On–Campus Interviews Information for Cougar Pathway
The UCS On–Campus Interviews (OCI) program provides opportunities for UH students and alumni to interview with company representatives for full–time and internship positions. Companies from a variety of industries conduct interviews at UCS during the fall and spring semesters. This program is open to all majors and classifications.
To apply for on–campus interviews, you must be registered on Cougar Pathway and have an approved resume in the system.
Register for On–Campus Interviews
To access Cougar Pathway, log on to your Access UH account using your CougarNet ID and password, and then click on the Cougar Pathway icon.
- You must complete your personal AND academic profiles under the Profile tab before you can search other areas of the system. The system will not allow you to move on until you’ve completed BOTH profiles.
- Next, upload your resume under the Documents tab. In order to apply for On–Campus Interviews and job postings, you must have an approved resume on file. Once your resume is uploaded, it will be reviewed by a UCS staff member within 1 business day. You may also upload a cover letter, unofficial transcripts, and other related documents.
Types of Interview Schedules
Pre–Selection:Most interview schedules are set up as Pre–selection Schedules. The pre–selection process involves the following: 1) the employer reviews the resumes of candidates who submitted their interview request (resume), 2) the employer selects the candidates they wish to interview, and 3) UCS schedules the interview times for these candidates.
Room Only Schedules: When employers attend an event such as a career fair, they may set up a schedule to interview potential candidates they meet. These schedules are either set up at the career fair for interviews the next day, or set up at a later date by the employer or UCS.
View OCI Positions and Apply
Once you are log on to Cougar Pathway, click on the Campus Interviews / Qualify link under OCI on the right-hand side of the page.
Click on the Job Title link to view the job description.
If you are interested in interviewing, click the Apply button. Selected the resume you would like to submit for this position and click the Submit button.
All Jobs Tab
All OCI positions can also be found under the All Jobs tab. When you click on the job title, “Note: This is an on-campus Interviews position.” will appear above the job title.
If you qualify for the position, click the Apply button and select the resume you would like to submit for this position.
If you do not qualify for this position, click on the Job Title link to view your application status, and why you do not qualify, displayed on the right hand side of the page.
Note: Whether you qualify or don’t qualify for an OCI position is based on the information you entered in your Academic Profile.
Deadlines for Resume Submissions
After clicking the Job Title link, you will find the following OCI deadlines on the right-hand side of the screen under the Schedule Details section:
- Deadline to submit your resume
- Dates to sign-up for an interview time if the employer has invited you to interview
- Dates to sign-up for an interview time if you were selected as an alternate
- Deadline to cancel an interview
Tracking Your Interview Status and Scheduling an Interview Time
To view the status of your request to interview, click on the Interviews tab, which will display your requested and scheduled interviews.
Pending: The status of your interview requests will remain Pending until UCS has received and processed the list of interview candidates from the employer.
Invited to Interview: The company has selected to interview you. To select an interview time, click the Interview tab and then click the Schedule button to view the available times and select your preferred interview date and time.
Not Invited to Interview: The company did not select you for an interview.
Alternate Status: This means you do not have a scheduled interview date and time. If someone on the interview schedule cancels, you will be able to schedule an interview time during the Alternate Signup period.
Change or Cancel an Interview
If you need to reschedule your interview date and time, click the Interview tab and then click the Reschedule button.
If you decide you are no longer interested in the interview, or if you received and accepted a job offer, click the Interview tab and then click the Decline button to cancel the interview.
The deadline to change an interview time or cancel an interview is two business days before the interview date.
No-Shows and Late Cancellations
UCS has a no-tolerance policy regarding no–shows or last minute cancellations.
If you miss the deadline to cancel an interview, or don’t show up for a scheduled interview, you will be considered a No–Show. This means that you will not be able to schedule further interviews for the remainder of the year.
You can appeal a No–Show by contacting UCS at (713)743-5100.
Day of the Interview Tips
UCS is located in the Student Service Center 1, first floor; building #524 on the UH Campus Map. http://www.uh.edu/wtsc_apps/uh_maps/
Be prepared for your interview by having researched the company ahead of time, and formulating questions to ask the interviewer.
On the day of your interview, you will go to the Campus Recruitment Center – Room 156 and sign–in. Arrive at least 10 to 15 minutes prior to your interview time.
During the interview, obtain a business card from the interviewer(s), and follow–up the interview with a thank you letter or email.
Please note! Your interview starts the moment you walk into the University Career Services office. You never know when an interviewer or an employer’s greeter is observing your actions.