July 19, 2012
In a word, no. If you upload your materials right on the deadline (11:45 pm on the due date) or a week in advance, you have the same chance of getting an interview. Employers do not have access to your recruiting materials until the day following the deadline, and they have no way of knowing when students uploaded their materials. We recommend that you submit your OCI materials in advance (and after they've been vetted by a career advisor) to save yourself the stress of putting everything together at the last minute and running the risk of making a mistake. Also, do NOT wait until 11:40 p.m. on the OCI bid date to start uploading — there are often delays and you may miss the deadline altogether! Good luck and good bidding!