Next Career & Graduate School Fairs:
In-Person Fair: September 14, 2022
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lee Arena, Petro Allied Health Center

Virtual Fair: TBD on Handshake

For the in-person fair, fees start at $150 for for-profit employers and $100 for government and non-profit employers and graduate schools with the early bird discount. After August 17, fees rise by $25 for each group.

For the virtual fair, fees are $100 for for-profits and $75 for non-profits. There is no early discount, but if you register for both in-person and virtual fairs, there is an additional $25 discount. For the virtual fair, each rep must have their own Handshake account and their own schedule.

"HOW-TO" Resources for Employers

Identifying and Registering for Virtual Fairs - Handshake Employer Help Center article

Handshake Virtual Career Fair Training - recorded webinar (1 hour)

How to Set a Schedule for a Handshake Virtual Fair - Handshake video (9 minutes)

Hosting Virtual Fair Sessions - Handshake Employer Help Center article

Washburn pre-COVID career fairs typically drew around 350-400 job seekers and career explorers and 100 exhibitors. 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 exist in your organization, what majors you target and why, and what they can do to prepare for a career in your organization. Juniors and seniors are more numerous and more likely to be seeking internship and career opportunities. Limited space is available for next-day interviews.

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 Services staff members do not see all resumes of all students at Washburn.

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

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