The career fairs below are sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences Career Services Office. All students, regardless of major, are welcome and encouraged to attend. Ohio State sponsors a number of other career fairs throughout the academic year; for a complete list, visit the Buckeye Careers website.

2019 Summer Internship and Opportunity Fair

This event features a wide variety of corporate, nonprofit, and government employers seeking Ohio State candidates for summer internships, volunteer opportunities, part-time and full-time summer jobs, and other resume building experiences. Students who are interested in pursuing resume-building experiences for careers in business-related areas, nonprofit management, sports and recreation, education, and other areas are encouraged to attend.  The date of the Summer Internship Fair is Janurary 29, 2019.

Information for Students

The Summer Internship and Opportunity Fair targets undergraduate students interested in obtaining a resume building opportunity for Summer Term 2019. Employers are excited to connect with you and discuss available internships, volunteer opportunities, and part-time work in the following areas:

Business-related functions
For example: communications, advertising, public relations, marketing, retail management, sports management, and finance/financial services

Nonprofit management
Organizations represent a variety of focus areas including the arts, healthcare, social services, women’s issues, and others

Summer and recreation camp counseling and management
Summer day camps and resident camps will be in attendance as well as other recreational sports organizations

No pre-registration is required for students, but you are required to present a valid BuckID on the day of the event. You are also encouraged to prepare for the fair by having your resume reviewed. Walk-in hours for resume reviews for Arts and Sciences students are posted here. Other career services also offer a resume review service; see here for more details.

Information for Employers

Target Attendees
This event targets undergraduate students seeking internships, volunteer opportunities, part-time and full-time summer employment, and other resume building opportunities for Summer 2019. Candidates who attend this event seek to gain exposure to business-related functions, nonprofit organization management, and summer and recreational camp counseling and management.


Registration 
Private Sector Employers (51 Employees or above) - $625.00
Private Sector Employers (1-50 Employees or above) - $275.00
Government and Nonprofit Employers - $149.00
OSU Offices/Departments - $75.00

Your registration includes a 6' table with tablecloth, two chairs, advance shipment of ONE package, and parking for two representatives of your organization. It also includes beverages and light snacks throughout the day, and a brief company profile and position descriptions in the guidebook for students. Should you wish to send more than two representatives, there is a $25.00 charge per additional attendee, which covers parking, beverages, and snacks.

Access to electricity is available, but not always in close proximity to your table. Employers are REQUIRED to bring their own extension cords.


Refund Policy
No refunds for this event will be granted after February 15, 2019.

Should inclement weather or another situation beyond the control of the Arts and Sciences Career Services Office or The Ohio State University cause the closure of the Ohio Union (the event venue), all participating organizations will be granted a refund of their registration fees. Because the university rarely closes during severe weather conditions, you are encouraged to call the Ohio Union (614-688-4636) should there be inclement weather on an event date.


Shipping Display Materials 
Procedures for shipping boxes before the 2019 Summer Internship and Opportunity Fair will be handled by the Ohio Union. Please be aware that your career fair payment covers shipment of ONE package. It does not cover your costs for the Ohio Union to receive/store additional packages. You will be invoiced separately following the event for any additional shipping and drayage charges accrued. You must pre-arrange for your packages to be picked up after the fair and prepare shipping labels ahead of time. Due to limited storage, packages cannot be accepted more than two (2) business days prior to the event. Additional charges will be applied to materials shipped and held more than two days before the event.  

Please see the following link to register the delivery and handling of your packages: http://ohiounion.osu.edu/plan_an_event/ohio_union_loading_dock
 
The following information MUST be included on all packages and appear EXACTLY as follows for delivery to be accepted and to ensure proper delivery:

Name of Your Organization/Business
2019 Summer Internship and Opportunity Fair
Name of Your Organization/Business Contact Attending Event
February 27, 2019
Total Number of Packages (e.g. 1 of 4)
Ohio Union Shipping & Receiving
1739 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210

Rates for receipt/delivery of packages/containers to event space:

Package 1-50 lbs.                         $10.00 each
Display Cases/Crates/Pallets          $30.00 each

Rates for receipt/delivery of packages/containers if held for more than 2 days:

Package 1-50 lbs.                         $10.00 each/day
Packages over 50 lbs                    $10.00 each/day
Display Cases/Crates/Pallets         $10.00 each/day

 


Directions and parking
The fair will be held in the Ohio Union, building 161 on the campus map, at the corner of 12th Avenue and High Street. Employers may park in the Ohio Union South Garage, building 288. 


Hotel Information


Questions? Contact Us!

Randy Dineen, MA
Summer Internship and Opportunity Fair Coordinator
College of Arts and Sciences Career Services
The Ohio State University
dineen.2@osu.edu
614-688-4522

Preparing for the Fair

Resume Reboot
During Resume Reboot, students can stop by the office to have their resumes reviewed. Students who need assistance creating a resume will learn about strategies to help them get started.

Career Fair Strategies tip sheet (Under General Job Search)

2018 Ohio State University Spring Career Fair

*Thanks to all the students, employers, and staff that contributed to making this year's career fair a success. Spring Career Fair 2019 will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2019. Employer registration will open around October 1, 2018. Hope to see you again at next year's event! 

Information for Students

The Ohio State University Spring Career Fair (formerly Spring Career Day) is an annual job and internship fair held during Spring Semester. The event is open to all current Ohio State University students and recent graduates and provides an opportunity for students to network with employers and learn about internship and career opportunities. The event will be held in two venues in the Ohio Union: The Grand Ballroom and the Performance Hall.

Attending employers recruit across a broad range of disciplines. There will be a large number of private sector companies recruiting for business and technical functions such as communications, business analysis, logistics, retail management, general management, graphic design, human resources, marketing, sales, financial planning, and other related areas.

In addition there are opportunities for science and technology students in areas such as laboratory based research and development in medical and industrial settings, as well as computer science and engineering roles.

Federal and State government agencies will also be well represented offering opportunities in administration, fiscal management, technology, diplomacy, and law enforcement and security related functions.

Advanced research via this website is recommended to determine if a particular employer of interest will be in attendance.

Attending employers seek to fill full-time, entry level positions as well as summer internships.

No pre-registration or RSVP for the Spring Career Fair is required.

  • Current Students: A valid BuckID is required to enter the fair on the day of the event.
  • Recent Graduates: We welcome you to the event and request that you drop off a copy of your resume at the registration desk upon arrival

Information for Employers

Event Schedule
The Ohio State University Spring Career Fair
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - The Ohio Union Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom and The Ohio Union Performance Hall

8:00 am to 10:00 am = Check-in and Set-up
8:30 am to 10:00 am = Breakfast
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm = Lunch
10:00 am to 3:00 pm = Career Fair
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm = Teardown

Interview Day (optional)
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - The Ohio Union

7:30am to 10:00am = Breakfast
8:00am to 4:30pm = Interview Day
4:30pm to 5:00pm = Teardown

Lunch cards are provided on Interview day for registered employer contacts.

Interviews must be completed by 4:30pm.


Target Attendees
The Ohio State University Spring Career Fair welcomes all Ohio State students and recent graduates. It is, however, primarily marketed to undergraduate students from the following colleges (click the links to see related majors):

  • The College of Arts and Sciences
  • The Fisher College of Business
  • The College of Education and Human Ecology

Register for the Event
Corporate I: 50 or more employees - $550.00
Corporate II: fewer than 50 employees - $250.00
Nonprofit Organization or Government Agency Registration - $149.00

Registration includes a six foot rectangular table, two chairs, a white table cover, meals, and parking validation for two (2) representatives of your organization. Additional representatives may be accommodated for an additional $30.00 fee per representative, which covers meals and parking validation.

Access to electricity is available, but not always in close proximity to your table. Employers are REQUIRED to bring their own extension cords, if needed.

We appreciate your interest in recruiting Ohio State students and look forward to working with you for this year's Spring Career Fair!


Interview Day Package
In additional to participating in the career fair, employers are invited to participate in next-day interviews. All interviews are held in the Ohio Union.

Interview Day Registration - $225.00

Registration for interview day is facilitated through the career fair registration. Fees for include one six foot rectangular table and two chairs. Meals, beverages, and parking validation for two (2) employer representatives are also included. ONE additional interview table is available to each employer for a $50.00 fee. This additional fee does not include parking validation or meals for additional recruiters.

Employers are responsible for creating their own interview schedules.

Interviews must be completed by 4:30pm.


Refund Policy
No refunds for this event will be granted after January 5, 2018.

Should inclement weather or another situation beyond the control of the Arts and Sciences Career Services Office or The Ohio State University cause the closure of the Ohio Union (the event venue), all participating organizations will be granted a refund of their registration fees. Because the university rarely closes during severe weather conditions, you are encouraged to call the Ohio Union (614-688-4636) should there be inclement weather on an event date. 


Shipping Display Materials
For your convenience, displays and recruiting materials may be shipped prior to the career fair. Please note that the Ohio Union manages its own shipping and receiving process, and that, due to limited storage, materials cannot be accepted more than two (2) days prior to the event. 

Please note that your registration fees cover delivery of ONE package to the Ohio Union before the event. Additional packages may be shipped for $10.00 per package. You will receive a separate invoice after the career fair for any shipping and drayage charges accrued.

The following information MUST be included on all packages and appear EXACTLY as follows for delivery to be accepted and to ensure proper delivery:

Name of your Organization/Business
2018 Ohio State University Spring Career Fair
Name of your organization contact attending event
February 20, 2018
Total Number of Packages (e.g. 1 of 4)
Ohio Union Shipping & Receiving
1739 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
Event Confirmation Number: 208994


Directions and Parking
The Ohio State University Spring Career Fair is held at the Ohio Union (building 161 on the campus map, at the corner of 12th and High Street). Employers may park in the Ohio Union South garage, building 288, adjacent to the event facility.

Travel directions from the airport and central highways are located here.

Upon arrival at the Ohio Union South parking garage, employer representatives should take a white spitter ticket at the gate. Registered representatives will receive a parking validation voucher to be used upon exiting the garage after the event.

Please note that, due to budget constraints, parking validation will be provided ONLY to registered recruiters. Unregistered recruiters who attend the event must cover their own parking expenses.


Hotel Information


Questions? Contact Us!

Scott Kustis, MBA
Assistant Director
Center for Career and Professional Success 
124 Denney Hall, 164 Annie & John Glenn Ave, Columbus, OH 43210
kustis.1@osu.edu
614-247-8698

Preparing for the Fair

Career Fair Strategies Tip Sheet
Writing Your Commercial Tip Sheet
Questions to Ask at Career and Job Fairs - courtsey of Quintessential Careers

Invited to participate in an interview after meeting with an employer at the Spring Career Fair? Check out these resources.

Ohio State University Spring Career Fair Prep Workshops
Check back soon for a list of preparation events.

2018 Reverse Career Fair

The 2018 Reverse Career Fair is the complete opposite of a traditional career fair. During the first half of the event, employers walk from table to table learning about various student organizations and how they can partner with that group for future events. This event is also an opportunity for employers to obtain suggestions for how to increase awareness about their opportunities among the members of the organization. The leadership of student organizations staff the tables and network on behalf of their organizations, suggesting opportunities for employer involvement (e.g., speaking at club meetings, creating job shadows, etc.).

Information for Student Orgs

Is your student organization seeking a unique way to engage its membership in professional development opportunities? If so, register for the 2018 Reverse Career Fair (RCF)!

The RCF is different from a traditional career fair because the employer and student roles are reversed! Representatives from your student organization will have the opportunity to connect with companies from a variety of industries. These employers are seeking the skills you’ve developed as a student leader, including leadership, communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills.

The RCF is also an opportunity to inform employers of how they’ll benefit from partnering with your organization for programs and events!! The RCF is open to all student organizations. Student organizations with a mission of supporting students from diverse backgrounds in particular are encouraged to attend as most of the participating employers have aggressive diversity recruitment goals.

