Some employers choose to schedule information sessions, typically the evening prior to an interview day, in order to meet in a less formal setting with students and share general information about your organization so that interview time can be spent more effectively. Our employer relations staff are happy to assist and advise you in planning.
- Student attendance: While Career and Professional Development strongly encourages students to attend info sessions, not all students choose or are able to attend. We do strongly advise students to RSVP when asked and expect them to exercise the highest level of courtesy regarding RSVPs and attendance.
- Food and beverage: As host, you may offer food and beverages if you wish. Please note in accordance with National Association of Colleges and Employers [NACE] principles for employment professionals, alcohol should not be served in connection with recruiting.
- Advice and recommendations: If you would like advice about whether, when, and where to hold an information session, please contact our employer relations staff. We are happy to assist you.
- To hold a session in the Smith Career Center, contact our employer relations staff.
- For sessions elsewhere on campus, contact the Division of Student Affairs Event Planning Office
That office will notify Career and Professional Development of your arrangements, so your session can be publicized through Hokies4Hire.
- For off campus information sessions, please contact our employer relations staff with the details of your session if you would like our office to publicize your session through Hokies4Hire.
- Employer information sessions are publicized to students through Hokies4Hire.
- You may invite students through direct contact.
- Career and Professional Development strongly encourages students to attend employer information sessions. We are unable to compel students to attend. We ask employers to be aware that students may have schedule conflicts that prevent them from attending all sessions in which they have an interest.
Career and Professional Development endorses the National Association of Colleges and Employers [NACE] Principles for Professional Practice: For Employment Professionals which includes:
"5. Serving alcohol should not be part of the recruitment process on or off campus. This includes receptions, dinners, company tours, etc."
We ask you to voluntarily abide by the NACE Principles.