Find Your Future at Career Showcase – September 27 & 28, 2016

Career Showcase, our hallmark career fair, is designed to help you find talented students and alumni for your organization. The largest career fair in the southeast, Showcase is a two-day event that highlights students in a wide variety of majors in one location. In fall 2015, over 8,000 students from non-technical and technical fields attended Career Showcase to network with over 300 employers. A hiring manager’s dream, it’s easy to find your future talent at Career Showcase.

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Diversity Meet Up: Pre Showcase Connections

On Monday, September 26 join us for an event tailored for recruiters with diversity hiring initiatives. This is a networking event with a fluid atmosphere, without the boundaries of the career fair, for students and employers to connect in a relaxed environment. This is a premier opportunity to maximize the amount of students you see in a quick, casual manner.

Registration is $150 for Showcase registrants and $170 for non-Showcase registrants. You can register for the event up to the day of the event through Gator CareerLink.

September 26 | 5:30 pm to 8 pm (Employer check in at 5:00pm) | Reitz Union Grand Ballroom
Parking is available in the Welcome Center’s Parking Garage.

If you have any questions, email Todd Northrup at ToddN@crc.ufl.edu.

Day 1 – Non-Technical

Features career paths for students focused on management, sales, government, hospitality, finance, accounting, healthcare, communications, marketing, social services and other non-technical professions.

Day 2 – Technical

Features career paths for students focused on engineering, information technology, research & development, architecture, programming, construction, biomedical, manufacturing and other technical professions.

Standard

$800Late fee-table/day
    • One table (8′ x 30″) and two chairs
    • 4 reps (up to 2 additional reps may attend for an additional $50
      each equaling a total of 6. For additional reps, additional table space must be
      purchased. A max of 6 reps are permitted at each table)
    • Hot breakfast and lunch for each of your representatives
    • Parking
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Company listing in event publication (see early-registration deadline)
    • Online listing of your company & position information

Non-Profit

$600Late fee-table/day
    • One table (8′ x 30″) and two chairs
    • 4 reps (up to 2 additional reps may attend for an additional $50
      each equaling a total of 6. For additional reps, additional table space must be
      purchased. A max of 6 reps are permitted at each table)
    • Hot breakfast and lunch for each of your representatives
    • Parking
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Company listing in event publication (see early-registration deadline)
    • Online listing of your company & position information

Early Registration Deadline is September 2, 2016

Showcase is Just the First Step

Career Showcase is one of many ways to get in front of talented UF candidates. Through the recruiting season you have opportunities to host information sessions and engage students on campus through professional development programs such as resume reviews, mock interviews, panel discussions, and more.

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Showcase Basics

Find out everything you need to know about participating in Career Showcase through the information below. From policies to parking, we’ve provided comprehensive information about our event in the following details.

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Registration and Payment

You may register up until the day of the event. The cancellation deadline is September 2, 2016 and will guarantee inclusion in the event-day publications. Registrations received after September 2, 2016 increase to $800. September 2, 2016 is also the last day to cancel and receive a refund. The cost to attend Showcase is $750.00 per table, per day, and the non-profit rate is $550 per table, per day. Please check the pricing table for registration inclusions.

Register for Showcase through Gator CareerLink. We accept credit cards (VISA, MasterCard or American Express) or checks. In the registration form, be sure to select your payment type as credit card or check.

Credit cards are not processed immediately; you will receive a paid invoice via email to confirm processing of your payment once our staff processes your credit card.

Make checks payable to “Univ. of Florida Career Resource Center” (TAX ID# 59-6002052). Include a printed copy of your invoice and send check payment to:

UF Career Resource Center
Attention: Career Showcase Registration
PO Box 118507
Gainesville, FL 32611-8507

To qualify for sales tax exemption (sales tax is ONLY applied to the Career Showcase directory book) follow these steps:

  1. Register online as outlined above; the invoice you view online after registering will include sales tax.
  2. After registering, fax a copy of your FLORIDA Tax Exemption Certificate to the Career Resource Center at 352-392-5268. Include a copy of your invoice. If the name on the certificate differs from name on the registration, please note this on BOTH forms.
  3. Once the FLORIDA Tax Exemption Certificate has been received, your invoice will be updated to reflect your tax-exempt status.
  4. The CRC will notify you when the update to your invoice has been made.
    Pay the amount on the updated invoice.

No registration can be processed as tax-exempt without a copy of the tax-exemption certificate from the STATE OF FLORIDA. Unfortunately, we cannot accept tax exemption certificates from other states. Any tax-exempt organization in a state other than Florida must apply with the State of Florida. This application can be found here. A copy of this application can be submitted in place of the tax exemption certificate until one is obtained.

September 2, 2016 is the cancellation deadline for this event. Cancellations received by this date will receive a full refund and will not be charged for cancelling their event registration.