Benefits to Attending

  • Build relationships with employers that could generate opportunities for a guest speaker at a general meeting, sponsorship of an organization event, job shadowing, site visits, mentoring, and more
  • Gain access to new information related to your career goals
  • Connect with employers who like to recruit Ohio State students for their internships and entry-level career positions

Register to Attend

Registration is FREE!
Register your student organization.

Your registration includes a table with tablecloth, two chairs, and light refreshments. Up to ten representatives from your student organization may attend, including your leadership team.


Required Prep Session
Prior to the event, at least one student leader from each organization is required to attend one prep session. During the session you will receive information about what to expect and tips for preparing for the event. There are three options to choose from; choose only one. Each prep session is scheduled for one-hour and will take place in 352R Denney Hall. Once you’ve registered for the event, mark your calendar for whichever session you or another leader from your organization plan to attend.

  • Thursday, January 11th at 2:00pm
  • Friday, January 12th at 1:00pm
  • Wednesday, January 17th at 6:00pm

Resume Book
Members of the executive board and/or leadership team for each registered student organization have the option of having their resume distributed to the employer sponsoring the event. The sponsor will receive an electronic resume book prior to the event. Interested leaders who are registered for the event should email their resume to williams.2797@osu.edu by Friday, January 12th. You are encouraged to have your resume reviewed by career services prior to sending a copy. To locate your career office, visit this page http://careers.osu.edu/students/ and select your major below the Career Office Search drop-down menu on the right-hand side of the page. Arts and Sciences students may stop by 100 Denney Hall during resume walk-in-hours.


Event Schedule
6:00 pm to 6:30 pm = Check-in and Set-up
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm = Reverse Career Fair


Questions? Contact Us!

Brandy Williams, MLHR
Career Prep Advisor & Reverse Career Fair Coordinator
College of Arts and Sciences Career Services
The Ohio State University
williams.2797@osu.edu
614-292-8558

Information for Employers

During the Reverse Career Fair (RCF) employers will have the opportunity to mingle among the student organization tables and speak with representatives from each organization. The fair differs from that of a traditional career fair because it is a smaller, more personal event and the role of the employers and students are reversed! Your participation at the event can lead to meaningful connections with students who possess the qualifications and skills that support your recruitment needs. The RCF also offers an opportunity for your organization to collaborate with student organizations and enhance your brand presence on campus.

The RCF is open to all student organizations. Student organizations with a mission of supporting students from diverse backgrounds in particular are encouraged to attend as most of the participating employers have aggressive diversity recruitment goals.  Employer registration is free!!

Benefits to Attending

  • Connect with students and recent graduates from diverse backgrounds and with those who value workplace diversity
  • Inform career-oriented students about the internships and other types of work-based learning opportunities available within your organization
  • Build relationships with student organizations and broaden your recruitment strategy for internships and entry-level employment
  • Get involved with student career development by learning how to serve as a guest speaker at a club meeting, sponsor a club event, and/or coordinate job shadowing, site visits and/or mentoring

Register for the Event

Registration is FREE!
Each employer is invited to bring two representatives. Registration includes a packet that provides a brief description of the participating student organizations along with the contact information for their leadership team. Light refreshments will be provided.

Register for the Event


Event Schedule

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm = Reverse Career Fair

The event begins at 6:30pm. Plan to mingle throughout the evening.


Sponsorship Opportunities
Employers seeking a unique opportunity to increase their visibility among student organizations and prospective candidates are encouraged to consider sponsoring the event. In addition to the accommodations included with your registration, sponsorship benefits include:

  • A table location in a high traffic area, usually by the entrance where students sign in and receive their name tag
  • Your company name and logo on all promotional materials
  • The opportunity for a company representative to contribute to brief opening remarks at the event
  • Receive a resume book that includes resumes of the participating organizations student leaders     

For more information about sponsoring the event, please contact Brandy Williams.


Questions? Contact Us!

Brandy Williams, MLHR
Career Prep Advisor & Reverse Career Fair Coordinator
College of Arts and Sciences Career Services
The Ohio State University
williams.2797@osu.edu
614-292-8558

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