Employer Information Sessions

The Career Center promotes hundreds of employer information sessions and other types of events, virtual and in person, often in conjunction with their On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) interviews or with participation in Career Fairs. 

What They Are

During these sessions, employers make presentations on topics that include the organization's career opportunities, culture, and products or services. Usually you will have an opportunity to speak with the representatives (often recent Cal grads) in small groups or individually before or after the presentation.  Many employers also host coffee chats or office hours, where you get to speak informally one-on-one with a Recruiter and ask questions about anything!

Read The Gold Mine of Employer Information Sessions at Cal

How to Find Them

To learn about upcoming employer events and RSVP, login to Handshake and click on Events.

Space is often limited so you are encouraged to RSVP for these sessions if you plan to attend. To do so, locate the event, click "Join Event" under Actions, and you’re done.

Employers add events throughout the semester, so check back periodically.

Who Should Attend

The vast majority are open to all interested students (whether you’re a graduating senior or a sophomore engaged in some initial career exploration), and are a great way for you to learn what it might be like to work for a specific employer or in a given industry or sector.

These sessions offer a rare opportunity to talk with recent grads who are working in your field of interest, get answers to your particular questions, and, perhaps, learn more about how to become a stronger candidate.