Professional and Technical Career Fair

University of Cincinnati Fall 2019 Career Fair

Dates and Times for the University of Cincinnati 2019 Fall Career Fair
Day Date Time Location(s)
Professional Day Tuesday, September 24, 2019 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Campus Recreation Center Gymnasium
Technical Days (two days)
Wednesday, September 25 and Thursday, September 26, 2019 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Campus Recreation Center Gymnasium
Interviews Friday, September 27, 2019 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.


This fair is sold out.

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

Why Attend?

Recruit for co-ops, internships, and full-time permanent positions at UC’s largest recruiting event of the year. More than 1,800 students are expected to attend each day. UC students are well-prepared, and many have prior experience in professional work settings.

Professional Day focuses majors in Business and Arts and Sciences. Technical Days focus on majors in Engineering and Information Technology.

Interview Day enables recruiters to interview qualified candidates right away. You may conduct up to 12 interviews per table in 30-minute blocks from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and you may request interview tables at no additional charge.

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 for one day. Up to four representatives may be added for $50 each. $2000 per day.

A Standard Booth includes 10'x10' space with one 6' covered table and up to three representatives on one day. Up to two representatives may be added for $50 each. $800 per day.


Fire code limits the number of booths we can offer each day, so to accommodate demand, we have added a second Technical Day. There is no difference in the types of students or majors who will attend one Technical Day vs. the other. Choose the one that works better for your schedule.

Technical Day employers who choose a Standard Booth may register for one Technical Day or the other but not both. Technical Day employers who choose a Premium Booth may register for one Technical Day or the other but not both. Employers who wish to exhibit on BOTH Technical days should choose a Premium Booth for each day and add the "Bearcat Package" under Extra Items on the registration form.

There is no upcharge to participate in the Professional Day and ONE Technical Day. We do not have a nonprofit or government discount.

Regardless of booth type, all employers receive complimentary parking, shuttle, wifi, continental breakfast, lunch, beverages and snacks. In addition, your company profile will be visible to UC students in Handshake from the time your registration is approved through the fair dates and in the printed booklet 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 September 19, 2019. 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 September 13. 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 September 6, 2019, will not pay the registration fee, or if payment has already been made, will receive a full refund. Cancellations received September 7 through September 13 will be charged 50% of the registration fee or receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received after September 13 will pay 100% of the registration fee and will NOT receive a refund. Cancellations must be approved in writing by Suzanne Schindler or Patti Carroll.

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.

Dates for Spring 2020

For those who plan ahead, the University of Cincinnati Spring 2020 Professional and Technical Career Fair will take place February 11-14, 2020.

Professional Day will be Tuesday, February 11. Technical Days will be Wednesday and Thursday, February 12-13. Interviews will take place on Friday, February 14 (Happy Valentine's Day!).