Professional and Technical Career Fair

Recruit for co-ops, internships, and full-time permanent positions at one of UC’s largest recruiting events of the year. In a typical year, more than 1,700 students attend each day.

The Fall 2020 event will be a virtual career fair. Recruiters and job-seekers alike can participate from office or home using a laptop, tablet or phone. No travel required! We will use a virtual career fair platform called Premier Virtual to host the fair.

Recruiters should contact their top candidates to schedule interviews by phone, video, or in person following the fair - in whatever format and schedule works for you. We will not host next-day interviews on site this fall.

Dates and Times for the University of Cincinnati Fall 2020 Professional and Technical Career Fair
Day Date Time Location
Professional Day: Business and Arts and Sciences Tuesday, Sept. 15 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Virtual
Technical Day: Engineering and IT
Wednesday, Sept. 16 (one day only)
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (later end time) Virtual

Employer Registration

We are handling employer registration and payment through Handshake. View fair details and register in Handshake.

Virtual Fair Platform

To host the virtual fair itself, we will use a platform called Premier Virtual, which offers an online experience similar to an in-person career fair for recruiters and job-seekers alike and can handle the scale and scope of this fair.

  • Build out your virtual booth with a company bio, website, social media links, and job vacancies
  • One-to-one chat capability with candidates during the fair
  • Escalate to video chat if you wish (link the video platform of your choice during setup for easy access)
  • Integrated dashboard tracks candidates who visited your booth and who submitted a resume within the platform
  • After the fair, download contact information for every job-seeker who visited your virtual booth and/or submitted a resume, signaling interest in one or more of your open positions

If you have registered and paid in Handshake, follow the Employer Guide to Premier Virtual to build out your virtual booth and get ready for the fair.


Since we are not hosting on-site interviews, please plan to set up interviews with your top candidates at your convenience, on your own schedule, on the platform of your choice (e.g., telephone, WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Zoom).

Pricing and Terms

Standard registration is $350 per day. Nonprofit registration is $150 per day. To keep things simple, there are no premium opportunities.


Payment is due September 4, 2020. Payment may be made by credit card or check. You will receive an invoice upon approval of your career fair registration.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations received on or before September 4, 2020, will not pay the registration fee, or, if payment has already been made, will receive a full refund. Cancellations received September 5 through September 11 will be charged 50% of the registration fee or receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received after September 11 will be charged 100% of the registration fee and will NOT receive a refund. Cancellations must be approved in writing.

Future Dates

  • February 9-12, 2021
  • September 14-17, 2021
Future dates are subject to change.


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