On-Campus Recruiting

We hold many interviews in our E17 office through our On-Campus Recruiting program (OCR). We have changing rooms and lockers to secure your belongings, and an interview space that you can reserve for phone or video-streaming interviews.

OCR primarily takes place between September and April, with some specific recruiting dates listed on our Recruiting Calendar for Employers. Companies post jobs and internships in CareerBridge, where you can apply for them and set up interview times.

It's important to know what's expected of you and how we can help you through the interview process. Review the Recruiting Rights and Responsibilities for Students.

About On-Campus Recruiting (OCR)


CareerBridge is MIT's online career management system for students, recent alumni, and postdocs. You can share your resume with employers conducting searches in the system, apply for internships and jobs, scheduling interviews with employers (on or off campus), and turn on alerts to have opportunities emailed directly to you. 

Deadlines to apply to jobs vary, and can be as much as three weeks in advance of an interview date. All submissions must be made via CareerBridge unless instructed otherwise in the job posting.

CareerBridge job-listing information can only be posted by the company. We make every attempt to remind companies to add their information into the CareerBridge system promptly. Feel free to contact us with concerns.

Application Materials

All employers will require a resume. Some will also request an unofficial transcript or cover letter. Each employer will specify the required materials in the job listing.


Interviews are generally conducted in the Career Advising & Professional Development recruiting area located on the second floor of E17. Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and 6A interviews are held in separate locations. Always check the location box on the job posting. If you are still unsure, contact us or your department.

If you need to cancel an interview, refer to the Interview Cancellation and No Show policy section of the Recruiting Rights and Responsibilities for Students.

Phone/Video Interview Room*

If you are a student in need of space for a phone or video interview, we have a room available! Our interview space is private, has a digital phone, and is available Mon-Fri from 9:00am-5:00pm except on holidays and school closings.

To reserve, please call us at 617-715-5239, or email us at either capd-support@mit.edu or careerbridge@mit.edu with all the following information:

  • Full Name:
  • MIT Email:
  • Company Name:
  • Date, Time & Duration:
    (Ex. 10/11/2018, 11am-11:45am)

*Employers looking to reserve interview rooms please see information here: https://capd.mit.edu/employers/recruiting-policies-and-resources/recruiting-calendar