Career Center & Student Employment

On-Campus Recruiting

View a list of companies interviewing at Chico State(opens in new window) for jobs and internships.

Overview of the Program
Who can participate?
How can I participate?
What are additional ways to obtain an on-campus interview?
Who is the on-campus interviewing staff member?
When I graduate, can I participate in on-campus interviews if I haven't found employment?
What should I do once I accept a job offer?


The on-campus recruiting (OCR) program is an opportunity for employers and students to connect during on-site interviews in the Chico State Career Center. The program attracts employers from business, technology, services, education, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.

Most OCR positions are post-graduation, full-time positions, although employers also recruit for part-time positions, and internships by scheduling interviews on campus.

Who can participate in OCR?

Only Chico State students and alumni are eligible to participate in the on-campus recruiting program.

How can I participate in OCR?

Begin by logging into Handshake.

The first steps to participate in OCR are completing your online profile and uploading your resume on Handshake. You can then begin searching for positions meeting your skills, background, education, and interests.

What are additional ways to obtain an on-campus interview?

  1. Attend the employer's information session bringing two or three resumes. Some students have been able to get an interview because the employer met them face-to-face and reviewed their resume. To see the information session schedule, check the Event Calendar.
  2. Students who are well-prepared and make favorable impressions can arrange interviews at career fairs.
  3. Contact the employer directly by e-mail or phone to express your interest and inquire about availability. Even if a recruiter does not have a time slot on his/her official interview schedule, many times he/she will make time while on campus for a motivated student.

Who is the on-campus recruiting staff member?

Kendra Wright, recruiting coordinator, 530-898-5253

When I graduate, can I participate in OCR if I haven't found employment?

Yes, alumni living in the Chico area can participate during the semester following their grad date.

What should I do once I accept a job offer?

The ethical course of action is to stop interviewing with other organizations and honor your commitment to work for the employer hiring you. Next, visit the Career Center in SSC 270 to have your picture taken, ring the gong and receive your congratulatory goodie bag. We also encourage you to fill out the online job offer form. Please notify any employers with whom you have already interviewed to inform them of your decision to pursue employment with another company.