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For employers: holding virtual information sessions for students

Fall fall 2020, no in-person sessions will be held on campus. Our employer relations staff are developing plans to assist employers with the process of connecting with Virginia Tech students by phone and video/Zoom. We will share that information as details are finalized.

  • Student participation: While Career and Professional Development strongly encourages students to view information sessions, not all students choose or are able to do so. We do strongly advise students to RSVP when asked and expect them to exercise the highest level of courtesy regarding RSVPs and participation.
  • Advice and recommendations: If you would like advice about whether and when to hold a virtual information session, please contact our employer relations staff. We are happy to assist you.
  • Employer information sessions, which will be virtual only in fall 2020, are publicized to students through Handshake.
  • You may invite students through direct contact.
  • Career and Professional Development strongly encourages students to view employer information sessions. We are unable to compel students to view. We ask employers to be aware that students may have schedule conflicts that prevent them from viewing all sessions in which they have an interest.

While virtual information sessions do not involve direct serving of food and beverage, there are virtual events that might involve participants providing their own food and beverage, so it is important to note this alcohol policy.

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.