/ Asked by Laura
I applied to a graduate role which contains different job functions such as IT, analysis, maths and statistics, accounting etc At this stage I wouldn't be applying to an exact function. But I have been invited to attend an Open Day and an interview. I have never attended an open day as part of an application process for graduate school before. What can I expect to happen?
Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Friday, June 17, 2016
Nice work scoring an invitation to interview and attend an Open Day! That means the company you’ve applied to is interested in learning more about you, and in return, wants to give you a closer look at them.

On a typical Open Day, employers bring you in with several other potential candidates to give you a taste of company culture while gaining the advantage of seeing you in action for an entire day. You should expect the chance to network with current employees and hiring managers, learn more about the work environment, and maybe even pick up a few tips for really hitting a home run in your interview. An added bonus? Employers typically throw in some free food if it’s an all-day affair.

The most important thing to remember is that employers will be looking at how you handle yourself throughout the day, so while it may feel pretty casual at times, do yourself the favor of treating the entire experience like an interview. Stay engaged and show the congenial, collaborative individual you are with the kind of talent and drive that fits in great with their team. You’ll ace the day and walk away leaving a lasting impression.

Good luck with your interview!
Answered by Charlene, Hiring Expert at Gap Inc., on Tuesday, June 21, 2016
This is going to be a fun and exciting day for you, Congratulations on the invitation.  Be sure that you are well prepared, sometimes on these days there has been an agenda, pre-work and perhaps a list of individuals from the company that may be speaking or that you may be meeting.  It's important to set yourself up for success, choose and set out your clothes, be sure and do the pre-work and review it right before the day begins so all the information is fresh in your mind, check LinkedIn and see the individuals background and if you have any common passions, organizations or even connections.  Once you prepare yourself you can expect a day of interviewing on both sides, they will be seeing how you interact with others, how you lead and how engaged you are during discussions, and you will have the opportunity to experience the work environment and meet employees in person and ask them about their experiences.  Have a great day and Good Luck! 
Answered by Megan, Hiring Expert at Archer Daniels Midland, on Tuesday, June 28, 2016
I cannot speak specifically to the workplace you are applying to, but if you have an interview following the "Open Day" I would think you should expect to hear multiple presentations from current employees regarding the job functions you listed. There may also be a company overview, benefits presentation, and maybe a "day-in-life" from other grad students they have hired. Companies want you to feel good about coming to work for them, these presentations can also help you formulate questions for your interview.
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