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CPC-Hosted Employer Receptions at Fordham Law School

The Career Planning Center will be hosting three (3) 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 15 employers.  The Receptions will be held in the Costantino Room on the 2nd Floor of the new Law School building (150 West 62nd Street) on the following dates/times:

  • Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 12:15 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from 12:15 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 12:15 p.m. – 2 p.m.

We welcome employers from all geographic regions.  For the Spring 2015 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 15 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 Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

All employers will receive an email by 5:00 pm on Monday, December 8, 2014 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 three Employer Receptions, the CPC requests that you include as many of those three dates as possible and rank them in order of preference.