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Employer information sessions

Employer holding an infomration session

Info. sessions calendar

Intention of info. sessions

An Employer Information Session is an on-campus recruiting event hosted by an employer looking to hire students directly into their organization, and is hosted in partnership with Co-operative Education & Career Action (CECA) at the University of Waterloo.

Employers host info. sessions to complement and enhance their campus recruiting strategies and to promote their organizations to you. Info. sessions help to support informed decision-making for employers and students, connecting employers with targeted groups of students and students with employers of interest, increasing job fit and job match success 

Usually you don’t have to apply for a job with the employer to be able to attend their info. session.
Most often, info. sessions occur prior to employers' job posting deadlines, to give you an opportunity to apply to their job(s) if interested, while other info. sessions are hosted after job posting deadlines. If you attend a session where the job postings have already occurred and you become interested in a potential co-op work term, you will need to wait for another opportunity to apply.

Benefits of attending

  • Learn about potential job opportunities and the work you would do in the fields targeting your academic program
  • Connect directly with employers in a networking environment
  • Practice and apply your networking skills with employers
  • Discover employers' workplace culture
  • Gain insight into the hiring process (interview information and preparation)
  • Learn from the experiences of past co-op students and alumni who work for the employers
  • Support informed decision-making and increase job fit and job match success

Remember to wear business attire to all info. sessions, unless told otherwise

Info. sessions are open to all students

Employer information sessions are open to all UWaterloo students. Info. sessions target:

  • both co-op and graduating students, or only co-op students, or only graduating students at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • junior, intermediate, senior, masters, and PhD student levels
  • up to eight program disciplines

Check the info. sessions calendar for specific details of the sessions you plan to attend to see the student type, level, and programs being targeted

Upcoming info. sessions

  • View the info. sessions calendar for a listing of the sessions booked to date. Be sure to check the calendar frequently for new sessions being hosted, and changes to existing sessions
  • Register to attend a specific employer information session, by clicking on the session you want to attend under the info. sessions calendar, and clicking on the registration link under that session. If you registered for a session, and can no longer attend, be sure to cancel your registration under the info. sessions calendar, by clicking on the session you want to cancel, and clicking on the cancel link under that session
  • Changes in the schedule may occur, so please check the info. sessions calendar on the day of the event for the most current information