Spring Career Fair 2016
April 21, 2016
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Viking Union Multi-Purpose Room
IMPORTANT CHANGE: PARKING FOR WWU CAREER FAIRS !!
Dear WWU Career Fair Attendees,
Due to new parking policies and upcoming parking lot projects, we will no longer be offering on-campus parking for our career fairs. Instead, we will be using Western’s off-campus park-and-ride located at 800 Lincoln Street (see map; same exit off I-5).
For the Spring Career Fair (April 21st, 11am to 3pm), you will not need a parking pass for the Lincoln Creek Park and Ride.
We will still have a Bellair shuttle to get you from the parking lot to the career fair venue, but it is no longer a walk-able distance from the off-campus parking location and the shuttle travel times will be slightly longer (about 12 minutes between pick-ups). There will also not be a tent in the parking lot, but there are covered bus stops there for inclement weather.
Please arrive at least an hour (or more!) before the event starts to ensure that you are set up at the venue before the doors open to students (we’re expecting about 900 students and there’s usually a line waiting at the door!).
If you have any questions about these parking changes, please do not hesitate to call the Career Services Center office at (360) 650-3240.
Thank you again for your interest in recruiting Western students!
The Career Services Center staff
About the Spring Career Fair
Sponsored by WWU's Career Services Center, this fair is open to students from all majors in search of career-focused internships and/or full-time, post-graduate positions.
As a participating employer, you will:
- Meet hundreds of highly motivated candidates for career and internship positions
- Fill your talent pipeline with resumes from qualified students and soon-to-be graduates
- Increase awareness of your organization at Western through event participation and promotion
- Expand your recruiting network by connecting with students, staff, faculty and representatives from other companies
Registration and Amenities
Your $325 registration fee includes:
- 3 x 6 table at the event
- 1 vehicle parking permit (additional parking can be purchased during registration or on site)
- Hospitality service (coffee, tea, water)
- 2 lunches
- Promotion of your company/positions prior to the event
- Interview rooms following the fair as needed*
*Please request electricity and interview rooms upon registration, as there is limited availability.
How to Register
Pre-registration is required for this event and will be available through Viking CareerLink, our online job posting and employer database. In addition to providing easy event registration, Viking CareerLink also allows you to post job and internship opportunities as they become available.
As you plan ahead to attend the career fair, please include posting your open positions as part of that process. Students will be researching career options prior to meeting you and will be eager to learn about internship and employment opportunities within your organization. (Positions should be posted two weeks prior to the event to benefit from our promotional efforts.)
Please note: The Career Services Center may need to be selective when determining which employers are to be represented at special events such as job fairs. Decisions will be made in a fair and equitable manner after considering factors such as space availability, student interest in employer/industry, industry balance, and employer position within the industry.
An auto-generated registration confirmation email from Viking CareerLink (Symplicity) should arrive within two days of your completed registration. If you do not receive this email confirmation, you may not be registered for the career fair. Please contact our office at 360.650.3240.
The contact person who registers online for the career fair will receive additional information from Career Services regarding event details and logistics and will be responsible for passing it on to all attendees. For your convenience, this information can also be found below.
Your organization will be included in our pre-event publicity, including an online list of participating employers with website links. We will also provide a full directory of employers to students attending the fair.
Career Services will conduct outreach to students, staff and faculty prior to the event to let them know you are participating, what positions you have posted in Viking CareerLink, and whether or not you plan to conduct on-campus interviews following the fair. (Positions should be posted at least two weeks prior to the event to benefit from our promotional efforts.)
You are also welcome to place an ad in the career fair section of the Western Front student newspaper. Contact your friendly Western Front sales representative to discuss options and pricing.
To further promote your company to students, you may also donate one or more items for a door prize. It's a known fact that students love free stuff!
Viking Union Multi-Purpose Room
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The Best Western Lakeway Inn is a friendly, close and affordable option. Visit their website for additional information on room rates and availability.
Driving Directions to WWU Off-Campus Park-and-Ride
When approaching Bellingham from the north on I-5:
- Take Exit #252, marked Samish Way and WWU
- Take a left at the first stop light
- At the next light, take another left and proceed down Lincoln Street approximately a quarter mile
- Lincoln Street Park-and-Ride will be on your right
When approaching Bellingham from the south on I-5:
- Take Exit #252, marked Samish Way and WWU
- Take a left at the stop sign
- Proceed straight through the next light and continue down Lincoln Street approximately a quarter mile
- Lincoln Street Park-and Ride will be on your right
The Bellair shuttle to get you from the parking lot to the career fair venue (the shuttle travel times will be slightly longer - about 12 minutes between pick-ups).
Passenger and cargo shuttle service will be available from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 before the fair, and again from 3:00 – 4:00 after the fair.
There will be no shuttle service during the event.
Should you need to leave the venue during the fair, you can catch the city bus right outside the Viking Union to the Lincoln Street Park-and-Ride.
The Viking Union Multi-Purpose Room will be available for set up beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Coffee, tea and water service awaits you! Just follow the signs to our Employer Hospitality Room. Lunch will be on your table when you arrive. If extra lunches were ordered for your group, they will be there as well. Should you need anything else, there are lots of great food and beverage options nearby.
You may notice that we are working on generating as little waste as possible at our events. Please keep your eyes peeled for one of our handy Recycling stations and sort your paper, glass and plastic. Western (and Mother Nature!) will appreciate your efforts.
Because the fair ends at 3:00, we ask that you do not pack up your table prior to that time.
If you have questions about anything you see here, please contact the Career Services Center at 360.650.3240 and we will be more than happy to help.
Hope to see you here!
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