Employer Information Sessions

An Employer Information Session (EIS) is an educational presentation that allows organizations to communicate their brand and mission, share information about career paths for MBAs, and network with students. EISs typically consist of both a formal presentation and time for Q&A. To keep the session dynamic and productive:

  • Limit the formal presentation to 20-25 minutes; reserve the remaining time for Q&A
  • Focus on explaining who you are and what you’re looking for in MBA candidates
  • Be specific about the types of MBA roles available at your organization for full time and/or internship positions
  • Clearly communicate your organization’s interest in hiring MBAs
  • Include managers, Wharton graduates, or others who can best represent and explain your company to students

Request an EIS

EISs may be scheduled Monday through Thursday in the afternoon or evening. Many companies augment their EIS with Coffee Chats to meet students in a more informal, one-on-one setting.

You may submit a request for an EIS in CareerPath, and your Relationship Manager will work with you to find a suitable day and time. For a full list of dates and blackout periods, please refer to the Recruiter’s Guide.

A few sample formats are listed below to help both students and employers get the most out of their sessions:

Example 1:

  • 10 minutes: Formal presentation on brand and mission and information on roles for MBAs
  • 20 minutes: Moderated panel with Wharton alumni on their career path, projects/work,
  • 15 minutes: Breakout sessions by function, practice area, region (or random) for open Q&A

Example 2:

  • 10 minutes: Formal presentation on brand and mission and information on roles for MBAs
  • 15-20 minutes: Breakout #1 by function, practice area, region, or random for open Q&A
  • 15-20 minutes: Breakout #2

Example 3:

  • Presentation or video on company history, culture/mission and hiring plans sent ahead of time
  • 20-30 minutes: Moderated panel with Wharton alumni on their career path, projects/work
  • 20-30 minutes: Open Q&A

Example 4:

  • 45 minute casual presentation with Q&A peppered in