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Individually-Hosted Off-Campus Employer Receptions

Each year many employers choose to host their own individual receptions at area restaurants off campus.  The CPC does recommend employers first participate in one of the CPC Hosted Employer Receptions as a means of generally introducing their organizations to our student body.

CPC Calendar of Possible Dates

The CPC has set up a calendar of potential dates over a period of 6 weeks for off-campus events/receptions to avoid possible conflicts and to maximize student attendance at these events. On certain dates, there are two time slots available (lunchtime and evening); on other dates, only one time slot is available. Details for each date are listed in the section "Dates and Times During the Spring 2020 Semester".

Off-Campus Reception Times

Please note that at Fordham Law School there are no classes scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm to 1:50 pm, or on Wednesdays from 4:30 pm to 6:20 pm (commonly referred to as “open window periods”), except WednesdayFebruary 19, which will follow a Monday schedule of classes. Scheduling an event during an “open window” period minimizes -- but does not entirely eliminate -- the chance that class conflicts will make it impossible for students to attend an event. Therefore, the table of dates below includes lunchtime timeslots only on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Keep in mind, however, given that there are only three “open window” periods per week, it is common for other school organizations and departments to schedule programs/events during these “open window” periods. Therefore, there may be other activities competing for student attendance, even during open window periods.


The CPC will conduct a lottery of interested employers to determine which employers will host off-campus events on each of the available dates. Employers interested in participating in this lottery should send an email to the Career Planning Center at by 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, indicating their choices of reception dates from among those on the list below.

Dates and times during the Spring 2020 Semester

February 2020 Dates

Monday, February 3 (evening)
Tuesday, February 4 (evening)
Thursday, February 6 (lunch and evening)
Friday, February 7 (evening)
Monday, February 10 (evening)
Tuesday, February 11 (evening)
Wednesday, February 12 (evening)
Thursday, February 13 (evening)
Friday, February 14 (evening)
Tuesday, February 18 (lunch and evening)
Wednesday, February 19 (evening)
Thursday, February 27 (evening)
Friday, February 28 (evening)

March 2020 Dates

Monday March 2 (evening)
Tuesday, March 3 (lunch and evening)
Wednesday, March 4 (evening)
Thursday, March 5 (evening)
Friday, March 6 (evening)

In order to avoid possible conflicts, we ask that each employer provide as many choices as possible, with a minimum of five choices ranked in order of preference, and indicate for each date whether a lunchtime reception or an evening reception is desired (depending, of course, on the availability of time slots on the chosen dates as set forth in the list above). 

All employers will receive an email by 5:00 pm on Monday, December 2, 2019, informing them which reception date and slot they were assigned. 

Marketing Your Off-Campus Event

There are two methods available for marketing your event to students: 

  • Post your Program/Reception under the Events Tab in Symplicity.  Students are accustomed to using Symplicity as a resource for all aspects of their job-search needs, including employer events. 
    • We recommend that you post your event in Symplicity no later than Wednesday, January 15, 2020 -- the first day of classes of the spring semester -- so that it receives the greatest possible attention from the students.  (We have noticed in past years that events that are not posted until later in the semester can be overlooked by students.)
    • When you post the event in Symplicity, make sure to provide the students with a method to RSVP directly to your organization; that is the best way to ensure that you are up to date on both RSVPs and any potential cancellations.   
    • Please contact the CPC if you have any questions about how to post your event in Symplicity
  • Send the CPC a Poster describing your event to be displayed on the CPC bulletin board; we will display the poster on our bulletin board one week prior to your event.
  • Invite students via email by requesting a copy of the opt-in mailing lists available for each class.  


The CPC has identified off-campus establishments in the vicinity of the Fordham Law School campus that may be good venues for employers wishing to host an individual reception; a list of those establishments and their respective contact information is available via the link below.

Sample FLS Area Restaurants