Professional and Technical Career Fair

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

As the global pandemic continues, plans are subject to change. We ask for your understanding and flexibility. This page is your best source of current information about this event.

Dates and Times for the Spring 2023 Professional and Technical Career Fair (subject to change)
Day Date Hours
Professional Day: Business and Arts and Sciences Feb. 7 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Technical Day 1: Engineering and IT
Feb. 8 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Technical Day 2: Engineering and IT Feb. 9
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Post-Fair Interviews
Feb. 10
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Employer Registration

Register for the Professional and Technical Career Fair in Handshake.

You need a free employer user account in Handshake to register for the fair. If Handshake is new to you, see Getting Started with Handshake.

To edit an existing registration, see How to View/Edit a Career Fair Registration.

Last day to register is January 27, 2023, or when we reach capacity, whichever comes first.

Exhibiting on Technical Days

Because space is limited, we ask that employers who want to attend a technical day choose one or the other, but not both. There is no difference between the two days with regard to the range of job seekers or types of majors who will attend, and we coach students to attend both days.

That said, if it’s important to you to exhibit on both technical days, you must purchase a premium booth for each day and add the "Bearcat Package" under "Add-On Items" ($700).

NEW: Choose Your Location

Companies registering for either of the technical days will have the option to choose which building they want to be in.

Companies recruiting for construction management, civil engineering, and/or architectural engineering are encouraged to choose the "Built Environment Fair." This will put you in the Tangeman University Center with other companies recruiting for those disciplines to maximize your exposure to qualified candidates. We will promote this location to job seekers as such.

Companies recruiting for mechanical, chemical, electrical, aerospace, biomedical, environmental or computer engineering, or for information technology, cybersecurity or computer science, are encouraged to choose the "Engineering and IT" option, which will place you in the Campus Recreation Center with other companies recruiting for those disciplines.

This will avoid us guessing your preference and lets you choose for yourself. The cost is the same either way.

NEW: Green Jobs Initiative

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 the eligibility of interested companies to be designated a "green job employer." To be considered, indicate your interest when you register for the fair. Learn more about the Green Jobs Initiative.

Cost

A standard (single) booth is $600 to $800 per day, and a premium (double) booth is $1500 to $1800 per day. We have returned to our pre-COVID booth sizes in the Campus Recreation Center of 10'x10' standard, 10'x20' premium. In Tangeman University Center there are no booths, just tables.

Discounts

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

Payment is due January 27, 2023. 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.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations received on or before January 20, 2023, will not pay the registration fee, or, if payment has already been made, will receive a full refund. Cancellations received January 21 through January 27 will be charged 50% of the registration fee or receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received after January 27 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.

Location

overhead view of people mingling at booths

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

The fair takes place each day in the Campus Recreation Center.

On Wednesday and Thursday, February 8 and 9, we will also host the "Built Environment Fair" in 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 in the Cincinnati Zoo South Lot with free shuttle service to and from campus.

  • The Zoo South Lot is bounded by Vine Street, Louis Avenue, Euclid and Shields. On GPS, use the address 35 Louis Ave, Cincinnati OH 45220. Google map of Zoo South Lot.
  • Cars may enter from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Look for a “Career Fair Parking” sign at the entrance.
  • You do not need a ticket or voucher.
  • You may park in any available space. The lot has about 400 spaces.

Career Fair Shuttle

Free shuttle service will be provided between the Zoo South Lot and campus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The last shuttle will depart campus at 4 p.m. each day.

For those exhibiting in the Campus Recreation Center: Shuttles will run a continuous loop between the Zoo South 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 South Lot and the Shuttle Stop at University (formerly McMicken) 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.

Shuttle stops will be marked with signs.

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

If you have packages or passengers to drop off before you park, you may drop them off, and we'll take them to your booth while you park. 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. 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 McMicken Gateway 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 (McMicken Circle) and look for a sign saying “Career Fair Drop-Off.”
  4. Pull over and follow instructions from volunteers.
  5. After unloading, continue on McMicken Circle down the hill and exit on Clifton Avenue. From here, turn right onto Clifton Avenue toward the Zoo South Lot on Vine Street and Louis Avenue.
  6. GPS coordinates: Latitude 39.13108523065556, Longitude -84.51950030607846

Shipping

You may ship materials in advance, and your packages will be delivered to your career fair booth for you. Ship items to arrive by 8 a.m. February 6, 2023, 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.

Ship-to Address

Univ Cincinnati Central Receiving
ATTN: UC Career Week
792 E. McMillan
Cincinnati, OH 45206

Lodging

Future Dates

  • February 7-10, 2023
  • September 12-15, 2023
Future dates are subject to change.

Contacts

Headshot of Amy Atterholt

Amy Atterholt

Partnership Development Coordinator (for questions about co-op and recruiting at UC)

Headshot of  Suzanne Schindler

Suzanne Schindler

Events Manager (for questions about the fair itself)

(513) 556-7234

Partners

The Professional and Technical Career Fair is a co-production of the Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education, CEAS Tribunal (College of Engineering and Applied Science student tribunal), Lindner Career Services and the Lindner Students Association.