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Expo new date

Spring 2021 Virtual Career and Internship Expo - new date!

February 26, 2021 · 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. · Virtual

With Rice cancelling normal operations through the end of this week, the Expo will now be held on February 26, 2021. This difficult decision was made in effort to remain accessible to all constituents — including students, employers, and staff. With so much uncertainty surrounding the next few days, we hope postponing the Expo will lead to more beneficial connections for employers and students. We are grateful for your continued interest in hiring Rice students, and we want to minimize the impact of this crisis on your recruiting plans.

Whether or not you registered for the February 19 fair (postponed), you need to register for the new one.

Click here to register.

  • For Profit pricing: $250 Early Bird, $350 after February 12

  • Nonprofit pricing: $150 Early Bird, $250 after February 12

  • Architecture: No cost

If cost is a barrier, please contact: katelyn.holm@rice.edu

We had great feedback this fall, where employers met with over 900 unique students. The expo will be hosted on Handshake's Virtual Fair platform, and we will be communicating the exciting new updates to the software. Like usual, the fair is 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.

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.

Notice of Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration, please email katelyn.holm@rice.edu.

  • Before December 15 — Full refund, 10% cancellation fee
  • Between July 15 and January 18 — 75% refund, 10% cancellation fee
  • On and after January 19 — no refund

There are no exceptions to this policy.

ABOUT THE VIRTUAL EXPO


Employers who register for 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. This is a great alternative to a solo information session on another day because students will all be in the same “place” for Expo, with the intention of speaking to companies. It might save you some hassle with marketing another virtual information session on another day!

Handshake made made this great tutorial

VIRTUAL EXPO EDUCATION


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.

Demo

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!

https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/360052175994-Video-Virtual-Fairs-Demo-for-Employers

Preparation

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.

https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/360049971954-Virtual-Fairs-in-Handshake-A-Guide-for-Employers

Setting up the Fair

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giPfLXxOsVs&feature=emb_logo

Tips to Market Yourself and Stand Out

https://learn.joinhandshake.com/employers/virtual-career-fairs-7-ways-employers-can-stand-out/

SPONSORSHIP


Super Mario “Super Star” sponsorship - $2,000

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

Super Mario “Power Up” sponsorship - $1,000

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 Holm at 713-348-4008 or kh39@rice.edu.