The Walter Center offers multiple ways to get you connected on campus. From Career Fairs and networking events to on-campus interviews and information sessions, the more ways your company engages with students live and in-person, the better your chances of snagging top talent when it's time to choose a career. Last year, we had:
23,000+applications submitted on Handshake
1,400+unique students attending career fairs
Career + Internship Fair
Our flagship on-campus event is the Career + Internship Fair, held several times throughout the year. Whether you decide to sponsor or just attend, this career fair is your chance to get to know our students (and help them get to know you) as you grow your brand at IU Bloomington.
Our fall Career + Internship fair will be held September 19th, 2023.
Information for on-campus fairs
Below is a list of helpful information as you consider attending or sponsoring one of our career fairs, held twice each year:
Once registration is complete, a link will be sent to finalize payment via our payment processing system.
To ensure visibility for your organization and help you build your brand on campus, consider becoming a Cream, Crimson, or Hoosier sponsor.
Cream Sponsor: $1000 – Inclusion in print marketing, guaranteed table placement in main room (Alumni Hall), 2 additional staff members, complimentary parking Crimson Sponsor: $1500 – In addition to the above, your organization will be showcased on a sponsored banner on the fair’s student Handshake page, as well as featured on the Walter Center’s Instagram and LinkedIn pages in posts created by the Walter Center. Table placement at front of Alumni Hall (pending any Hoosier Sponsors).
Hoosier Sponsor: $2000 – In addition to the above, your organization will be included on digital signs displayed in College of Arts + Sciences buildings and included in direct email marketing. 2 tables, 8 total team members, priority table placement at front of Alumni Hall
Please contact our Employer Relations team if you would like to upgrade your registration.
Check-in begins at 12:00 p.m. at Alumni Hall. The event will be held in Alumni Hall and Solarium at the Indiana Memorial Union at 900 E 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. Alumni Hall is on the west side of the building right next to Starbucks. Please check in with our team prior to setting up your materials.
The Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel and Conference Center is a convenient place to stay during your visit. Reservations can be made here: http://imu.indiana.edu/hotel/.
We also have a corporate rate with Hyatt Place at 217 W Kirkwood Avenue. Please contact us if you need assistance.
We will provide an eight-foot table and tablecloth. You may bring a display that rests on the table or fits within the parameters of your space; however, we cannot accommodate oversized displays, two-sided displays, or other items that would obstruct the aisles where students walk.
Nothing can be affixed (including glue, tape, and thumbtacks) to surfaces including walls, floors, ceilings, and furniture. We encourage you to bring any items that will assist you in promoting your organization including position descriptions, literature, and giveaways.
Parking on campus can be difficult so please arrive early! If you are bringing career fair materials with you, you may drop these items at the IMU circle drive entrance before parking and a staff member will take your materials to your assigned booth space.
Parking is available in IMU Lots 1 and 2. These pay lots are located directly north and directly east of the IMU. Please take a ticket upon entering the lot and a complimentary parking voucher* will be provided in your packet at check-in.
These lots may reach capacity before everyone has arrived, so early arrival will make parking easier. Once the IMU lots are full, a staff member will provide you with a campus parking pass that will allow you to park in the following parking garages: Poplars, Henderson, Atwater, and Fee Lane. Please obtain the pass BEFORE parking in the garage as you will be ticketed without a pass displayed. We are not responsible for parking tickets received on campus.
*Two discounted parking passes per registration will be provided. Four discounted parking passes per sponsorship registration will be provided. All other parking costs are the responsibility of your organization.
You may ship your display and materials prior to arrival. Packages must be received no more than three days prior to the event.
Please label your materials as shown below. You MUST include the title of the fair you are attending.
ATTN: IMU Meeting Services Arts + Sciences Fall Career + Internship Fair: September 19th 2023 Name of Your Organization Contact Name* Indiana Memorial Union 900 E 7th Street Bloomington, IN 47405 Number your boxes (i.e.: 1 of 2, 2 of 2)
*Please make sure that the contact name is someone who will be attending the fair. You will need to make arrangements to ship your items back. We are unable to store items after the event.
If you requested space to host interviews on Wednesday, September 20th following the fair, note that interviews will be held in Ernie Pyle Hall. Lunch vouchers will be provided for all recruiters conducting interviews. If you would like to schedule an alternate date for interviews later in the semester, please contact our Employer Relations team.
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