University Career + Internship Fair Employer Details

DAY 1: Monday, September 16 | 12-4 PM | @ East Campus Union

  • Agriculture & Food Systems: opportunities in food technology, agronomy, horticulture, ag technology systems, agriculture, animal science and biotechnology.
  • Environment & Natural Resources: opportunities in fisheries & wildlife, turf grass and landscape, natural resources, environment and sustainability

DAY 2: Tuesday, September 17 | 12-4 PM | @ City Campus Nebraska Union

  • Architecture, Engineering & Construction: opportunities in architectural, agricultural, biological systems, chemical, civil, computer engineering, construction, construction management, electrical, environmental, mechanical, transportation &and surveying
  • Science, Research & Development: opportunities in science, research and development

DAY 3: Wednesday, September 18 | 12-4 PM | @ City Campus Nebraska Union

  • Computing, Software, and Data Analytics: opportunities in computer science, software engineering, data science
  • Economics, Banking & Finance: opportunities in finance, accounting, banking & insurance, securities & investments, economics
  • Government, Policy, Public Administration & Law: opportunities in government and public administration, public safety & security
  • Community Support & Human Services: opportunities in human & public service, public health & community education

DAY 4: Thursday, September 19 | 12-4 PM | @ City Campus Nebraska Union

  • Marketing & Communications: opportunities in marketing, advertising, communications
  • Management, Human Resources & Sales: opportunities in management, sales & service, merchandising
  • Hospitality, Sports, Recreation & Wellness: opportunities restaurant and hotel management, sports & recreation operation, nutrition & dietetics

Registration Information

Employer registration opens in Handshake on Monday, June 17, and closes on Tuesday, September 10 or when registration reaches capacity. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice. Booth placement is influenced by date of payment.

  • $575 – Corporate Booth Registration per day (fee includes booth space, parking, and lunch for up to 2 representatives)
  • $275 – Non-profit/Government Booth Registration per day (fee includes booth space, parking, and lunch for up to 2 representatives)
  • $50 – Electricity to booth space per day (limited number available)
  • $30 – Additional representative (each booth may include up to 2 additional representatives)

Booths are placed on a first-PAID, first-served basis. The best way to get the best booth spot is to settle your invoice ASAP. If you believe you will have problems doing so, please contact Chance Radtke to come up with a plan.

To review current employer booth locations, see Booth Placement & Career Fair Maps below.

Cancellations and refund requests must be submitted in writing to Chance Radtke, chance.radtke@unl.edu. A $50 administration fee will be deducted from ALL processed refunds.

  • A full refund, less the $50 admin fee, will be issued for requests submitted on or before Sunday, Sep. 1st, 2024.
  • Requests received Monday, Sep. 2nd – Friday, Sep. 6th, 2024 by 4pm will result in a 50% refund, less the $50 administration fee.
  • No refunds will be issued for any requests received beyond Friday, Sept. 6th, 2024 at 4pm. No exceptions will be made for requests submitted outside of the above terms.

No exceptions will be made for requests submitted outside of the above terms.

All checks can be made payable to:

CHECKS PAYABLE TO:
University of Nebraska – Lincoln

SEND PAYMENT TO:
UNL Career Services
ATTN: Chance Radtke
225 Nebraska Union
Lincoln, NE 68588-0451

Please provide a copy of your invoice with payment. Access our W-9 here: UNL W-9

Our Inclement Weather Policy is established to ensure the safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff and visitors of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) during severe weather conditions. Inclement weather includes but is not limited to severe snowstorms, icy conditions, extreme cold temperatures, and other weather-related emergencies that may pose a threat to the safety of individuals on campus. University Career Services (UCS) will maintain regular operations as long as UNL remains open. In the event that UNL should close, all UCS operations will also be cancelled. Information regarding closures or delays will be communicated by email as early as possible, and prominently displayed on both the UNL and UCS official website homepages, unl.edu and careers.unl.edu. We will provide a full refund, less a $50 administration fee of any registration fees paid, or the option to apply full registration fees toward participation in a future career fair, in the event of a cancellation.

Preparing for the Career Fair

If you are choosing to ship packages to UNL ahead of the fair, please schedule them to arrive no earlier than Tuesday, September 3rd.

If you are shipping to City Campus, send to:

UNL Career Fair – *Company Name*

Attn: Career Services

1400 R Street, Room 225

Lincoln, NE 68588

  1. Make sure your jobs are posted on Handshake and attached to your fair registration! Students will be able to see these before the fair. For more information on how to post, head to our website.
    • If you are having a hard time updating your career fair registration, here is a guide to help.
  2. Connect with students via Handshake or LinkedIn to let them know you’re coming and would love to meet with them. Be as intentional as possible as students are often turned off by what appears to be a mass message!
  3. Mentally prep for a long day of standing and talking with the vast amount of students who come into our fair each day. The more engaging you are in pulling them into your table, the better conversations you’ll have.
  4. Have a plan on how to capture student information. UNL Career Services is excited to introduce a new way for attending employers to streamline their interaction with students at the upcoming fair. This year we’re offering the option to utilize the Handshake In-person Booth Check-in System. Scroll down to During the Fair – Day of Details section to get an overview on how it will work.

