Cornell University

Employer Information and Registration


Please review the information below and let us know if you have additional questions.

Register for University Career Fair Days. 

Chris Vlahos
Registration Coordinator

Employer Information

Advertising and Promotion

Employer Database and Employer Directory
An online searchable database informs students what employers will attend the career fairs. During the registration process, you'll enter a description of your organization and other information you'd like students to have in advance of the events (target audiences; work authorization requirements; hiring needs; etc.). You'll also enter a more concise employer overview (650-character maximum) for inclusion in a printed directory distributed to students at the career fair. Please prepare both entries in advance of registration; you will not have the opportunity to revise information once registration is complete. Inclusion in the Employer Directory is limited to employers who register early.

Student Newspaper
Employers can also promote their organizations by advertising in the Career Fair Supplement of The Cornell Daily Sun. Materials must be copy-ready and are due by Tuesday, August 23.

To reserve space in the Supplement, contact:
Advertising Manager
The Cornell Daily Sun

Career Guide
Receive a discount on an advertisement in the 2016-2017 Career Guide, the OFFICIAL career publication of Cornell Career Services. With a circulation of 10,000 and bonus distribution at University Career Fair Days 2016, the Career Guide will deliver your unique recruitment message to the Cornell community. You can view ordering information online but contact Hector Barrera by email or phone (812/335-1260) for the discount code in advance of placing an order.  

Campus Promotions
Student Agencies offers postering and other services.

See Advertising and Promotion for other ideas related to increasing on-campus visibility and company presentations.

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Student attendance at the University Career Fair Days has increased steadily over the past five years. Employers consistently tell us they speak with 100—150 students per day.

Year Students Attending Over Two Days Employers Attending Over Two Days
2015   7,236
2014    7,803    267
2013    7,003
2012    6,391    262
2011    5,598    267
2010    5,319    208

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Attire is business casual.

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Cancellation Policy

A full or partial refund will be issued for cancellations received by August 22, according to the schedule below. All cancellations must be sent in writing to the Registration Coordinator and will be confirmed by email.

  • Cancellations received by August 1 will receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee.
  • Cancellations received between August 2 and by August 22 will be assessed a $100 processing fee.
  • Cancellations received after August 22 will not receive a refund.

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Copy Service

Copy service is available on campus at the Campus Copy and Supply Center in Statler Hall (607/257-3381) from 8:00 am—4:30 pm, or the The Campus Store; both locations are close to the career fair facility. For large orders, we recommend off-campus copy centers, including Gnomon Copy (607/273–3333) and Kinko's (800/463-3339).

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Events and Fees


Due to extensive construction project in our usual venue (Barton Hall), this year's Career Fair Days will move to the Statler Hotel, with each day involving approximately 70 employers from particular industries. Space constraints in the venue require that:

  • Employer participation is limited to one day
  • Employers will have one 6' table only
  • No floor displays or signs are allowed; tabletop displays are permitted
  • An 11x17 printed sign (with employer name) and stanchion will be provided
  • A strict limit of three representatives will be allowed to participate

A limited number of premium spaces offering additional tables and representatives will be available on a first-come, first-served basis call for further information.

Register for ONE of the following events:

Career Fair Day One: Architecture/Design/Engineering/Technology/Science Employers
Tuesday, August 30
12:00 noon—5:00 pm, Statler Hotel

Career Fair Day Two: Technology/Big Data Employers
Wednesday, August 31
12:00 noon—5:00 pm, Statler Hotel

Career Fair Day Three: Consulting/Financial Services Employers
Wednesday, September 7
12:00 noon—5:00 pm, Statler Hotel|

Career Fair Day Four: Business/Consumer Products/Nonprofit/Technology/Other Employers

Thursday, September 8
10:00 am—3:00 pm, Statler Hotel

Other Events

Engineering Student Project Team Blitz—Open House/Showcase
Monday, August 29
5:30—7:00 pm, Duffield Hall

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)—Professional Networking Dinner
Monday, August 29
7:30—9:30 pm, Statler Hotel
Registration: Society of Women Engineers

Standard Employer: $600/table  
Nonprofit/Government Employer: $300/table
Maximum 1 table and 3 representatives per organization

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Booths and Displays

In order to allow as many students as possible into the venue at one time, floor displays and signs are not permitted this year. Displays should fit on top of the 6’ table. Employer names will be pre-printed on an 11x17 sign and mounted on a stanchion in back of the table.

Event Management
Cornell Career Services and employers participating in University Career Fair Days must adhere to all health, safety, and fire codes and regulations for event management as stipulated by Environmental Health & Safety.

There is limited access to electrical outlets in the facility so we encourage you to bring displays that do not require electricity. We will try to run extensions to all employers who indicate a need for electricity; but cannot guarantee this service. If you would like electricity, please be sure to indicate that on your registration form.

