Employer Services - Information Sessions

A well orchestrated information session can be an integral part of your overall campus recruiting strategy.  Hosting a session allows you to promote your organization and opportunities and meet prospective candidates.  Please refer to our three step process for booking and hosting a successful event below.

Consulting Firms and Investment Banks: Step 1: Plan your Date

In order to avoid overlapping events, the Career Center coordinates information session dates for consulting firms and investment banks.  You must reserve a date and time to hold your info session before you begin to set it up.  View available dates here

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, or the evening before, to fill empty slots on their interview schedules.

Contact Employer Relations at (510) 642-0464 or ocr@berkeley.edu if you need assistance with choosing a date.

All other Employers: Step 1: Plan your Date

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, or the evening before, to fill empty slots on their interview schedules.

Contact Employer Relations at (510) 642-0464 or ocr@berkeley.edu if you need assistance with choosing a date.

Step 2: Book your Venue

Review this list of popular campus venues.  You may choose a venue from this list, or another venue of your choice, and must make all arrangements directly with that venue.

Step 3: Advertise your Information Session

Once you have made facility arrangements, log in to Handshake and select Create an Event to submit your information session details.  We will approve your event so that students can view the event on the Handshake calendar and RSVP.  Consider using our Student Email Service to send a customized message to students in Handshake.

Graduate and Professional Schools

Graduate and Professional Schools interested in hosting an info session should review this separate set of procedures.

Best Practices

Based on feedback from students and our experience, we recommend that you:

  • Plan your event around other campus recruiting activities, such as on-campus interviews and career fairs;
  • Host the event Tuesday-Thursday evenings between 5:00pm - 9:00pm;
  • Hold the event for no more than an hour with a mix of a 30 minute presentation and a 30 minute networking session;
  • Provide details about current job opportunities and how to apply for them;
  • Bring Cal alumni, if possible, or recent college grads;
  • Engage students with product displays and demos.