Employer Information Sessions
Meeting with employers face-to-face gives you an opportunity to showcase your personality and provide information that supplements what's on your resume. It's a chance to make a positive impression and genuinely express your interest in an organization. These interactions may also increase your chances of securing an interview. Employer Information Sessions are one way to get in front of and network with employers.
What is an Employer Information Session?
An employer information session is an on-campus event where representatives give a presentation about their organization (or areas/teams within the organization), discuss available opportunities, and highlight the skills and qualifications they seek in potential candidates. The representatives can be alumni currently working at the company, recruiters, or other employees. The format is usually a formal presentation, followed by a Q&A, with an opportunity to network with representatives at the end.
Why Attend Employer Information Sessions?
Employers host information sessions to provide more information about their organization and potential job opportunities. The information session is a great opportunity to ask questions and speak with the representatives at a more personal level as compared to the career fair. Sometimes employers will take your resume at the end. If the employer is interviewing on campus, you may be able to secure an interview as well.
Where Are Employer Information Sessions Held?
Engineering Student Organizations organize most of the employer information sessions for engineering students. You can find more information (date, location, details, etc.) about information sessions on Handshake. Events are added continuously, so check back in Handshake often. You may also follow up with the host organization for more information.
Engineering Student Organizations that Host Information Sessions
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Association of Computer Science Undergraduates
Biomedical Engineering Society- Undergraduate
Biomedical Engineering Society- Graduate
Engineering Career Fair Team
Engineering Graduate Student Association
Information Science Student Association
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
National Society of Black Engineers
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Society of Women Engineers
Tau Beta Pi
Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity
Women in Computing at Cornell