Expos & Recruiting Events


Fall 2021 Career and Internship Expos

Registration coming soon

We are excited to host two Career and Internship Expos in order to accommodate more employers and students. With the ability to attend one event or both events, you'll be able to recruit in a format that fits your needs and Covid policies. Registration for both events will open in Handshake on June 15.

We had great feedback for the previous two virtual expos, where employers met with over 1300 unique students over the fall and spring semesters. The virtual Expo will be hosted on Handshake's Virtual Fair platform, and we will be communicating the exciting new updates to the software. Like usual, both fairs are open to all Rice majors and current and former students looking for a wide range of opportunities. We’re pleased to partner with the Career Development Office at the Jones Graduate School of Business, making it easier than ever to recruit ALL Rice students.

Tuesday, September 21 · 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. · Tudor Fieldhouse (in person)

In order to safely space out booths, we will have a limit of 50 employers at the in-person event, first-come, first-served.

  • For profit: $400 through August 1; $500 after August 1

  • Nonprofit: $300 through August 1; $400 after August 1

  • Rice affiliates: $200

Thursday, September 23 · 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. · Handshake (virtual)

  • For profit: $300 through August 1; $400 after August 1

  • Nonprofit: $200 through August 1; $300 after August 1

  • Rice affiliates: $100

Attending both Expos: $500

If cost is a barrier, please contact:

Notice of Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration, please email

  • Before July 15 — Full refund, 10% cancellation fee
  • Between July 16 and September 1 — 75% refund, 10% cancellation fee
  • On and after September 1 — no refund

There are no exceptions to this policy.


Employers who register for the in-person Expo will have the opportunity to meet students face-to-face at Tudor Fieldhouse at Rice University. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and a 6 foot booth ideal for 2 recruiters. Electricity can be provided upon registration request.

Employers who register for the virtual Expo will have the opportunity to host as many as 5 virtual group sessions over the course of the day, as well as an unlimited amount of on on one virtual sessions with students, with the ability to set qualifications for those.


Handshake made made this great tutorial

If you’re not already a registered employer in Handshake, that’s the first step. Click here.

If you’re new to virtual events in general, we can help. Click here.


This video is a great resource for employers -- your entire team can see how the Handshake platform performs and what to expect logistically. As the event gets closer, we will also be providing some trainings and webinars for employers!


This is a checklist that breaks down each step, and details the processes of registering, creating schedules, marketing yourself, finding students, and more. It's helpful and easy to follow.

Setting up the Fair

Tips to Market Yourself and Stand Out

Career Fair 101: Employer Training Webinar

Whether you missed it or want to watch it again, click here for a short 12 minute "all you need to know" about the virtual Expo training.


Sponsors will be promoted at both the in-person and virtual Expos.

Premium sponsorship - $5,000

This sponsorship includes enhanced marketing:

  • Company logo on campus-wide ground signs and t-shirts
  • Logo on event website and Handshake landing page
  • Marketing of company Expo schedule 1 week prior to event
  • Premium recognition in event publicity on Facebook, schedule featured in the student newsletter, in event emails, on flyers, and all other event advertising

Gold sponsorship - $2,500

This sponsorship includes enhanced marketing:

  • Company logo on Handshake landing page
  • Company logo on Expo sponsorship ads - digital and print
  • A mention of your company on Facebook, in student newsletters, in event emails, and on any Expo flyers

Disability Accommodations

If disability accommodations (e.g., communication access, alternate formats) are needed to participate fully in this event, please contact Katelyn Powell at 713-348-4008 or