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Fall 2022 Career and Internship Expos

The Rice University Fall 2022 Career and Internship Expo will return in both in-person and virtual formats this September, allowing you to connect with more students in the format that best suits your needs. Join us in person on September 14 or virtually on September 20, both days from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Both fairs are open to all Rice majors and class levels with current students and alumni 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. Registration will open on June 15, 2022 at 12 noon CDT for both expos.


IN-PERSON EXPO

After a 2-year hiatus, we are delighted to welcome employers back to campus for an in-person Expo.

Wednesday, September 14 · 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. · Tudor Fieldhouse

Registration will open in Handshake on June 15, 2022

  • For profit: $600 through August 1; $750 after August 1

  • Nonprofit and Government Employers: $300 through August 1; $400 after August 1

Space is limited to the first 75 employers who register and are offering full-time roles and/or internships. Graduate school programs are welcome to register for the virtual expo. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for the in-person expo, please email mam22@rice.edu.

SPONSORSHIP

Sponsorships are available for the in-person expo.

Premium sponsorship - $5,000

This sponsorship package includes registration to both expos and the following:

  • Premium location and double booth in Sponsorship Row
  • 5 additional company representatives
  • 6 meals and parking vouchers
  • Recognition on in-person and digital signage displayed at Expo
  • Company logo on campus-wide ground signs
  • Company logo on t-shirts, given out to 300 students and marketed across campus
  • Logo on event website and Handshake landing page
  • Marketing of company Expo attendance 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
  • Free registration for the virtual expo, if desired

Gold sponsorship - $2,500

This sponsorship package includes the following:

  • Premium location in Sponsorship RowCompany logo on campus-wide ground signs
  • 5 Additional company representatives (6 total, meals included)
  • Company logo on event signage and 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
  • Registration to the virtual expo, if desired

VIRTUAL EXPO

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 one-on-one sessions with students. Participants will also have the ability to set qualifications for those sessions. See below for getting started with a virtual expo.

Tuesday, September 20 · 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. · Virtual in Handshake

Registration will open in Handshake on June 15, 2022

  • For profit: $250

  • Nonprofit and Government: $150


Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration, please email mam22@rice.edu.

  • Before August 1 — Full refund minus 10% cancellation fee
  • Between August 2 and September 3 — 75% refund minus 10% cancellation fee
  • On and after September 3 — no refund

There are no exceptions to this policy.


GETTING STARTED: VIRTUAL EXPO EDUCATION

This is our favorite, all-encompassing guide.

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://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/360052504513

Marketing to Students

How to create a Handshake email campaign

How to message students about your upcoming Expo sessions

After the Fair

How to reach out to students and track attendance


Employer Webinar: Recruit at Rice University

Join us on July 28, 2022 at 12 PM CDT for a webinar exploring recruiting at Rice University. Email sef55@rice.edu for details.


Disability Accommodations

If disability accommodations (e.g., communication access, alternate formats) are needed to participate fully in this event, please contact Ann McAdam Griffin at 713-348-4143 or amg@rice.edu.