On-Campus Interviewing (OCI)

On-Campus Interviewing provides employers with the opportunity to interview graduating students, recent alumni, and co-op/intern candidates right here on campus. Our on-line system, CDSlink, is powered by NACElink and allows recruiters to reserve OCI dates, review candidates, and make selections online.

Participate in On-Campus Interviews

With over 11,400 diverse students in STEM, Business, and Design disciplines, NJIT is one of the nation’s leading public polytechnic universities and your best source for building a talent pipeline.​


Our office will handle the scheduling of candidates and logistics for the day.  Simply:

  1. Select your on-campus interview date.
  2. Post your position description.
  3. Indicate required qualifications.


  • Receive applications from qualified candidates.
  • Pre-select only those candidates you are interested in meeting.
  • Conduct first-round interviews all in one day on NJIT’s campus in Newark, NJ.


  • We appreciate your support of our students and alumni and are happy to offer this service free of charge.

Schedule an On-Campus Interview Date

The on-campus interviewing process typically takes four weeks lead time from the initiation of your position posting to the interview day. We can accommodate employers who are trying to fill an opening quickly by modifying our standard timeframe and offering customized solutions to your recruiting needs. All steps between the initial request and the campus interview are completed via our CDSlink system.

  1. Establish an account in our CDSlink system. 
  2. Request your preferred interview date under the “On-campus Interviewing” tab.
  3. Once the interview date is approved, please attach the positions you are interviewing for through CDSlink.
  4. As soon as the positions are approved and posted, you will receive a confirmation email with the full details of your visit.
  5. Students will have until the resume submission deadline to submit their resumes.
  6. Two weeks prior to your interview date, you will receive an email with resumes to review. 
  7. One week prior to your interview date, select the candidates whom you would like to interview along with alternate candidates through CDSlink.
  8. Our office will handle the scheduling of candidates and provide you with the completed schedule and details prior to your interview day.

Interview Schedule Options

OCI Model: Preselect to Alternate

  • In addition to posting your opportunity, you may designate screening, review resumes, and electronically “invite” students to sign up for an interview.
  • When the resumé submission period is over, you select and invite students you plan to interview with the option to designate alternate candidates, who may sign up for remaining interview timeslots, after preselected students have had their turn to sign up.

OCI Model: None- Room Reservation Only

  • Allows you to reserve an interview room.
  • You will need to source candidates and schedule interviews yourself.
  • Most employers select this option for post career fair interviews.
  • Interviews can be conducted between 9 AM - 4 PM.  

Interview Length
Interviews are typically conducted in 30 minute sessions, starting at 9 AM, which allows employers to interview a maximum of 12 students. Other options include 15, 45, and 60 minute sessions. Varied start and end times can be arranged as needed. 

Video Interview Room
Unable to make it to campus for interviews? No problem, interview remotely via our video interview room. Please follow the request procedure as outlined in the "Schedule an On-Campus Interview Date" and then select the OCI Model "Preselect to Alternate." When you get to the Location section of the request please select "Fenster Hall 2nd Floor- Video Interviews." The job posting and student scheduling process will be the same as a traditional on-campus interview. 

Interview dates cannot be honored unless all job descriptions are received and candidates are selected by the stated deadlines. If these deadlines are missed, you may be asked to change the date of your on-campus interviewing date.

Hotel Accommodations
View a list of location hotels near campus for overnight accommodations. Please make reservations directly with the accommodation of your choice.

The Interview Day

  • Interview Location: The Career Development Services office is located in Fenster Hall, Room 200 (# 21 on the Campus Map). 
  • Directions: View directions to NJIT.
  • Parking: Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your first interview. Complimentary parking is provided in the NJIT Science Technology Parking Garage (STPG). Please see PDF for directions:STPG to FENSTER HALL.pdf
  • Business Cards: Please be sure to bring a supply of business cards for the interview day.
  • Lunch: Complimentary lunch vouchers are provided for our faculty/staff dining.
  • Staying on Schedule: Please make every effort to stay on schedule. Keep in mind that students have classes and work commitments and may not be able to stay beyond the interview time period. 

Extending aJob Offer
We request that companies utilizing our services adhere to our job offer policy

If you have any questions, please contact Casey Hennessey at chenness@njit.edu or 973.596.3219.

Information Sessions

Information sessions are another way for you to brand your organization on campus and build your applicant pool. Companies will often schedule information sessions several weeks before an on-campus interview date or the evening before the on-campus interviews. Request your information session through CDSlink under “Events.”

If you have any questions, please contact Patrick Young at pyoung@njit.edu or 973.596.3246.