Every year, Career, Internship & Student Employment Services advertises and facilitates employer information sessions on campus, often in conjunction with their on-campus recruiting or with participation in career fairs.
During these sessions, employers make presentations on topics that include the organization's career opportunities, culture, and products or services. Usually you will have an opportunity to speak with the representatives (often recent MSU grads) in small groups or individually before or after the presentation. Remember, you are researching and networking with potential employers, so bring your manners and dress business casual.
How to Find Them
Employer information sessions that are linked to an on-campus recruiting visit can be found in MyCatCareers.com by searching the On-Campus Recruiting link, then Qualified Schedules. Find the organization in the list, then click on the job title. Details about the information session can be found in the Posting Information. Click the link to view the specifics. Space is often limited, so click the RSVP button to let the employer know you will be attending.
Details about employer information sessions can also be found on the list of who's recruiting, as well as flyers posted in Career, Internship & Student Employment Services and the relevant departments.
Who Should Attend
Employer information sessions are open to all interested students (whether you’re a graduating senior or a sophomore engaged in some initial career exploration), and are a great way for you to learn what it might be like to work for a specific employer or in a given industry or sector. These sessions offer a rare opportunity to talk with recent grads who are working in your field of interest, get answers to your particular questions, and, perhaps, learn more about how to become a stronger candidate. In some cases, employers require that you attend these sessions if you have a scheduled interview with them.