Accepting Interview Awards / Cancellations and Opt-in Periods for August OCI

For job fairs scheduled by the CSO (or another law school), we will arrange your interview times and allow you enough time to get from one interview to the next.

Instructions on how to schedule interviews during October and Spring On-Campus Interviews are available here.

Scheduling of August OCI Interviews
August OCI interviews will be categorized as either “preselect” or “alternate.” If you are listed as an alternate for an employer, you may be scheduled with that employer if space opens up on the employer’s schedule.

Lottery awarded interviews will only show a scheduled time. If you are no longer interested in an employer, you may cancel any interviews awarded during the first and final student cancellation periods.

If you see a time scheduled for an interview award, you are considered scheduled for an interview with the employer. After each cancellation/opt-in period, you may be awarded additional interviews, so it is important that you check Symplicity daily to see if additional interviews are scheduled.

For August OCI, student interview slots will be randomly scheduled on Symplicity by computer assignment.

  1. Log in to Symplicity and select [Interview Programs] .
  2. Select [Interview Programs] and then [Employers/Applications].
  3. Select the “August 2019 OCI” from the drop-down menu.
  4. A listing of all interviews awarded through the bidding process will appear. Please note the following in the [Invitations] column:
    • Preselect: you have been selected for an interview and will be scheduled based on rankings and maximum number of interviews. You can verify that a preselect interview has been awarded by clicking [Scheduled Interviews].
    • Alternate: you have been selected as an alternate and may be able to receive an interview slot if one becomes available. You can verify that an alternate interview has been awarded by clicking [Scheduled Interviews].
    • Lottery awarded interviews will only show a scheduled time with “Scheduled for X date” to the left of it. This means you have been awarded a lottery assignment, which you can verify by clicking [Scheduled Interviews].
    • No action is needed to keep an interview. Be sure to note date and time of each scheduled interview.

Note: you are limited to 25 interviews during each OCI session. If you are selected by an employer as an alternate, your status will not change to preselect if you are scheduled for the interview. It is possible for students to be awarded interviews and not make the interview schedule. For example, Student A was selected as a preselect for 27 employers, but will only have 25 interviews scheduled.  Student A will have two interview awards left unscheduled, but will see all 27 preselect interview awards listed on Symplicity. Even students who were not selected as a preselect or alternate could make the schedule as a lottery pick.

How to cancel interviews
If you are no longer interested in an employer, you may cancel any interviews awarded during the first and final student cancellation periods. To cancel an interview award:

  1. Log onto Symplicity.
  2. Select [Interview Programs].
  3. Use the [Session] drop-down menu to select “August 2019 OCI.”
  4. Under [Scheduled Interviews], you will see dates for each employer you have an interview.
  5. Click the date above the employer you want to cancel. A [Cancel Interview] button will appear for you to click.
  6. Once you select [Cancel Interview], the system will confirm your decision. Press [OK] to remove the interview. This will open up the interview spot for another student.

The CSO does not encourage interview cancellations. However, if you need to cancel an interview after the final student cancellation period, submit your cancellations online.

How to opt-in for additional interviews
For employers that you have not been assigned/scheduled to interview with, you must click the Opt-In button to reaffirm your interest in the firm and to potentially pick-up an interview once we run the lottery scheduler again. To opt-in:

  1. Log onto Symplicity.
  2. Select [Interview Programs].
  3. Use the [Session] drop-down menu to select “August 2019 OCI.”
  4. Under the [Interview Dates] column, any employer that shows an [Opt-In] button will require that you opt-in to potentially pick-up an interview. You will have successfully opted in if the [Opt-In] button changes to [Opt-Out].