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

Recruit for co-ops, internships, and full-time permanent positions at one of UC’s largest recruiting events of the year. More than 1,000 students are expected to attend each day.

We are planning a three-day in-person fair with optional in-person interviews on the fourth day.

We will also have a virtual day on Thursday, February 17, using Handshake as the fair platform. While you'll use Handshake to schedule group and 1:1 sessions, you can host your virtual sessions on Teams, WebEx, Zoom, or whatever you prefer; you don't have to use Handshake's video solution. Simply paste your meeting link right into your schedule. Learn more about getting ready for a virtual fair with Handshake's guide to virtual fairs and our virtual fairs page.

Dates and Times for the University of Cincinnati Spring 2022 Professional and Technical Career Fair (subject to change)
Day Date Hours
Professional Day: Business and Arts and Sciences Feb. 8 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Technical Day 1: Engineering and IT
Feb. 9
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Technical Day 2: Engineering and IT Feb. 10 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Interview Day
Feb. 11 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Virtual Day: Engineering, IT, Business, Arts and Sciences
Feb. 17 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Health and Safety Expectations

Before coming to campus, review the information for campus visitors. Key points are:

  • In keeping with current guidance from the CDC, all individuals, whether fully vaccinated or not, must wear a facial covering indoors (unless you have received an exemption or accommodation; or when actively eating or drinking, or when alone in a private room).
  • Unvaccinated individuals are required to wear a facial covering when outdoors and unable to maintain social distancing.

Location

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

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.

Employer Registration

Your company may attend either or both formats, but you must register separately for each.

Employer registration for the in-person days will close January 21, 2022, or when we reach capacity, whichever comes first. Employer registration for the virtual day will close January 28.

Cost

Cost for a standard registration is $600 per day for the in-person fair, and $300 for the virtual day.

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 28, 2022, for the in-person days (February 4 for the virtual day). You will receive an invoice upon approval of your career fair registration. Credit card is the preferred payment method.

Cancellations and Refunds

In-Person Days

Cancellations received on or before January 21, 2022, will not pay the registration fee, or, if payment has already been made, will receive a full refund. Cancellations received January 22 through January 28 will be charged 50% of the registration fee or receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received after January 28 will be charged 100% of the registration fee and will NOT receive a refund. Cancellations must be approved in writing.

Virtual Day

Cancellations received on or before January 28, 2022, will not pay the registration fee, or, if payment has already been made, will receive a full refund. Cancellations received January 29 through February 4 will be charged 50% of the registration fee or receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received after February 4 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.

Career Fair Parking

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.

Parking for Interviews

If you will be on campus on Friday, February 11, 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 Woodside or Campus Green garages. Be advised that campus garages are often full between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. You can check the status of campus garages any time using the Parking Tracker. View a campus map.

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 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.

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. February 7, 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

  • September 13-16, 2022
  • February 7-10, 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