Campus & Virtual Events

Participating in a campus event is convenient and lets you reach the greatest number of students.

There are three types of campus and virtual events: presentations, office hours and coffee chats, or company networking events (known as “Career Fairs” in CareerHub).

Presentations, office hours, and coffee chats also make great virtual events. Just like their in-person counterparts, employers can structure virtual events so that participants can sign up in advance and/or drop in.

Your recruiting relationship manager can work with you to set up a virtual event. All Stanford GSB students use Zoom so it is particularly easy to connect to them using this platform.

Presentations

Presentations sponsored by student clubs allow you to interact with a targeted group of students. In the process, you increase the visibility of your organization and its job opportunities.

Event requests are accepted by the club at its sole discretion. Your recruiting relationship manager can help you define options that are likely to be accepted as well as plan possible dates and times. The CMC and club will jointly handle event logistics and promotions. From the Host an Event option, select event type: Presentation (club sponsored).

While not required, providing lunch for students is appreciated if your presentation is around noon.

  • Lunchtime events are usually held from 12:10–1:10 pm.
  • If you are providing lunch, we recommend starting at 12:00 pm.
  • Evening events with fewer than 50 students can start at 6:00 pm. If the event is larger, it should start at 6:30 pm.

Office Hours & Coffee Chats

With these events, employers choose whether participants sign up in advance and/or drop-in. Your recruiting relationship manager coordinates the promotion of these events to students. From the Host an Event option, select event type: Office Hours, Coffee Chat.

  • Office hours take place in a reserved study room.
  • Coffee chats take place anywhere on campus but are typically held outside at Stanford GSB’s Coupa Café. Students and company representatives often prefer the more casual settings of Coffee Chats, but note these spaces cannot be reserved.

These events also make great virtual events. Just like their in-person counterparts, employers can structure virtual events so that participants can sign up in advance and/or drop in.

Your recruiting relationship manager can work with you to set up a virtual event. All Stanford GSB students use Zoom so it is particularly easy to connect to them using this platform.

Company Networking Events

We host several networking events each year and market them to students. Each event has unique requirements, so be sure to check with your recruiting relationship manager before registering to Attend a Career Fair.

These events facilitate introductory conversations between multiple organizations and large numbers of students. Typically, networking events are held in the late afternoon or evening.

Who Should Attend

We recommend one to three representatives with these characteristics:

  • Enthusiastic about your organization
  • Involved in the recruiting process
  • Recent Stanford GSB alumnus and/or
  • Hiring manager and/or recruiting coordinator
Who You Will Meet
  • October events are for second-year MBAs and MSx students seeking full-time jobs.
  • November events are primarily for first-year MBAs looking for internships.
  • Spring events are open to all classes, internships, and post-Stanford GSB roles.
Promotional Materials

Brochures, promotional items, and other materials for use during a company networking event can be sent to our offices. Please do not send anything too large since each organization has a 36” diameter table.

Address:
Stanford Graduate School of Business Hunter Career Management Center
ATTN: CNE – [Your Organization’s Name]
655 Knight Way Stanford, CA 94305-7298

If you want items returned after the event, please include a completed return shipping label.

“Day of” Logistics

Each organization’s table will be assigned to a table and students will flow throughout the room. Appetizers and beverages will be available. Attire should be what you typically wear to work.

Discussion Topics
  • Provide an overview of the organization’s location(s), size, business structure, and culture/values. Articulate the strategic direction of your organization and what distinguishes you from competitors. Some students use this event to explore career options and may ask very basic questions.
  • Review your hiring needs for specific positions, functions, business groups, locations, and any structured programs.
  • Highlight any exciting training opportunities such as job rotations, exposure to executive-level managers, and community service. Let students know if you offer formalized feedback and mentorship programs.
  • Describe the profile of an ideal candidate including experience and work authorization requirements. If your interview model requires student preparation, inform students so they can prepare.
  • Share insights into long-term career development at your organization