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Key Dates and Events

Build your organization's reputation at OHIO by engaging with Career and Leadership Development Center (CLDC) events. Students and alumni from all backgrounds take part in career events.

Held through fall and spring semesters, these events range from university-wide career fairs to industry specific workshops. Review the calendar of events, and reach out to our team to get involved.

The Fairs

Career and Internship Fair

Fall Semester: September 25, 2019
Spring Semester: February 12, 2020

Network with thousands of Ohio University students during the bi-annual Career and Internship Fair. The CLDC offers a university-wide fair open to all industries during September and February of each year. Maximize your time and connect with students from all academic backgrounds. Follow up your time at the fair with interviews by taking part in Interview Days.

Registration

Career and Internship Fair registration is available through your Handshake account. Check dates and deadlines below to see when event registration occurs.

Register for events through your Handshake account: joinhandshake.com/employers

Registration Dates and Deadlines

Fall Career & Internship Fair
Open: May 1
Deadline to register: September 13
Deadline to cancel registration and receive full refund: September 13
Payment deadline: September 13

Spring Career & Internship Fair
Open: November 4
Deadline to register: January 31
Deadline to cancel registration and receive full refund: January 31
Payment deadline: January 31

Participation Fee

Corporate Organizations – $400 
Non-Profit Organizations – $200

These fees cover two representatives, one six-foot table and one parking space.

Additional Fees

Additional table – $400 (corporate); $200 (non-profit) 
Additional representative – $25 
Electricity – $25

 

We created resources to support you during your visit to campus!

Event Guide and Itineraries

 

Work That Matters

Non-Profit and Service Fair

October 1, 2019

Connect with service focused candidates seeking opportunities within non-profit and service organizations. This industry-specific event offers non-profit organizations a budget-friendly opportunity to target interested students for internships, volunteer, and full-time positions.

Registration

Registration is available through your Handshake account. Check dates and deadlines below to see when event registration occurs.

Register for events through your Handshake account: joinhandshake.com/employers

Registration Dates and Deadlines

Open: May 1
Deadline to register: September 20
Deadline to cancel registration and receive full refund: September 20
Payment deadline: September 20

Participation Fee

$25

Participants will be provided one six-foot table and a guest wireless account.

Attending Work That Matters?

We created resources to support you during your visit to campus!

Event Guides and Itineraries

 

Grad School Fair

October 24, 2019

Promote your graduate education programs among OHIO students. Offered during fall semester, the Grad School Fair is an opportunity to connect with students considering post-baccalaureate options.

Each Ohio University college is offered one complimentary table at the Grad School Fair. Link to registration is below.

Registration

Registration is available through your Handshake account. Check dates and deadlines below to see when event registration opens.

Register for events through your Handshake account: joinhandshake.com/employers

Registration Dates and Deadlines

Open: May 1
Deadline to register: October 11
Deadline to cancel registration and receive full refund: October 11
Payment deadline: October 11

Participation Fee

$200
Ohio University colleges and centers – Free, contact Recruiting Coordinator to register

These fees cover one representative, one six-foot table, guest wireless accounts, and one parking space.

Additional Fees

Additional representative - $25

Attending the fair?

We created resources to support you during your visit to campus!

Event Guide and Itineraries

 

JobFest: Part-Time, On-Campus, and Seasonal Employment

March 17, 2020

Expand your recruitment opportunities by meeting students from across the university at a career fair geared toward part-time, on-campus, and seasonal employment. Offering employment for the summer or coming academic year? Take part in this event to get the word out and find the right candidates for your positions.

Registration

Registration is available through your Handshake account. Check dates and deadlines below to see when event registration opens.

Register for events through your Handshake account: joinhandshake.com/employers

Registration Dates and Deadlines

Open: November 4
Deadline to register: March 6
Deadline to cancel registration and receive full refund: March 6
Payment deadline: March 6

Participation Fee

Ohio University Employers - Free
All others - $150

These fees cover one representative and one six-foot table.

Additional Fees

Parking space – $12/space 
Electricity – $25

Attending the JobFest?

We created resources to support you during your visit to campus!

Event Guide and Itineraries

 

Teacher Job Fair

April 6, 2020

Network with top education candidates from Ohio University and surrounding area universities. The CLDC hosts an annual Teacher Job Fair in April that is highly attended by Ohio University education majors. Organized as a networking and interviewing event, the fair provides employers and candidates an opportunity to consider numerous options.

Registration

Registration is available through your Handshake account. Check dates and deadlines below to see when event registration occurs.

Register for events through your Handshake account: joinhandshake.com/employers

Registration Dates and Deadlines

Open: November 4
Deadline to register: March 27
Deadline to cancel registration and receive full refund: March 27
Payment deadline: March 27

Participation Fee

Level 1 $200 one rep, one table, one parking space, one lunch
Level 2 $300 two reps, one table, one parking space, two lunches
Level 3 $400 four reps, two tables, two parking spaces, four lunches

Additional Fees

Electricity - $25

Attending the fair?

We created resources to support you during your visit to campus!

Event Guide and Itineraries

 


Event Guide and Itineraries

At the CLDC we strive to create an excellent customer service experience for all employer partners. We have assembled general resources for traveling to and staying in Athens. Please connect with us for questions not answered in the event guides.

Traveling to Athens

Ohio University created driving directions for travelers coming from various directions.

Travel to Ohio University

Some building addresses do not correspond to where you will find parking for events. Check individual event guidelines below to confirm driving directions.

Lodging in Athens

Ohio University Inn offers a comfortable option within walking distance of campus. Room blocks are available with OU Inn for the Career & Internship Fairs and the Teacher Job Fair. Contact OU Inn to inquire about availability.

Stay with OU Inn

Transportation in Athens

Transportation to Airports and Cities

Athens GOTO Cab

GoBus

In-Town Transportation

Parking on campus can be competitive. Consider taking transport to and from your hotel.

Athens Public Transit

Green Cab: (740) 594-7336

Parking on Campus

Some events include parking. Check individual event guidelines below to see if parking is included in your registration.

Baker University Center Garage and Meters

Baker University Center offers convenient, central parking locations in the Baker parking garage and metered surface Lot 122.

Ohio University Parking Map

ParkMobile App

Metered spaces are available in Lot 122 and throughout campus. Payment for metered spaces can be managed by ParkMobile app. This app allows visitors to add time to the meter from a smartphone. It will also send reminders when time is running low.

ParkMobile is also used by Athens city meters.

Ohio University Parking Services

Sending Materials for Events

Each organization attending a career fair-style event will have one table (unless they registered and paid for multiple tables). The table dimensions are between 60”x30” and 72”x30". We recommend bringing materials that will fit within that space.

Materials being shipped for events should be sent to the Career & Leadership Development Center. Employers are responsible for making arrangements with their preferred carrier for return of materials. Carriers can pick up items from our office.

Career and Leadership Development Center
Attn: Event Materials and [EVENT NAME]
Baker University Center, 507
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: (740) 593-2909

Eating in Athens

There are a variety of options for restaurants located near campus. Visit some CLDC staff recommendations while recruiting on campus.

Food-on-the-Go

West 82 in Baker University Center

Lunch Uptown

Enjoy the local Athens restaurants while you're in town.

Bagel Street Deli

Ginger Asian Kitchen

Union Street Diner

O'Betty's Red Hot!

Dinner in Athens

Cutler's Restaurant at OU Inn

Casa Nueva

Restaurant Salaam

Jackie's O's Pub & Brewery

 

Career & Internship Fair – Fall Semester

Shuttle Service

A shuttle will be provided during the event by CLDC. The shuttles will pick up from OU Inn and the designated parking areas.

Shuttle - OU Inn
  • 8am - 9:30am, every 30 minutes (8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30)
  • 3pm - 4pm

Shuttle - Event Parking Lot
  • 8am - 10am, every 15 minutes
  • 3pm - 4pm

Parking

Parking for the Career and Internship Fair will be available in lot 133. Metered spots in lots 134 and 120 for overflow.

