Networking nights are recruiting events that allow recruiters and students to connect in a less formal setting. The events are held at Fuqua in the evening after classes end and accommodate up to 18 companies. Light refreshments and beverages are provided and attire is business casual.
Office hours and coffee chats
A company may request to have students register for coffee chats with specific time slots or may host students in a more "open house" office hours forum where students come and go during a specified time frame. Office hours and coffee chats can be used to engage with any of our student groups including those in the Master of Management Studies and Master of Quantitative Management programs.
Panels & hands-on learning activities
Provide students with a closer look inside your company or give them a "day in the life" perspective with a panel of alumni or senior leaders. You can also help them understand the types of challenges or projects they would work on by providing a case or problem to tackle during your engagement. Some examples of successful activities include:
- Store tours and site visits
- Case competitions
- Candidate support and coaching such as resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, and mock interviews
Student club events
Fuqua MBA student clubs and organizations are the lifeblood of campus activities, and there are clubs for most every professional and personal interest. Sponsoring a club event, either with time or money, provides visibility for companies and a chance to interact with students interested in areas that align with employer recruiting needs. Examples include sending representatives to participate in a symposium or sponsoring a tour of company facilities.
MBA club organization information can be found on the MBAA clubs web site. Reach out directly to club presidents to discuss sponsorship and partnership opportunities. Sector managers should be notified, so club events can be coordinated with other recruiting activities.
Host students on-site at your organization
During fall and winter breaks students organize trips to cities around the US and abroad to visit companies and learn more about their culture and hiring needs. An employer visit, which usually lasts from one to three hours could consist of a tour, presentation, panel discussion, lunch, and/or any activity that would be of interest to students. Fuqua refers to these visits as "Week-in-Cities" and past trips have included the "Week on Wall Street", visits to consumer packaged goods companies in New York and New Jersey, consulting firm visits in Atlanta, and a "tech trek" to the West Coast.
Employers interested in student visits should notify their sector manager.
Target early talent
All of the above options can be tailored to help you recruit talent from our one-year Specialty Masters programs. Contact your sector manager for more information. If you are not working with a specific sector manager, contact Rachel Yost to discuss your options and the best schedule for engaging with those programs.
Employers have the option of hosting virtual activity. All employer presentations, small group engagements, and interviews can be done utilizing the employer's platform of choice. Since it is difficult to replicate informal recruitment interactions, we recommend smaller events like coffee chats or office hours to complement your larger employer information session.