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Spring 2021 On-Campus Recruiting

The CCD is more excited than ever to host recruiting events for the Fall 2020 semester. While some formats will be different, our office is still committed to facilitating connections between students and employers. Our office is closely monitoring both the CDC’s and Rice’s personal policy regarding COVID-19, and these policies are subject to change as these policies evolve. Please reach out to Shelley Hernandez at if you have any questions or have new ideas on how to connect with Rice students.

No On-Campus Recruiting Events Will Be Scheduled on the Following Dates:

January 29: CCD's Open House

February 17: Student Break

February 19: Career and Internship Expo

March 1: Student Break

March 16: Student Break

March 26: Student Break

April 8: Student Break

Other Important Dates:

January 25: First Day of Classes

January 27: On-Campus Recruiting Opens

April 1-2: Passover

April 2: Easter

April 16: OCR closes

Request your interview schedule

The Center for Career Development (CCD) uses Handshake to assist you in managing your on-campus interview schedule.

Interviews are held Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and will be hosted virtually in the spring semester. There are no fees for interviewing.

Click the ‘Request an Interview’ button from your home screen in Handshake, choose Rice University, and complete the steps to request your preferred date and rooms needed. Interview and room requests need to be approved by the Career Center. You will receive notice once the interview date has been confirmed. Any changes to the interview schedule must be communicated to the CCD before students begin signing up for their interview times.

On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Models

When creating your interview schedule request in Handshake, you can choose from the following OCR Models:


Specify both an application period and a signup period. From the students who have applied, you will select and "invite" students to sign up for an interview on your schedule. You can select primary and alternate student candidates after the application period. Primaries are allowed to sign up before alternates based on dates you select.

Room Only

Choosing this type simply reserves a room. You advertise your opportunity outside of the system and contact students directly to schedule interviews. Please note that students cannot view positions attached to room only positions.


Students who precisely match your criteria schedule their interviews online on a first-come, first-served basis. The Open schedule works well if you are setting up a schedule on short notice, don’t have time to review resumes and make selections, or are willing to interview anyone who meets your criteria.

Need Assistance?

Advertise your positions

We are happy to help you market your positions. You can email us a link to your opportunity to be included in our weekly student newsletter.


Please contact Shelley Hernandez ( Recruiting Coordinator and Alumni Liaison, if you have any questions regarding information sessions.