Information Sessions

Book Your Session

Due to COVID-19, our information sessions will be offered in a virtual format until further notice. Please review the information below and select the option that best fits your organization's needs.

Please don't hesitate to contact us should you have any questions:

hirewesternu@uwo.ca 

Why Host a Virtual Information Session

Hosting a virtual information session allows you to build your organization's brand, promote your paid employment opportunities (work integrated learning and new graduate), and easily identify potential candidates for current and future hiring.

Standard Information Session Package - $150

We imagine that you have a virtual platform that you would like to use. In this case, we can plan your session and you can use your platform. Alternatively, we can use Western’s platform, Zoom.

You will be supported by the Employer Relations Team (ERT) throughout the process, to ensure the success of your event.

This $150 package includes:

  • Booking the session
  • Promoting it on Western Connect
  • Managing your registration
  • Providing your registration lists

We recommend that your session include a presentation that is no longer than 20-30 minutes, followed by question & answer and possibly, break out room sessions. You will need to have two or more staff members for this option. Where you can, we encourage you to have staff that are Western alumni, in the session, as students might feel more comfortable talking with them.

To guide you on presentation structure, we have put together a suggested format below:

  • Your company culture (2 minutes)
  • How you support professional development/growth (3 minutes)
  • Typical projects/assignments, or 'day-in-the-life' of an employee (5 minutes)
  • Your available opportunities, and what you're looking for in an applicant (7 minutes)
  • Recruitment timelines (application dates, interviews, and job offers) (2 minutes)
  • A point person they can contact should they have additional questions (1 minute)

In the past, we have hosted information sessions in the early evening, however if classes are mostly online, we might be able to host information sessions at different times during the day.

We will be in touch as more information regarding Fall classes at Western becomes available. If you have a preferred time in mind, please indicate this in the additional comments section of the form.

Request Your Session Date

Premium Information Session Package - $200

Host a virtual information session using Zoom (Western has a corporate license).

We recommend that your session include a presentation that is no longer than 20-30 minutes, followed by question & answer and possibly, break out room sessions. You will need to have two or more staff members for this option. Where you can, we encourage you to have staff that are Western alumni, in the Zoom session, as students might feel more comfortable talking with them.

You will be supported by the Employer Relations Team (ERT) throughout the process, to ensure the success of your event.

This $200 package includes:

  • Booking the session
  • Promoting it on Western Connect
  • Sharing it widely on social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram), student clubs, email notifications (campus-wide weekly email and targeted emails to faculties) etc.
  • Managing your registration
  • Sending the secure Zoom link to those registered
  • Providing you a registration list
  • A member of the Employer Relations Team will participate in the Zoom session and will perform tasks such as facilitate introductions, manage the presentation slides, run polls, and manage breakout rooms

We recommend that your session include a presentation that is no longer than 20-30 minutes, followed by question & answer and possibly, break out room sessions. You will need to have two or more staff members for this option. Where you can, we encourage you to have staff that are Western alumni, in the session, as students might feel more comfortable talking with them.

To guide you on presentation structure, we have put together a suggested format below:

  • Your company culture (2 minutes)
  • How you support professional development/growth (3 minutes)
  • Typical projects/assignments, or 'day-in-the-life' of an employee (5 minutes)
  • Your available opportunities, and what you're looking for in an applicant (7 minutes)
  • Recruitment timelines (application dates, interviews, and job offers) (2 minutes)
  • A point person they can contact should they have additional questions (1 minute)

In the past, we have hosted information sessions in the early evening, however if classes are mostly online, we might be able to host information sessions at different times during the day.

We will be in touch as more information regarding Fall classes at Western becomes available. If you have a preferred time in mind, please indicate this in the additional comments section of the form.

Request Your Session Date

Additional Promotional Opportunities

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

Job Postings

Don’t forget that many students will be searching for jobs on Western Connect.  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 Media

If your organization has an Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter account, we encourage you to advertise your Information Session there! Please also let our team about your posts (hirewesternu@uwo.ca), as we can re-share your posts to our Student Experience social accounts.

You can also tag us and use #hirewesternu and #westernu

Inclusive Student Attire for Information Sessions

Careers & Experience values and respects the rich culture and experiences of Western students, and understands that traditional dress codes can limit students’ ability to express their whole selves. We wish to empower students to embody their professional identity in a way that is true to them, and encourage students to present themselves in a way that is not limiting to their identities.

Students are advised NOT to:

  • Change their natural hair texture
  • Remove or re-style any religious symbols or headwear (or adapt religious dress)
  • Adapt to gender binaries
  • Remove piercings

As an organization recruiting at Western, we hope that you will view our attire policy as an opportunity to promote inclusivity and attract diverse talent to your event. We wish you success as you meet our students, and invite you to contact us should you have any questions: hirewesternu@uwo.ca.

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.

"At Bell, we are committed to finding and developing the next generation of leaders. Our experience recruiting at Western has been very positive. Thank you for the planning and support you provided to our team. We received complimentary feedback on the seamlessness of hosting a session at Western and our team was impressed by the quality of the students who we interacted with. We look forward to our continued partnership with Western."

- Kamila Noble, Consultant, Talent Acquisition, Bell

“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