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Hey everybody, I've been trying to find the answers to my questions about OCR using the search function, but to no avail. So here are my questions, hope you guys can help me out :D

I'm a junior applying for SA positions for next summer, attending a semi-target/regional target.

1. It seems like OCR runs throughout the duration of the semester, is that right?
2. Are information sessions a part of OCR? If not, what exactly is considered OCR? A booth at the career fair?
3. Do banks ever conduct OCR for international positions?
4. I am a junior studying abroad this semester. Am I at a disadvantage considering I won't be on campus when OCR happens this fall?
5. How exactly does OCR work. Is it usually in the form of a resume drop in person to the recruiter, or do we submit our resume+cover letter through our school's online system?
6. Is OCR in the spring also for SA positions?
7. I saw several BBs on the list of OCR recruiters, but I'm not sure what specific positions they are recruiting for. Is there any way to find out?

Thanks for the help!

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Comments (8)

  • CHItizen's picture

    I'm going to assume you're talking about FT slots:

    1. FT OCR generally runs through November (at the latest), and should be all wrapped up by the time December rolls around.

    2. I suppose so? OCR just means that any given bank considers your school a core school (usually because there's lots of alums at that bank). But generally if a bank conducts and info session, it will also conduct on campus interviews.

    3. Yes, but I think usually there'll be an in person interview with someone from the US, and then final rounds will be over skype or something.

    4. Oh this is what i get for not reading entire post by OP before answering questions.

    Screw it, I'm out.

  • BlackHat's picture

    1. Yeah
    2. Neither
    3. Yup
    4. Big time
    5. Online
    6. Ya
    7. Website

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  • In reply to BlackHat
    crazi4ib's picture

    BlackHat:
    1. Yeah
    2. Neither
    3. Yup
    4. Big time
    5. Online
    6. Ya
    7. Website

    Could you please elaborate on #4? I chose to study abroad in the fall of my junior year as that was the best time according to my research.

  • In reply to crazi4ib
    BlackHat's picture

    crazi4ib:
    BlackHat:
    1. Yeah
    2. Neither
    3. Yup
    4. Big time
    5. Online
    6. Ya
    7. Website

    Could you please elaborate on #4? I chose to study abroad in the fall of my junior year as that was the best time according to my research.

    Oh, if you're abroad in the fall it's not a big deal. Nothing goes on for summer internship recruiting in the fall so you should be fine! Just make sure you don't miss any announcements if anyone is taking applications early or something, and don't forget to apply for stuff when you get back during Christmas break.

    I hate victims who respect their executioners

  • In reply to BlackHat
    crazi4ib's picture

    BlackHat:

    Oh, if you're abroad in the fall it's not a big deal. Nothing goes on for summer internship recruiting in the fall so you should be fine! Just make sure you don't miss any announcements if anyone is taking applications early or something, and don't forget to apply for stuff when you get back during Christmas break.

    Oh I see. So what are the biggest advantages of having banks doing OCR at your school? Increased odds of getting an interview?

    Why is it called 'on-campus recruiting' if the application is still submitted online and 1st round interviews are usually over the phone?

    Also, I couldn't find info about the specific positions being recruited for on my school's career website nor on the various banks' career websites. Should I call the banks to ask?

    Many thanks.

  • In reply to crazi4ib
    BlackHat's picture

    crazi4ib:
    BlackHat:

    Oh, if you're abroad in the fall it's not a big deal. Nothing goes on for summer internship recruiting in the fall so you should be fine! Just make sure you don't miss any announcements if anyone is taking applications early or something, and don't forget to apply for stuff when you get back during Christmas break.

    Oh I see. So what are the biggest advantages of having banks doing OCR at your school? Increased odds of getting an interview?

    Why is it called 'on-campus recruiting' if the application is still submitted online and 1st round interviews are usually over the phone?

    Also, I couldn't find info about the specific positions being recruited for on my school's career website nor on the various banks' career websites. Should I call the banks to ask?

    Many thanks.

    Well when it's at your school that basically means you get a direct pipeline to the recruiting process. It's a huge advantage because analysts will be looking directly at your resume, rather than having to blow a friend of a friend whose dad knows a guy that might pass your resume on to this same analyst if you're lucky at a non-target school.

    It's called OCR because the first round is in person, not on the phone. And it's in person on your campus, hence the campus part.

    If you can't find information on recruiting on your school's career services site, that probably means you don't have OCR...

    I hate victims who respect their executioners

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    crazi4ib's picture

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