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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.  Campus venues will be required to follow public health guidelines.

Whether you are planning an information session, a tech talk, a case interview workshop, coffee chats, office hours, or something similar, a well-orchestrated event can be an integral part of your overall campus recruiting strategy.  It allows you to promote your organization, its 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 application period for their campus interviews or Handshake job postings.

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 application period for their campus interviews or Handshake job postings.

Contact us if you need assistance with choosing a date.

Step 2: Book a Venue

Choose your Venue

The Career Center does not book events at other campus or local venues.   You must make all of the arrangements directly with one of the facilities on this list.  Once you have confirmed the event, review the Advertise your Event section below.

Step 3: Ensure a Successful Event!

Advertise your Event

Once you have scheduled your event, post it on Handshake at least 2 weeks prior for review and approval.  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 orgs that want to collaborate with employers;
  • Post your current jobs in Handshake and include the Handshake event link in the job descriptions.

Best Practices

  • Plan your event around other recruiting activities, such as interviews and career fairs;
  • Bring Cal alumni or recent grads;
  • If it is an in person event, provide food and drinks
  • When entering the event in Handshake, give it an eye catching title;
  • Make sure the event description will capture student interest;
    • Enter a brief company description and encourage students to review your jobs posted on Handshake
    • Describe the format of the event and who will be there
    • List the topics of discussion
  • During the event;
    • Stay away from presentations that provide information students can find on your web site;
    • Describe current projects you are working on and what a day-in-the-life is like;
    • Highlight your company's culture; work/life balance is very important to our students;
  • Host in person events Tuesdays-Thursdays, the most popular days among students, anytime between 12:00pm-9:00pm; afternoon events only on Fridays; virtual events can be more flexible;
    • To make it easier for International students to attend, host the event between 4:00pm-6:00pm;
  • Limit the event to 90 minutes or less;

Additional Resources for Virtual Events: