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On-Campus Recruiting Program

The On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Program offers currently enrolled students and alumni an opportunity to interview on campus for positions after graduation, as well as summer internships.  You must be registered in DuqCareerLink with a completed profile as well as an updated and approved resume to participate in OCR.

Interviews are scheduled in the Fall (October – December) and Spring (February – April).  All positions with interview schedules are be posted in DuqCareerLink.  Make sure you check DuqCareerLink often for newly posted opportunities.


How do I find out which companies are interviewing on campus? How do I apply?

Upon logging in to DuqCareerLink, go to the right side of the home page to On-Campus Recruiting, click on "Campus Interviews I Qualify For."  You'll see a list of the upcoming interview schedules with a brief description of each position. Click on the job titles that interest you to view a complete job description including qualifications.  To apply, click on the Apply button, then choose the resume and (optional) cover letter you would like to send to the employer.

Make sure you keep track of the Application End (deadline) dates as well as the Interview Sign up dates so you don’t lose out on any opportunities.  These deadlines are listed on each job description.

How do I see additional opportunities that I may qualify for?

Go to Jobs from the left navigation menu, then choose All Jobs. Select Advanced Search, then choose "All Interviews" from the Show Me drop-down menu.

Why does it say "you don't qualify for this job?"

You will see this message if something in your profile does not match the employer's qualifications. If you click on the job title, a box on the left side of the page should display which qualification does not meet the criteria.

What happens after I apply for the position?

After the deadline date, the employer reviews each resume to determine who they would like to interview.  Once an employer makes their decision (usually within a week after the apply end date), you will receive an email indicating if your application was accepted, declined or marked as an alternate. You can also check the status from the Interviews tab within DuqCareerLink. 
*If you receive an "alternate" status you will only be able to schedule an interview if an "accepted" candidate withdraws their application.

How do I schedule an interview?

Choose Interviews from the top navigation bar to check the status of all OCR positions you've applied for. Click on the Interview Requests button, then click "Schedule Interview" next to the opportunity you were accepted for and you’ll see a link to Sign up for an interview.  When the interview schedule appears – click the circle next to the time that you’d like to interview, then click Submit at the bottom of the page.

Emergency Cancellations

When Duquesne cancels classes due to weather or emergency it is announced on the www.duq.edu website and on local radio and television broadcasts.

The Center for Career Development will follow the University's cancellation plans.  This will include our sponsorship of any recruiting events and interviews.

  1. If the University announces that offices are open and classes are canceled, all recruiting events, (on-campus interviewing, job fairs, etc.) will be conducted as scheduled.
  2. If it is announced that offices are closed, events will probably be canceled.
  3. If the University experiences a late opening, we will begin the scheduled interviews as soon as the University opens (If a 2-hour delay is announced, the University will open at 10:30 a.m.)  Any interviews that are missed due to the late opening will be rescheduled throughout the day.
  4. Always check the University website for the most current information.