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CPC-Hosted Employer Receptions at Fordham Law School

The Career Planning Center will be hosting two Employer Receptions at Fordham Law School in an effort to introduce our new 1L class to employers who participate in our Fall On-Campus Interview Program.

Each reception can accommodate up to 30 employers.  The Receptions will be held in the Costantino Room, Soden Lounge, and Bateman Room on the 2nd Floor of the new Law School building (150 West 62nd Street) on the following dates/times:

  • Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 12:15 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 12:15 p.m. – 2 p.m.

We welcome employers from all geographic regions.  For the Spring 2020 semester, there will be no catering fee for employers participating in these receptions.

Participating employers are welcome to have up to five (5) representatives attend a Reception, bring marketing materials, a poster (with easel), and other materials.  There will also be a Raffle for students at each Reception; employers are welcome to participate in the Raffle by providing a giveaway that can be offered as a prize.

Why participate in the Raffle?  The purpose of the Raffle is not to give prizes to the students. Rather, the purpose of the Raffle is to help break the ice.  By participating in the Raffle, you make it easier for students to approach your representatives at the Reception and initiate a conversation.

Employers who participate in the Raffle will be provided with a fishbowl and raffle-entry cards. In order to enter the Raffle to "win" your donated item, students will have to enter their contact information on the cards and drop them into your fishbowl.  At the end of the Reception, you will:

  • choose a winner from the fishbowl,
  • provide the name of the winner to a member of our staff, who will notify the student, and
  • take all the raffle-entry cards back to your office, thereby giving you the contact information of all the students you spoke with at the Reception.

Lottery

The Career Planning Center will conduct a lottery of interested employers to determine which 28 employers will participate in each of the Employer Receptions.  Employers interested in participating in this lottery should contact the Career Planning Center by email (careers@law.fordham.edu) by 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

All employers will receive an email by 5:00 pm on Monday, December 2, 2019 informing them whether they received a spot at an Employer Reception and, if so, for which date they received the spot.

As a separate lottery will be run for each of the two Employer Receptions, the CPC requests that, unless you have an unavoidable conflict on one of the two dates, you enter the lottery for both dates, and rank the two dates in order of preference.