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FALL 2015 CAREER & INTERNSHIP EXPO

September 15  ·  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  ·  Tudor Fieldhouse

Meet hundreds of talented Rice students and alumni in one day at our Career & Internship Expo! The Expo is open to all majors and attracts students looking for a wide range of opportunities. We’re pleased to partner with the Career Management Center at the Jones Graduate School of Business, making it easier than ever to recruit ALL Rice students.


REGISTRATION


Registration opens on June 1. The registration fee is $500 ($300 for non-profit and government organizations). After September 1, registration fees will increase by $500.


SPONSORSHIP & OTHER MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES


Platinum Sponsor - $5,000
Event Conveniences
  • Event registration and up to 5 additional company representatives
  • Premium booth location in Sponsorship Row
  • Includes two booths (or equivalent space)
Enhanced Marketing
  • Recognition on Sponsorship Board displayed at the Expo
  • Company logo or name on campus-wide ground signs
  • Logo and company link on event website
  • Company logo or name on student t-shirts
  • Premium recognition in event publicity on the event website, Facebook, campus newspaper, student newsletter, event emails, flyers, and other event advertising
  • Full page advertisement in event guidebook and logo on sponsorship page

Gold Sponsor - $2,500
Event Conveniences
  • Includes event registration for Expo and up to 5 additional company representatives
  • Booth location in Sponsorship Row
Enhanced Marketing
  • Recognition on Sponsorship Board displayed at the Expo
  • Recognition in event publicity on the event website, Facebook, campus newspaper, student newsletter, event emails, flyers, and other event advertising
  • Full page advertisement in event guidebook and logo on sponsorship page

Other Marketing Opportunities
  • Student Leadership Breakfast* – $2,500
  • LinkedIn Photo Booth* – $1,000
  • Raffle Sponsor – $50 or prize donation
*Includes event signage and recognition in select event advertising

PREPARING FOR THE EXPO


Ship Materials to Site
Send your materials to us:
Rice University Center for Career Development
6100 Main Street, MS-521, Houston, TX 77005
ATTN: Expo

Clearly mark all displays and boxes with “Career Expo” and your company name. All materials mailed to this address will be at your booth the morning of the Expo. Due to limited storage space, materials must not arrive before Friday, January 30. In planning your materials, please note that your booth contains one six-foot table and two chairs. All displays must be freestanding and cannot be wider than six feet. Space is limited; please be mindful of your neighbors and keep displays within your booth area.

Due to the layout of the venue, we are unable to guarantee access to electricity for your booth. We strongly encourage you to bring displays that do not require electricity. However, if you have an absolute requirement for electricity, please notify us, and we will do our best to accommodate you. If you have requested electricity, be sure to bring a heavy duty extension cord and duct tape, as these items will not be provided for you.

Review Company Information
The information provided in your registration will be included in the event guidebook. The guidebook will be made available on our website prior to the event, and will also be distributed at the event. Please review your company description in RICElink and make any necessary changes by Friday, January 9.

Secure Hotel Reservations
In planning your visit, please make arrangements that allow for representatives to stay the duration of the event to accommodate all students’ schedules. Don't forget to ask about Rice University discounts when making your reservations. A list of hotels is available on the Rice University website.

Notice of Cancellation Policy
If you need to cancel your registration, please email us. All cancellation requests received before July 15 will receive a full refund. All cancellation requests received between July 15, 2014 and August 15, 2015 will receive a 75% refund. All cancellations received after August 15, 2015 will not receive a refund. There are no exceptions to this policy.


THE DAY OF THE EXPO


Arrive & Unload
You may begin arriving and unloading at 8:30 a.m. There will be signs around the campus to guide you to the venue and unloading areas. You may park in front of Gibbs Recreation Center temporarily (with your hazard lights on) while you unload. Volunteers will be available to assist you with unloading. Do not block pedestrian walkways or bus stops, as you will be ticketed by the Rice University Police. Directions and campus maps are available to help you navigate the area.

Park & Sign In
Parking is available in Greenbriar Lot, located behind the Rice stadium, using entrance 13A. There will be signs directing you to the parking area, and you will see a white tent just inside the entrance. A volunteer will greet you at the entrance of the lot. Be sure to let them know you are attending the Expo. A shuttle will be available throughout the day to take you back and forth to Gibbs Recreation Center. View campus map and parking directions.

Once you arrive at Gibbs Recreation Center, check in at the employer registration table located just inside the entrance to receive your meal vouchers and be escorted to your booth.

Connect with Student Leaders at the Employer Welcome Breakfast
You’re invited to the Employer Welcome Breakfast! Join us from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room to connect with Rice University’s student leaders and learn more about our student-run clubs and organizations.

Join Us for Lunch & Breaks
Use your meal voucher to cash in on lunch between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. Snacks, water, and sodas will be provided throughout the day.

Ship Unused Materials
During the event, a volunteer will touch base with you at your booth regarding your shipping needs. Please have all packages mail-ready and brought to the entrance of Gibbs Recreation Center by 4:00 p.m. FedEx packages (recommended) will be shipped at 4:30 p.m., and UPS packages will be shipped on Monday, February 9.

If you are using another carrier, please make your own arrangements as we will not be available to monitor the arrival of other carriers.



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