A student seeking employment talks to a few organizational representatives in a career fair setting

Employer Information Sessions

Employers want to connect with you.

Lean into Employer Related Events

Employer information sessions are a great way to gather information and make a personal impact on the employers of your choice.

Keep Reading to Learn:

  • Why you should attend information sessions
  • Where to find them
  • Ways to make the most of the events
    • Including questions to ask and networking tips

The Sessions are A Great Way to


Learn more about an employer in which you have an interest.


Ask about internship and job opportunities


Build your network of professional contacts

How to Find Them

Sessions are available both in-person and virtually.

Employers have embraced virtual connections with students, and Handshake always has dozens of information sessions with organizations across the country and world.

How to Prepare

  • "Business casual" dress is appropriate.
  • Be prepared to ask one or two questions.
  • Have your resume prepared to give to recruiters
  • If it’s a virtual session on Handshake, make sure your profile is up to date.

Questions to Ask at Employer Information Sessions

  • How would you describe the culture of your organization?
  • What does a typical career path/career ladder look like at your organization?
  • What traits and skills do hiring managers look for in candidates?
  • Where does your organization advertise open positions?
  • Do you offer summer, part-time, or internship positions? How can I apply?
  • How competitive are positions in this field?
  • How should I prepare for a successful interview with your organization?
  • What is the single most important piece of advice you would give college students?

After the Session


Reach out to the representative after the session – either at the event or via email/LinkedIn request later.


Tell the panel representatives what your career goals are. Even if you are not interested, they may know someone in the area you'd like to pursue.


Thank them again for taking the time to come to St. Thomas to talk to students!

Next Steps

  • Log into Handshake and look for employer sessions
  • Reach out to Career Development with any questions