Host an Information Session
Employer Information Sessions can greatly enhance your on-campus recruitment effort by raising student awareness about your organization. They allow you to present information about your organizational culture, available positions, training programs, advancement opportunities, and interview practices, etc.
Often information sessions are held the night prior to an on-campus interview session or a job & internship fair.
For an effective session:
- Keep the formal, informational part of your presentation brief. Students prefer more time for questions and interaction.
- Bring a variety of actual employees to talk to students, especially recently hired alumni. One-to-one and small group discussions are the most valued part of the presentation.
- Include detailed descriptions of your organization and the position(s) for which you are hiring, allowing students to see the day-by-day activities and responsibilities of the position(s).
- Discuss the recruiting process and timeline.
- Create interactive activities, so you can evaluate the different qualities of your candidates, i.e., teamwork, communication skills, patience, leadership, etc.
- Bring a copy of your interview schedule so you can schedule interested students who attend.
Please note that alcohol should not be served at these events, in accordance with the NACE Principles for Professional Conduct for Career Services & Employment Professionals.