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Host an in-person or virtual event to promote your brand, connect with students, and identify candidates.

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To Host a Virtual Event

  1. Register an employer account with Handshake, our online talent recruiting platform. For step-by-step detailed instructions on how to create an account, check out the Handshake visual guide.
  2. Submit a Handshake event request with your virtual event.
  3. Our staff will review the event request and you will receive confirmation or a request for further questions.

To Host an On-campus Event

  1. Register an employer account with Handshake, our online talent recruiting platform. For step-by-step detailed instructions on how to create an account, check out the Handshake visual guide.
  2. Secure an event venue through one of our recommendations below. Please note that all of these locations charge their own fees.
  3. After securing a location, log into Handshake and submit an event request using this step-by-step guide on how to request an event in Handshake.
  4. Our staff will review the event request and you will receive confirmation or a request for further questions.

To Host an Off-campus Event

  1. Register an employer account with Handshake, our online talent recruiting platform. For step-by-step detailed instructions on how to create an account, check out the Handshake visual guide.
  2. Secure an event venue off-campus.
  3. After securing a location, log into Handshake and submit an event request using this step-by-step guide on how to request an event in Handshake.
  4. Our staff will review the event request and you will receive confirmation or a request for further questions.
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Additional Notes to Be Aware of When Planning an Event

  • Stanford is on a quarter system. Please refer to the Stanford Recruiting Schedules 2024-25
  • We recommend hosting events between weeks 2-8 of the quarter. 
  • We recommend allowing a minimum of two to three weeks for processing and student marketing to ensure the success of your event.
  • Please review religious observances to avoid potential scheduling conflicts.
  • Stanford Career Education strongly discourages serving alcohol at on- and off-campus events that involve the recruiting of Stanford students. For additional information, please consult guidance provided by Stanford Student Affairs regarding the alcohol policy. Please direct questions regarding this topic to Stanford Career Education's Employer Relations and Outcomes team at recruiting@stanford.edu.
To the backdrop of Hoover Tower, historic Jordan Hall on the campus of Stanford University. Credit: Wolterk / iStock