Employer Information Sessions
What is an Employer Information Session?
Employer Information Session are events hosted by employers to educate students and prospective job applicants about their company. They are most often held during common recruiting seasons or close to career fair dates: September/October in the fall and February/March in the spring.
How They’re Helpful
Attending an employer’s info session will help you…
- Learn about the positions available at the organization and hiring timelines
- Understand more details of the benefits, company culture, and career path at an organization
- Learn the type of work you would be doing and how you’d make an impact
- Connect with recruiters and expand your network with industry contacts
How to Find Employer Sessions on Handshake
- Log in to Handshake at arizona.joinhandshake.com
- Click on the Events
- Select the All Filters option to browse events by type, modality, and date OR search by employer name or subject area
What to Expect
Most info sessions range from one to two hours long and consist of a company presentation where current employees explain the values and mission of the company followed by an opportunity for students to talk to company representatives about the company and ask any pertinent questions.
Sometimes the representatives from the organization are recent grads who are able to describe what you might expect during your first couple of years and what the career trajectory may look like from first-hand experience.
How to Prepare
- Research the organization website, Handshake or LinkedIn page to learn more about the service they provide–you’ll ask better questions and make a good impression on the employers representative if you’ve done your homework on the company
- Prepare 2-3 questions that aren’t easily answered on the website to take advantage of hearing from someone who actually works for the organization
- Identify jobs or internships the organization has posted on Handshake
- Create or update your LinkedIn profile so you can connect with the employer representative and build your network