On Campus Recruiting (OCR)


On Campus Recruiting (or OCR) is the process by which employers recruit UofL students and graduates 'IN ADVANCE' for summer and full-time new graduate jobs for next year.

CES facilitates their recruitment by posting positions, collecting resumes, booking interview rooms, scheduling interviews and arranging information sessions.

If you are a registered Coop student, STOP here! Generally you cannot apply on Coop & OCR positions at the same time. Contact your Coop coordinator to discuss your job search options and choose the best route for you.

If you have completed all the steps below you are set to GO for OCR!!

Step 1.

Attend an OCR Workshop if available. If you can't attend a workshop review this checklist carefully and follow the steps

**If your goal is an accounting articling position check out ON-LINE STUDENT RECRUITMENT GUIDE

Also check out our Accounting Recruitment information page

Step 2.

**SIGN UP on our CES Contact List to  participate in OCR get your name on our email list, under your major, to receive periodic emails from our staff about interesting employers that are coming to campus &/or interesting jobs that come across our desk.

CES Contact List

 You will receive an email confirmation of your registration, if you do not, please email ces.students@uleth.ca to ensure you are on the list.

Step 3.

View JOB POSTINGS on the CES job board. Sign on with your uleth username and password to view fulltime and summer OCR postings. Full time positions that are posted in the fall and spring semesters that are hiring for May or later can be found by selecting "New Grad Opportunities" on the CES Job Board. If you have any difficulties, please email ces.students@uleth.ca

Step 4.

Attend “Information Sessions” as employers come on campus to recruit. Employer events will be posted on our website, CES bulletin boards, the UofL “Notice Board”, and in office. If you aren’t in Lethbridge we’ll try to keep you informed of events in other centres.

Remember to APPLY to OCR jobs (New Grad Opportunities) as soon as they become advertised.

Step 5.

Order a copy of your transcripts by filling out a transcript request form. Drop it off or Fax it to the Registrar’s Office. Ask for the unofficial transcript printed on special blue paper with the seal and signature of the Registrar. Employers will accept good clean photocopies.

For Online Applications and if you Need Transcripts Immediately

You can attach an unofficial copy from “The Bridge” & indicate to the employer that you will forward them a more official copy if needed.

For more information on obtaining transcripts, click here

Step 6.

Develop a strong resume and cover letter and prepare for Interviews.

Target the skills and experience relevant to the jobs you seek. Need Help…? - Sign up for a resume, job search or interview workshop. If you already have a targeted resume a Career & Employment Advisor can provide a brief critique

Not on the Lethbridge campus? We can arrange to help you over E-mail or by phone.


EMPLOYERS are recruiting YOU here on the UofL Campus - maximize your success by looking into the following activities:

  • ANNUAL U OF L CAREER FAIR - usually held in late September or early October
  • EMPLOYER JOB POSTINGS - see CES Jobs Online Job Board accessible to UofL Students & Graduates

Events Calendar

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 9:00am
Looking for your first job, summer-position or co-op work term?  Mark your calendar for fall...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 3:00pm
Looking for your first job, summer-position or co-op work term?  Mark your calendar for fall...
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 9:00am
Looking for your first job, summer-position or co-op work term?  Mark your calendar for fall...
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 10:00am
  Friday, September 27, 2014 10am-3pm 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport & Wellness...