Accepting Interview Awards / Cancellations and Opt-in Periods

For off-campus recruitment programs 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.

How to Confirm Awarded Interviews
Initial interview awards are released via Symplicity after the bidding period has closed, employers have made interview selections, and the lottery and scheduling algorithm (for August OCI only) has been run for the first time. Remember, a maximum of 25 interviews may be awarded during August OCI.

  1. Log onto Symplicity.
  2. Select [Interview Programs] and then [Employers/Applications].
  3. Select the appropriate OCI session from the drop-down menu. 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 the maximum number of interviews. You can verify that a preselect interview has been awarded by going to [Scheduled Interviews].
    • Preselect Waitlist: 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 for August OCI only will only show a scheduled time in the “Interview Date” column. Disregard any notations in the “Invitation” column. This means you have been awarded a lottery interview, which you can verify by clicking [Scheduled Interviews].
    • Note: If you are selected by an employer as a “preselect waitlist,” 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 preselect or preselect waitlist 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/opt-in periods.

  1. Log onto Symplicity.
  2. Select [Interview Programs] and then [Employers/Applications].
  3. Select the appropriate OCI session from the drop-down menu. Under [Scheduled Interviews], you will see dates for each employer you have an interview with.
  4. Click the date above the employer you want to cancel. A [Cancel Interview] button will appear for you to click.
  5. 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 | August OCI Only
You must select the opt-in button to reaffirm your interest in each employer with which you have placed bids and remain interested in interviewing. If you already have an interview with an employer with multiple locations and that employer isn’t allowing for multiple interviews, opting in will not be applicable, even though the [Opt-In] button will appear. After the final cancellation/opt-in period, you may choose either to remain on the opt-in list or be removed if you are no longer interested in obtaining additional interviews.

By opting in, you agree to automatically accept additional interviews that may be awarded at random up to 24 hours before the scheduled interview. If you are selected for an interview, your interview will appear under [Scheduled Interviews] in Symplicity, and you will receive an email notification.

  1. Log onto Symplicity.
  2. Select [Interview Programs] and then [Employers/Applications].
  3. Select the appropriate OCI session from the drop-down menu.
  4. Under the [Interview Dates] column, any employer that shows a [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].

Additional awarded interviews will be selected at random. If you are selected for an interview, your interview will appear under [Scheduled Interviews] in Symplicity, and you will receive an email notification.

Students with scheduling conflicts, who have reached the limit of 25 interviews, and/or do not choose to opt-in will not be awarded additional interviews.

What if an employer cancels their OCI date after the student bidding period?
The CSO will notify students via email about any cancellations or changes from an employer. If the employer opts to become a Resume Collect employer, they will contact students directly. The system will update the bid rankings so that the employer’s cancellation does not adversely impact your bid selections.