The Career Development Center (CDC) invites employers to present an overview of their company and connect directly with students in a variety of on-campus settings.
One way to meet students and generate interest in your organization is to schedule an on campus event. Whether it’s on campus or done virtually, an event allows you to introduce your company, industry, or corporate culture and the current opportunities available to our students.
Information sessions typically take place Monday-Thursday evenings throughout the academic year (with some exclusions; contact us for more details) and tend to last between 60 and 90 minutes. The format is up to you, but most sessions tend to include some sort of presentation, Q&A, or panel, and then an opportunity for networking at the session’s conclusion. The CDC staff will assist you with finding a location for your event, arrange for your audio and visual needs, order any refreshments you wish to serve, and provide helpful tips on how to best market your session to students.
Information Sessions Paired with On-Campus Interviews
Another popular option is for employers to schedule an information session a few days prior to a job application deadline or the night before on-campus interviews. Meeting with all candidates the night before can help save time during the interviews themselves by providing logistical and process details in advance. Holding an information session prior to an application deadline can help increase your applicant pool.
Reserving a table in our campus center can be arranged throughout the academic year on weekdays, and is useful for those looking to interact with students from a wide range of disciplines. When the weather is nice, tables can also be reserved outside by our fountain or on the quad to take advantage of the heavy foot traffic.
Virtual Information Sessions
If you’re an employer who is unable to travel and present information sessions on campus, consider setting up a virtual information session to interact with students across distances and present your company brand to the WPI community.
How to Schedule?
You may schedule any of these options through your Handshake account. Once all the details are arranged for your presentation, you’ll receive a confirmation email with logistical details and next steps. If you wish to cancel a presentation, it must be done at least one week prior to the event.