Schedule a Virtual Event
Employers are encouraged to engage students in a wide range of virtual programming in the 2020-21 academic year. Your ogranization can invite students to participate in virtual events (company presentations, tech talks, coffee-chats, etc.) by posting your event in Handshake. Events are added to the MIT calendar of events in Handshake, and to manage student RSVPs, you may choose to either use Handshake or include in the event posting a link to an external platform. Employers are responsible for using their own virtual platform, such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams among others, to host and deliver their virtual event.
Please note there is no charge to post an event on Handshake. However, employers can request additional event support from Career Advising & Professional Development for a fee of $200 per virtual event. Please see additional details below:
Type of Virtual Employer Program
|Office Hours/Resume Review/Coffee Chats||FREE|
|CAPD Sponsored Event Support||$200 per virtual event|
CAPD Sponsored Event Support
- Review & audit event details for maximum effectiveness
- Invite Students in Handshake
- Recognition as CAPD Sponsored Event
- Inclusion on the MIT Events Calendar (https://calendar.mit.edu/)
- Email to Students Organizations, Course Admins, others
- Monitoring of Event RSVPs
- Capture Student RSVPs through Handshake
Tips on Connecting with MIT Students
MIT students are known to be inquisitive and want to solve the world’s most challenging problems. In the planning of your programs please be aware that the traditional “why work for XYZ company” program does not draw as well as programs which engage students with valuable insight, details, advice, and first hand experiences. Incorporating MIT alumni employed at your company into your presentation can also be an effective way to attract current students.
For best results in attacting MIT students, when posting in Handshake provide details about the session, desired target audience, and also have minimal restrictions so all intersted students can participate.