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Winter Career Fair - Employer Information Page

Wednesday, January 20 & Thursday, January 21, 2016

Online registration begins November 25, 2015  
Event location: Recreation Center, Building 43
Registration fees: $850 per table/day | non-profit fee: $300 per table/day

Recruit students from all majors for career, co-op, and internship positions. An opportunity to network with students is followed by optional afternoon interviews. Employers must have open positions in order to attend. Job descriptions are required at the time of registration and will be posted in the registration form. Students from all majors and all levels as well as Alumni are invited to attend. List of Majors

Registration Fee

The Career Fair registration fee is $850 per table/day | non-profit fee: $300 per table/day. Basic registration fee includes:

  • One 6-foot rectangular table with linen
  • Registration for three representatives
  • Event advertising: The Winter Career Fair will be advertised on campus electronic bulletin boards, in presentations to classes, in Mustang News ads, on distributed posters and flyers, and on the Cal Poly Career Services' website home page*
  • Job posting: Opportunities are submitted to Career Services during the registration process and will be advertised on MustangJOBS four weeks before and two weeks after the Career Fair
  • Day-of interviewing space provided at event table
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • On-campus parking
  • Shuttle service

Optional Fees

Extra representatives (limit five per table) -$35 each
Extra table (additional tables are approved based on space availability) - $850 per table/day

*Please note that any registrations submitted after January 7, 2016 are not guaranteed publicity in event advertising and collateral.

Winter Career Fair Agenda

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Check-in, display set-up, and breakfast

9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Open forum / networking with students

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Employer luncheon (Career Fair will remain open)

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Optional student interviews (arranged during event)*

*Employers will have the option of conducting interviews at their event table from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. You will be provided with a blank schedule for interview sign-ups generated as you meet students during the Open Forum. Invite candidates back and conduct same-day interviews at your event table.

Request for Private Interview Rooms after the Career Fair

If you choose to interview the day after the career fair, you may reserve a private interview room. All reservations requested are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and must be requested the day of the career fair. There is a one room per company limit.

To reserve your next day interview room, please see the Career Services' Recruiting Staff on the morning of the Career Fair. They will be located at the main entrance table. Once you have secured your room, you will be provided with a blank interview schedule. You control your schedule and may add candidates throughout the day. Your final schedule must be given to Career Services' Recruiting Staff the morning of your interviews.

Career Fair Cancellation and Refund Policy

In the event that a company chooses to withdraw completely from the career fair, the following refund schedule will apply. Once you have been notified that your registration has been approved, the following cancellation policy is in effect: 

Cancellations received two weeks before the event IN WRITING will receive a full refund minus $100.00. No refunds will be issued after the deadline date.
Employers with outstanding fees will be invoiced by Career Services. An invoice and two past-due invoices will be sent. The third notice will be the final notice. If the organization has not paid their account in full by the deadline date noted on the third notice, their account will be referred to the University to refer to a private collection agency. Organizations will be notified that their organization will be liable for the collections agency fee.
Organizations whose account is not paid in full will be required to pay for all past outstanding fees and pre-pay for the current fair they wish to attend. Employers with any outstanding fees will not be permitted to attend the fair until their account is paid in full. 

No Show Policy

Organizations that do not check-in by 10:30 a.m. on the day of the event will be considered a “no show." The table may be reassigned and the organization will be billed for the event. We cannot “roll over” the registration to another event or refund the fee. 

More Information

You can find more information regarding this event here: Additional Details

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