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Regional Interview Program

Through the Regional Interview Program, students travel to the relevant location on a designated date at their own expense to attend screening interviews at employer offices. Participation demonstrates commitment to and interest in a particular geographic location to employers, provides access to employers that are not coming on campus, and gives students a head start on the recruiting process.

Important Dates

Bidding: 12:00 noon June 3 - 11:59 p.m. June 9. DEADLINE EXTENDED -JUNE 12, 11:59 pm
 
Preliminary Schedules Released: 5:00 p.m. June 20
 
Open Cancellation Period: 5:00 p.m. June 20 - 5:00 p.m. June 27
 
Final Schedules Released: 5:00 p.m. July 5

Regional Interviews:


Monday, July 22 - San Francisco; Dallas 

Tuesday, July 23 - Menlo Park/Palo Alto; Chicago 

Wednesday, July 24 - Houston; Miami

Thursday, July 25 - Los Angeles (Downtown); Atlanta

Friday, July 26 - Los Angeles (Century City) 

 

Regional Interview Program Podcast

Symplicity Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions:

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions, including information on how to decipher Symplicity symbols.

Please note that you are not prohibited from bidding for a firm for OCI that you have already bid for in connection with the Regional Interview Program, even if the firm specifies “no multiple interviews.” However, if a “no multiple interview” firm contacts us and requests that we remove students they have already met with through the Regional Interview Program from their OCI schedule, we must do so. Therefore, you must carefully consider which office of the firm in question you prefer. If, for example, you truly prefer the New York office of a firm, which is interviewing on campus, you need to be aware that bidding on and interviewing with the firm through the Regional Interview Program could potentially result in your preclusion from interviewing with the New York office on campus.

Bidding:

  1. Log in to Symplicity
    • To log in, go to https://law-upenn-csm.symplicity.com/students . Enter your username (your 8-digit student ID number) and password on the left-hand side of the screen. you cannot find or remember your password, please email all-cpp@law.upenn.edu for assistance. You may change your password once you log in by clicking on the Profile tab and then Password/Preferences.
  2. Upload your resume
    • Before you begin bidding on employers, you must upload a default resume that has been reviewed by CP&P. If you have not yet had your resume reviewed, you may email the document as an attachment to all-cpp@law.upenn.edu .
    • To upload your resume, click on the Documents tab and then the Add New button. Label the document, click the Browse button to search for your resume on your computer, and click Submit. Symplicity will convert your resume to PDF format; please be sure to check your resume once it is uploaded to ensure that any formatting was retained during the conversion process.
  3. Enter your time conflicts
    • You must enter any time conflicts you may have on interview days (i.e. religious functions, child care, etc.) in Symplicity. To enter your unavailable times:
      1. Click on the OCI tab
      2. Select the Class Schedules/Conflicts tab
      3. Select the days/times when you are unable to interview
      4. Click the Submit button
  4. View and research participating employers
    • Select the OCI tab at the top of your screen. Make sure that the Employers/Bidding tab is highlighted. Next to Session, the drop-down menu should read Regional Interview Program 2019. Next to Employers, the drop-down menu should read Show All. This will provide you with a list of all employers who have confirmed their participation in the program. Click on Review next to each employer’s name to access information about that employer.
  5. Enter bids
    • Bidding will be open from 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 3 until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 (DEADLINE EXTENDED -JUNE 12, 11:59 pm). This is a strict deadline with no exceptions! During this period, you may enter and delete your bids at any time. While bids entered early during the period will be counted exactly as those entered near the end of the bidding period, we ask that you not wait until the last minute to avoid any system delays.
    • To bid, click on the OCI tab. Make sure that the Employers/Bidding tab is highlighted. Next to Session, the drop-down menu should read Regional Interview Program 2019. Order your bids by entering a number in the right-hand column (1 for your first choice, 2 for your second choice, etc.). You will have 30 bids. Your default resume will be automatically associated with your bids. If you have uploaded more than one version of your resume and want a particular employer to receive a particular resume, select Review to the left of the employer name and choose the appropriate resume from the drop-down menu. Please note: there is no “submit” button.

Viewing Your Schedule:

Preliminary schedules will be available at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 20; final schedules will be available at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 5.

To view your schedule:

  1. Click on the “OCI” tab and then the “Scheduled Interviews” tab.
  2. Make sure you choose the session Regional Interview Program 2019 OCI from the drop-down menu.

Cancelling Interviews:

Interviews may only be canceled during the open cancellation period (June 20 - June 27). To cancel an interview in Symplicity:

  1. Click on the OCI tab
  2. Click on the Scheduled Interviews tab
  3. Click the Cancel button to the right of the interview you wish to cancel
    • Please note that once you cancel an interview, it cannot be undone. Please be careful as you make cancellations to ensure that you do not cancel an interview you actually want to retain.

After the open cancellation period, interviews will only be canceled if you have accepted another job offer. In that case, please email all-cpp@law.upenn.edu .

Adding to Waitlists:

  • To add yourself to the waitlist for an employer that you bid on but did not get an interview with:

    1. Log into Symplicity
    2. Click on the OCI tab
    3. Click on the Opt-In button in the interview date column to the right of the employer’s name

    Please check to make sure that the button now reads Opt-Out to ensure you are added to the waitlist.
  • To add yourself to the waitlist for employers for which you did not initially bid:

    1. Log into Symplicity
    2. Click on the OCI tab
    3. Click the Review button to the left of the employer’s name
    4. In the Bid Details box, select a bid number from the drop down menu
    *Note that the bid numbers do not start at the number 1, but leave off where you left off in bidding. For example, if the last number you used when bidding was 30, the next available number in the drop down menu will be 31.
    5. Select a resume from the resume drop down menu
    6. Click Add to Waitlist
  • To remove yourself from a waitlist:
  1. Log into Symplicity
  2. Click on the OCI tab
  3. Click the Opt-Out button in the interview date column to the right

Updating Resume:

  1. Log in to Symplicity
  2. Upload the new resume to the Documents section, making sure label it with a distinct new name
  3. Click on the .pdf icon next to your new resume to verify that it uploaded correctly
  4. Click on the OCI tab
  5. Choose the appropriate session from the pull down menu
  6. Choose your new resume from the pull down menu next to Default OCI Resume
  7. Click Update All
  8. Click OK in the confirmation pop up box

Please note that the deadline to upload an updated resume is July 10. If you make changes to your resume after this date, please bring the updated version with you to your interviews.

Adding and Deleting Time Conflicts:

To enter your unavailable times on interview days:

  1. Log into Symplicity
  2. Click on the OCI tab
  3. Select the Class Schedules/Conflicts tab
  4. Select the days/times when you are unable to interview
  5. Click the Submit button

If you blocked out time as unavailable for interviewing and would now like to remove the conflict, follow the steps below.

  1. Log in to Symplicity
  2. Click on Calendar on the top right of the screen
  3. Click on the Personal Events tab
  4. Click on OCI Exception next to the date/time you would like to remove
  5. Click Delete to remove the exception

Maps

Offices participating in the Regional Interview Program: