On-campus interviewing is an important way that employers connect with and recruit Iowa Law students. Approximately one-third of our students obtain employment from on-campus interviews. Following in the footsteps of Iowa Law alumni, our students are eager to explore employment opportunities in every state, as well as internationally.

Employers may pre-select 50% of the students they interview, as well as up to five alternates. After preselection, the remaining 50% of the schedule is filled by a lottery system comprised only of students who bid for that employer.

Program Details

Registering for Symplicity (if you are new to Iowa’s Symplicity)

A) Log on at: https://law-iowa-csm.symplicity.com/employers/.

B) Click on the Sign-Up button and complete the required information.

C) Once your registration is accepted, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with a password. Once received, return to https://law-iowa-csm.symplicity.com/employers/, and sign in to the system.

Registering for OCI Virtual Interviews and Resume Collect: 

A) Sign into the system at https://law-iowa-csm.symplicity.com/employers/. If necessary, use the “Forgot Password” option to reset your password.

B) Review and update your personal information in the “Account” tab.

C) Click on the “OCI” tab on the left to initiate a schedule request for a interview schedule or resume collect.

D) From the  “Schedule Request” tab, select the “REQUEST A SCHEDULE” button. Complete the requested information:

  1. Day(s) Requested (number of days you need to conduct interviews)
  2. Preferred Dates
  3. Interview length
  4. Number of Rooms (indicate the number of schedules you want)
  5. Time Span (indicate your preference for a morning, afternoon or full day of interviews)
  6. Class years to interview and class allocations (you will need to select the percentage of each class you are requesting to interview; if you select L1s, L2s and L3s the percentages must total 100 percent).
  7. You will also be able to indicate other requirements you have such as locations for which you will be interviewing; documents you would like students to submit (e.g., transcript, writing sample); hiring criteria; and scheduling notes.

E) Review our Policy on Equality of Opportunity in Recruiting and Employment and “Submit” your request.

F) You will receive confirmation once your schedule request is approved.

Through Symplicity, students’ résumés and interview schedules may be downloaded by employers in advance of the interview day. Final schedules will not be available until after the lottery is run 4 P.M., January 26thDue to the possibility of last-minute scheduling changes, please note that the advance copy of the schedule may differ from the schedule on the interview day.

Additional Features

The Personal Profile tab in the Account section allows you to manage your account and keep your contact information current, as well as allowing you to change your password.

The Profile tab allows you to market your organization to our students. Whatever information you include will be available to our students and will help them as they evaluate interview opportunities. If you use Symplicity with other schools, you can simply auto-fill your information.

The University of Iowa College of Law prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to university facilities. Employers must acknowledge that by posting a student or alumni position with The University Iowa College of Law Office of Career Services, you are affirming your adherence to the University of Iowa Nondiscrimination policy that extends to all employment opportunities.


The University is dedicated to the prohibition of all forms of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and related retaliation, as defined in the Anti-Harassment policy. When an alleged violation of this policy is reported and a formal complaint filed, the allegations are subject to resolution using the University of Iowa’s policy and procedure, as detailed in the Interim Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct. For more information contact the Director of Title IX and Gender Equity, Office of Institutional Equity, The University of Iowa, 455 Van Allen Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242, 319-335-6200, osmrc@uiowa.edu.


For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Office of Institutional Equity, The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242, 319-335-0705, diversity@uiowa.edu.
 

During the in-person interviews portion of OCI, fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask. Fully vaccinated people may still wear masks if they so choose.

Should the university's policies change, those changes will be communicated to employers as soon as possible. 

 

 

2022 Spring OCI Calendar

Please note the following dates (the dates in bold are those that pertain directly to Employers):

EVENTS

DATES

SESSION OPENS FOR EMPLOYER SCHEDULE REQUESTS

11/15/2021

DEADLINE FOR EMPLOYER SCHEDULE REQUESTS

1/3/2022

STUDENT BIDDING

1/4/2022 – 1/10/2022

EMPLOYER PRESELECTION PROCESS OPENS

1/11/2022, 9:00 AM CST

EMPLOYER PRESELECTION PROCESS CLOSES

1/19/2022, 3:00 PM CST

STUDENT PRESELECT ACCEPT/DECLINE

1/20//2022, 9:00 AM CST –1/22/2022, 3:00 PM CST

STUDENT ALTERNATE ACCEPT/DECLINE 1/23/2022, 9:00 AM CST - –1/25/2022, 12:00 PM CST

COMPLETED SCHEDULES OPEN TO EMPLOYERS & STUDENTS

1/26/2022, 3:00 PM CST

FIRST DAY OF Spring 2022 OCI SESSIONS

2/2/2022 Occurring Each Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

Last Day OF Spring 2022 OCI SESSIONS

2/25/2022

Other Ways to Recruit Iowa Students

If you are unable to participate in our virtual, on-campus recruiting programs and are still interested in considering Iowa Law students, we have other options that may better work with your needs.

Résumé Collects

Each spring, the Career Services Office coordinates résumé collects. If you would like to receive the résumés of Iowa students interested in employment opportunities with your office, please complete a schedule request in Symplicity and indicate “Résumé Collect” mode rather than “Virtual Interview” mode.

Hiring our Alumni

Employers may also post listings for lateral openings through “job postings” in Symplicity. For questions about this service, please contact our office directly. This service is always available at no charge.

Questions, Concerns, or Inquiries?

Please contact the Office of Career Services at (319) 467-3115 or nathan-c-davis@uiowa.edu.