Wednesday, September 27 & Thursday, September 28, 2017

Online registration begins August 1, 2017
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. Students from all majors and all levels as well as alumni are invited to attend. List of Majors

 

Registration Fee 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 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
  • Optional-Day-after interviewing space provided at the Julian A. McPhee University Union Room 220-Building 65 beginning at 8:30 a.m. and concluding by 2:00 p.m.
  • 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

Fall Career Fair Resume Book - $150 per company/orgganization

The 2017 Fall Career Fair Opt-In Resume Book features resumes from Cal Poly students and alumni who are seeking internship and full-time opportunities, and will connect you with additional Cal Poly students and alumni who may be strong candidates for your open positions. Our students will be given the option to provide their resume to our 2017 Computing Career Fair employers during a two-week period before and after the event. Student resumes may be submitted to the Resume Book beginning Tuesday, September 5, 2017 with a final submission deadline of Thursday, October 12, 2017. You will be granted access to an Opt-In Resume Book for a period of seven (7) days after the student submission deadline. The cost for 2017 Fall Career Fair Opt-In Resume Book is $150 per company/organization. The fee of $150 is waived for Career Partners Platinum, Gold, and Silver Program Levels.
Please note: Third-party recruiters will not have access to the online resume books.

 

Publicity/Event Advertising

The Career Fair will be advertised on the campus electronic bulletin boards, in presentations to classes, posters, fliers, ads in Mustang News (our campus newspaper), and on the Cal Poly Home Page. All job opportunities submitted to us during the registration process will be advertised to students in the ever-popular MustangJOBS.

*Please note that any registrations submitted after August 29, 2017 are not guaranteed publicity in event advertising and collateral.

Additional Publicity/Event Advertising

If you would like additional publicity, please advertise your organization’s attendance at this special event by calling the Mustang News directly at (805) 756-1143 for display ads. This widely read publication produces an “event issue" in conjunction with each of Career Services’ Career Fairs.

Agenda Schedule of Events

 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Alumni-Employer Networking Event (Optional)
Network and mingle with fellow alumni and colleagues, and reconnect with Cal Poly Faculty and Staff while enjoying appetizers and beverages at the new Cal Poly Alumni Welcome Center in beautiful downtown San Luis Obispo.  The Cal Poly Alumni Welcome Center is located 852 Monterey Street, on the corner of Monterey and Chorro.  Recommended neaby parking is at the Palm Street Garage at 842 Palm Street or metered street parking.  All parking is subject to the City of San Luis Obispo parking policies.  For additional parking information, contact the City of San Luis Obispo Parking Services

Where to park:  Please refer to City of San Luis Obispo Parking Guide.
Enforcement hours:   Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Network and mingle with fellow Career Fair Alumni and colleagues while enjoying appetizers and beverages

The Cal Poly Alumni

Wednesday and Thursday, September 27 and 28, 2017
Career Fair Agenda

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

Check-in, display set-up, and breakfast

9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Open forum / networking with students

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Employer luncheon (Career Fair will remain open)

2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Optional student interviews (arranged during event)*

*Employers will have the option of conducting interviews at their event table from 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 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.

Display Set Up Guidelines Display Set Up Guidelines

The event will be held in the Recreation Center, Building 43. A small table sign will be provided but companies are encouraged to bring a means of identifying your organization to students.  Please do not re-arrange your table(s), occupy an adjacent vacant table, or move to another location without Career Services staff approval. 

Table Size: 

6' Rectangle Table

Space Limitation

Space is extremely limited between tables, so in consideration of your neighbors, please limit display size to 6-foot tabletop or 7-foot freestanding.  Your display needs to fit within the space provided by the table you will have at the event.

Electricity

You will be provided access to electrical power, but you must bring your own 25-50 foot power cord, audio visual, and computer equipment if it is needed for your display.

Network Connections

The Recreation Center is a wireless internet zone and connectivity is available but not guaranteed. If you require a dedicated connection we recommend bringing a hotspot device. To be granted temporary access to the Cal Poly network, please complete the request form, review all University policies, sign and fax or mail to Career Services, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0211 Fax 805-756-1593

Wireless Network Request Form

Shipping Instructions Shipping Instructions

 

Before the Career Fair

Participating employers may choose to ship displays and supplies before the career fair.  We will deliver your materials to your table at the career fair.  All displays and materials must be clearly marked with Fall Career Fair, September 27 and/or 28, 2017, company name, and the total number of boxes you are shipping. If you are planning to ship before the career fair, please follow these instructions:

  1. Displays and supplies must arrive September 18 - September 25, 2017 .  We will not be accepting materials before September 18, 2017 due to limited space. We can not guarantee delivery of your materials to your table if they arrive after September 25, 2017.
  2. Mark your packages clearly with the name of your organization, the career fair name, and the total number of boxes you are shipping. 
  3. Send career fair materials, displays, etc., to :
    Fall Career Fair
    Building 82
    California Polytechnic State University
    1 Grand Avenue
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0122

All displays and materials must be clearly marked with the following:

  1. Your company name
  2. Total number of boxes your are shipping (i.e. 1 of 3)

We will use the information you mark on the outside of your package to ensure that it gets to the correct table.

