Host an information session

Host an information session or a virtual information session to connect with University of Melbourne students. Talk directly to relevant student cohorts about your organisation and future recruitment opportunities.

Host an employer information session

Employer information sessions allow organisations to come to our campus and talk directly to our students. As an employer, this gives you the opportunity to:

  • engage and network with a targeted group of students from relevant disciplines
  • strengthen your employer brand on campus
  • provide information about your organisation, employment opportunities, application process and upcoming recruitment activities
  • make use of our lecture theatres and our audio-visual equipment to achieve audience impact and attract high quality candidates.

We can help you to make your information sessions a success by providing the following support:

  • Help you to book the lecture theatre or appropriate space
  • Escort you to the venue and set up the audio-visual equipment to ensure that everything runs smoothly
  • Provide a number of free promotional channels to inform students about your session

Information sessions are recommended at the start of semester in March and/or August. We recommend holding your information session between:

  • 27 February – 31 March
  • 24 July – 25 August

How to register

We allocate dates and times for employer information sessions on a first-come, first-served basis, so please ensure that you book in as soon as possible to secure your preferred time.

  1. Visit Careers Online and enter your username and password, or register as a new employer if you haven't used our service before.
  2. Complete the booking form in the right-hand column. Make sure you complete all the required fields, including three date and time preferences and targeted disciplines. Click 'submit' once completed.

Host a virtual employer information session via Facebook

Virtual employer information sessions allow organisations to communicate directly with University of Melbourne students by using Facebook’s live-streaming service. As an employer, this will allow you to:

  • provide information about your organisation, employment opportunities, application process and upcoming recruitment activities
  • strengthen your employer brand among the University of Melbourne community
  • increase traffic and likes on your organisation’s Facebook page.

How to register

  1. Visit Careers Online and enter your username and password, or register as a new employer if you haven't used our service before.
  2. Complete the booking form in the right hand column. Click 'submit' once completed.

How to host a virtual session

  1. Select a date and time to host your virtual session.
  2. The University of Melbourne sends targeted communication to the student cohorts that you are seeking to engage, directing them to your Facebook page at the selected date and time.
  3. Host your virtual session at the arranged date and time via your organisation's Facebook page.

How to stream

Your virtual session will be hosted on your organisation's Facebook page. To share a live stream from your Facebook page:

  1. Go to your page in the Facebook Pages Manager app.
  2. Click “Post” to create a new post.
  3. Add a description for your video, which must include “University of Melbourne – Virtual Employer Information Session”.
  4. Click "Go Live".

Promotion

Fee-based promotion

In order to maximise student attendance, we strongly recommend the following advertising channels:

  • Targeted email to reach student cohorts from the relevant disciplines
  • Web banner advertising on Careers Online

Free promotion

We will inform targeted students about your session by:

  • listing your session on Careers Online event board
  • displaying your promotional posters in relevant faculties and departments
  • promoting through University and faculty websites and newsletters, where available.

Catering

To serve catering at your information session, make arrangements directly with your chosen provider or contact us for recommendations.

Security

Security procedures will be in place for risk prevention and incident management. If you are conducting an information session or networking event and believe you may have a security risk, please contact us.

Contact us

Matt Atkins
Project Officer
Phone: +61 3 8344 9466
Email: matthew.atkins@unimelb.edu.au