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Employer Services - Information Sessions

Campus administration has announced that the majority of students are expected to return to campus in Fall 2021 and in-person public events will be allowed.  This page, including venue information, will be updated as soon as more information becomes available.

Whether you are planning an information session, a tech talk, a case interview workshop, coffee chats, office hours, or something similar, a well-orchestrated virtual event can be an integral part of your overall campus recruiting strategy.  Hosting a virtual event allows you to promote your organization and opportunities and meet prospective candidates.

Step 1: Plan Your Date & Time

Consulting Firms & Investment Banks Only

Important: please review this list of confirmed investment banking and consulting events that have already been posted on Handshake.  We ask that you choose a date and time not already taken by another employer. 

Coordinate the date of your information session with other campus activities, such as:

Many employers hold their events during the resume submission period for their OCR interviews to fill empty slots on their interview schedules.

Contact us if you need assistance with choosing a date.

All Other Employers

Coordinate the date of your information session with your other campus activities, such as:

Many employers hold their events during the resume submission period for their OCR interviews to fill empty slots on their interview schedules.

Contact us if you need assistance with choosing a date.

Step 2: Ensure a Successful Event!

Advertise your Virtual Event

Once you have scheduled your event, post it on Handshake at least 2 weeks prior for review and approval.  When you log in, select Create an Event from your homepage.  If you do not have permission to add events, contact us.  We also recommend that you:

  • Request our Student Email Service to send an email blast to students in Handshake.  This service costs $150/message;
  • Use the search tool in Handshake to create a customized search and message students you would like to invite to your event;
  • Invite student organizations to your event.  The Career Center partners with certain clubs and provides contact details on our web site;
  • Post your current jobs in Handshake and include event details in the job descriptions.

Best Practices for Virtual Events

  • Plan your virtual event around other recruiting activities, such as interviews and career fairs;
  • Host multiple, niche events throughout the semester instead of one, general info session;
  • Host events Tuesdays-Thursdays, the most popular days among students, anytime between 12:00pm-9:00pm; afternoon events will work on Fridays;
  • To make it easier for International students to attend, you can host your event between 4:00pm-6:00pm;
  • Limit the event to 90 minutes or less;
  • Provide details about current job opportunities and how to apply for them;
  • Engage students by making the event interactive with Q&A or a live chat.

Here are some other resources to help you: