Student Employment Services Office
1700 College Crescent, Princess Anne Building, Room A-114
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
Office: (757) 822-7228 Fax: (757) 822-7232
Web Site: http://www.tcc.edu/students/career/ses
Employer Information Sessions
An Information Session is a presentation given by an employer to provide you with details about a specific job opening or about various career paths and benefits offered by their company. Remember, the goal of these sessions is to lead you to potential interviews with the employer! The benefits of an Information Session are varied:
This is an excellent opportunity to speak directly with the company representative in a personalized, information environment.
The session offers a realistic, insider’s viewpoint of the company’s work environment.
Students repeatedly say it is more satisfying to talk face-to-face with employers than to merely search a company web site.
This is an opportunity to network with the employer and ask questions.
Where is the List of Employer Information Sessions
Visit the TCC/HireNet Web site: www.hirenet.net/jobs.cfm?orgid=jtcc3763 (Tidewater Community College partners with HireNet to bring enhanced career services and employment opportunities to students and alumni). Click on Tidewater Community College “View Placement Events” in order to see a listing of Employer Information Sessions and Employer On-Campus Recruitment Events.
What to Expect
Sessions may run one to three hours in length. You must be on time for the start of the information sessions.
Presentations may address an employer’s services, career opportunities, business culture, and facility sites.
A question and answer period typically follows.
Time is allotted for individual or small group interactions.
Who Can Attend
You must be a TCC students or alumni in order to attend an Employer Information Session.
It is required that you have your resume critiqued, in advance, before attending an Employer Information Session. If you need assistance with preparing your resume, contact Babi Brock, Student Employment Services Office, prior to attending a session. Telephone Number: (757) 822-7228. Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Dress
You are required to dress in appropriate attire (Business Casual) to attend the sessions. Jeans, shorts, tee-shirts, sneakers, flip flops and hats are not allowed.
How to Get the Most from Information Sessions
Read the employer’s position description or literature to establish a base for asking intelligent and specific questions.
Bring copies of your resume and make yourself known to the employer.
Have a pen and paper available to take notes.
Obtain a business card to send a follow-up or thank you letter.
If you are unable to secure an interview, follow-up with a resume and cover letter a few days later to show continued interest.