On–Campus Myths and Realities
Reality: Students often don't realize that employers also use on-campus recruiting to find interns, and part - time employees. Also, on-campus recruiters often are interested in interviewing alumni.
Reality: You must prepare for on-campus interviews just as you would for one at the company. Research the organization, dress appropriately, be ready to answer tough questions and be on time. The rewards for doing well on an on-campus interview are the same as for any other job interview.
Reality: While it's true that many firms that recruit on campus are larger companies, some midlevel and smaller firms also find new talent there.
Reality: The firms recruiting on college campuses are the ones that can do so cost-effectively. Does that mean the thousands of other firms out there aren't recruiting college students at all? Of course not; they just handle it differently.
Reality: In fact, it's a very big deal. One no-show may cost a student a yearlong or even permanent ban from participating in on-campus interviewing because when students don't show up, it reflects badly on the college in general and often the employers will decide not to return. This hurts not only you, but also the OCA, your fellow students, and Monroe College.
Reality: It's never wise to pin all your hopes on one job hunting strategy. The best method is to diversify your job hunt by pursuing several strategies.
Reality: More likely, a successful on-campus interview will lead to a second interview, probably at the company itself. But a successful n on-campus recruiting interview can bring you one significant step closer to the job you've worked so hard for.