Frequently Asked Questions
Do I contact interested candidates before I arrive at OPE or only when I arrive at OPE?
When pre-scheduling interviews, you will want to:
- Instruct the candidate to meet you in the lounge or waiting room for your floor/room
- Inform the candidate of the length of your interview
- Confirm the candidate mailbox # and give your mailbox # to the candidate
Can I ship items to OPE prior to the conference?
Attention: ________(Name of Institution) , Mailbox # _____
Gruenhagen Conference Center (GCC)
208 Osceola Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Any packages we have received prior to the conference will be delivered to your room or table.
If you have plans to ship packages back after OPE please make the arrangments before you arrive. Shipping companies do not allow us to ship packages back for you without you making the arrangements. When you check out, please inform the receptionists at the GCC Front Desk that you have a package(s) for return mail. We will ensure that they are available for pick up.
Is there a limit on the number of recruiters I can bring?
Where do I check in?
Upon arrival, you must also check in with the Scheduling Center, located in the same area as the Message Center in both buildings. We realize you have likely pre-scheduled all of your interviews; however, we need to confirm your information. We can also make any additions and modifications at that time, since your ability to modify your own schedule will be closed.
What do I need to do when I leave?
- Remove posters and decorations from walls, as well as informational materials and displays from lounges.
- Return keys (if applicable) to the Front Desk. Nametags are re-used and can be returned to the Front Desk or to the Message Center.
- Stop at the Message Center to pick up any additional mail and to notify them of your departure.
What is the Network for Inclusive Excellence?
The Network for Inclusive Excellence (NIE) was founded in 1992 as the Minority & Friends Network at the Oshkosh Placement Exchange. The original purpose was for candidates of color to come together in a social setting to network with veteran professionals. The first Minority & Friends Social was sponsored by Western Illinois University.
Today, what was once only a social is now called the “Network for Inclusive Excellence.”
The network includes the following:
- Network Mentors
- Advice Room: Resource room provided to candidates with the availability to ask questions or get advice from network mentors.
Can I order food to be delivered to my interview room or table?
Will there be access to computers or internet?
How often should I check my mailbox?
If you are the only person from your institution conducting interviews, we encourage you to register for the Mailbusters Program. If included in this service, the Message Center will provide a runner who will deliver mail to your door as well as bring your mail back to the Message Center.
Register by sending the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up in the Message Center when you arrive at the conference.
Name of School
OPE Mailbox Number
Interview Room Number
What are ways institutions promote themselves at OPE?
For safety reasons, no postings are allowed in the stairwells . As you decorate interview space or waiting rooms, items should not block exit signs, hang from ceilings, or cover lights. Large promotional items may not be placed in candidate mailboxes.