Carnegie Mellon University

Host an Information Session - Virtual or On-Campus

Visit Handshake for complete details and registration information on all Events and Workshops. Due to COVID-19 we have not yet made a decision regarding on-campus information sessions for fall 2021. We plan to make an announcement as soon as we have that information.

VIRTUAL AND ON-CAMPUS INFORMATION SESSION REQUEST DATES
Fall 2021   9/7/21 - 11/18/21, Monday - Thursday, 5-7 p.m. ET
Spring 2022   TBD

BENEFITS OF HOSTING A VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION
  • Meet and network with interested students
  • Showcase available internships and full-time positions
  • Highlight company culture and other unique aspects of your organization

HOW TO REQUEST AN INFORMATION SESSION
Information sessions are requested in Handshake and scheduled Monday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. through 7:00 p.m. ET.  Event requests should be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the event date. Requests are approved as long as there are no conflicts, i.e. competing companies which have been approved and/or unavailable time slots. We avoid scheduling sessions during class breaks, career fairs (or virtual career fairs), and finals week. Please see the Academic Calendar for class schedules. Remember to provide the external link to your virtual event platform (Zoom, Webex, Microsoft Teams, Etc). A placeholder can be used until a link has been created i.e. Https://Zoom_to_be_provided.

THE PROCESS
Once an event has been requested and reviewed, a staff member from the Employer Relations Team will approve the request in Handshake for students to view, providing the request is within our guidelines (*see guideline section). Please make sure that your Handshake profile is set to receive notifications so that you receive the approval or comment message. 

An event request will be declined if there are scheduling conflicts, unavailable time slots or campus events scheduled during that time.  A message will be placed in the comment section of your request and/or you will receive an email (if your contact email is available in Handshake).

INFORMATION SESSION GUIDELINES
Virtual and on-campus Information Session Guidelines can be found HERE.

CONTACTS
Questions about Handshake and requesting an event can be directed to the Employer Relations Team at erelate@andrew.cmu.edu

FEES AND MARKETING
Virtual requests - There are no fees associated with holding a virtual information session at Carnegie Mellon University.  Simply place your event request into Handshake and provide a virtual link.

On-campus requests - Fees do apply.  The CPDC will contact Carnegie Mellon University's Conference & Event Services Department (CES) about your on-campus event request. You will be instructed to complete an event order form to reserve an event room, place catering orders and place AV order requests.  A CES staff member will review your event order form and contact you regarding your event contract and logistics. 
Room ONLY reservation fee is $75.00
Room reservation and coordination of services fee is $210.00 (applies when ordering catering and/or AV technology)
*Catering and AV services are separate fees from that of CES

Once your event request has been “approved”, it will be marketed to all Carnegie Mellon students within the "Events" section of Handshake.

  • The event is viewable to all students unless it’s Invite Only
  • CMU specific events are listed in our weekly newsletter to students
  • All events will now be posted in the CPDC public display case on a weekly basis

Contact erelate@andrew.cmu.edu with any event edits, changes or cancellations.