Graduate Programs are invited to exhibit at both the fall Career & Graduate School Fair(s) and the Spring Career Fair.

Next Fall Career & Graduate School Fair:
In-Person Fair: September 13, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Lee Arena, Petro Allied Health Center
1901 SW Mulvane St. (19th & Washburn Avenue)

Next Spring Career Fair:
February 14, 2024
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Lee Arena, Petro Allied Health Center

Register to attend fairs via Handshake!

Fees for in-person fairs begin at $100 with the early bird discount for up to 2 recruiters, a six-foot table, two chairs, parking, and lunch. Additional recruiters, electricity, and registration less than one month prior to the event carry additional fees. The fee for the fall virtual fair is $75. If you register for both the in-person and virtual fairs, there is a $25 discount on the combined registration costs.

Washburn pre-COVID career fairs typically drew about 350-400 attendees. (The WU Center for Student Success required first-year students to attend the fall 2022 event; attendance was approximately 800) The general public from Topeka and surrounding area is invited to attend in addition to Washburn students, staff, and faculty. We encourage freshmen and sophomores (“Explorers”) to use Fairs as career research events, so be prepared to help them understand what opportunities your organization helps them prepare for, what majors you target and why, and what they can do to prepare for admission to your program. Juniors and seniors are more numerous and more likely to be seeking information on admissions.

Washburn students are encouraged to dress professionally. We do not screen attendees by dress at the door. Attendees are encouraged to bring resumes. WU Career Engagement staff members do not see all resumes of all students at Washburn.

Exhibitors are encouraged to bring giveaways and manage their distribution as they see fit. Students are strongly discouraged from “Trick-or-Treating.”

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