Info Sessions and Industry Nights 2019

We welcome firms to book info sessions or our popular industry nights starting in September. Firms can promote full-time and/or summer internship roles. On-line registration for fall sessions or interviews begins on May 7th, 2019, at 10:00am.

Info sessions will be offered during the day on September 3rd and 4th or in the evenings from September 5th and onward (schedule below).

Industry nights will be also be offered September 5th – 16th with a different industry featured each night. Up to ten firms can set up information booths for networking. Some info sessions will be available for booking on these evenings. Please work with your Relationship Manager for a recommendation on booking an industry night or info session.

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Details and Schedules

There will be two options for firms to book space: info sessions or industry nights.

  • 1.5 hr length
  • Goodes Hall (no cost) or other venues
  • Catering options (firms to arrange and cover the cost of catering for their session)
  • Registration and attendance lists provided
  • No overlap with other firms of same industry
  • Short presentation is recommended with more time dedicated to networking
  • Space is limited; once booked in, it will be difficult to change your time or date due to our volume. Please consider this when booking
  • Offered Mondays - Thursdays
September 3, 4 11am, 1pm and 3pm
September 5 - September 16 7pm
September 17 - October 3 5:30pm, 7pm
  • All companies are given space in Goodes atrium to set up a booth
  • Table and table cloth provided
  • Light refreshments and food served (firms to pay small contribution to catering)
  • Registration provided
Consulting Night September 5 5pm-7pm
Accounting Night (Big 4) September 9 5pm-8:30pm
Financial Services/Accounting Night September 10, 11 5pm-7pm
CPG, Retail, Marketing Services Night September 12 5pm-7pm
Tech, Telco, Start-Up September 16 5pm-7pm

Interviewing Dates

All firms interviewing students from our Kingston campus programs are asked to read and acknowledge the Recruiting Partnership Agreement, which outlines key interview, sign-back and black-out dates.

Firms are welcome to interview on or off campus. However, it is recommended that all first round interviews be on campus to ensure maximum access to students. To facilitate this, we have protected on-campus interview dates by industry. On these dates, Kingston-based students are not allowed to leave the Kingston campus for out-of-town interviews. If a firm chooses to conduct first-round, on-campus interviews outside of these dates, they could risk students not being in Kingston.

Firms are welcome to interview prior to the on-campus dates. However, as per the partnership agreement, they must keep any offer open until the sign-back date.

This also applies to accelerated recruiting in the summer period. Interviews are permitted during the summer, however any offers made in the summer must abide by the September sign-back date on the partnership agreement. The only exception is return offers to the same position from a summer internship. In this case, the firm may determine the offer expiry.

Protected Interview Dates On-Campus

September 2-23, 2019 Recruiting Period (for full-time or summer internships)

  • Capital Markets/Finance - September 9, 10
  • Consulting - September 11, 12, 13, 16
  • All Other Industries - September 17, 18, 19, 20 and onward

September 24-October 21, 2019 Recruiting Period (for summer finance industry internships only)

  • Capital Markets/Finance Summer Internships only - October 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8
  • All final round interviews must be completed by October 16th in order to adhere to our October 17th, 18th blackout dates, if firms are making an offer prior to the October 21st sign-back date below

All other industries can interview anytime outside the black-out dates

From January - March firms are permitted to interview any time on or off campus outside of the black-out periods.

Offers and Sign-back Dates

All offers must be in writing and in accordance with our designated sign-back dates within each recruiting period. Please refer to our Recruiting Partnership Agreement for further details.

  1. September 23, 2019 (Exception: October 4 for Accounting firms): for all industries, full-time or summer internships (including accelerated offers made in the summer)
  2. October 21, 2019: for Financial Services summer internships only

For offers made beyond these dates for the noted industries, it is requested that all offers be kept open for a minimum of 5 business days as per the CACEE guidelines or 3 days for Financial Services .

Black Out DatesReasonConsiderations
October 14, 2019 Thanksgiving
October 17, 18
October 21 - November 4, 2019
Midterm Exams 3rd and 4th year students may choose to interview off campus during the October 24th -25th break.
December 4 - 19, 2019 Final Exams Students will be permitted to interview off campus upon completion of their exams, which will be at their discretion.
February 10 - 14, 2020 Midterm Exams The February mid-term exam period is primarily designated for 1st and 2nd year students. If you are interviewing 3rd and 4th year students, we ask for sensitivity to the possibility of a midterm during this time.
February 17 - 21, 2020 Reading Week Students will be permitted to interview off-campus during this time. There will be no on-campus recruitment activity during this week.
April 9 - 25, 2020 Final Exams Students will be permitted to interview off campus upon completion of their exams, which will be at their discretion.