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On-Campus Recruitment

Have you ever seen an email or advertisement from the Career Center about their Interview Rooms? The Career Center has two Interview Rooms that host employers who interview students for open internship and job opportunities. This is called On-Campus Recruitment and is easy and convenient for both the employers and students. Follow the below guidelines to learn how to participate in On-Campus Recruitment here at Mount St. Mary’s.

Register on College Central Network (CCN)

  • All students are pre-registered for College Central Network with their student ID and Mount email address. If you’ve never accessed CCN before, click Create Account and use your Mount ID as your username and create a new password.
  • Once you have access to CCN, upload 1 or 2 versions of your resume in the My Resumes link on your dashboard. Each time you apply to a position, you may choose which version of your resume you would like to submit. If you only have 1 resume, it will be sent automatically.
  • If you have submitted a resume for an OCR position but have not yet received notice that you have been selected, do not upload a new version of your resume!  If you do, the original document will disappear from the employer’s page and you will not be contacted. Wait until after you have received a response to upload a new version of your resume.

Search for OCR Opportunities

  • Visit College Central Network and click on the Search – My School’s Jobs button.
  • Then click on Advanced Search on the right-hand side and select On Campus Interviewing Jobs to display all OCR opportunities.
  • You can further narrow and specify your search according to major, date posted, degree, etc.

Submit your Resume

  • Scroll to the bottom of the job or internship description that interests you and submit your resume.
  • Make sure to check College Central Network every day to view the status of your application.
  • You should receive an email on your Mount account after the employer reviews your application and gives you a green light for the interview. However, to be sure that you do not miss any notifications, check CCN at least once a day.
  • If you are chosen to be interviewed, you must select an interview time from those that are available. Try to be flexible when scheduling an interview time. If you have a class during the only available interview time, contact the Career Center to discuss your options.

Cancellations / No Show Policy

  • You can cancel your interview three days beforehand. To do this, contact the Career Center’s Administrative Assistant and let her know of your situation.
  • If you cancel within two days of the interview, you are required to write an apology email to the Recruiter and cc (carbon copy) the Career Center Director within 72 hours of cancelling.
  • You cannot cancel the interview on the day it is scheduled. If you do not show up for the interview, you are required to write an apology email to the Recruiter and submit a printed copy of the email to the Career Center Director. Again, you must send this email within 72 hours of the interview.
  • If you do not show up for two subsequent interviews, you will no longer be able to participate in On-Campus Recruitment here at the Mount.
After you have scheduled your interview, research the company, pick your professional interview attire, and determine how your skills and experiences match the job description. If you know anyone who has experience working with the company, ask them questions. Contact the Career Center to see if there are any Mount alum working with the company whom you can contact. Also, if you need help preparing, visit the Career Center to chat or to participate in a mock interview.
On the day of the interview, arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled interview time. As you walk down the long hallway to the Career Center, be prepared to be interviewed from the second you open the door. To the left of the Career Center entrance, there is a small table with two chairs. There may be a greeter sitting there who will not only greet you, but also ask you a few questions. These questions may be similar to the ones the interviewers will ask, but you must treat them as completely separate. You do not want to give a detailed answer to the greeter and then only vaguely answer the interviewer’s questions. This will negatively affect your chances of moving forward in the job application process. Treat the internship or job interview as if you are going on-site to the Recruiter’s work location. These interviews are not practice runs or just for fun – they are the real deal!
Within 24 hours after the interview, send a thank you email or hand-written note to the recruiter. Thank them for their time and consideration and express your interest in their company. Also, consider thanking the Career Center staff for providing you with this great opportunity and experience here at the Mount. Remember that, even if you do not get the job or internship, you have gained interview experience and formed new connections. Check College Central Network today to see if there are any On-Campus Recruitment opportunities that interest you!