All cancellations must be submitted in writing to the Career Resource Center (CRC). Please contact the Career Events staff at CRCFairs@crc.ufl.edu to cancel your registration.

No cancellations will be accepted after the deadline. Registered organizations who fail to show up at the event will still be charged for the event. Outstanding bills from previous events will prevent employers from use of other CRC services in the future.

See more in the Policies tab.

The Day Of

Check-in for both days begins at 7:30 a.m. We recommend that you check-in early as parking is extremely limited after 8 a.m. Our doors open promptly at 9 a.m. and students will be ready to meet and network with you at that time.
Breakfast is served until 9 a.m. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Complimentary refreshments (water, coffee and soda) are made available throughout the day.
The top two floors of the parking garage across the street from the Southwest Recreation Center (on Hull Road) is available to recruiters for parking on both days of Career Showcase. You will receive a parking pass via email in the days prior to the event to display in your vehicle’s dashboard. You will be required and expected to park in the areas designated by the facility staff. If you did not receive a parking pass, simply have a business card available and tell parking staff you are attending Career Showcase.

Parking on campus can be challenging. We recommend you arrive at the facility before 8 a.m. to avoid campus traffic and to confirm an appropriate space.

The Career Resource Center is not responsible for any parking violations that you receive while attending the event; it is your responsibility to verify valid parking areas with posted signs or an appropriate police or parking official.

Policies

Organizations that do not check in by 11 a.m. on the day of the event will be considered a “no show.” Registered organizations that fail to show up at the event will result in a charge for the event regardless if payment has been received by the Career Resource Center.
September 2, 2016 is the cancellation deadline for this event. Cancellations received by this date will receive a full refund and will not be charged for cancelling their event registration.

All cancellations must be submitted in writing to the Career Resource Center (CRC). Please contact Career Events Staff at CRCFairs@crc.ufl.edu to cancel your registration.

No cancellations will be accepted after the deadline. Registered organizations who fail to show up at the event will still be charged for the event. Outstanding bills from previous events will prevent employers the use of other CRC services in the future.

Display space at Career Showcase is limited. Total floor space available per table is 9-10 feet wide and 6 feet deep. Please do not plan to bring furniture, large equipment or excessive amounts of give-away items. If you bring items that require more space than you reserved, you will be charged for additional tables.

Additionally, each organization is permitted four (4) representatives per 1 booth registration. Organizations may purchase up to two (2) additional representatives for each booth registration purchased. For 1 booth space, an organization can not excess a total of six (6) representatives. If your organization has more than this limit, you will be charged for an additional booth, regardless of whether you actually use the additional booth during the event.

All cancellations must be submitted in writing to the Career Resource Center (CRC). Please contact the Career Events staff at CRCFairs@crc.ufl.edu to cancel your registration.

No cancellations will be accepted after the deadline. Registered organizations who fail to show up at the event will still be charged for the event. Outstanding bills from previous events will prevent employers from use of other CRC services in the future.

Shipping

Rather than carry your materials, ship them to us. You can ship materials starting two weeks prior to the fall semester’s event and one week prior to spring’s event. Materials received on the day(s) of the event will not be immediately available.
Please label all items as listed below. Mail them to the address as follows to help ensure your materials are delivered and sorted correctly:

Attn: UF Career Showcase
Hold for: Your Company Name – Attending Day # __
J. Wayne Reitz Union
655 Reitz Union Drive
P.O. Box 118507
Gainesville, FL 32611-8507

Do not mail materials for Career Showcase to the SW Recreation Center; only mail materials to the address above. Bring your tracking number(s)! In the event your packages are not at your booth, we will need your number to locate your items.

 

The Career Resource Center provides limited resources to ship your items back to your office. Be sure to label your items correctly and bring the necessary account numbers. There will be pickup locations at the career fair for all the major package carriers, including FedEx, and UPS. Shipping forms and packing supplies are very limited.

Post Showcase Events

Career Showcase is a great way to make that first connection with UF students, but it doesn’t have to end there.

In the days after Career Showcase, over 2,000 students interview campus and virtually with hundreds of organizations such as yours. Take advantage of the opportunity to conveniently hold interviews campus and virtual immediately after Career Showcase and throughout the remainder of the semester.

If you are interested in hosting post-Showcase interviews, you will have the option to reserve campus interviews space for the days following Career Showcase.

Participate in our Employer2Student Programs (E2S) that will help students examine the resources, strategies, and factors affecting the career planning process. You can join a panel or lead a professional development and/or industry education program that will help students examine the resources, strategies and factors affecting the career planning process.

E2S programs are a great addition to your recruiting strategy; they allow you to build your employment brand while establishing intentional relationships with students who will benefit by hearing directly from you. Please consider participating in one of our Employer2Student events. If you are interested, click ‘Register’ to start the process or contact Matthew Cowley at MatthewCo@crc.ufl.edu for questions.

For information about Career Showcase, please email CRCfairs@crc.ufl.edu

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