Professional Career Fair

Tuesday, September 15th

10AM - 3PM

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Technical Career Fair

Wednesday, September 16th

10AM - 4PM

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Interview Day*

*Date and Location Dependant Upon Employer*

To ensure student and employer security given the virtual fair environment, the Fall 2020 Career Week will not include an official Interview Day. Instead, employers will reach out to students on their own behalf to determine time and location for interviews with their own secure platforms.

About

The 2020 UC Fall Career Week is a series of events designed to help employers meet their full-time, co-op, and internship needs from a diverse set of majors. About 140 employers attend the fair each day. This year due to the recomendations on the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2020 Fall Career Week will be held virtually on the platform Premier Virtual. The rest of the information on this website will be useful to understand how our event is normally run. The virtual fair information is added with asterisks. Check out the list on Handshake to see what employers are attending the career fair.

*Premier Virtual offers an online experience similar to an in-person career fair for both recruiters and job-seekers that can handle the scale and scope of the Fall 2020 Career Fair. Features include one-to-one chat capability with employers during the fair and video chat at the employers discretion. For a preview of Premier Virtual, check out this video.*

*To answer further questions concerning the platform being used and how to navigate it, the Career Development Team will be holding an Instagram Live event within the weeks leading up to the fair.*

Follow us on Instagram @uc_careerfair for up to date information on the 2020 Fall Career Fair! 

Professional Day focuses on jobs for students in Business and Arts & Sciences. Technical Day focuses on jobs in Engineering, Applied Sciences and Information Technology. On Friday, recruiters interview their top candidates from the fair.

The Bearcat talking to an employer at the Career Fair.

Resume Review Day*

Resume Review Day gives students an opportunity to get their resume reviewed by industry leaders before attending the Career Fair. It's a great way to get prepared and it also allows students to meet employers in advanced. Spots for Resume Review Day are limited so it's advisable to reserve a time-slot early.

If you are an employer and you would like to participate in the Technical Resume Review Day, you can sign up using the representative sign up form.

*The Fall 2020 Resume Review Day will be held virtually, similar to the one hosted this past spring by the CEAS Tribunal Career Development Team, with improvements made based on received feedback.*

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Evening With Industry*

This event is hosted by the Society of Women Engineers and is an opportunity to interact with our highly sought after female engineering and technology students. The evening consists of several small speed networking sessions where employers rotate to talk to our students every few minutes. There is also a company panel where students submitted questions upon registration that were answered by our company representatives.

*The Fall 2020 Evening with Industry will be held September 15th at 5PM in a virtual format, employer registration can be found as an "Add-On Item" within the Fall 2020 Career Fair Registration on Handshake. Student registration will be opened a few weeks prior to the event.*

View of the Career Fair.

Professional Career Fair

The Professional Career Fair is targeted towards employers planning to hire students or recent graduates for non-technical full-time and internship positions. Graduate schools are also invited to attend. A wide variety of majors are included in this fair.

To see the full list of majors attending the Professional Career Fair, you can filter through your major of interest.

The Professional Career Fair is held in the Campus Recreation Center on University of Cincinnati's main campus. Employers are invited to purchase one or more booths and may bring a display and materials to distribute to students. Continental breakfast and lunch are included, complimentary WiFi is available, and day-of power can be accessed for an additional fee during registration.

Student talking to an employer at the Career Fair.

Technical Career Fair

The Technical Career Fair is targeted toward employers looking to hire technical majors for full-time, co-op, and internship positions. Most of these students participate in the University of Cincinnati's mandatory co-operative education program. A wide variety of majors are included in this fair, including majors in the following categories but not limited to:

  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Operations

To see the full list of majors attending the Technical Career Fair, you can filter through your major of interest.

The Technical Career Fair is held in the Campus Recreation Center on University of Cincinnati's main campus. Employers are invited to purchase one or more booths and may bring a display and materials to distribute to students. Breakfast and lunch will be served, complimentary WiFi is available, and day-of power can be accessed for an additional fee during registration.

Student check-in at the career fair.

