Career Fairs - Information for Employers

Career fairs are a cost-effective way to gain access to bright employee prospects. We will take care of all the organizational details including advertising to the target groups of students. You will be able to:

  • Share information with students and alumni who are interested in your organization through group or individual chat.
  • Raise your brand awareness on campus.
  • Debunk myths about your industry or organization.
  • Recruit for current and future opportunities.

WELCOME TO SPRING HIRING Fair 2023

Employers will connect with students, alumni, and post-doctoral scholars from all faculties at U of A in person at this event. 

February 7, 2023
1 - 5 p.m. 

Dinwoodie Lounge, SUB, University of Alberta

New this year students will have access to an employer information site all year. The site is an opportunity for you to include your contact information, digital recruitment documents, and any links that will be helpful for students and alumni Your company listing is included in your booth registration. If you cannot attend the fair you can sign up for an online-only listing.

You can take a look at the Careers Day 2022 Employer Site as an example.

Sponsorship

Sponsorship is a great way to build or enhance your employer brand among students and alumni and showcase your organization as an employer of choice. Your sponsorship will support programming and events at the Career Centre, allowing you to build your talent pipeline by engaging with students and alumni in meaningful ways. There are multiple levels of sponsorship to be considered, please find out more information on our website.

Book your booth

All purchased booths will include a rectangular table, table covering, 2 chairs, electrical and drape. Exhibitors will also receive a complimentary parking spot (via a digital code). 

Booth Pricing

  • Standard booth: $950
  • Charitable rate booth: $475
  • Online website listing only price: $150

Exhibitors should be aware that a Certificate of Insurance is required to be submitted ahead of time to hiretalent@ualberta.ca for all companies participating in on-campus career fairs.

Registration and payment for all our career fair exhibitor booths can be found on campusBRIDGE.

To access the registration:

  • Log into campusBRIDGE using an Employer & Partner account. Check out our quick instructional video on how to create an account.
  • Once logged in, select Career Centre Events & Workshops
  • Search through the available events for the fair you want to attend
  • Click on Register for this event
  • Follow prompts for registration and payment

Making the Most of Career Fairs

Career fairs are an effective way to connect with the U of A students, postdoctoral fellows, and alumni, while also raising your campus brand awareness. In advance of career fairs, we encourage you to consider your recruitment goals and prepare for your interactions with students and alumni.

Set your goals

Consider your reasons for participating in Career Fairs. Is it to build awareness of your organization or employment opportunities? Are you looking to build your brand on campus? 

Determine who are your target students and graduates. What skills, knowledge, and attributes are you recruiting? Are you looking to fill specific positions? 

Ensure that your colleagues attending the fair are familiar with your goals and recruitment processes for your organization.

Plan your interactions

What do you want students and alumni to know about your organization? 

Consider if and how you want to collect information from students. 

  • Are you comfortable connecting with students and alumni over LinkedIn?
  • Some students and alumni may bring resumes or business cards. Do you want to collect this information?
  • How will you follow-up with students and alumni after the fair? 
  • How can students and alumni get in touch with you, or your organization, after the fair?

We welcome and encourage you to bring print materials and swag items for your booth. However, many students will prefer to connect with you digitally through your website and social media channels. Make sure these details are easily accessible.

Choose your Representatives
Students and alumni look forward to meeting with a wide range of employees from your organization, not just recruiters and HR reps. If it’s possible, consider sending a diverse team from a range of fields and areas within your organization
Review Logistics

Sometimes the person registering for a career fair is not the person(s) attending the fair. Ensure that event logistics, including locations, campus maps, and parking details, are shared with the appropriate members of your organization. 

Event details will be emailed to the email address used for registration.


Upcoming Career Centre Fairs

Pharmacy Career Fair

November 29, 2022
12 - 3 p.m.

Book your booth

All purchased booths will include a rectangular table, table covering, 2 chairs. Exhibitors will also receive a complimentary parking spot (via digital code).

Booth Pricing. 6x10 Standard booth: $500 6x10 Sponsorship booth: $1000 Online website listing only price: $150

Registration and payment for all our career fair exhibitor booths can be found on campusBRIDGE

To access the registration:

Log into campusBRIDGE using your Employer & Partner account.
Once logged in, select Career Centre Events & Workshops
Search through the available events for the fair you want to attend
Click on Register for this event
Follow prompts for registration and payment

Education Career Fair/Foire d'emploi en éducation 2023

January 23, 2023

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dinwoodie Lounge (Students’ Union Building)

5 - 7 p.m. Pavillon McMahon, Campus Saint-Jean

Registration and payment for all our career fair exhibitor booths can be found on campusBRIDGE.

Previous Career Centre Fairs

This year's Careers Day was held in person at Butterdome on Thursday, September 29, 2022, from 1 to 5 p.m. MST. 126 exhibitors and over 4000 students attended.