Fall Connection fair | October
Pre-fair day Monday, October 17, 2016
Smith Career Center
Attire: Business casual
4:30 - 6:00 pm Best practices for recruiting at Virginia Tech. 
All Connection-attending employers are welcome.
Session leader: Jim Henderson, Associate Director for Employer Relations.
6:00 - 7:30 pm Welcome Reception
All Connection-attending employers are welcome. 
Meet with Career and Professional Development staff, and Virginia Tech academic faculty and staff.
Career fair day Tuesday, October 18, 2016 
Squires Student Center | Unloading only | NO parking at Squires. 
Attire: Business casual or professional attire.
7:30 am - 5:15 pm Shuttles for employers to/from Squires & parking
Parking instructions
8:00 am Employer check-in | outside Commonwealth Ballroom | 2nd Floor, same level as Mall entrance where you unload and meet shuttles
8:00 - 9:45 am Employer set-up in booths in Commonwealth Ballroom
8:00 - 9:45 am Breakfast available for employers
All day Refreshments available in employer lounge
10:00 am - evening
If you registered for next-day interview space: 
During Tuesday, how to schedule your Wednesday interviews and what to tell/give students.
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Career fair open to students
Noon - 1:30 pm Lunch available for employers in Old Dominion Ballroom [1st floor of Squires]
4:30 pm Employers remove all materials from Squires
Interview day only for employers who registered in advance Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Squires Student Center
Attire: Business professional attire
You will have created your interview schedule during Tuesday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm Shuttles for employers to/from Squires & parking
Parking instructions
7:45 am Employer check-in opens
Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your first interview
8:00 - 9:30 am Breakfast available for employers
8:30 am - 5:00 pm 30-minute interviews | each interview begins on the half-hour
All day Refreshments available in employer lounge
Noon - 1:30 pm Lunch available for employers in Old Dominion Ballroom [1st floor of Squires]
5:30 pm Employers remove all materials from your interview table
Weather / emergency schedule Weather / Emergency contingency schedule
Event / schedule change plan in the event of weather or emergency university closings or delayed openings.
Employer fees
Fall 2016 Connection employer fees

Sponsorship opportunity job fair day registration fees:
Limited number of sponsorships. Includes: 
- Attendance for up to four representatives.
- Double booth space (two 6X8-foot booths with tables/chairs).
- Premium booth location in ballroom.
- Scrolling ad banner on The Fairs App.
- Your organization logo on the Fall Connection student web page.
- Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. 
(Does not include interview day; note fees below for interview day.)

Sponsorship registration: $1000
Each additional representative (above four): $50


Non-sponsorship job fair day registration fees:
Registration fee includes:
- Attendance for up to two representatives. 
- One 6X8-foot booth with table and two chairs. 
- Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments.
(Does not include interview day; note fees below for interview day.)

Government / non-profit organizations:  $400
All other employers:  $500
Each additional representative (above two):  $50
Additional booth (limit one extra, for two total):  $250

  Interview day fees: 
[Employers may register for the fair day only; interview day is optional.]
- One interview table = one interview schedule.
- Two reps. max. per interview table/schedule.
- Breakfast, lunch and refreshments.
All employers | fee per interview table:  $100

Registration for employers

1. Hokies4Hire employer login 
 [If you are new to Hokies4Hire, you will create an account.]
2. Under the "Career Fair" heading select "Search."
3. On that page select "career/job fair."
4. See "Fall 2016 Connection fair" and registration link. 
Registration open Wed. July 6, 2016.
Registration closes when the event is fully booked, OR Oct. 3, 2016, whichever occurs first. This event usually books full before the registration close-date.


Employers registered

Registration details

List of registered employers was published prior to the fair.
PLEASE check your submitted information for accuracy:
— majors.
— types of hires.
— academic levels.
— work authorization.
Students place reliance upon this information in preparing for the fair!

Cancellation &
Refund Policy

Cancellation by you after registering, by email to Ashley Roberts, received (on business days):
—  Up through Sep. 16, 2016: full refund.
—  Sep. 17 - Oct. 3, 2016: $250 administrative fee.
— On or after Oct. 4, 2016: no refunds.

Event cancellation:
In the unlikely circumstance that this event is cancelled due to insufficient registration or unforeseen circumstances, the university will refund registration fees, but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

If the fair is held, and the interview day is cancelled, fees paid in advance for the interview day will be refunded.

Shipping materials

Shipping materials to and from the fair.

DO NOT ship materials or exhibits to the Smith Career Center, or to the fair venue, or to any campus location.

Parking passes and rules

Parking passes will be provided:
- by email prior to fair to the email address provided by your colleague who registered your organization to attend,
- at the welcome reception,
- at employer check-in at the fair, and 
- at the designated parking lot by shuttle drivers. 
You must park in the designated area and display your parking pass (and take the shuttle to the fair venue) or you will be ticketed.
Career and Professional Development has no authority over parking on campus and is not able to void parking tickets.


Directions to Virginia Tech (University web site)

Campus maps (University web site)

Directions, unloading, parking, shuttle for the fair


Virginia Tech visitor resources: accommodation information

Contacts for employers

For all questions related to registration and being added to our invitation list for the next event, please contact:

Ms. Ashley Roberts
Event Planner and Social Media Coordinator
Career and Professional Development at Virginia Tech 
540-231-4974 | ashleylr@vt.edu

To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Mr. Jim Henderson
Associate Director for Employer Relations
Career and Professional Development at Virginia Tech
540-231-8079 | jim.henderson@vt.edu