Host an Employer Information Session

Employers may host presentations about their organization at local venues in Harvard Square. While these meetings can be valuable for both students and employers, we caution that it can be difficult to build an audience at various times of year. We cannot guarantee student attendance, and it is possible very few students will attend your information session. Especially for organizations that are new to campus, we recommend attending one of our career fairs or hosting coffee chats rather than scheduling an individual presentation.

Should you decide to host a presentation, please see our Networking/Information Session Guidelines and note that employer presentations are not permitted in classroom space

Scheduling Procedures for Networking & Information Sessions & Coffee Chats/Office Hours

All networking & information sessions must be requested via a required registration form (linked below and available in your Crimson Careers account) and confirmed by the Employer Relations team to ensure a non-competing presentation date and time. We will discuss additional logistics and important information at confirmation. Completion of the registration form and confirmation is required prior to our office promoting your event details. 

Spring 2018 Recruiting Events Registration Form 
Spring 2018 Coffee Chats/Office Hours Registration Form 

  • To minimize conflict and maximize student attendance, Employer Networking/Information Sessions can only be held at 5:00, 6:30, or 8:00pm.
  • There is a flat $500 promotional fee for spring 2018 recruiting events. Payment information is submitted as part of the event registration form in Crimson Careers. There is no promotional fee for nonprofit or government organizations.
  • After scheduling, employers must contact a venue to reserve a room. Please see our list of suggested venues close to Harvard Square.
  • IMPORTANT: Contact the Campus Interview Program & Employer Relations Office once you have secured a venue for your event.
  • Once the registration form has been submitted and your event has been confirmed, your event will be posted on our Employer Events Calendar and over relevant email lists.
  • For additional promotion on campus, see Advertise to Students.

For more information, please contact the Campus Interview & Employer Relations Office at ocs_recruiting@harvard.edu or (617) 495-7784.

Networking & Information Session Guidelines

NEW DRESS CODE FOR EVENTS: In following with our colleagues at Harvard Business School, we are encouraging students to attend all campus recruiting events in “smart” casual or business casual attire. We are asking students to refrain from business formal attire (suits) and follow our more casual dress guidelines, which include khakis, dress pants, skirts, button-down long sleeve shirts, sweater sets, blouses, etc.

We encourage all interested students, including underclassmen, graduate students, and recent alumni, to attend networking/information sessions unless recruiters request that we restrict promotion. Listed below are some suggestions and questions that may be helpful to you to keep in mind as you plan your Information/Networking Session.

  • We suggest that your actual presentation be no longer than 30 minutes - allowing the remaining time for questions and informal networking with the students.
  • Remember to advise how students should prepare for the application and interview process with your organization.
  • How would you describe your organization's culture? What kind of person is a good fit?
  • How can students learn more about your job and internship opportunities? Your web site, company literature, or other sources? Are there Harvard alumni or others on staff who would be willing to talk with interested students about opportunities?
  • No alcohol should be served at Information Meetings, as there may be students in attendance under the legal age for drinking, which is 21 in Massachusetts.

The Office of Career Services reserves the right to deny or discontinue recruiting privileges (information sessions, job postings, campus interviews, career fairs, etc.) to any organization.

Networking/Information Session & Coffee Chats/Office Hours Venues

Networking/Information Session & Coffee Chat/Office Hour Venues closest to Harvard Square:

IMPORTANT for Campus Interview Program employers and organizations: We do not receive schedule information from the Faculty Club or other venues, therefore it is imperative that you *first* reserve the date and time of your meeting with the Campus Interview & Employer Relations Office. Information sessions should be scheduled over the phone when finalizing your campus interview date(s). To schedule campus interviews, please see Interview On Campus.

Please view the OCS Employer Events Calendar to verify that the venue and event details are displayed correctly for students.

Suggested Caterers:

For events at venues that require outside catering, you may want to contact one of the following vendors: