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Career Fair Policies

The career fair is open to University of Louisville College of Business students and alumni. It is for all business majors* including undergraduates, graduates, and alumni who are seeking full-time positions, part-time positions, internships, and co-ops.
*Business majors include: Accounting (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Accounting Certificate), Computer Information Systems, Economics, Equine Administration, Finance, Marketing, MBA and MSBA.


Spring 2020 College of Business Career Fair
Friday, February 14, 2020
9:30AM-12:30PM
UofL Swain Student Activities Center
Ballroom of the Second Floor
2100 S Floyd St, Louisville, KY 40208


Important Dates & Deadlines

EMPLOYERS REGISTER HERE

Early Bird Registration Opens: 8:00am, Monday, November 11, 2019
(ONLY for participants who attended the Fall 2019 Career Fair)
Early Bird Registration Closes: 5:00pm, Friday, December 13, 2019
(ONLY for participants who attended the Fall 2019 Career Fair)
Standard Registration Opens: 8:00am, Monday, December 16, 2019
Standard Registration Closes: 5:00pm, Friday, February 7, 2020
Payment Due in Full by: 5:00pm, Friday, February 7, 2020
Cancellation Deadline for Refunds by: 5:00pm, Friday, February 7, 2020


Day-of Career Fair Schedule

Company Registration and Set-up: 8:30am-9:30am
(Please do not arrive earlier than 8:30am. Shuttle from parking area begins at 8:30am)
Career Fair Opens: 9:30am
Career Fair Closes: 12:30pm
(Please do not pack up earlier. Shuttle to parking lot begins at 12:30pm)
Lunch at the Red Barn: 12:30pm-2:00pm


Amenities

At the College of Business Career Fair, you will be provided with a 6-foot clothed table, 2 chairs per table, wireless internet access, hot buffet lunch, and parking at the south side of Cardinal Stadium.
Access to electricity will be provided on an as-needed basis and can be indicated on your registration form.
We reserve the right to assign booth locations to those who need electricity and/or have large displays.
For Spring 2020 Semester: Booth locations will be arranged in alphabetical order


Additional Representatives

2 representatives are included in your registration fee. If your company will be bringing more than 2 representatives, you will be charged $35 for each additional representative. A maximum of 4 representatives per company is allowed.

  • Because of catering costs, if more representatives attend than the number for which your company has registered and paid, you will be invoiced for $50 per additional representative after the fair.
  • If you need to change your initial registration, please contact our office. Additional representatives may be added and paid for through February 7, 2020, but please keep in mind that only 4 reps are allowed to attend per booth purchased.

Registration Fees & Guidelines

$200 Early Bird Registration: November 11, 2019-December 13, 2019
(ONLY for participants who attended the Fall 2019 Career Fair)
$300 Standard Registration: December 16, 2019-February 7, 2020
$200 Government/Nonprofit Organizations Registration: November 11, 2019-February 7, 2020
Payment Due in Full by: 5:00pm, Friday, February 7, 2020
Cancellation Deadline for Refunds by: 5:00pm, Friday, February 7, 2020
The deadline for company cancellation or individual representative cancellation is 5:00 PM February 7, 2020. Companies that cancel attendance or reduce the number of representatives after this date will not receive a refund.


Guidelines

The Ulmer Career Center reviews company registrations for appropriateness of opportunities for College of Business students and alumni, and reserves the right to deny registration at its discretion.

Colleges and universities with the exception of the University of Louisville are not permitted to participate in College of Business Career Fairs. This event is geared towards job seekers, and we encourage schools to participate in other university events focused on students who are considering graduate education.

Please note that network marketing companies are not eligible to participate in job or career fairs, on-campus interviewing, resume referrals, employer presentations, or sponsorships for on-campus activities.
A network marketing company is defined as one that engages in the following practices:

  • Sponsors individuals to set up their own businesses for the purpose of selling products or services and recruiting other individuals to set up their own businesses;
  • Requires an initial investment (payment of a fixed fee, payment to attend an orientation or training session, or purchase a starter kit) from an individual, with the organization itself serving as an umbrella or parent corporation;
  • Offers compensation in the form of straight commission on the individual’s own sales revenue, as well as on the sales revenue of the sales force recruited by the individual and his or her recruits (also known as downline).

Shipping Materials for Event

If you are shipping your packages and displays to the fair, they should arrive February 12, 2020.
Use your package tracking number to verify package delivery. Last-minute shipping may cause delays in receipt of packages for the fair. Shipped packages will be retrieved for you when you arrive at the event.


Packages should be shipped to:
UofL Print and Mail Services
Student Activities Center – Suite W119
2100 S Floyd St
Louisville, KY 40292
ATTENTION:
College of Business Career Fair
Company and Contact on site


Hotels

Tru by Hilton Louisville Airport
810 Phillips Ln.
Louisville, KY 40209
(502) 792-8800

Crowne Plaza Hotel
830 Phillips Ln.
Louisville, KY 40209
(502) 367-6161


Directions

The University of Louisville is serviced by the Louisville International Airport. The Student Activities Center is located 4.3 miles from the airport.

DIRECTIONS FROM I-65 SOUTH
From I-65 South, take exit 134/Arthur Street. At the 4-way stop, turn right onto East Brandeis Ave. At the roundabout, turn left onto South Floyd St.
Follow the Parking Directions from here.
DIRECTIONS FROM I-65 NORTH
From I-65 North, take exit 133/Eastern Parkway. Turn left onto University Blvd. Follow the Parking Directions from here.
PARKING
Free parking is provided at the south side of Cardinal Stadium in Purple Lot A. The College of Business Career Fair will be held in the Student Activities Center Ballroom. We will provide a shuttle to transport employers to/from the designated parking area and the Student Activities Center. The shuttle will make consistent stops from 8:30am-10:00am and again from 12:30pm-2:00pm.


Employer Book Information

Prior to the College of Business Career Fair, students will be given access to an Employer Book which lists the companies attending and the positions that they will be recruiting for. Employer information for this book will be pulled from the company career fair registration form. To ensure that accurate information is shared with students regarding your company, please include all positions you will be recruiting for at the time of the career fair when you register. If you have any changes for the employer book, please submit them to the Ulmer Career Center at ulmer@louisville.edu or call 502-852-7756 by Friday, February 7, 2020.


Job Postings

Companies can choose to post jobs directly through the Career Fair section in CareerTrak. These jobs may be posted during initial registration or added later. Students may submit resumes for these positions prior to the fair, and companies may contact students prior to the fair to invite them to stop by
their booth at the event.


Interviews

Day of Event: The Ulmer Career Center will not provide on-site interview rooms at the Spring 2020 College of Business Career Fair. There is open space outside of the ballroom and around the SAC if you’d like to conduct an interview during the event.
After Event: Employers are welcome to use the Ulmer Career Management Center interview rooms for on-campus interviews starting Monday, February 17, 2020. To reserve an interview room, please contact the Ulmer Career Center at ulmer@louisville.edu or call 502-852-7756


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How is this event advertised to students/alumni?
    The Ulmer Career Center advertises the College of Business Career Fair through window banners and signs, flyers handed out in classes, e-mail blasts, announcements made at student club meetings, TV’s throughout the College of Business, announcements on CareerTrak, the College of Business website, and marketing on the Ulmer Career Center social media sites including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
  2. How many companies typically participate in this event?
    Company participation is generally between 60 – 80 employers
  3. How many students/alumni typically attend this event?
    Typically, 350 – 400 business students (undergraduate and graduate) and alumni attend the College of Business Career Fairs. The College of Business has 2000 undergraduate students, including accounting certificate students, and 250 Master’s-degree students.
  4. What majors are represented at this event?
    The College of Business Career Fair is focused on business majors: Accounting (Bachelor’s, Certificate, and Master’s), Computer Information Systems, Economics, Equine Administration, Finance, Marketing, MAC, MBA, and MSBA (MS in Business Analytics).
    Though this event is intended for business students and alumni, it is open to all UofL students. Please keep this in mind if you should see a variety of dress styles at this event.
  5. Does the University of Louisville offer a career fair for other majors?
    Yes. Please contact the University Career Development Center at 502-852-6701 or the Speed School of Engineering Career Development Center at 502-852-3196 to recruit non-business students.
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