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Employer Info Sessions

Every year, the Career Center advertises and facilitates hundreds of Employer Information Sessions on or near campus, often in conjunction with their On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) 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. Professional or "business casual" dress is appropriate, unless otherwise indicated in the publicity.

Read The Gold Mine of Employer Information Sessions at Cal

How to Find Them

To learn about upcoming Employer Info Sessions (including time, date, location, suggested attire, etc.), login to Handshake and click on Events and then Info Sessions. 

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 sessions throughout the semester, so check back periodically.  Employer Information Sessions are also listed on the public calendar.

Who Should Attend

The vast majority of Employer Info Sessions 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.  In some cases, employers require that you attend these sessions if you have a scheduled interview with them.