Information Sessions- Your Golden Ticket
There are several reasons why you should attend employer information sessions:
1. You have an interview
You applied for an interview with Company X but were passed over this go around. Maybe you met all of the basic requirements, have a strong interest in the company, and plan to apply again in the future. Attending the information session will help you learn more about the organization, its culture, and the qualities they are looking for in an employee. Additionally, you’ll have a chance to meet the recruiter, give your personal pitch and put a face to the name on your resume. Share your interest in the company and collect information on what you can do to nab an interview slot next semester. Perhaps you need to work on your resume or need some more part-time and intern experience. Knowing what the company wants can help you better prepare. You might even discover that the company has had a cancellation and can add you into their interview schedule.
3. You aren’t ready to interview
Information sessions are great opportunities for freshmen and sophomore level students who aren’t yet looking for a full-time job to gain insight into the companies they will be applying to in the future. Employers enjoy meeting young students and explaining their company culture and hiring process. Many companies have GPA minimums or require internship experience and you can learn about these requirements early in your college career. Also, you can begin networking with the company representatives and build professional relationships prior to applying for jobs and interviews.
Take advantage of your golden ticket, sing/hum the song “I’ve got the golden ticket…” (I know it’s stuck in your head now) and be on your way to job search success!
To learn about upcoming information sessions visit Tiger Recruiting Link (TRL) at www.jobs.auburn.edu. Click on “Events” and then “Information Sessions.” The dress for these events is business casual unless the announcement or invitation says otherwise.