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 Fall 2022 Professional and Technical Career Fair (subject to change)
Day Date Hours Format
Professional Day: Business and Arts and Sciences Sep. 13 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In person
Technical Day 1: Engineering and IT
Sep. 14 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In person
Technical Day 2: Engineering and IT Sep. 15
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In person
Post-Fair Interviews
Sep. 16
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In person

Location

We will hold the in-person fair in the Campus Recreation Center gymasium. If necessary, we may expand into the Great Hall in the nearby Tangeman University Center. Both buildings are on the University's main campus. View a campus map.

Employer Registration

Cost

A standard (single) booth is $800 per day. A premium (double) booth is $1800 per day. As of July 2022, we expect to return to our pre-COVID booth size of 10'x10' standard, 10'x20' premium.

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 September 2, 2022. Credit card payment is preferred. You will receive an invoice upon approval of your career fair registration.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations received on or before August 26, 2022, will not pay the registration fee, or, if payment has already been made, will receive a full refund. Cancellations received August 27 through September 2 will be charged 50% of the registration fee or receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received after September 2 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 could 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 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.

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

Career Fair Parking

We provide free parking in campus garages. Pick up a parking voucher at employer check-in before you leave. (Whether or not we use the Cincinnati Zoo lot in September 2022 is TBD.)

If you are exhibiting in the Campus Recreation Center (most people), park in Campus Green Garage (east entrance) OR Woodside Garage.

If you are exhibiting in Tangeman University Center (TUC), park in the CCM Garage. From Jefferson Avenue, turn west on Corry Boulevard.

If those garages are full, you can also try Calhoun, Clifton Court, Corry Street, or Varsity Village garages. Check real-time availability of parking in campus garages using the Parking Tracker.

View a campus map.

Career Fair 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"
Tangeman University Center (TUC) CCM Garage 270 CCM Boulevard 39.129894 -84.516852 Level 3 (Main) - 7'6"
Level 2 and below - 6'10"

Dropping Off Booth Materials

If you have packages or passengers to drop off before you park, you may drop them off on campus, and movers will transport items to your booth for you. 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. September 12, 2022, 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.

Contact

Headshot of  Suzanne Schindler

Suzanne Schindler

Events Manager, Experience-Based Learning and Career Education

(513) 556-7234