On Campus Recruiting

Information Sessions & Coffee Chats

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 $150 (for-profit) or $100 (non-profit/government). Registration is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Be sure to register early to save your spot!

Registration for Spring 2023 will be available in Handshake on November 1 at 12 PM CDT!

Select a Date

Spring 2023: January 17 - April 14 (Monday – Thursday)

Unless otherwise noted, sessions will be held in person or 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.

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

February 3: Spring 2023 Career & Internship Expo

February 9-10: Spring Recess (No Classes)

March 2: Social Impact Careers Night

March 11-19: Spring Break (No Classes)

April 4: Texas Job Fair

We ask that all employers please be respectful of our students who will be observing religious holidays throughout the academic year.

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 $150 for for-profit organizations and $100 for non-profit/government 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. Fees are invoiced to employers after event completion.

Host Coffee Chats

Connect one-on-one with Rice talent over a cup of coffee! Coffee Chats are an informal recruiting event that take place in the Brochstein Pavilion at the heart of campus. Our team is also happy to facilitate virtual coffee chats. 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 Shelby Flavin ( Recruiting Coordinator & Alumni Liaison, if you have any questions regarding information sessions.

View Our Recruiting Policies