Coffee Chats

Employer coffee chats (or office hours) allow for employers and students to connect informally for 1:1 or small group conversations. Coffee chats typically take place at cafés in the Harvard Square area but may also be hosted at OCS (subject to availability). We recommend scheduling 2-3 hours total. During this time period, students reserve a 15-30 minute timeslot to meet with your organization's representative(s). Conversations are informal and allow students to learn more about your organization, receive feedback on their resume, ask about your application process, and practice for interviews.


Scheduling Coffee Chats/Office Hours

All requests for coffee chats/office hours must be submitted via the event registration form and confirmed by the Employer Relations team. When your request has been approved, you will receive a confirmation email.

Fees: There is a $250 fee for promotion. Payment information is submitted as part of the event registration form. There is no promotional fee for nonprofit or government organizations.

Spring 2020 Coffee Chat Registration Form 


Recommended Venues

We recommend employers contact the café in advance to inquire about reserving space. 

  • Starbucks (1380 Massachusetts Ave) – 617.354.3726
  • Peet's Coffee & Tea (100 Mt Auburn St) – 617.492.1844
  • Capital One Café (24 John F. Kennedy St) – 617.299.2669
  • Tatte (1288 Massachusetts Ave) – 617.441.4011
  • Smith Campus Center (1350 Massachusetts Ave)- no advance contact required
    • Swissbäkers
    • Pavement Coffee House
    • Blackbird Donuts
  • see for additional options

*Up to two small rooms in OCS space may be reserved for $250. An additional charge of $200/room will be applied if more rooms are required. A member of the Employer Relations Team will reach out to confirm the availability of OCS space.