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Hours:
M-F 8am-5pm

Career Development Office
4604 Calhoun Road
Bates Law Building, Suite 8
Houston, Texas 77204-6054
Phone: 713-743-2090
Fax: 713-743-2091
lawcareer@uh.edu

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Meet the Staff CDO Past Events

Hours:
MWThF 8am-5pm
Tuesday 8am-5pm

Career Development Office
4604 Calhoun Road
Bates Law Building, Suite 8
Houston, Texas 77204-6054
Phone: 713-743-2090
Fax: 713-743-2091
lawcareer@uh.edu

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On-Campus Interview Program (OCI)

Purpose

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.

Participation

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.

  • OCI: Session I (Early-August) – This is our largest OCI session with over 80 employers participating. This session is a great avenue for multi-national employers to recruit 2L and 3L students for summer and permanent employment.
  • OCI: Session II (Mid-October) – Session II is usually smaller than the first session with 15 to 20 employers participating. Regionally-based employers and government and non-profit organizations utilize this session to recruit 2L and 3L students.
  • OCI: Session III (Mid-January) – The third OCI session typically draws employers who are seeking 1L students for summer employment.

Procedure

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

Session II:

Friday, October 9, 2021

OCI: Session II Interviews

 

 

Session III:

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 knbranch@central.uh.edu 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.