the interview schedules are ready for viewing by students, the CSO will contact you via The interview schedule will be available for viewing in Symplicity Throughout the OCI season (August – October) check Symplicity daily for updates and possible changes OCI Nuts & Bolts Program

8 RESUME COLLECT EMPLOYERS Some employers do not come to campus. Rather, they ask us to collect resumes for them and they contact students directly to schedule interviews Starting check Symplicity to see which employers are participating in Resume Collect and to determine which employers’ hiring criteria you meet You will be asked to upload your application materials to Symplicity Different employers ask for different documents (transcripts, cover letters, etc. – only submit what they ask for) Due dates for submission of applications materials will vary so check Symplicity often Resume Collect employers will be added as they contact us. The CSO will you regarding new Resume Collect Employers OCI Nuts & Bolts Program

9 PREPARE FOR OCI & RESUME COLLECT Update your resume after you receive your grades in June Review your resume and cover letter with your career counselor Update your Symplicity profile Research OCI employers Schedule a mock interview with your counselor if you are offered an interview Consider joining a journal, moot court or other student organization OCI Nuts & Bolts Program

10 THE INTERVIEWS (begin August 11 th ) Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Interviews take place throughout the law school and last 20 or 30 minutes. Interview rooms will be posted in Symplicity. If you are scheduled for an interview it is very important that you show up or you may forfeit your remaining interviews If you must cancel an interview, provide at least 48 hours notice to the CSO so that we can inform the employer Make sure to bring extra copies of the documents employers request that you bring to the interview OCI Nuts & Bolts Program

11 MULTIPLE SCHOOL INTERVIEWS Some employers interview students from several Chicago law schools on the same day at a Chicago law school Sometimes Loyola hosts these interviews; sometimes other Chicago law schools host these interviews We will inform you in Symplicity and via when these opportunities become available OCI Nuts & Bolts Program

12 CALL-BACK INTERVIEWS Call-back interviews are second-round interviews that happen at the employer’s office and usually involve interviewing with multiple attorneys, last several hours and sometimes lunch Employers directly contact students a few days after on-campus interviews to schedule call-back interviews (create a professional voice mail message if you haven’t already) If you receive a call-back interview, return the call as soon as possible and schedule your call-back at the earliest time available. Be as flexible as possible Schedule a mock interview with your counselor prior to your call-back interview OCI Nuts & Bolts Program

13 OCI – N OT O NLY W AY T O F IND A J OB Go beyond OCI Reach out to other firms/employers in mid-August. Many firms that do not participate in OCI want students to apply directly to them To research employers, use the following resources: Nalpdirectory.com, 4 or More List of Law Firms, Employer websites; Martindale.com; LinkedIn Do not put all of your eggs in the OCI basket. Fewer and fewer firms hire through OCI. OCI Nuts & Bolts Program

14 I F Y OU H AVE Q UESTIONS Contact the CSO via at Most communication regarding OCI and Resume Collect will take place via from To schedule an appointment or mock interview this summer contact: or (312) OCI Nuts & Bolts Program


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