Information Sessions

Thinking about an information session at the University of Rochester?
We offer a variety of options to employers, based on previous session success. Our options include:

Teaching a skill-based seminar:
Co-sponsored by relevant student organizations, teach students a skill needed in your industry. Past examples have included valuation, reading financial statements, software programs, and specific technical skills. Inclusion of a small section on your organization and hiring practices is encouraged.

Employer Connection Series:
Similar to a traditional employer presentation, this option is part of a series of employer sponsored information sessions, promoted to students as a multi-event series. Gives higher promotional push and student visibility.

Traditional Corporate/Employer Presentation:
Offers you the ability to present information on your organization to students on-campus. Promotions can be done to targeted students by major, student groups and/or departments. Co-sponsorship by student group may also be a possibility.

Virtual Presentation Broadcast – Information Sessions without the Travel!
Company representatives present a session/webinar from their own computer, which is broadcast in the Career Center conference room to an audience of students. For employers who have already created webinars or seminars and broadcast through their own site, we can arrange student viewing and promotions (no fee). For employers interested in this option that do not have previously established webinars or presentations, we can work with you to find a user-friendly platform (cost varies by product).

Making your event successful:

Over the years we have found that students connect with employers in a variety of ways. We offer the following suggestions to enhance the success of your session.

1. Our students tend to prefer focused pre-interview sessions or seminars, often held the evening before on-campus schedules.
2 . Posting a position and collecting resumes in advance of an information session allow you to create targeted invitation lists and contact specific candidates directly.
3. Alumni Connections: Our students are very interested in alumni, and sending a UofR alumnus to campus to conduct your session can increase both visibility and attendance.
4. Email Promotions: We will include your session in our weekly email newsletter to students and are happy to do additional promotion to specialty majors and students groups depending on your area(s) of interest. Depending on email distribution, we may be able to send invitations to specific student populations based on your needs.
5. Flyers and Posters: The Career Center will also create a basic poster for your event. If you would like, you can also send your own posters to be put up on campus (maximum of 30). Please send branded posters two weeks in advance of your session.

You can also advertise directly to students through UR’s popular weekly campus paper, The Campus Times.

Logistics

The Career Center will take care of room reservations, catering requests, as well as technical, and audio-visual needs. Equipment and catering charges will be invoiced to  you after your session.  If you wish to discuss your needs, gain insights regarding strategies that would most cost-effectively and efficiently meet those needs, or schedule a session, please contact:

Michelle Werth
Recruiting Coordinator
585.275.2366