The purpose of the information session is to provide students with information on specific employment opportunities, actual career paths, qualities sought in applicants and training programs, and a general overview of the recruiting process.
Information Sessions work well in conjunction with on-campus recruiting visits, but don't necessarily have to go together. Sessions often attract students interested in learning about your organization and are an excellent way to develop a candidate pool for positions at your organization.
We will work with you in scheduling and publicizing your Information Session and/or refer you to student organizations and campus groups that can host a session at one of their standing meetings
Information sessions are typically one hour and are scheduled between 5:00 and 9:00 pm on weekdays. This timeframe is the best one to reach the most students and to partner with student organizations and campus groups that have standing meetings where you can reach captive audiences. We can work closely with you to help determine the most appropriate location, format, publicity, and budget to make your session stand out.
Scheduling Your Information Session
If you already have a BuckyNet account, you can schedule a session directly in your account, using the Request New Information Session link in your Shortcuts section. If you don't have a BuckyNet account, you can register for one at:
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org at (608) 262-3921 for any assistance or questions that you have.
Locations of Information Sessions
Information sessions may be held on campus at UW-Madison at the Wisconsin Union buildings and/or a campus classroom or lecture hall. Sessions may be held at an off campus location such as a local restaurant.
Letters & Science Career Services is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the professional association for college recruiters and career professionals. As a member, we abide by the NACE Principles for Professional Practice, a document that serves as the ethical framework and foundation for practices within the career services and recruiting fields.
This NACE document states “Serving alcohol should not be part of the recruitment process on or off campus. This includes receptions, dinners, company tours, etc.”
Given the concerns of colleges and universities about the abuse and misuse of alcohol by students, serving alcohol during the recruitment process sends the wrong message. Since many college students are younger than the state’s legal drinking age, serving alcohol could be in violation of a state’s law.
We support the "No Alcohol in Campus Recruiting" policy and request that you support this policy with the information sessions.