Shipping Instructions after the Career Fair

If you wish to ship your career fair materials and displays via UPS or Fed-Ex , after the career fair, please follow these steps:

  1. Complete all of your shipping forms in advance. All packages must have a complete pre-printed shipping label along with your company’s account number.
  2. Attach the completed shipping forms to your display cases, boxes, etc.
  3. After the career fair, your representatives should deliver your display cases, boxes of materials, etc. to the Recreation Center Loading Dock for your shipping provider to pick up by 4:00 p.m.

We are sorry that no other carriers will be available for pick-up and we will not be responsible for shipping or holding displays with other shipping services.

If you do not ship your materials in advance:

You may bring your materials and supplies with you to the career fair. All participants must park in the H-1 parking lot upon entering the campus.  Parking and loading/unloading is prohibited in front of the Recreation Center. All materials and supplies brought with you on the day of the event must be transported on the shuttle. There will be students in the H-1 parking lot and at the Recreation Center to assist you with the loading and unloading.

Important Notice: 

Cal Poly Career Services assumes no responsibility for damaged or undelivered parcels. We will make every effort to deliver your materials to your table, however we cannot be held responsible for undelivered items, damaged containers, or any other issues which may arise in the shipping of your materials to the career fair. In choosing to ship your materials, you must agree to the above terms.

Parking Parking Instructions

PLEASE NOTE: Due to parking lot closures on Cal Poly's campus, parking instructions will vary from previous years.

All participants must park in the H -1 parking lot upon entering the campus. All materials and supplies brought with you on the day of the event must be transported on the shuttle. Parking and loading/unloading is prohibited in front of the Recreation Center.

The H-1 parking lot indicated on the campus map is reserved for participants. Campus permits will be required and will be issued by University Police Officials at the H-1 parking lot between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  

Directions to H-1 Parking Lot

It is suggested to enter campus at Highland Drive.To enter campus at Highland Drive, take the Highway 1 exit from the 101 Freeway. Head North toward Morro Bay. Highland Drive is an intersection with a signal and is clearly marked as the entrance to Cal Poly.

If you have entered campus on Highland Drive, follow the directions below:

  • Turn left on Mt. Bishop Road
  • The parking lot will be on your left

If you have entered campus on Grand Avenue, follow the directions below:

  • Head straight down Grand Avenue
  • Turn right on North Perimeter Road
  • Turn right on University Drive
  • Turn left on Highland Drive
  • Turn right on Mt. Bishop Road
  • The parking lot will be on your left

There will be signs to direct and assist you. CSOs will be standing at the H -1 parking lot to distribute parking permits. 

All materials and supplies brought with you on the day of the event must be transported on the shuttle. Parking and loading/unloading is prohibited in front of the Recreation Center.

Shuttle and Transportation Service

Shuttle service will be provided for you and your materials and supplies during the following times:

Time Details Location
7:45 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. Shuttle service available to Recreation Center H-1 parking lot
12:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Shuttle service available to/from H-1 parking lot Recreation Center

Accommodations

Career Services does not make hotel arrangements or set aside blocks of rooms for events, but many of the hotels nearby will give you a better rate by calling the hotel directly and asking for the “Cal Poly Rate”. Hotels in Pismo Beach, Avila Beach or Morro Bay are a nice option if you would like to stay oceanside-about 20 minutes from campus.

Travel information:  Travel information may be found at  http://www.calpoly.edu/visitors/visitors.html

Getting Around Information:  Directions and getting around Cal Poly may found at http://maps.calpoly.edu/getting_around.html

Hotel and restaurant information: San Luis Obispo hotels and restaurants may be found at http://visitslo.com/

Room Request Interviewing Options

Would you like to interview candidates you meet at the Career Fair?  

Interview Option 1 - Interviews will be held at the Career Fair from 2:30-5:30 pm at your event table

Interview candidates at the Career Fair from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at your event table. Create your own schedule at the Career Fair. Please use our document (available at the fair) with schedules for 20-, 30-, 45-, and 60-minute interview slots to schedule your students. After the career fair, you may give your completed interview form(s) to a Career Services staff member or email form(s) to thipsouv@calpoly.edu. You may also request interview scheduling forms when you arrive at the career fair.

Interview Option 2 - Interviews will be held the day after the Career Fair on Thursday, September 28, 2017 in the Julian A. McPhee University Union Room 220-Building 65 beginning at 8:30 a.m. and concluding by 2:00 p.m.  All room reservation requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to capacity.  Melinda McCann or Soukita Thipsouvanh will follow-up with representatives at the Career Fair. 

