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Thank you for your interest in participating in the Career Fairs at DePaul University!
Below are resources and information that will help prepare your company/organization to recruit and engage at our upcoming career fairs.
If you have any additional questions/concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested employers can register for all DePaul Career Fairs via Handshake HERE.
All Industry Fairs:
Standard For-Profit Company — $450
Non-Profit/Government Organization — $175
Standard For-Profit Company — $300
Non-Profit/Government Organization — $150
Specialized Career Fairs:
In-Person or Virtual:
Standard For-Profit Company — $200–$300
Non-Profit/Government Organization — $100–$150
Access for (4) representatives (up to 2 additional representatives allowed at $25 each)
(2) Parking vouchers
Inclusion in list of Employers attending the fair in Handshake
Payment Deadline: We must receive payment no later than Monday, September 11, 2023. If we do not receive payment by that date, we will deactivate your Handshake account and you will not be able to attend recruiting events until the balance is paid.
Cancellation Deadline: If you decide to cancel your registration for the Fall Career Fair, you must do so by Monday, September 11, 2023. Cancellations received after that date are subject to the full registration fee.
As you interact with job seekers; the Career Center expects that employers follow the principles for employment professionals outlined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, found here.
Your participation in this fair indicates your willingness to adhere to these guidelines.
All Attendees (both Employers and Students/Alumni) are encouraged to dress in Business casual attire.
Day 1 (All Industry) of our Fall Career Fair will take place on our Lincoln Park Campus. Day 2 (Tech & Data Analytics) of our Fall Career Fair will take place on our Loop Campus. Additional details will be provided to employers after their registration has been approved.
Employers participating in the Upcoming Spring Career Fair can ship their promotional materials to our campus prior to the fair. Please address all packages as follows:
DePaul University Career Center2320 N. Kenmore, SAC 192, Chicago, IL 60614Attn: Jocelyn Martinez/Employer Engagement – Career FairFor: Employer name
DePaul University Career Center1 E. Jackson, 9th floor, Suite 9500, Chicago, IL 60614Attn: Jocelyn Martinez/Employer Engagement - Career FairFor: Employer name
**Please Note: We will NO LONGER accept and/or ship back UPS packages for Career Fairs. For future shipping needs, please use Fed Ex. Career Center staff will transport your materials to the fair prior to your arrival.
Please also include your organization’s name and the name of a representative who will be at the fair on the label. If there are any problems with shipping, those attending the fair will need to have all tracking information. The Career Center staff will be happy to assist in tracking materials; however, we are not responsible for the actions of your carrier.
If you need items shipped back after the fair, please make sure that all materials are properly labeled and packaged for shipment at the end of the fair. You will need to provide all shipping labels and affix them to each package prior to leaving the fair. Please notify a Career Center staff member of your intent to ship materials on the day of the fair and you will be instructed on where to leave your packages.
Our team will transport the packages back to the address provided below. Please schedule a return pick-up with your carrier for Friday, September 29, 2023, prior to leaving the fair.
**Please Note: The Career Center is unable to provide return shipping labels for your packages.
Address for return pick-up:
Parking is very limited on the Lincoln Park Campus. In order to alleviate parking congestion, public transportation or arrival by taxicab is STRONGLY recommended. Directions for arriving by Chicago's public transportation system (the CTA) can be found here.
If these transportation options are not available to you, parking is available at the Clifton Parking Deck (2330 N. Clifton Avenue) and the Sheffield Parking Deck (2331 N. Sheffield Avenue). (2) complimentary parking vouchers are included in the cost of registration and will be distributed at employer check-in. However, please note that garage spaces are limited and not guaranteed. If your group parks more than two vehicles, you will need to park at the Clifton Parking Deck and validate your ticket at the Student Center information desk (same location as fair). You will receive the $8 DePaul rate on your way out of the parking garage. As a participant in a Career Center sponsored the event, you are eligible for this reduced rate.
There are no DePaul owned parking garages on our Loop Campus. However, below is a list of parking garages close to the Loop Campus and commonly utilized by University visitors.
Each employer will have one 6 foot by 30 inch table with a small company sign and two chairs. You may bring tabletop displays that can fit comfortably on or around your table. Your table assignment will be given to you upon your arrival. A plastic table cover will be provided upon request.
Below are three tips from our team to help employers be successful at our career fairs:
In addition to these tips, check out the below articles for more information.
All upcoming fairs being hosted virtually will take place on Handshake.
In order to meet with students, you MUST set up sessions for students to register for. All Handshake virtual fairs have two options for employer-student engagement:
Most students register for virtual fair sessions 1-2 weeks prior to the fair. So, we highly recommend setting up your sessions schedule 2+ weeks in advance to allow students to register for them.
For reference, below are links to resources from Handshake with step-by-step instructions on how to set-up and manage your virtual fair schedule and/or sessions.
Below are two resources we recommend to ensure your audio/video are working properly during the virtual career fair:
Below is a list of resources from Handshake to help prepare your company/organization for participating in our virtual career fairs: