IUP Career Expo

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016
    Time: 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

    Location: Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex


    Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet representatives from local and national companies and organizations. Employers will be looking for individuals for full-time positions, as well as internships and co-ops. The Career Expo and Graduate School Fair also provides you an opportunity to explore employers and career opportunities that you may have never thought about. Participating also provides you with an opportunity for face-to-face contact with recruiters and a chance to polish your networking skills (no matter how brief your contact). Although the Career Expo and Graduate School Fair is primarily intended for IUP juniors and seniors of all majors, freshmen and sophomores may also attend to get a general idea of what a career fair entails, as long as they are dressed appropriately.

    Upperclassmen and alumni are encouraged to take the time to prepare a resume and bring multiple copies (30 to 40) with you. Professional dress is required.

    To help you prepare for the Career Expo and Graduate School Fair, view our tips on writing a resume, job fairs, and interviewing.

    Prior to entering the career fair, check out the Green Room!


    The IUP Career Expo and Graduate School Fair 2016 offers employers with full-time and part-time entry-level, internship, and co-op positions an opportunity to meet in one central location with alumni, graduating students, and upperclassmen. Candidates attending will be IUP current students or graduates of the university with associate, bachelor, and/or graduate degrees. Employers will be able to speak with candidates, distribute recruitment literature, and conduct brief interviews.  

    Employer Registration

    All rates include one guaranteed parking space, one booth with a table, two chairs, two luncheon tickers, and refreshments on the day of the fair; and an organization profile in the Career Fair Plus App. Additional representatives (up to two) may be added for an additional $25/each.

    • $500 Profit-making Company
    • $325 Nonprofit Company
    • $400 Government Agency
    • $625 Third-Party Recruiter

    Graduate school registration

    Our Graduate School Fair is the perfect opportunity for universities to recruit undergraduate students and alumni who are considering graduate school. IUP offers more than 130 majors for undergraduates and more than 60 master’s and doctoral programs, so you’re sure to recruit quality, motivated students from programs you’re seeking.

    • $225 Graduate School

    Sponsorship and Advertising

    Looking for a way to increase visibility and create higher awareness of your organization to students at the IUP Career Expo and Graduate School Fair 2016? The following sponsorship opportunities are available:

    Afternoon refreshment:

    Provide soda/water/iced tea and snacks for student participants. Cost: $500

    Career Fair Plus App:

    As part of the registration fee, an organization profile is included in the mobile career fair directory app. This directory is made available through any Apple or Android devise one month prior to the fair. In addition, employers may choose to purchase an advertisement which will be incorporated in the mobile app. More information can be found at the Career Expo page.

    Individual Push Notification: $500

    (limited to three employers per fair)
    Push notification sent via our new mobile career fair directory app announcing your attendance at the fair, your booth location, and link to your organization website. Notification will be sent Monday or Tuesday prior to the career fair.

    Listed as "Featured Employer" in Mobile Career Fair Directory App: $300

    Think of this option as what would be equivalent to a full-page ad in your traditional print directory, but instead it is in a mobile app platform.

    If you select to be a “featured employer,” your organization will be one of a select few employers who are featured at the top of the alphabetical list of attending organizations. Your organization’s profile will be brought to the top of the list, and candidates can click on your organization’s name to conveniently view your company’s information. You will share this space on a scrolling basis with the handful of other employers who also select this advertising option. 

    All sponsorships include basic table registration fee (no more than four recruiters), appropriate signage and recognition at the event, and preferred table placement within the event.

    If interested in pursuing these sponsorships, or additional sponsorship and partnership opportunities with IUP’s Career and Professional Development Center, please contact Zachary Saeva by phone at 724-357-2235 or zachary.saeva@iup.edu. Sponsorships will be limited and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

    You are responsible for bringing your own equipment, such as A/V equipment, and extension cords. If you wish to send your display/materials prior to the fair, please mail the items to KCAC, 711 Pratt Drive, Indiana, PA 15705. Be sure to place ATTENTION: IUP Career Expo 2016 c/o Mark Mathe on the mailing label. If you are having equipment shipped to IUP, you must make arrangements to have it shipped out once the fair has ended.

    Check-in and setup begins prior to the fair at Kovalchick Complex, where we will have students to assist you in unloading your vehicle. After unloading, you will be directed to the parking lot adjacent to the complex. Please contact Jan Shellenbarger at jans@iup.edu or 724-357-2235 for more information.

    Refund/Cancellation Policy

    All payments must be received no later than two (2) weeks prior to the career event. If an employer has not paid in full and/or cancels less than two (2) weeks prior to the event, the organization will be held responsible for the payment. All cancellations must be provided in writing by e-mail to career-services@iup.edu two weeks before the event. Future registrations for career events will not be allowed until the balance is paid. If an employer registers on or after the two-week period prior to the event, all payments must be paid in full at the time of registration.