Information Sessions

UCS offers information sessions as methods of recruiting UNC students. Information Sessions are opportunities for employers to engage with students both formally through presentations and informally through receptions and networking.

Policies for Information Sessions

These policies only pertain to companies requesting UCS to schedule events in the Student Union. Different departments will have their own policies that are not covered by the UCS policy.

  • Reservations must be made at least 14 business days before you plan to be on campus.
  • All information session reservations should be made via Handshake by creating an event.
  • You may offer food at your event, depending on the policies of your on-campus location. We recommend snack-type foods such as donuts, chips, and cookies.
  • You are allotted up to a 4-hour time block for your session. If you are interested in booking additional time, please be aware that you will incur an additional fee.
  • You may not move or change the location of your information session, nor block walkways in any way.

Fees for Information Sessions in the Student Union

Standard Rate:

  • $145 (For-Profit Organizations)
  • $130 (Non-Profit/Government/Education Organizations)
  • Includes the following benefits:
    • Complementary tools that Handshake provides for employers to promote their events based on the account type.
    • Listing on in-house video monitors if a flyer is provided.

Premium Rate:

  • $245 (For-Profit Organizations)
  • $195 (Non-Profit/Government/Education Organizations)
  • Includes the following benefits:
    • One promotion in the UCS bi-weekly Career Readiness Newsletter sent to the student body via Handshake.
    • One-week promotion on UCS web pages.
    • Resume Book of registered students.
    • All Standard Rate benefits.

Cancellation and No Show Policy

Organizations must provide University Career Services with at least 48 hours advance notice of cancellation. If sufficient time is not given, and the organization is a “no show,” a $25.00 cancellation fee may be assessed to your organization. The fee must be paid prior to returning to campus for any future recruitment events. 

Steps to Request an Information Session

To reserve a table, please log in into your Handshake account or create a new one:

  • Click on "Request an Event".
  • Under “Contact”, select the individual from your company who will be the main contact for your event.
  • Under “Type”, select Employer On-site.
  • Enter the “Start and End Dates”, and ensure the times are Eastern Time.
  • If you are interested in additional or alternative locations, put the Department or location names in the description box, and we will connect you with the appropriate person who handles that reservation process.

Once requested, we will do our best to accommodate your date and location requests.

Tips for Successful Information Sessions

Given the myriad activities competing for the attention of today’s college students, brevity and repeatability are key, and employers should develop “grab and go” collateral to give to students as they engage with you. Consider the following tips to maximize your employer brand, visibility, and connection with potential student recruits.

  • Keep information sessions engaging by providing activities such as Q&As, alumni panels, company trivia, resume reviews, etc.
  • Include free giveaways--company merch, food, gift cards, etc.
  • Be mindful of the time of day you schedule your event as well as event duration.
  • Bring UNC alumni to your event to connect with current students.
  • Connect with relevant student organizations. For more information on this, please see here.
  • Provide in-depth company information beyond what is on your website.

Questions about Information Sessions in the Student Union should be emailed to the Recruitment Coordinator, Kaitlyn Underwood at [email protected].

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