Employer coffee chats (or office hours) allow for employers and students to connect informally for 1:1 or small group conversations. 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. Coffee Chats/Office Hours are a great way to form personal connections with students in a virtual recruiting environment.
Scheduling Coffee Chats/Office Hours
All requests for coffee chats/office hours must be submitted via the 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 per event which includes use of the RSVP/scheduling tool in Crimson Careers as well as promotion. Coffee chats / office hours are promoted through our events database, calendar, and email lists. There is no promotional fee for nonprofit or government organizations.
All coffee chats taking place between November 1st, 2021 - December 2nd, 2021 will be advertised for 1/2 the traditional rate ($125). Employers who choose to advertise a coffee chat will also receive access to the 2021-2022 OCS Recruiting Resume Book.
Virtual Platforms / Locations
Recognizing the continued health and safety risks close-proximity and large scale events pose, as well as the policies of our employer partners, we are taking requests and scheduling virtual events for fall 2021. Employers have reported success conducting coffee chats via virtual meeting platforms like Zoom, WebEx, Microsoft Teams, and BlueJeans.