Create your own schedule at the career fair. Please use our document (available at the fair) with schedules for 20-, 30-, 45-, and 60-minute interview slots to schedule your students. After the fair, you may give your completed interview form(s) to a Career Services staff member or email interview form(s) to thipsouv@calpoly.edu. You may also request interview scheduling forms when you arrive at the career fair. Driving/parking directions to the Julian A. McPhee University Union, Room 220-Building 65 may be found at: http://maps.calpoly.edu/getting_around.html
Soukita Thipsouvanh or Melinda McCann will follow-up with representatives at the Career Fair.

 

Interview Option 3 - Interviews will be held the day after the Career Fair on Friday, September 29, 2017 in the Julian A. McPhee University Union Room 220-Building 65 beginning at 8:30 a.m. and concluding by 2:00 p.m.  All room reservation requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to capacity.  Melinda McCann or I will follow-up with representatives at the Career Fair.

Create your own schedule at the career fair. Please use our document (available at the fair) with schedules for 20-, 30-, 45-, and 60-minute interview slots to schedule your students. After the fair, you may give your completed interview form(s) to a Career Services staff member or email interview form(s) to thipsouv@calpoly.edu. You may also request interview scheduling forms when you arrive at the career fair. Driving/parking directions to the Julian A. McPhee University Union, Room 220-Building 65 may be found at: http://maps.calpoly.edu/getting_around.html
Soukita Thipsouvanh or Melinda McCann will follow-up with representatives at the Career Fair.

Interview Option 4 - Request for Private Interview Room(s) the day after the Career Fair in the Career Services office, Student Services, Building 124 (Space is limited and priority will be given to Career Services Career Partners.)

Career Partners may interview candidates in private interview rooms the day after the Career Fair in the Career Services office, Student Services, Building 124 by special arrangement with your account manager. Once a room is assigned, the company representative will receive a verbal confirmation and further information at the Career Fair. Please note that our private interview rooms are limited therefore priority will be given to our Career Partners.  Melinda McCann or Soukita Thipsouvanh will follow-up with representatives at the Career Fair.

Create your own schedule at the career fair. Please use our document (available at the fair) with schedules for 20-, 30-, 45-, and 60-minute interview slots to schedule your students. After the fair, you may give your completed interview form(s) to a Career Services staff member or email interview form(s) to thipsouv@calpoly.edu and/or mmmccann@calpoly.edu. You may also request interview scheduling forms when you arrive at the career fair. Driving/parking directions to Career Services, Student Services building 124, may be found at: http://maps.calpoly.edu/getting_around.html.

Interview Option 5 - Request for Private Interview Room(s) the day after the Career Fair on Friday, September 29, 2017 in the Career Services office, Student Services, Building 124 (Space is limited and priority will be given to Career Services Career Partners.)

Career Partners may interview candidates in private interview rooms the day after the Career Fair in the Career Services office, Student Services, Building 124 by special arrangement with your account manager. Once a room is assigned, the company representative will receive a verbal confirmation and further information at the Career Fair. Please note that our private interview rooms are limited therefore priority will be given to our Career Partners. Melinda McCann or Soukita Thipsouvanh will follow-up with representatives at the Career Fair.

Create your own schedule at the career fair. Please use our document (available at the fair) with schedules for 20-, 30-, 45-, and 60-minute interview slots to schedule your students. After the fair, you may give your completed interview form(s) to a Career Services staff member or email interview form(s) to thipsouv@calpoly.edu and/or mmmccann@calpoly.edu. You may also request interview scheduling forms when you arrive at the career fair. Driving/parking directions to Career Services, Student Services building 124, are available on our website at: https://careerservices.calpoly.edu/recruit-here/connect-cal-poly/campus-interviewing


Interview Option 6 - Interviews will be held later in Fall Quarter through On-Campus Interview
 

Reserve interview space through our On-Campus Interview program. Reservations for fall and winter recruiting fill quickly. Please plan to hold interviews on campus soon after a career fair and be sure to review the recruiting calendar to plan when you will set-up your interview schedule. Our recruiting calendar may be found on our website here. Companies receive resumes during career fairs, networking sessions, through web resume books or listing on MustangJOBS. Students are contacted directly by the company and interview times are set directly with the student. For more information, please contact senior recruiting coordinator and employer relations, Melinda McCann, at mmmccann@calpoly.edu or 805-756-2107.

 

Cancellation Policy Career Fair Cancellation and Refund Policy

Career Services Recruiting Policies

Cal Poly Career Services is committed to supporting your recruiting efforts through campus interviews, networking sessions, career fairs, and job/internship postings. To ensure Cal Poly students are making informed, ethical, and timely decisions about their job and internship offers.  Career Services Recruiting Polices should guide your hiring strategies.

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 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. 

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