Next Career & Graduate School Fair:
September 16, 2020
10 a.m. - 1 p.m., VIRTUAL FAIR on Handshake

For FALL 2020 ONLY:

Registration is now open on Handshake for the September VIRTUAL Fair. This fair will INCLUDE the Beta Alpha Psi Meet the Firms. Each organization representative will have to have their own Handshake account. Each representative will have an independent schedule. You can customize your schedule using group (30 minutes) and one-on-one (10 minutes) sessions. More information on setting schedules will be available via Handshake starting July 16.

Fees for the FALL 2020 VIRTUAL Fair start at $75 for for-profit employers and $50 for government and non-profit employers and graduate schools. After August 19, fee rise by $25 for each group. Each organization may have up to 100 representatives, but each rep must have their own Handshake account and their own schedule. No in-person interviews will be hosted at Career Services for the fall, including next-day.

"HOW-TO" Resources for Employers

Identifying and Registering for Virtual Fairs - Handshake Employer Help Center article

Handshake Virtual Career Fair Training - recorded webinar (1 hour)

How to Set a Schedule for a Handshake Virtual Fair - Handshake video (9 minutes)

Hosting Virtual Fair Sessions - Handshake Employer Help Center article


Register for fairs at Washburn University on Handshake HERE!

Limited space is available for next-day interviews.

Attendance fees for this fair begin at $150 for early registration for-profit employers and $100 for non-profits. Fee includes up to 2 recruiters, a six-foot table (tablecloth by request), two chairs, parking, and lunch. Additional recruiters and electricity carry additional fees. Registration less than about one month prior to the event rises to $175 (for-profit) and $125 (non-profit). Details will be in Handshake!

About Previous Fairs (Virtual is new for fall 2020 and limited to WU students and alumni)

Washburn In-Person Career Fairs typically draw around 350-400 job seekers and career explorers and 100 exhibitors. The general public from Topeka and surrounding area is invited to attend in addition to Washburn students, staff, and faculty. We encourage freshmen and sophomores (“Explorers”) to use fairs as career research events, so be prepared to help them understand what opportunities exist in your organization, what majors you target and why, and what they can do to prepare for a career in your organization. Juniors and seniors are more numerous and more likely to be seeking internship and career opportunities. Limited space is available for next-day interviews.

Washburn students are encouraged to dress professionally. We do not screen attendees by dress at the door. Attendees are encouraged to bring resumes. WU Career Services staff members do not see all resumes of all students at Washburn.

Employers are encouraged to bring giveaways and manage their distribution as you see fit. Students are discouraged from “Trick-or-Treating.”

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