Tabling and Information Sessions

UCS offers both tabling and 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. Tabling is an informal way for employers to connect with students in a high-traffic area such as the student union for students to stop by and learn more about their organization.

Policies for Tabling and Information Sessions:

*Note: 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.

  • All tabling reservations should be made via Handshake by creating an event. If you are unsure on how to do this, please see this tutorial or see steps below.
  • Reservations must be made at least 14 business days before you plan to be on campus.
  • You may offer food at your event depending on the policies of the on-campus location of your event. We recommend snack type foods.
  • Employers participating in tabling scheduled through UCS will have to commit to our four student connection modalities:
    1. Face-to-Face at the event
    2. 15-minute Virtual Chat Tool on Handshake Job Postings
    3. Direct Messaging Tool on Handshake Job Postings
    4. Applications to Handshake Job Postings
  • No more than two members of your organization may be present at a table. (Note: this does not apply to information sessions)
  • You are allotted up to a 4-hour time block for your session. If you are interested in booking additional time, please be aware you will incur an additional fee.
  • You may not move or change the location of your session or table, nor block walkways in any way. 

    Fees for Tabling and Information Sessions in the Student Union:

    The standard rate: $145 (for-profit organizations) or $130 (non-profit/governmental/educational organizations). 

    • Includes the following benefits: 1) complementary tools that Handshake provides for employers to promote their events based on their Handshake account type, 2) listing on in-house video monitors if flyer is provided.

    The premium rate: $245 (for-profit organizations) or $195 (non-profit/governmental/educational organizations). 

    • Includes the following benefits: 1) One promotion in the UCS bi-weekly Handshake Newsletter, 2) One week promotion on UCS webpages, 3) Resume Book of registered students, and 4) all of the Standard rate benefits.

    Cancellation/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 other recruitment events. 

    Steps to Request a Tabling or Information Session:

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

    • Click on “Request an Event”.
    • Under “Event Name” be sure to include “Table” or “Information Session” in the name (example: “Recruitment Information Table with Company X”).
    • 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, then put those 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 Recruiting:

    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.

    • Place QR codes on your collateral that links to website information for college students.
    • Make sure your collateral is poster card size and showcases your company's diversity, benefits, and job opportunities.
    • Be sure to states if your organization considers all academic majors.
    • Include direct contact information (email, LinkedIn, etc.) of recruiters who are committed to responding to students.
    • Gamify the your information session or table by offering students a chance to win cool prizes (money, gift cards, etc.).

    Questions about Tabling and Information Sessions in the Student Union should be emailed to the Recruitment Coordinator, [email protected]

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