Hosting an Information Session

An Information Session allows organizations to communicate their brand and describe employment opportunities and career paths to potential candidates. They are often used to complement an interview schedule but can also be a stand-alone event. They can be held on campus or virtually, using the hosting institution’s virtual conference platform. See the steps below to help you get started.


To ensure the date of your Information Session aligns with student availability, please review the Purdue University Calendar and the Center for Career Opportunities Calendar.

  • To schedule an On-Campus Information Session - CLICK HERE for details on reserving your date/time and making your payment with the University Calendar Office. Reservations should be made at least four weeks in advance in order to avoid a $50 rush fee. A conference coordinator will be assigned to your event to arrange catering, audiovisual needs, room set-up and storage of your materials. They can be reached at (800) 359-2968.

  • To schedule a Virtual Information Session - log into your MyCCO account and click on the Request a New Virtual Info Session on the right navigation pane. These sessions are free of charge.


If your Session is open to all students, they will be able to view the details about your Information Session on the Center for Career Opportunities Calendar and in MyCCO. Please consider the following additional ways to promote your event.

  • Send a flier to relevant Student Organizations.

  • Advertise your session in The Purdue Exponent, the independent student newspaper. Ads placed the day before or on the day of the presentation seem to get the most response.

  • Request a Resume Search in advance and personally invite candidates you find to be a good fit for your position(s).

  • If you are holding an information session the night before your interviews for candidates only, it is strongly suggested that you email all students on your schedules to invite them to attend.


We have received positive feedback from students about Info Sessions which:

  • Last only about an hour

  • Offer an opportunity for Q&A or one-on-one discussion

  • Offer in depth insight about the company

  • Include personal accounts from recent hires about what it is like to work for the company

  • Pizza!


On-Campus Information Sessions are held in many different buildings. Know how to get there and where to park by viewing the Campus Map. Keep in mind you have an Employer Strategies Coordinator at the CCO who is happy to help you plan a successful Information Session.