On-Campus Recruiting Defined

Our office offers a variety of ways that students can connect with employers, which we call, “on-campus recruiting.” In this post, we will define a few terms we use when describing those opportunities, including: information session, information table, and office hours.

Information Sessions

An on-campus information session is an organized presentation or coordinated event (i.e. open house, panel discussion) that students attend to learn more about an organization, industry, or topic.  For example: ‘Tech Talks,’ which is where an organization shares new technology within the industry, or ‘Meet the Employer,’ which is where students learn and ask questions regarding the organization, employment/internship opportunities, and recruiting process and timeline.

Sessions/events are held in University meeting rooms and are hosted Monday – Thursday, usually after 5:00 p.m. when most students have completed class for the day. 

Information Tables

An on-campus information table is an informal ‘meet and greet’ where students and organization representatives get to know each other through short, casual conversations.  At a table, information is shared regarding the organization and employment/internship opportunities.

Tables are located in high-traffic areas on campus and are usually hosted Monday – Friday between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. allowing students to stop by in-between classes or during lunch. 

Office Hours

Office Hours are one-on-one informational interviews/meetings between an organization’s representative and a Richmond student.  In these meetings, the student will gain a greater understanding of the organization, industry, employment/internship opportunities, and recruiting process and timeline.  Students attend Office Hours with prepared questions to ask the representative.

Office Hours are held on-campus at the Queally Center Career Services office or remotely via phone or video conferencing.  Office Hours are held Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. and they are scheduled in either 15, 20, or 30-minute sessions throughout the half-or full-day.

If you have any questions, please contact careerservices@richmond.edu

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