Professional and Technical Career Fair

This page has information for employers. Students and alumni should visit How to Prepare for a Career Fair.

Dates and Times for the Fall 2024 Professional and Technical Career Fair (subject to change)
Day Date Fair Hours Employer Check-in Location(s)
Professional Day: Business and Arts and Sciences Sep. 17 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 8:30 a.m. Campus Recreation Center
Technical Day 1: Engineering and IT
Sep. 18 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 8:30 a.m. Campus Recreation Center and Tangeman University Center
Technical Day 2: Engineering and IT Sep. 19 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 8:30 a.m. Campus Recreation Center and Tangeman University Center
Post-Fair Interviews
Sep. 20 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 8:00 a.m. Campus Recreation Center

Career Week: More Ways to Engage

The Fall 2024 fair will offer ways to engage with UC beyond the fair itself.

Representatives attending the fair are invited to meet and mingle with academic leaders each morning from 9 to 9:45 a.m. in the breakfast room in the Campus Recreation Center. No separate registration is required. The tone will be casual and informal.

Companies committed to recruiting a diverse and talented workforce in engineering and IT are invited to this event on Wednesday, September 18, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Nippert West Pavilion, convenient to both career fair locations. Free. Student groups may include:

  • Association of Women of Color in Engineering (AWOCE)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • IT Proud
  • WIC: Women in Cybersecurity
  • ACM-W (for women in computing)
  • LGBTQ+ students
  • Neurodiverse students
  • Students with disabilities
  • Veterans

Wind down after the fair on Thursday, September 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Nippert Stadium West Pavilion. Enjoy wine and beer (max two drinks per person) and snacks with fellow recruiters and UC faculty and staff. Free.

Employer Registration

Employer registration for the fall fair will open on or about July 1, 2024.

In response to growing demand among students for jobs that support environmental sustainability and the increasing importance of sustainability to business operations, we will highlight companies that are actively hiring for "green" roles at this fair.

Students from UC's Net Impact chapter will determine eligibility. To be considered as a green jobs employer, indicate your interest when you register for the fair. Learn more about the green jobs designation.

Because space is limited, employers recruiting for engineering and/or IT should choose one Technical Day or the other. There is no difference between the two days in terms of job seekers, so choose the one that works for your schedule. That said, employers who want to attend BOTH Technical Days must purchase a Premium Booth for each day and add the Bearcat Package under General Items.

A standard (single) booth is $600 to $800 per day, and a premium (double) booth is $1500 to $1800 per day. In the Campus Recreation Center, booths are 10'x10' for standard, 10'x20' for premium. In Tangeman University Center there are no booths, just 6'x30" tables.

We offer a 50% discount to nonprofit organizations and first-time attendees. Discounts apply to standard registrations only. The first-timer discount is extended to companies that have not attended this fair in the past 36 months, and "first-timer" applies to the company, not a representative. Government entities do not qualify for the nonprofit discount. Discounts cannot be stacked. Discounts, if any, will be applied upon approval of your fair registration.

Payment for the Spring 2024 fair was due January 26, 2024. Credit card payment is preferred. If you must pay by check, make payable to "University of Cincinnati" and mail to University of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 210115, Cincinnati OH 45221-0115. You will receive an invoice upon approval of your career fair registration.

Companies with an outstanding balance from a previous fair will not be approved to attend until the balance is paid.

Cancellations for the Spring 2024 fair that were received on or before January 19, 2024, will not pay the registration fee, or, if payment has already been made, will receive a full refund. Cancellations received January 20 through 26 will be charged 50% of the registration fee or receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received after January 26 will be charged 100% of the registration fee and will NOT receive a refund. Cancellations must be approved in writing.

Inclement Weather Policy

In the unlikely event of a University closure, the career fair may still take place. If the University closes on any day of the fair, a refund will be issued for that day only, and only if the University also cancels the fair that day. In other words, for refund purposes, each day is considered a separate event.

Post-Fair Interviews

Employers may conduct post-fair, in-person interviews on site on the Friday of career fair week. Interviews will take place in the Campus Recreation Center gymnasium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We will provide blank interview schedules at employer check-in. Each two-part form is pre-printed with 30-minute interview slots. Some recruiters like to fill in their interview schedule(s) as the day goes on; others prefer to contact their top candidates immediately following the fair to schedule interviews. Either way, it is your responsibility to contact candidates directly to schedule interviews with them. Remind them that the interview will take place on the lower level of the Campus Recreation Center and to arrive at least 15 minutes early.

We ask that you turn in the yellow copy of your interview schedule(s) to us for our records.

We ask that you conclude all interviews no later than 3 p.m., as we start breaking down the room at that time.


overhead view of people mingling at booths

Job seekers browse employer booths in the Campus Recreation Center. Photo/Joseph Fuqua III

On Professional Day (Tuesday) and the second Technical Day (Thursday), all employers will be in the Campus Recreation Center.

