University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) JD and domestic and foreign LLM students seek employment experiences in private practice, from large firms to solo practices; in federal, state and local government agencies; in corporations and businesses; and in non-profit organizations. To facilitate this process, the Career Development Office (CDO) organizes the On-Campus Interview Program (OCI), which allows students the opportunity to interview with legal employers on campus.
Every year OCI brings over 100 prospective employers to UHLC’s campus to recruit students for summer, academic year, and permanent employment positions. OCI is broken into several sessions across the academic year.
Prior to an employer’s campus visit, the CDO will provide the employer with the application materials of all students interested in their organization. Employers will then choose which students they would like to interview while on campus (the CDO never makes employers interview candidates they do not choose). Campus interviews last 20 to 30 minutes, and once completed, employers have the option to invite students for additional interviews in their offices or give offers based on the on-campus interviews. Employers also have the option to simply collect résumés (referred to as a Résumé Collect) and interview students of interest at their convenience.
2021 – 2022 OCI Session Schedules
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 OCI: Session I interviews will be conducted virtually.
|Thursday, April 1, 2021 – Saturday, June 26, 2021||Employer Registration|
|Sunday, June 27, 2021 – Thursday, July 1, 2021||Student Bidding|
|Friday, July 2, 2021||Employers Receive Student Bids|
|Tuesday, July 13, 2021||Employer Selections are Due|
|Friday, July 23, 2021||Employers Receive Interview Schedules|
|Monday, August 2, 2021 – Friday, August 6, 2021||OCI: Session I|
Friday, October 9, 2021
OCI: Session II Interviews
Friday, January 14, 2022
OCI: Session III Interviews
Remember, there is never a fee to participate in our on campus interview program. If you are interested in participating in one of our OCI sessions, and already have an account with our Symplicity system, please log into your Symplicity account during the Employer Registration period and "request a new schedule" under the OCI tab.
If you do not have an account with our Symplicity system, but would like to participate in one of our OCI sessions, please contact our Program Manager, Kecia Branch, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-743-2480. Ms. Branch will be able to assist you with setting up a Symplicity account, filling out an OCI schedule, identifying alternative dates for interviews, and/or setting up a Résumé Collect.