Employer Information Sessions are an excellent opportunity to gather information about an organization and make contacts. The Information Session is a great chance to network and talk to recruiters about your qualifications, and to show that you are genuinely interested in their organization. The information you gather can also help you decide whether or not to pursue employment with them. Many employers will not consider you for an interview unless you attend their Information Session.
What to Expect
The Information Session will usually start with a presentation by the employer about the organization and the positions advertised on Career and Co-Curricular Learning Network (CLNx). A group question and answer session usually follows the presentation. Many organizations will serve refreshments after the question period. At this point, students have a chance to network and speak with recruiters individually or in small groups.
How to Prepare
- Read the job posting carefully
- Research the organization thoroughly
- Prepare questions to ask in the group and with individual recruiters
- Prepare a 30 second “commercial” outlining your skills and practice with a friend
- Arrive 10 minutes early; arriving late will disrupt the session
- Dress for an interview, unless the employer specifies casual dress