On-Campus Interviewing

Every Fall, Chicago-Kent College of Law hosts employers who wish to interview our students for summer internships, summer associate positions and permanent, post-graduate positions. We welcome all types of employers, including:

  • Large, Midsize and Small Firms
  • Federal, State and Local Government Agencies
  • Not-for-Profit Agencies
  • In-house Legal Departments
  • Consulting and Accounting Firms

Chicago-Kent's 2017 On-Campus Interviewing Program will begin on Monday, August 7, 2017. We have specifically not placed an end date on our On-Campus Interview Program to allow employers the flexibility that they need. Interviews are conducted at the Chicago-Kent campus, which is located in downtown Chicago. There is a $100.00 registration fee for all law firms and corporations that interview on campus. An invoice will be sent upon completion of the Fall Recruiting Program. Government and public interest agencies are exempt from this fee.

You can register for On-Campus Interviews via our Symplicity system, or by submitting a registration form by email or fax to Helena Gonzalez at hgonzal2@kentlaw.iit.edu or (312) 906-5171. For more detailed information, please see our FAQs, or if you are participating as an interviewer, please see our Interviewer Information page.

Joint OCI 

Are you interested in also interviewing students from the other Chicago-area law schools? We can set up a Joint On-Campus Interview for you! Joint OCIs are hosted by Chicago-Kent but we invite students from other Chicago-area law schools to apply. To find out more about this program, go to our Joint On-Campus Interview page.

Alternatives to OCI: Resume Collect and Direct Contact

If you are unable to recruit on campus, you are welcome to participate in either our Resume Collect or Direct Contact program.

Under the Resume Collect program, we collect and prescreen resumes per your designated criteria and then provide you with access to them on a designated date.

Interview Selection

Interview selection is handled by our Symplicity online bidding system. Employers may set their hiring criteria, and only students that meet that hiring criteria may bid for an interview. Chicago-Kent offers employers the opportunity to pre-select interview candidates. You will be able to pre-select up to 50% of your interview schedule candidates. The remainder of the interview slots on your schedule will be filled with students who meet your stated hiring criteria and have requested an interview with you. We offer this opportunity so that you have the ability to interview students you have identified as a good fit for your firm, agency or organization based on their initial application materials. After the interview schedule has been assigned, employers are able to view all students on their interview schedule, and the resumes of all students that bid for an interview but did not receive one (wait list students). If any employer is interested in adding additional slots to their interview schedule to meet with students on their wait list, we are happy to assist with this. Furthermore, employers are always welcome to contact students from their wait list directly to schedule interviews at their offices.

Questions?  Problems?

The Career Services staff looks forward to working with you in your recruiting efforts. If we can be of any assistance, please contact us. Please contact Tamara McClatchey, Director of Career Services & Recruitment Programs, with any questions regarding Fall Recruiting. You may also contact the Career Services Office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at (312) 906-5200, by fax at (312) 906-5171, or by e-mail at kentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu.