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Employer Information and Registration

Registration

Employers who register by July 7 receive a $50 Early Bird Discount (does not apply to Nonprofit/Government employers). Please review the information below and let us know if you have additional questions.

Contact:
Chris Vlahos
Registration Coordinator
607/255-6933
careerfairs@cornell.edu

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 whose registration is approved by August 25.

Student Newspaper
Employers can also promote their organizations by advertising in the Career Fair Supplement of The Cornell Daily Sun, published on Monday, September 15. Materials must be copy-ready and are due by Wednesday, September 10.

To reserve space in the Supplement, contact:
Advertising Manager
The Cornell Daily Sun
607/273-3606
advertising-manager@cornellsun.com
www.cornellsun.com

Career Guide
Receive a discount on an advertisement in the 2014-2015 Career Guide, the OFFICIAL career publication of Cornell Career Services. With a circulation of 10,000 and bonus distribution at University Career Fair Days 2014, 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.

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

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Attendance

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
2013    7,003    279
2012    6,391
   262
2011    5,598    267
2010    5,319    208
2009    4,806    187

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Attire

Attire is business casual. We encourage you to bring lightweight, comfortable cotton clothing if the forecast is for warm weather. Barton Hall, the event facility, is not air-conditioned.

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Cancellation Policy

A full or partial refund will be issued for cancellations received by September 1, 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 25 will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations received after August 25 and by September 1 will be assessed a $100 processing fee.
  • Cancellations received after September 1 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

Events

Career Fair Day One: Employers from All Industries
Tuesday, September 16
10:00 am—3:30 pm, Barton Hall

Career Fair Day Two: Technical & Engineering Employers
Wednesday, September 17
10:00 am—3:30 pm, Barton Hall

Society for Women Engineers (SWE)—Professional Networking Dinner
Tuesday, September 16
7:30—9:30 pm, Statler Hotel
Contact: Society of Women Engineers

Fees

Day One or Day Two
Standard Employer: $600/table  
Nonprofit/Government Employer: $200/table
Includes 3 representatives per table

Both Days
Standard Employer: $1200 (1 table/day)
Nonprofit/Government Employer: $400 (1 table/day)
Includes 3 representatives per table

Early Bird Incentive
Register by July 7, and receive a $50 discount. Does not apply to Government/Nonprofit rate.

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Booths and Displays

Your space at the Career Fair allows room for a floor display no more than 8' in length. A 3'x6' table, tablecloth, and 3 chairs are provided. Employers are expected to adhere to the space allotted. Requests for the limited number of oversize spaces will be considered on a first-come, first served basis and must be discussed in advance with the Registration Coordinator. In all cases, employers will be assessed an extra fee if space usage exceeds the allotment.

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.

Electricity
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. Remember that you will need to bring your own heavy duty extension cord.

Network Connections
There are no network/internet connections in Barton Hall. 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 events, from 8:00—10:00 am, or the evening before events, from 5:00-7:00 pm.

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Facility Information

Barton Hall is a multi-purpose facility used primarily for athletic events. The floor is nicely padded, but there is no air conditioning in this facility. On hot or humid days the room can be very warm, so we encourage you to dress comfortably for conditions.

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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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Meals

A light breakfast and a buffet luncheon are included in the registration fee. Box lunches are available, upon request, for recruiters who are not able to leave their tables for the lunch buffet. A vegetarian option is offered.

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Parking On Campus

You may drive to the loading zones on the north and west sides of Barton Hall to unload your materials. A staff member will assist you by bringing your materials to your booth. Due to high traffic and the lack of long-term parking in the area, you must move your vehicle to the designated permit areas immediately after unloading.

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

Parking Permits
On the morning of each fair event, parking permits will be available at the parking table located near the check-in table. Participants who wish to pick up permits in advance can do so between the hours of 5:00—7:00 pm at Barton Hall on the prior evening. All vehicles parked on-campus must display a permit; otherwise, vehicles may be towed.

Shuttle Service
We will provide shuttle service between parking areas and Barton Hall.

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Travel, Transportation, Accommodations, and Dining

Please visit our Getting To/Visiting Cornell page.

We have reserved a block of rooms for the nights of September 15—17 at the following facilities. The preferred rates shown are available until the block is sold or until the date shown, which is later. block that are not sold by the date shown will be released. Block rates are not available after the release  the 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 provided. All hotels offer shuttle service to/from campus.

Facility Rate
Best Western University Inn
607/272-6100
1020 Ellis Hollow Road (near campus)
Complimentary wireless and continental breakfast
$129 until block is sold, or through August 18, whichever is later
Ask for "Cornell Career Fair" block
Hilton Garden Inn
607/277-8900
130 E. Seneca Street (convenient downtown location)
Complimentary wireless

$152 until block is sold, or through August 18, whichever is later
Ask for "CU Career Fair 2014" block
For online reservations, use Group/Convention Code CCF14

Homewood Suites
607/266-0000
36 Cinema Drive (near the airport)
Complimentary wireless and full breakfast
$149 (King Suite) through August 18
Ask for "Cornell employer rate"
The Statler Hotel 
800/541-2501
130 Statler Drive (on campus)
Complimentary wireless
$220 until block is sold, or through August 16, whichever is later
Applies to Traditional Guestrooms for single/double occupancy
Ask for "Reservations Department" and specify "University Career Fair" block

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Shipping and Returning Career Fair Materials

Shipped displays, literature, and give-aways for University Career Fair Days must reach Cornell by Friday, September 12. Please note that we cannot guarantee that displays and literature received after September 12, or shipped to an address other than that listed below, will be available for your use at the Career Fair.

If you cannot ship your materials to reach Cornell University by September 12, we recommend that you bring the materials with you, or have them shipped to your hotel.

SHIP MATERIALS TO:
Attn: George Wood / CORNELL UNIVERSITY CAREER FAIR DAYS
Cornell University PDC Warehouse
321 East Palm Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

Clearly mark displays and boxes with University Career Fair Days 2014 and your company name. We use the information marked on the outside of your package to ensure that materials are delivered to the correct booth.

Returning Displays and Materials:
You are responsible for shipping your displays back to your company. Please bring the necessary shipping forms with you; these forms must include the weight of shipment and your account number or your materials will not be picked up. All materials left behind will be discarded.

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

  • Federal Express (800/463-3339) has scheduled special career fair pick-ups at Barton Hall on September 16 and 17, between 4:00—4:30 pm. Employers do not need to call FedEx.
  • UPS (800/742-5877) requires employers to call to arrange a pick-up.

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