Symplicity is the web-based recruiting system and job bank used for the OCI process and job/resume solicitations. The system also serves as a personal student employment profile center.

How to Use Symplicity Guide

How to Use Symplicity (pdf)
This guide is intended to provide students with the basic tools and knowledge to navigate Symplicity.

Using Symplicity for Spring Interviewing Program

A limited number of legal employers will choose to visit campus in February as part of the Spring Interview Program (SIP). SIP is 100% employer preselect: students bid on employers by submitting their resumes in Symplicity and employers choose which students they would like to interview.

Interviews for SIP will take place on weekdays throughout February 2016. Student bidding begins Monday, January 11, at 12 PM ET, and ends on Friday, January 22, 12 PM ET.


  1. For the full list of employers participating, log into Symplicity ( with your Symplicity USER ID (Duke Law email address) and PASSWORD (previously emailed to you) and follow these instructions:
  2. Go to the "OCI" tab on the right side of the screen. Within the "Employers/Bidding" tab, choose the "2016 Spring Interview Program" session from the dropdown menu.
  3. To apply, first click “Review” to the left of the employer name.
    1. Beside “Bid”, you must enter a bid number. Please not that the bid number is irrelevant for the Spring Interview Program and will not affect your chances of recieving an interview with that employer. This process differs from Fall OCI, where you will rank your employers of interest. 
    2. Beside “Resume”, you must select your resume. To do so, you must have your resume uploaded in Symplicity first (you may do so under the “Documents” tab).
    3. If an employer is interviewing for more than one office location, you may rank your office locations in order of preference.You need only rank offices in which you are interested. 
  4. Employers will review all of the resumes received and will select certain students to interview, either as selected candidates or alternates. Your invitation status will be viewable in Symplicity by 5pm on Friday, January 29. You must then accept or decline any interview invitations by following the directions below.

Signing up for an Interview Time

  1. After employer selections have been made, you will receive instructions from the Career Center on viewing your invitation status and signing up for interview slot(s) that best fit your schedule.
  2. Go to the "OCI" tab on the right side of the screen. Within the "Employers/Bidding" tab, choose the "2016 Spring Interview Program" session from the dropdown menu.
  3. Check to see if you have been selected to interview with your employer(s) of interest.
  4. If you have been selected to interview, click "Review" at the left hand side of the screen next to the employer name. If you wish to interview with the employer, click on "Accept Preselect" and then select an interview slot. Be sure to choose an interview time that does not interfere with your class schedule. If you have been selected as an alternate, click "Accept Alternate." If you no longer wish to interview with the employer, simply click on the "Decline" tab.
  5. If you are signed up for in interview or as an alternate, please also input any scheduling conflicts you have on any relevant interview days by clicking on the "Class Schedules / Conflicts" subtab under the OCI tab. Select Spring Interview Program from the drop down menu and follow the instructions for inputting your conflicts. Interview times are subject to change, so it is important that you follow this step to avoid any scheduling conflicts. If your interview time is changed, you will recieve an email notification.

If you have any questions regarding your Symplicity account and/or password or the OCI or Spring Interview Program process in general, please contact Erin Biggerstaff, Recruiting Coordinator, at (919) 613-7190 or at

Dropping Spring Interviews

  • You are expected to attend all interviews for which you sign-up unless:
  • OR
  • You have formally accepted an offer for summer employment and wish to drop a previously scheduled interview then you must send a request in writing to and copy, no later than 3-business days PRIOR to the date of the interview by 12 PM ET.