Head to the link below for a list of accommodations.

Day-of Details

Days 2-4 (September 17-19):

Starting at 10:15am each day, vehicles can pull into our welcome & unloading zone in front of the City Campus Nebraska Union (1400 R St.) to drop off their passengers and supplies. We will have support available to carry materials up to your booth if you are planning on attending solo or need extra assistance.

Once items are dropped off, you will be directed to park in any of the City of Lincoln Park & Go parking garages. The closest one is located on the 14th and Q city block. You will receive a parking validation ticket when you check into the fair.

Days 2-4 (September 17-19):

Once items are dropped off, you will be directed to park in any of the City of Lincoln Park & Go parking garages. The closest one is located on the 14th and Q city block. You can then receive a parking validation ticket when you check into the fair.

Please note that booths are placed on a first PAID, first served basis. To ensure the best booth placement, please settle your invoice ASAP. If you believe you will have problems doing so, please contact Chance Radtke to come up with a plan.

Career Fair Booth Maps will be available closer to the career fairs.

*Note booth locations are subject to change due to last-minute registration and event layout changes.

If you are unable to locate your organization on the map, it might be temporarily hidden due to an unpaid invoice. Please review your registration to ensure payment has been remitted. Questions, please contact Chance Radtke

Capture Student Information at the Fair

At UNL Career Services, we’re excited to introduce a new way for attending employers to streamline their interaction with students at the upcoming career fair. This year, we’re offering the option to utilize the Handshake In-person Booth Check-in system. Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Receive Your Unique QR Code

  • Each participating organization will receive a unique QR code for their booth. You do not need to print off your QR code ahead of time.  We will have them for you at your table.

Step 2: Student Check-In

  • When students approach your booth, invite them to scan your QR code to “check in.”

Step 3: Post-Fair Benefits

  • After the fair, students will receive a list of the employers they visited.
  • Your designated representative for this fair will receive a list of the students who checked into your booth.

This streamlined process benefits both students and employers by providing valuable information about their fair connections. While not mandatory, we encourage you to utilize this new feature.

Here is an example provided by Handshake as to what your fair registration will look like after the fair. You might not be able to see it now, but as the fair gets closer it should be available. If you have any questions or issues, please reach out to Chance Radtke.

Career participants can access free Wi-Fi by selecting NU Guest and logging in with the following credentials:

Username: Career Fair

Password: Huskers

Employer Lunch:

Days 2-4: At check-in you will receive a lunch ticket at check-in to eat at one of our Nebraska Union vendors (Subway, Imperial Palace, Valentino’s, and Chick-fil-A). If you choose not to eat in the Union, downtown restaurants are within walking distance. Lunch tickets are not valid at off-campus restaurants or Starbucks in the Union.

Employers can eat at a 1st floor table or in the Employer Lounge, located in Chimney Rock on the 2nd floor of the Union.

Employer Lounge:

For all career fair days, we will have space reserved that is solely for employers. This space will include snacks, water, and tables for you to take a break and take care of whatever you may need, even if that’s just personal time for yourself or a quiet space to take a phone call!

Photography is permitted at the career fair to capture positive moments, but attendees should be considerate of comfort levels, avoid actions increasing pressure on students during interactions with employers, and ensure open aisles for student movement due to the crowded space.

Post-Fair Details

On your table, there will be a slip of paper that tells our staff what you would like to do with your belongings. If you would like to utilize the pick-up service after the fair, be sure to package up your supplies and fill out the pick-up sheet that was on your table upon arrival. Fair volunteers will then help move your items to the pick-up zone directly after the fair. This service will not start until after the fair concludes at 4 pm.

Day 2-4 (Sept. 17-19):

Once the fair concludes, you’ll take your packages to the Career Services Office (Nebraska Union, room 225). There we will have stations for you to drop off your already-packed displays to be picked up at your scheduled time.

While we are happy to hold your packages for you and provide an easy pick-up spot, it is your responsibility to call your shipping provider and schedule a pick-up of your belongings.

Attending the next day:

Career Fair staff at the Help Desk (next to the Employer Check-in Station) will have access to the following day’s map to help you double check your next day booth location. If you are staying in your same booth location the next day, you will be able to leave your display up in whatever capacity works best for you. If your booth is moving, please pack up and move your belongings to your new booth. You will be able to set it up that night or just leave it to set up for the morning.

Attending Non-consecutive days:

If you are attending non-consecutive days of the career fairs, we are able to store your materials for you in the interim. Please pack up your displays and bring them to the Career Services office, room 225 in the Nebraska Union and drop them off with a Career Services staff member.

Day 2-4 (Sept. 17-19): Due to space constraints, we unfortunately will not be able to offer all employers access to day-after interview space following our fairs. Please plan to host any interviews virtually or off-campus at times that work best for you and your candidates. Limited, on-campus space will be available for our Husker Circle Champion and Scarlet members only – first-come, first-served.

We would love for you to provide your feedback once the fair concludes. An evaluation will be sent out to all of those who checked-in for the career fair. The evaluation will be available here closer to the fairs.

If your questions were not answered, please feel free to give our office a call at 402-472-3145 or e-mail our office at careerservices@unl.edu.