Network Connections
There are no network/internet connections in the Statler Hotel. Wireless service is usually available, although not guaranteed.

Set Up
Recruiters are responsible for setting up and tearing down displays, unpacking and repackaging materials, and arranging for return shipping; for details, refer to "Shipping." Career Fair booths may be set up the morning of event, from 10:00 am—12:00 noon (8:00—10:00 am for Fair held on September 8).

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Facility Information

Located on the grounds of Cornell University, The Statler Hotel, offers a distinct lodging and event experience.

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Information Sessions

To assist employers in scheduling corporate presentations or information sessions that do not conflict with competitors' events, Cornell Career Services pre-approves dates for information sessions. Please contact Demetra Dentes via email or 607/255-7464 with date preferences before contacting the Statler Hotel or ILR Conference Center.

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A buffet luncheon is included in the registration fee. A vegetarian option is offered.

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Parking On Campus

Due to high traffic and the lack of long-term parking in the area, note the following instructions:

Representatives arriving by automobile whose materials were shipped in advance should proceed directly to the TRB lot. Parking permits are not available at the hotel.

Representatives who need to unload materials for the event should drive to the hotel entrance on 130 Statler Drive. Staff will be on hand to assist with unloading boxes, transporting materials to tables, and providing directions to the designated parking lot. A shuttle service will be provided from the TRB parking lot to The Statler Hotel during the permit distribution period, and from the venue to the parking lot at the end of the career fair. you must move your vehicle to the designated permit areas immediately after unloading. Parking permits are not available at the hotel.

All area hotels offer a shuttle service, which is the most convenient way to avoid parking issues.

Parking Permits
Employers receive one parking permit with registration. Career services staff will distribute permits (for career fairs only) at the entrance to the TRB lot during these periods:

  • August 30, 31, and September 7: 9:30 am—12:30 pm
  • September 8: 8:30 am—10:30 am

Additional drivers, and those who do not arrive during the above times, will need to purchase a parking permit at an information booth and get directions to available parking areas.

All vehicles parked on-campus must display a permit; otherwise, vehicles may be towed.

Shuttle Service
We will provide shuttle service between TRB lot and The Statler Hotel during the designated permit distribution periods.

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Travel, Transportation, Accommodations, and Dining

Please visit our Getting To/Visiting Cornell page.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the following facilities. The preferred rates shown are available until the block is sold or until the date shown, whichever is later. Block rates are not available after the release date shown. If you book a room at one of these hotels, you will need to request the Cornell University Career Fair block room rate or use the specific code/verbiage provided below. All hotels offer shuttle service to/from campus.

Facility Rate

The Statler Hotel 
130 Statler Drive (on campus)
Complimentary wireless

Discounted rates per night for Traditional Guestrooms (single/double occupancy) until block is sold or until booking date, whichever is later.

Career Fairs held on August 30 and 31 book online with code: MINI101216. Book by August 12.

Career Fairs held on September 7 and 8 book online with code: CRR090616. Book by August 16.

Best Western University Inn
1020 Ellis Hollow Road (near campus)
Complimentary wireless, parking,
and full breakfast

$139/night for single/double occupancy until block is sold, or through August 5, whichever is later. To receive rate, specify: Cornell Career Fair Rate.

Hilton Garden Inn
130 E. Seneca Street (downtown) Complimentary wireless and parking

$159/night for single/double occupancy until block is sold, or through August 8, whichever is later. To receive rate, specify: CU Career Fair Group Block (phone) or CAREER under Group/Convention code (online).

Homewood Suites
36 Cinema Drive (near airport)
Complimentary wireless, fully-equipped kitchen, and full breakfast buffet.
$199/night for single/double occupancy until block is sold, or through July 25, which ever is later. Minimum 2-night stay required of all guests in the suite. To receive rate, specify: ANF.

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Shipping and Returning Career Fair Materials

Materials must be shipped in advance to a storage facility; the Statler Hotel and campus offices will not accept boxes for the career fair. Materials must reach Cornell by Monday, August 22 (for fairs held on August 30 and 31) and by August 29 (for fairs held on September 7 and 8). We cannot guarantee that materials received after these dates, shipped to an address other than the storage facility, or not marked as indicated will be available for use at the Career Fair.


Attn: George Wood
251 Solidago Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850

Required Labels
The company name and "Cornell Career Fair
" must be included on each piece. We use the information marked on the outside of your package to ensure that materials are delivered to the correct booth and for the correct event. We suggest packing return shipping labels in boxes.

Returning Materials
You are responsible for shipping boxes back to your company; all materials left behind will be discarded. Please bring the necessary shipping forms with you; these forms must include the account number and weight of shipment.

Two carriers provide regular pick-up and delivery service to Cornell:

  • Federal Express (800/463-3339) has scheduled pick-ups at The Statler Hotel.
  • UPS (800/742-5877) requires employers to call to arrange a pick-up.

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