On the two Technical Days (Wednesday and Thursday), employers will be split between the Campus Recreation Center and the nearby Tangeman University Center.

Both buildings are centrally located on the University's main campus. View a campus map.

Career Fair Parking and Shuttle

We provide free parking at the Cincinnati Zoo's Vine Street Main Parking Lot with free continuous shuttle service to and from campus.

For those who have joined us before, this is a DIFFERENT LOT than usual. The Zoo is requiring us to use the Main Lot due to work being done on the South Lot.

  • Career fair visitors should park in the Cincinnati Zoo's Vine Street Main Parking Lot.
  • The lot entrance is at 3427 Vine St, Cincinnati OH 45220. Google map to Vine Street Main Parking Lot entrance.
  • Look for a red “Career Fair Parking” sign at the lot entrance on Vine Street.
  • Cars may enter the lot on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of career fair week.
  • You do not need a ticket or voucher.
  • Career fair shuttles will pick up along the main roadway that passes through the lot. Look for a red "Career Fair Shuttle Stop" sign or the white and red shuttle vehicles.

Career Fair Shuttle

Free shuttle service will be provided between the Zoo's Vine Street Main Parking Lot and campus starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The last shuttle will depart campus at 4 p.m. on Tuesday and 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Shuttle stops will be marked with signs.

For those exhibiting in the Campus Recreation Center: Shuttles will run a continuous loop between the Zoo's Vine Street Main Parking Lot and the Shuttle Stop on Campus Green Drive. From there, you will walk to the Campus Recreation Center. If you have a mobility issue, let us know in advance so we can try to accommodate you. View a campus map.

For those exhibiting in the Tangeman University Center (TUC): Shuttles will run a continuous loop bewteen the Zoo's Vine Street Main Parking Lot and the Shuttle Stop at University Circle. From there, you will walk to Tangeman University Center. If you have a mobility issue, let us know in advance so we can try to accommodate you. View a campus map.

Parking for Interviews

If you will be on campus for interviews, do not park in the Zoo lot. Instead, park in a campus garage and pick up a parking voucher from the Employer Help Desk before you leave.

We recommend Campus Green Garage or Woodside Garage. Be advised that campus garages are often full between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. You can check real-time availability of parking in campus garages using the Parking Tracker.

Career Fair Interview Day Parking Garages
Exhibiting in Recommended Garage Address Coordinates Clearance
Campus Rec Center Campus Green Garage 2935 Campus Green Drive 39.135716 -84.515223 6'9"
Campus Rec Center Woodside Garage
2913 Woodside Drive 39.135025 -84.515180 6'7"

Dropping Off Booth Materials

Drop off packages or passengers near the venue, and we'll get them to your booth while you park and ride the shuttle back. View a campus map.

Directions to the drop-off point for exhibitors in the Campus Recreation Center:

  1. From Martin Luther King Drive, turn south on Woodside Drive.
  2. Proceed with caution through the vehicle checkpoint to continue south.
  3. Proceed slowly past the new Lindner College of Business building on your left.
  4. When you see a large brick building on your right, bear right and look for signs saying “Career Fair Drop-Off.”
  5. Follow instructions from volunteers.
  6. After unloading, turn around and exit the way you came in.
  7. Drop-off GPS coordinates: Latitude 39.13307425672819, Longitude -84.51524095817385

Directions to the drop-off point for exhibitors in Tangeman University Center:

  1. From Clifton Avenue, enter the campus at Clifton Avenue and Straight Street.
  2. Tell the gate guard you are dropping off materials for the career fair.
  3. Proceed along the roadway (University Circle) and look for a sign saying “Career Fair Drop-Off.”
  4. Pull over and follow instructions from volunteers.
  5. After unloading, continue on University Circle down the hill. Turn right onto Clifton Avenue and proceed to the Zoo parking lot.
  6. Drop-off GPS coordinates: Latitude 39.13108523065556, Longitude -84.51950030607846


You may ship materials in advance, and your packages will be delivered to your career fair booth for you. Ship items to arrive by 3 p.m. September 13, 2024, at the address below. Enclose a return shipping label in each package. At the close of the fair, securely pack, seal, and label your packages, and we will route them to the carrier. We do not assume responsibility for mishandled or misplaced packages.

NEW Ship-to Address

Univ Cincinnati Campus Receiving
Docks N1-N7
5121 Fishwick Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45216


Future Dates

  • February 11-14, 2025

Future dates are subject to change.


Headshot of Cordelia Schack-Edmiston

Cordelia Schack-Edmiston

Assistant Director, Partnership Development (for questions about recruiting and UC's co-op program)


Headshot of  Suzanne Schindler

Suzanne Schindler

Events Manager (for questions about the fair itself)

(513) 556-7234


The Professional and Technical Career Fair is a co-production of the College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies, CEAS Tribunal (College of Engineering and Applied Science student tribunal), and Lindner Career Services.