Employer information sessions are opportunities to learn more about an employer who is interviewing on campus. During these 1 to 2 hour sessions, employers may discuss organizational structure, typical career paths, employment opportunities, and more. They are typically held the evening before the employer begins interviewing on campus.
The Career Center recommends that students planning to interview with the organization attend to meet the recruiters and show interest in the position. In addition, students will learn more about the employer and have time to consider before to the interview how they fit the employers’ needs.
Employer information sessions are listed in Handshake. Some information sessions are open only to students who have been invited by the employer; others are open to all students. To learn if a particular information session is open to all students, call the Career Center at (205) 348-5848.
You need to RSVP to an event only if you have been directly contacted by the employer, who will provide the specific name and email address and/or phone number of the recruiter to whom you need to RSVP.
Unless the information session is described as formal, business casual attire is appropriate. For details, refer to the professional dress guidelines in the Career Guide.