Your registration covers one parking space per organization. You will not need a parking pass. A parking attendant will ask for your organization's name. If another person from your organization has already parked, you will have to use the alternate parking options listed above.

Ohio University Parking Map

Itinerary

TBD

 

Interview Day – Fall Semester

Parking

Parking for will be reserved at the metered spaces in lots 134 and 120.

Your registration covers one parking space per organization. You will not need a parking pass.

Itinerary

September 26, 2019
9am – 5pm
Baker University Center
Multiple locations (room assignments will be provided during the Career & Internship Fair)
Morning refreshments provided; lunch not included.

 

Work That Matters: Non-Profit and Service Fair

Parking and shuttle service are not provided for Work That Matters. Please use the alternate parking options listed above.

Itinerary

October 1, 2019
1pm – 4pm 
Baker University Center 
2nd Floor, 240–242, Multipurpose Room

  • 12pm – 1pm: Employer check-in
  • 1pm: Work That Matters begins
  • 4pm: Work That Matters ends

 

Grad School Fair

OU Inn Room Block

TBD

Parking

Parking will be reserved at the metered spaces in lots 120.

Your registration covers one parking space per organization. You will not need a parking pass.

Itinerary

October 24, 2019
1pm – 4pm 
Baker University Center 
2nd Floor, 240–242, Multipurpose Room

  • 12pm – 1pm: Employer check-in
  • 1pm: Grad School Fair begins
  • 4pm: Grad School Fair ends

 

Career & Internship Fair – Spring Semester

OU Inn Room Block

TBD

Shuttle Service

A shuttle will be provided by CLDC. The shuttles will pick up from OU Inn and the designated parking areas.

Shuttle – OU Inn
  • 8am – 9:30am, every 30 minutes (8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30)
  • 3pm – 4pm
Shuttle – Event Parking Lot
  • 8am – 10am, every 15 minutes
  • 3pm – 4pm

Parking

Parking for the Career and Internship Fair will be available in lot 133. Metered spots in lots 134 and 120 for overflow.

Your registration covers one parking space per organization. You will not need a parking pass. A parking attendant will ask for your organization's name. If another person from your organization has already parked, you will have to use the alternate parking options listed above.

Ohio University Parking Map

Itinerary

February 12, 2020 
Other details TBD

 

Interview Day – Spring Semester

Parking

Parking for will be reserved at the metered spaces in lots 134 and 120.

Your registration covers one parking space per organization. You will not need a parking pass.

Itinerary

February 13, 2020
9am – 5pm 
Baker University Center
Multiple locations (room assignments will be provided during the Career & Internship Fair)
Morning refreshments provided; lunch not included.

JobFest

Parking for JobFest is offered for an additional $12. Parking will be located in lot 120, across from Baker University Center. Additional parking options are listed above.

Ohio University Parking Map

Itinerary

March 17, 2020 
1pm – 4pm 
Baker University Center 
2nd Floor, 240–242, Multipurpose Room

  • 12pm – 1pm: Employer check-in
  • 1 pm: JobFest begins
  • 4 pm: JobFest ends

 

Teacher Job Fair

OU Inn Room Block

TBD

Shuttle Service

A shuttle will be provided by CLDC to and from Ohio University Inn and the event's designated parking lot.

Shuttle – OU Inn
  • 7am – 8am, every 30 minutes (7:00, 7:30, 8:00)
  • 3pm – 5pm
Shuttle – Event Parking Lot
  • 7am – 8am
  • 3pm – 5pm

Parking

Parking for the Teacher Job Fair will be in lot 133.

Your registration covers one parking space per organization. You will not need a parking pass. A parking attendant will ask for your organization's name. If another person from your organization has already parked, you will have to use the alternate parking options listed above.

Ohio University Parking Map

Itinerary

April 6, 2020 
8am – 4pm 
Baker University Center, 4th Floor, Ballroom

  • 7am – 8am: Employer check-in and morning refreshments
  • 8am – 9am: Networking
  • 9am: Interviewing begins
  • 11:30am – 1:30pm: Lunch served
  • 4pm: Interviewing and Teacher Job Fair ends