An Information Session allows students to learn detailed information about an employer including what it is like to work for the employer, what it is like to work in the employer’s industry, and how the application and interview process works. Information Sessions also give students the opportunity to network with professionals from an employer's human resources and/or other departments.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is an Information Session?
An Information Session is when an employer schedules a time to visit UCI and share information about their organization and career opportunities with students and potential applicants.
- When and where are Information Sessions?
Most sessions occur midday or in the early evening hours and are often held in the Career Center Training Room or Student Center. You can find dates and exact locations for future events on Zotlink.
- Why should I attend?
These are great opportunities to meet employer representatives and ask questions prior to applying for a position or going in for an interview. They also provide a chance for you to ask questions about company culture, industry expectations, and how to prepare yourself for a career in the field.
- Who attends Information Sessions?
Students that have or are planning to apply to a particular employer should attend to learn even more about the employer and positions available. Others may attend to explore career options and learn about various employers or even specific industries.
- What should I expect?
Most sessions are between one and two hours long and may include an employer representative giving a formal presentation. Alternatively, it may be a more informal mixer or reception with light refreshments. In either case, expect to be observed by the employer and present yourself professionally at all times.
As with a Career Fair, there will be many other students in attendance so be patient if you want to speak directly with an employer representative and be courteous to your fellow UCI Anteaters.
- How should I prepare?
Many of the tips on how to prepare for a Career Fair are applicable to Information Sessions.
While it is not required, you may want to dress in business casual attire to make a good impression on the employer and put your best foot forward. In addition, bring several copies of your resume to the session, but be sure to have it reviewed first by coming into the Career Center during drop-in hours.