Professional and Technical Career Fair

University of Cincinnati Spring 2020 Career Fair

Dates and Times for the University of Cincinnati Spring 2020 Career Fair
Day Date Time Location(s)
Professional Day Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Campus Recreation Center Gymnasium
Technical Days (two days)
Wednesday, February 12 and Thursday, February 13, 2020 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Campus Recreation Center Gymnasium
Interviews Friday, February 14, 2020 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Campus Recreation Center Gymnasium


The fair takes place in the gymnasium of the Campus Recreation Center (CRC) in the center of campus.


Employer registration is now open.

Employers can view fair details and register through the widely-used recruiting platform Handshake.

Why Attend?

Recruit for co-ops, internships, and full-time permanent positions at one of UC’s largest recruiting events of the year. More than 1,100 students are expected to attend each day. UC students are well-prepared, and many have prior experience in professional work settings.

Professional Day (Tuesday) focuses on job opportunities for students in Business and Arts and Sciences. Technical Days (Wednesday and Thursday) focus on opportunities for students Engineering and Information Technology.

On Friday, recruiters can conduct up to 12, 30-minute interviews per interview table from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the same location as the fair.

Pricing and Terms

Booth Types

A Premium Booth includes 10’x20’ space with two covered 6’ tables, up to six representatives, logo in printed booklet, and complimentary electric power at your booth. You may add up to four representatives for $50 each. Employers who purchase a Premium Booth for a Technical Day also receive four tickets to the annual Engineers Week (E-Week) Banquet on February 29, 2020. Cost is $1500 for Professional Day; $1800 per Technical Day.

A Standard Booth includes 10'x10' space with one 6' covered table and up to three representatives. You may add up to two representatives for $50 each. Cost is $600 per day. A nonprofit rate of $300 is available on Professional Day.


Fire code limits the number of booths we can offer each day. To accommodate demand and ensure the widest array of employers for our students, we host two Technical Days and ask that you exhibit on one day or the other. There is no difference in the number of students or types of majors who attend each technical day, so choose the one that works better for your schedule. That said, if you wish to exhibit on both Technical Days, you must select a Premium Booth for each day along with the "Bearcat Package" under Extra Items on the registration form (subject to availability).

All employers receive complimentary parking, shuttle, continental breakfast, beverages and lunch. In addition, your company profile will be visible to UC students in Handshake from the time your registration is approved through the fair dates as well as in the printed booklet students receive on site.


Interviews take place on the Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the gymnasium of the Campus Recreation Center.

If you have reserved one or more interview tables, you will receive a two-part form when you arrive. The 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 after the fair to schedule interviews. Either way, it is your responsibility to contact your candidates directly to schedule interviews with them. Be sure to tell them that the interview will take place on the lower level of the Campus Recreation Center (same location as the main fair). Advise them to arrive 15 minutes early.

On Friday morning, give one copy of the interview schedule to our staff and keep the other copy for yourself. Students who have an interview will wait in a waiting area until you call them over.

We ask that all interviews end by 3:00 p.m. as we start breaking down the room at that time.


You may ship materials in advance, and your packages will be delivered to your career fair booth for you. Ship items to arrive by February 7, 2020. Enclose a return shipping label with 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.

Ship-to address:
Central Receiving
ATTN: UC Career Week
University of Cincinnati
792 E. McMillan
Cincinnati, OH 45206


Payments and Cancellations


Payment is due January 31, 2020. Payment may be made by credit card or check. You will receive an invoice and a link to pay securely online upon approval of your career fair registration. If you prefer to pay by check, make check payable to “University of Cincinnati” and mail to University of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 210115, Cincinnati OH 45221-0115.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations received on or before January 24, 2020, will not pay the registration fee, or if payment has already been made, will receive a full refund. Cancellations received January 25 through January 31 will be charged 50% of the registration fee or receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received after January 31 will pay 100% of the registration fee and will NOT receive a refund. Cancellations must be approved in writing by Suzanne Schindler.

Weather policy: In the unlikely event of a University closure, the career fair may still take place. In the case of a University closure on any day of the fair, refunds will be issued, for that day only, only if the University cancels the fair on that day specifically. In other words, for refund purposes, each day is considered separately.

Future Dates

  • September 15-18, 2020
  • February 9-12, 2021
Future dates are subject to change.