On-Campus Interviewing (OCI)

A highly effective way to recruit engineering students from Ohio State is through OCI. The recruiting process is facilitated through Handshake, our online career services management system, with the overall goal of making your experience as seamless as possible. 

If you choose to conduct virtual interviews, you may use the conferencing platform of your choice. If your company is looking to conduct virtual interviews, you can manage those schedules through Handshake. 

Types of Interview Schedule Timelines:

  • Preselect: Specify an application period and a sign-up period. You select primary and alternate student choices after the application period. Primary candidates are allowed to sign up before alternate candidates.
  • Preselect Continuous: Specify an application period in which students who pass both the specified qualifications and are manually approved are allowed to take slots.
  • Room Only: Choosing this type reserves a room at ECS via Handshake. You can select students for this interview schedule, but interview sign-ups will be managed by you outside of Handshake.

  • Open: Specify an application period where if students meet the qualifications set for the interview, they can take slots. The students will be able to take a slot immediately after applying.

Use Handshake's written instructions for the in-person interview scheduling process. 

Use Handshake's written instructions for the virtual interview scheduling process. 

Requesting Accommodations 

If you require accommodation for a disability, such as live captioning or sign language interpretation, to participate in any career fairs, events, or activities, please contact ECS at eng-ecs@osu.edu. Requests made two weeks before the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date. 

Upon Arrival at ECS

On the day of your interviews, please check in at the ECS reception desk in 122 Hitchcock Hall. We will collect your business card, give you your schedule and corresponding resumes, and direct you to your interview location. If you have Room Only interview schedule and manually scheduled your interviews, we will ask for a copy of your schedule.

After-hours meetings/interviews/testing

ECS office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. First interviews begin no earlier than 8:30 a.m. The university Office of Legal Affairs has advised ECS that, for the safety and security of both interviewers and students, all interviews must be concluded by 4:45 p.m. to ensure completion by the time college offices close.

Last-Minute Schedule Changes

If you need to make edits to your interview date, number of rooms, or slot schedule after the interview selection process is underway, please contact Caitlin Sturm at sturm.83@osu.edu or at 614-292-6651 immediately.


If you have questions, please contact:

Caitlin Sturm at sturm.83@osu.edu