Promoting Your Organization
The following suggestions are ways to increase your organization's exposure on campus and create brand-awareness amongst the students. Many of these are a great way to maintain a presence even if you are not actively hiring.
Information Sessions and Presentations
Sessions early in the semester raise student awareness about your organization and the opportunities you have to offer. Information sessions to raise awareness are most effective when you also have open positions posted and follow up a few weeks later with on-campus interviews.
Sessions held the night before interviews provide an opportunity to share information with students en mass that there is not time for in a 30 or 45 minute interview. It also provides an opportunity to sign students up into any gaps there may be on your schedule.
We encourage the use of student arranged information sessions. Please use our online form to choose a student organization of your choice to assist you in arranging your information session. The student organization, for a fee, will reserve you an appropriate room on the Engineering quad, handle catering (if you choose) and advertise the event.
Hire a Co-op Student
Have you considered hiring a Co-op student? Many employers use this not only as a pipeline for full-time hires, but also because the Co-op student serves as an ambassador for your organization upon returning to campus. Through participation in Mock Interviews, presenting in engineering classes, and writing reports about their experience at your organization, they publicize the benefits of working for your organization. Complete information about the Engineering Cooperative Education Program.
Conduct a Workshop
Present an evening workshop from one of the many our office conducts through out the academic year. You can present on topics such as: "Benefits of a Small Organization," "Interview Tips," "Business Etiquette” or propose a topic you’d like to present on. Check out our most recent calendar.
Volunteer in Our Office
- Resume Reviews
On a day of your choice, before recruiting season starts, sit with students and review their resumes in our office. We will provide you with a schedule of students.
- Mock Interviews
On a day of your choice, before recruiting season starts, sit with students and conduct mock interviews so they can brush up on their interviewing skills. We will provide you with a schedule of students.
- Panel Discussions
Sign up to participate in one of the many panel discussions held throughout the year.
Cornell Alumni in Your Organization?
- They could join the CCNet Mentors Program and serve as career mentors to students.
- They could host an Extern (sophomore, junior, or senior status student) to job-shadow them for a day or two over Winter Break.
- They could volunteer to participate in the FRESH Program, which allows freshmen to shadow alumni and learn about career fields over Spring Break.