Large corporations and successful start-up companies host information sessions on campus for several reasons. Some may want to provide insight into their company culture and application process, while others may want you to network with potential employees. (We've seen companies such as Google and Blue Frog Gaming pack an auditorium of interested students.)
Employers manage their information session logistics in Handshake. Log in to your Handshake account to RSVP for an employer information session and stay current with any changes to their events.
Want to learn more? Check out our FAQs below.
What is an Information Session?
An Information Session is an excellent way to learn more about an employer, land an interview, and get questions answered by alumni and employer staff. An Information Session gives students the opportunity to determine if the employer they are considering would be the right choice for them.
Who can attend?
Any student interested in the employer is welcome to attend Information Sessions, regardless of whether they have an interview scheduled.
When are Information Sessions held?
Information Sessions are typically held the evening prior to an employer's On-Campus Interview. Some employers also hold Information Sessions in conjunction with attending career fairs or other on-campus activities.
What should I wear?
Information Sessions are a great opportunity to leave an impression with an employer. Business casual is suggested unless indicated otherwise. For men or women, this could be khakis or nice dress pants and a nice button down shirt. You may not be required to wear a suit, but you should NOT wear jeans, shorts, flip flops or any type of casual clothing.
Where can I find more information and register?
Log in to Handshake, click the Events tab. Under Information Session Type, choose Information Session, then click on Search. Review Information Sessions and RSVP. An employer reviews RSVPs prior to attending their session.