Interview Day

Interview Day offers an opportunity for employers participating in the career fair to meet with their top candidates one-on-one for 30-minute interviews in the same location on the Friday of career fair week.

Employers may participate in Interview Day free of charge by clicking on the Interview Day box during registration and selecting the desired number of interview booths.

Employers are to schedule their own interviews directly with student candidates at a mutually agreeable time. At the start of the fair, you will receive a blank interview schedule with twelve, 30-minute time blocks from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Fill in your schedule as you talk with candidates, and turn in the carbon copy of your schedule at Employer Check-Out.

Resume Review Day

 

Engineering Resume Review Day*

Friday, September 11th

*This past spring, a virtual Resume Review Day was held between CEAS students and employers to create more networking connections at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Career Development team is planning on hosting a Resume Review Day similar to this format leading up to the Fall 2020 Career Week along with improvements based off the feedback we received.*

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Business Resupalooza

Monday, September 14th

10AM - 3PM

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How to Prepare

  • Review the list of companies that will be there.
  • Research employers that interest you.
  • Prepare a brief (30-second) self-introduction (e.g., name, major, year, and one question).
  • Attend Resume Review Days.
  • Drop in to meet with a career coach to polish your resume, practice your self-introduction, get ideas for questions to ask, and prepare for interviews.
  • Attend company information sessions. Information sessions let you learn about a company's culture, hiring process, and current hiring priorities from someone who actually works there. Look for information sessions in Handshake within two weeks of the fair.
  • Plan to spend 1-2 hours at the fair.

*Additional Tips on How to Prepare for a Virtual Fair*

  • Follow @uc_careerfair on Instagram.
  • Prepare a brief introduction to use when virtual chatting with employers.
  • Ensure you upload your updated resume when registering for the event (student registration is currently in the works to be opened)
  • The Career Fair Production Team is planning to hold an Instagram Live event within the weeks leading up to the fair where we will provide information on navigating the virtual fair in order to prepare students for the new virtual environment.

What to Wear and Bring*

  • Wear business professional or nice business casual attire. No student will be admitted wearing jeans, tennis shoes, or t-shirts.
  • Bring your Bearcat Card (student ID).
  • Bring a folder or portfolio with five to fifteen copies of your resume, a note pad and pen.
  • Coat and bag check is available, but you can skip the line and save time by leaving your coat and backpack at home or in a secure place while you’re at the fair. The Campus Recreation Center has a limited number of day-use lockers with built-in locks that members and non-members can use for free.

*This still applies for a virtual fair. If you have the chance to video chat with an employer you will want to represent yourself well.*

Volunteer*

We provide the opportunity to volunteer at the Career Fair on any of the three days. Volunteering at the Career Fair will give you great opportunity to get involved with your college's student government. It will also provide you with the opportunity to network with company representatives.

Professional dress is required for all volunteers. Contact uccareerfair@gmail.com for more information.

*This is not applicable for a virtual fair.*

Employer Information

Information Sessions & Tabling

Information sessions and tabling provide opportunities for employers to connect with UC students about career opportunities. To schedule an Information Session, please contact Patti Carroll at 513-556-3061. Requests must be received at least 2-3 weeks prior to the requested date.

Resume Review Day

The Technical Resume Review Day is an event hosted by the Engineering and Applied Science Tribunal in order to help prepare students for the Career Fair. This event gives students the opportunity to sign up for 20-minute intervals to receive resume feedback from industry leaders and gives students the ability to network with employers before the Technical Career Fair. 

It is also used as a chance for employers to build student relations, as well as get face-to-face time with additional students that might be seeking a co-op at no cost to them. 

*This past spring, a virtual Resume Review Day was held between CEAS students and employers to create more networking connections at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Career Development team is planning on hosting a Resume Review Day similar to this format leading up to the Fall 2020 Career Week along with improvements based off the feedback we received.*

Employers can sign up using the representative sign up form

Contact Us

The UC Career Week is organized by the Engineering & Applied Science Tribunal, Lindner College of Business Career Services Center, and the Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at (513) 556-7234 or uccareerfair@gmail.com for the Career Development Team or careereducation@uc.edu for our Marketing & Events Manager. Thank you.