February 7, 2020 · 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. · Gibbs Recreation Center
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.
Send your materials to us:
Rice University Center for Career Development
6100 Main Street, MS-521, Houston, TX 77005
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 can arrive between September 16 and September 20. Packages received after September 20 are not guaranteed to make it to your display. We recommend bringing your items with you if you cannot meet the shipping deadline. 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.
The information provided in your registration will be included in the event app as well as event signage. Please opt into our career cluster model by selecting which clusters you hire for in addition to which grade levels. We use this information to put stickers on your signs for students to more easily navigate who they are interested in visiting. We also use a career fair app to allow students to sort and filter through companies, as well as provide students with information about your organization. The app will be made available to students prior to the event, and is historically used by 2/3 of Expo attendees. Please review your company description in Handshake and make any necessary changes by September 13.
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.
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 Tudor Fieldhouse 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. This map is super helpful too.
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 Tudor Fieldhouse. View campus map and parking directions.
Once you arrive at Tudor Fieldhouse, check in at the employer registration table located just inside the entrance to receive your meal vouchers and be escorted to your booth.
You’re invited to the Employer Welcome Breakfast! Join us from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. to fuel up before the event.
Use your meal voucher to cash in on lunch between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the Employer Hospitality Suite. Snacks, water, and sodas will be provided throughout the day.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Tudor Fieldhouse by 4:00 p.m. FedEx packages (recommended) will be shipped at 4:30 p.m., and UPS packages will be shipped on Wednesday following the Expo.
If you are using another carrier, please make your own arrangements as we will not be available to monitor the arrival of other carriers.