Winter Career Fair 2020

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February 6, 2020
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wade King Student Recreation Center -- Mac Gym

About the Winter 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

STEM Section The Career Services Center will be featuring a STEM Section in this year’s Winter Career Fair (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). We are excited to be hosting a special section for employers in these industries or recruiting students from these disciplines. This is a great way to connect with students in these areas of study and increase awareness of your firm with the WWU College of Science & Engineering. If you are interested in participating, please indicate your interest on your registration form. Space is limited.

Registration and Amenities (Registration opens in November)

Your $395 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
  • Wi-Fi
  • Electricity*
  • 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.

Payments/Refunds (Contact: Britta Eschete, 360-650-2944,

You may choose the following payment options at the time you register through Western’s Viking CareerLink system:

If you choose to pay by invoice, invoices will be generated within 5 days after the event. Payment is not required prior to your participation.

Credit Card:
If you choose to pay by credit card, you will receive an email at the billing address designated within 3 days after your registration is approved, to submit your payment. All unpaid credit card registrants will be converted to an invoice after the event. Payment of invoices may still be made by credit card.

No refunds will be given for no-shows or for cancellations within one week of the event. Unpaid registrations cancelled within one week or that no-show will still be required to remit payment.

Event Confirmation

An auto-generated registration confirmation email from Viking CareerLink (Symplicity) should arrive within two days of your completed registration (NOTE: this is not a confirmation of your registration fee payment). 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.

Event Promotion

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!


Wade King Student Recreation Center -- Mac Gym Western Washington University Bellingham, WA


The Four Points Sheraton is a friendly, close and affordable option. Visit their website for additional information on room rates and availability.


Your registration includes one parking permit for the Lincoln Creek Transportation Center at 800 Lincoln Street. If you choose to have multiple drivers, the first vehicle to arrive from your organization will receive the permit. Additional drivers can purchase parking during the registration process at the easy pay station in the lot upon arrival. Parking permits are $10 for the day.

Cargo/Shuttle Service

Passenger and cargo shuttle service will be available from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 before the fair, and again from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. 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 across the street from the Wade King Student Recreation Center -- Mac Gym for a short ride back to Lincoln Creek Transportation Center.

Set Up

The Wade King Student Recreation Center -- Mac Gym will be available for set up beginning at 9:00 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.

Take Down

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!