HireWesternU

Informations Sessions

Information Sessions

Fall Information Sessions

Dates Available: September 12th - December 6th, 2016

Book Your Session: Email hirewesternu@uwo.ca or complete our request form

Connect directly with Western's extraordinary talent by hosting an on-campus information session. These sessions provide an interactive venue for a short presentation about your organization, followed by networking with students who share your passion for your industry. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Host an Information Session

Why Host an Information Session at Western

  • Information Sessions provide you with an opportunity to profile your company at Western, build meaningful connections and meet your recruiting needs.
  • The Success Centre will support all logistical arrangement.  We will schedule your event at a convenient time, reserve a venue, provide audio-visual support, and manage student registration.
  • The Success Centre will take care of all on-campus marketing—simply tell us who you’d like to reach.

Recommended Format

We recommend that your information session includes a short 20-30 minute presentation.  In your presentation share with students:

  • Information about your organization and company culture
  • Benefits of growing professionally within your organization.
  • The types of positions you are hiring for and the qualifications required.  Try to be as specific as possible.  Give the students an idea of what they would be doing in their day to day roles.
  • Important recruitment dates and timeline (application deadline, interview, and job offers)
  • In your presentation, encourage employees who are Western Alumni to speak.  Our students can connect well with and relate to these individuals.  Similarly, young alumni are often effective at interacting with the student group as they share common interests and goals.
  • Any other key information that you want to share including short videos.

The remainder of your session can be spent networking!

Cost, Timing, Location

Fees

  • There is a $150 fee for an on-campus session.
  • There is a $75 fee for an off-campus session
  • The fee for set-up/clean-up is approximately $30-$80.
  • There is a $110 fee for rooms that seat 200 or more.
  • Payment for your session is made online. We will provide you with a payment link once your session is confirmed
  • Any catering costs incurred will be invoiced separately.

Timing

  • Sessions are available Monday - Thursday from 12:30 - 2:00pm & 5:30 to 7:00pm.
  • Additional times are available upon request

Location

  • We will work with you to reserve the best location for your session
  • The rooms are set-up to have a short presentation and an open space for networking
  • All rooms have complete audio-visual capabilities

Catering

  • Should you wish to order catering, it must be arranged through Great Hall Catering at least 2 business days before your session. Outside food is not permitted.
  • Great Hall Catering has a wonderful menu selection to choose from on their website.
  • Email great.hall.catering@uwo.ca with any questions, and to place your order. Please note that when placing your order, they will require the room number and start time of your session.
  • Catering will be invoiced to your company directly through Great Hall Catering.

Shipping Items 

  • Posters and swag may be shipped at least 5 business days in advance of your session to:

The Student Success Centre 
Attn: Paul Perret
Room 210, University Community Centre
Western University
London, ON N6A 3K7

Please note: The Student Success Centre will do their best to provide an accurate and up-to-date information on the number of students registered for your session.  However, we cannot assume responsibility for student attendance at your event. 

Directions & Parking

Directions:

  • Follow Hwy 401 to Highbury Avenue Exit (#189)
  • Follow Highbury Avenue (north) to Oxford Street (9 kms)
  • Turn left (west) onto Oxford Street and follow to Wharncliffe Road (4 kms)
  • Turn right (north) onto Wharncliffe Road (becomes Western Road)
  • Turn right (east) onto Lambton Drive into campus
  • Turn right onto Lambton Drive (off of Western Road), continue around the circle and proceed to the Weldon Lot to park.

For a campus map to specific buildings please see: http://www.geography.uwo.ca/campusmaps/

Parking:

  • Each Information Session includes parking for 3 vehicles at no additional cost.
  • Each additional vehicle is subject to a $5 fee which will appear on your final invoice.
  • To obtain access to the parking lot simply provide the parking attendant with your name. We will have notified parking of your arrival in advance of your session.

Promotion

Promoting Your Information Session

The Success Centre is dedicated to promoting your session on campus.  We utilize the various mediums outlined below:

  • Your event is posted on CareerCentral (Western’s online job posting and event database).
  • E-mail notifications are sent to relevant faculties who distribute information about your session directly to students.
  • We promote your session through Facebook and Twitter
  • Your session is advertised on flat screen TVs in our Centre.  If there is a specific logo or advertisement you would like us to use, please send it at least two weeks prior to your session
  • Ship physical posters to our attention and we can distribute them to our faculty partners.  A colour poster, on 11”x17” paper is recommended.   Alternatively, we can forward electronic copies of your poster to our faculty partners. This service is provided at no additional charge.

Ship or email posters to:                                                                  

The Student Success Centre
Attn: Paul Perret
Room 210, University Community Centre
Western University
London, ON N6A 3K7

pperret2@uwo.ca

Additional Promotional Opportunities

Below are a few additional outlets through which you may wish to promote your information session.

Poster Patrol

Poster Patrol is a service offered by the University Students' Council that will place your poster in high volume areas. The cost to have thirty-five of your 8.5/11 posters approved and distributed across campus for one week is approximately $141.25 (additional weeks are $100 each). If you are interested please contact Creative Services at 519.661.3578.

Job Postings

Don’t forget that many students will be searching for jobs on CareerCentral.  Consider posting the position you are recruiting for in advance to deepen their interest and engagement with your organization. It’s a great idea to include a description of your company with links to your website, as well as the detailed information about your session once it has been confirmed.

The Gazette

The Gazette is Western’s student newspaper. 11,000 copies are distributed across campus, four days a week. Advertisements begin at $60. To advertise your upcoming information session, please contact The Gazette at 519-661-3579 or adoffice@uwo.ca.

Western News

Western News is the official newspaper of the university. 10,000 copies a week are distributed on Thursdays to more than 50 on-campus locations and numerous off-campus sites. Advertisements start at $34. Contact Western News at 519-434-9990 or campusad@sympatico.ca

Radio ads

Another method of advertising is through the on-campus student-run radio station. Please contact Radio Western directly.

Social Networking

If your organization has a Facebook page or Twitter feed, we encourage you to advertise your Information Session there!

Our Service Promise

We coordinate and support your session, so you can focus on promoting your organization and meeting our extraordinary students. We book your space, reserve your parking, and connect you with our campus catering services. We manage on-campus promotion, and are on-site to collect registration and provide support during your event.

“Hiring the best and the brightest has always been a pillar of success for Info-Tech Research Group.  Our partnership with Western University and the Ivey Business School provides us with access to high calibre candidates during personalized Information Sessions.  The staff provides invaluable support and guidance throughout the entire planning process and ensures the event day runs smoothly without disruption. The feedback from the Students is almost always positive both in terms of the experience at the University and the opportunities at Info-Tech Research Group.”

- Tara Price, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Info-Tech Research Group

“Nielsen was thrilled with the professionalism, caliber and enthusiasm of students that attended the information session at Western. The students were engaged and asked great probing questions during the presentation and networking event.  Nielsen is an Academy company and Western students who will join the company this year have the right combination of academics, analytics and leadership to be successful at Nielsen!”

- Diana Ferreira, HR Administrator, Nielsen