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Company FAQ

Company FAQ

1) What is the agenda?

Please note that these times are approximate.

6:00 – Registration/Mixer
6:30 – 30-second Company Introductions
7:00 – Dinner
7:30 – Next Student Group Is Seated
7:40 – Dessert
8:10 – End of Formal Event (Some students who could not get into your table may still stop by.)

2) How many people from our company should attend the Senior Dinner?
Two per table. If you would like to bring more than that, we recommend that you sponsor an additional table.

3) Do the students sign up to meet us? Or do we get to pick who we meet with?
The students will sign up to meet with you. Students typically are assigned to the companies that most interest them, but occasionally, students who cannot be placed with their first-choice company may be assigned to another group.

Expect to meet with three groups of approximately six students during the evening, plus those you mingle with during the widely attended student reception.

 4) I have questions about the Engineering Career Fair.
Contact Career Services at (541) 737-4085 or visit Career Fairs

 5) Do I need a parking permit?
Campus parking is free after 5 pm. If you plan to arrive before 5 pm, please contact us.

 6) What is the dress code?
Business casual.

 7) I need a hotel.
Many of our guests prefer

   - Hilton Garden Inn located on the edge of campus, (541) 752-5000

   - Comfort Suites, (541) 753-4320,

   - or Holiday Inn Express, (541) 752-0800.

 8) What topics should we discuss with the students?
The primary goal here is to share information with the students that will help them learn about their employment (and internship) options and make informed decisions. As you think about your discussion angles you may want to consider:

   - Share general information about your organization. What do the students know about your company?

   - How would you describe your company's culture?

   - How big is your organization?

   - If your organization is not in Oregon, describe what your region is like. What kinds of engineers/scientists do you hire within your organization and what do those employees do?

   - If your organization has multiple sites (in different geographic locations), what are the opportunities and expectations for employee transfers among sites?

   - Describe the benefits of joining your company.

   - Tell students what your organization looks for in a prospective recruit.

   - What general pointers can you give the students for interviewing? What kinds of questions should they ask employers, etc.

   - What kind of background or experience do you look for from new college grads or in intern candidates?

   - Are you hiring? What job openings or internships do you have and how do people apply?

   - Give the students advice on creating an effective resume and interviewing tips.

For more information, contact us.

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