On Campus Recruiting

Information Sessions

Host an Information Session

Information sessions are a great way to promote your company’s opportunities and interact with potential candidates before your interviews. These sessions allow students to get to know your organization beyond the job description. You may also create a specialized session unique to your organization (i.e., alumni panel, interview preparation, simulation, competition, industry-specific panel or presentation).

To request an Information Session, log in to Handshake and select the ‘Create an Event’ button in the center of your screen on the right.

Virtual Information Sessions: When creating a virtual event, please make sure to select "Info Session" when prompted to select your event type on Handshake. You can indicate that your event will be virtual under the name of the event and/or the event description. Selecting "Info Session" will allow our office to know that you are hosting a Rice specific event. If you are interested in hosting a virtual event in collaboration with our office, we will provide enhanced marketing in our weekly newsletter, optimized scheduling, and technology support at a $75 cost.

In-Person Information Sessions: Information Session are held in the time slots of 4-5PM, 5:30-6:30PM, and 7-8PM Monday-Thursday at the cost of $200 ($100 Non-Profit/Government). Registration is available on a first come, first serve basis. Be sure to register early to save your spot! In-person information session requests can be approved on a limited case-by-case basis that may require flexibility in consideration with CDC and Rice University guidelines.

Registration for Fall 2021 is currently live on Handshake!

Select a Date

Fall 2021: June 15 – November 18 (Monday – Thursday)

Unless otherwise noted, sessions will be held virtually, Monday through Thursday at 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., or 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

All slot are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Important Recruiting Dates for Fall 2021

No On-Campus Recruiting Events Will Be Scheduled on the Following Dates:

August 27: CCD Picnic with Resumayhem

September 6: Labor Day (No Classes)

September 17: CCD Career Conference

September 21: CCD's Career and Internship Expo (In Person)

September 23: CCD's Career and Internship Expo (Virtual)

October 11-12: Midterm Recess (No Classes)

Other Important Dates:

June 15: On-Campus Recruiting Opens

August 23: First Day of Classes

November 19: OCR closes

November 24-26: Thanksgiving Recess (No Classes)

December 3: Last Day of Classes

Information Session Fee

Virtual Information Session fees are $75 for for-profit organizations and $25 for non-proft or government organizations. In Person Information Session fees are $200 for for-profit organizations and $100 for non-profit organizations.

Your registration fee includes support from CCD representatives to help you with event set-up, inclusion on the CCD marketing schedule, technology support, and optimized scheduling.

Host Coffee Chats

Connect one-on-one with Rice talent over a cup of coffee! Coffee Chats are an informal recruiting event that will take place virtually in the Fall semester. We recommend this event to new employers at Rice and to any employers who wish to talk to Rice students individually without the formality of an interview.

To request Coffee Chats, log in to Handshake and select the ‘Create an Event’ button in the center of your screen on the right.

Coffee chats can be hosted "drop-in" style or a schedule can be created to coincide with your event.


Please contact Camille Elmore ( Recruiting Coordinator, if you have any questions regarding information sessions.

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