1) Is this event like last October's Networking Night?
Yes. Our EECS February Networking Night is for a broad group of students (undergraduate and graduate students) from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).
Students majoring in the following areas are encouraged to attend:
- Computer Science
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
This networking event offers informal time to connect with the students, followed by five break-out sessions where you'll meet with smaller groups of students who have signed up to learn more about your organization. The meeting space is also informal - you'll be meeting in labs, classrooms and conference rooms.
2) Who else will be at the event?
Along with the students, other organizations are registering for Networking Night. To see who has registered so far, click on the About Companies link.
3) How many people from our organization should attend?
It is up to you. In most cases, you'll be meeting in a lab, classroom or conference room for the breakout sessions. Kindly register each individual whom you would like to bring. Be aware industry representaties often spend most of the time standing. (Chairs are generally reserved for students.)
4) 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. Occasionally, students who cannot be placed with their first-choice company may be assigned to another group.
Expect to meet with several groups of students during the evening, (we target six students per group although group sizes vary) plus those you mingle with during the widely attended Student Meet-and-Greet/Reception.
5) Do I need a parking permit?
Parking is free after 5 pm. If you will arrive before 5 pm, let us know so we can assist you.
6) My company is an INSPiRE Industrial Affiliate. What else do we need to do?
A space has already been reserved for your company and you will receive a resume book, but each representative attending the event must register. (To register, click on the Company Registration link.)
7) We would like a resume book.
Resume books are only available to INSPiRE Industrial Affiliates.
8) What is the dress code?
9) I need a hotel.
Many of our guests prefer:
10) What is the format for the breakout sessions?
Please budget half of your time for sharing about your company, and the other half for connecting with students. The primary goal is for students to gain information that will help them learn about their employment (and internship) options and make informed decisions.
11) What topics should we discuss in the breakout sessions?
Here are some idesa:
- 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 openings do you have and how do people apply?
- What do you look for in a successful applicant?
- What types of information are you looking for on student resumes?
12) How much is government rate?
Government rate is $500.
13) I have questions about the Career Fair.
The Career Development Center at Oregon State University organizes the Career Fairs and Career Expos. For more information, visit http:/career.oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-4085.
14) What other ways can I engage students in the School of EECS?
See our Industry Events Calendar for information on our events designed to help you meet our Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering students!