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Employer Information and Registration


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

Register for University Career Fair Days. NOTE: Registration has closed for the Technical and Engineering Career Day on September 9. Employers are encouraged to register for September 10, which will have a technical and engineering section.

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 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 Tuesday, September 8. Materials must be copy-ready and are due by Tuesday, September 1.

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

Career Guide
Receive a discount on an advertisement in the 2015-2016 Career Guide, the OFFICIAL career publication of Cornell Career Services. With a circulation of 10,000 and bonus distribution at University Career Fair Days 2015, 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
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. 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 17 will receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee.
  • Cancellations received after August 17 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


Career Fair Day One: Technical & Engineering Employers
Wednesday, September 9
10:00 am—3:30 pm, Barton Hall

Career Fair Day Two: Employers for All Industries
Thursday, September 10
10:00 am—3:30 pm, Barton Hall

Society for Women Engineers (SWE)—Professional Networking Dinner
Tuesday, September 8
7:30—9:30 pm, Statler Hotel
Registration: Society of Women Engineers

Startup & Tech Networking Event
Wednesday, September 9
4:30—6:30 pm, Sage Atrium
Registration: Startup & Tech Networking Event


Day One or Day Two
Standard Employer: $600/table  
Nonprofit/Government Employer: $250/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 24, 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.

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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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 8—11 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

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

$238/night for Traditional Guestrooms (single/double occupancy) until block is sold, or through August 9, whichever is later. To receive rate, specify: University Career Fair Block.

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

$129/night for single/double occupancy until block is sold, or through August 8, whichever is later. To receive rate, specify: Cornell Career Fair Rate.

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

$153/night for single/double occupancy until block is sold, or through August 14, whichever is later. By phone, specify: CU Career Services Group Block; online enter CAREER under Group/Convention code.

Homewood Suites
36 Cinema Drive (near the airport)
Complimentary wireless and full breakfast
$149/night for single/double occupancy until block is sold, or through July 28, which ever is later. Minimum 2-nigh stay required. To receive rate, specify: Cornell University Career Services Rate.

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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 4. Please note that we cannot guarantee that displays and literature received after September 4, 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 4, we recommend that you bring the materials with you, or have them shipped to your hotel.


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

Clearly mark displays and boxes with Cornell Career Fair 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 9 and 10, 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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