2018 UAA We're Hiring! Career Fair

Thursday, April 12th
10 am - 2 pm 
UAA Student Union (2921 Spirit Way)

This events is brought to you by UAA Career Exploration & Services.  

  • Job Seekers

    You are invited to our last career fair for the 2017-2018 school year to network with employers from a variety of industries to and learn about their full-time, part-time, internship, and/or seasonal positions. 

    All UAA and community members that are job searching are welcome to attend, free of charge!

    Make a great first impression. Be sure to come professionally dressed with multiple copies of your resume to give to employers! Do your research on the businesses beforehand and prepare appropriate questions for their representatives. 

    For the list of registered companies/organizations, please go to our 2018 UAA We're Hiring! Career Fair event page in Seawolves@Work (Powered by Handshake) at https://uaa.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/4803/employers_list?logged_out_view=student_preview.

    Current UAA Students (and UAA Alumni that remember their Student ID Number): FREE Professional headshot photos will be taken by UAA Enrollment Services' Marketing & Creative Design Coordinator, Liz Shine, during this career fair. 

    UAA Career Exploration & Services (CES) provides free resume and cover letter appointments to UAA students and alumni in preparation for this career fair. Simply use your free Seawolves@Work (Powered by Handshake) account to schedule an appointment or stop by during our Spring 2018 Drop-In Hours! For more information about our Drop-In Hours, please go to https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/career/events/drop-in-hours.cshtml

    For interpreting services and other accommodation, please contact UAA Career Exploration & Services at uaa_career@alaska.edu with at least 72 business hours advance notice. UAA is an EEO/AA employer and educational institution.

    For a PDF version of the CES How to Dress for Success flyer below, please click here.

    CES Business Dress Guide

  • Employers

    Employer registration is open in UAA HANDSHAKE

    Please know the attending representatives' meal preferences (e.g. meat or vegetarian) before beginning the registration form. 
    Please add handshake@mail.joinhandshake.com as a contact to receive future emails. 
    To speed up the approval process, please include your company's/organization's full address that matches your company's active or good standing business license to your company's/organization's Handshake profile.

    For an overview of the registration process, please refer to https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/115011431228-Employers-Getting-Started and for details on the Pending Approval to Join Company process please refer to https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/115011969467-Pending-Approval-to-Join-Company-. 
    For any other technical/how-to questions on how to use Handshake, please go to https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/categories/202707307-Employer

    Focus: Recruiting UAA students and alumni for current, spring, or summer employment and/or internship opportunities. Marketing efforts for this career fair will be on UAA students and alumni.
    Approximate capacity: 40 businesses 
    Approximate number of job seekers attended in 2017: 1,010 

    • $125 Early Bird Rate: Monday, March 12th to 5:00 pm (AKST) on Friday, April 6th 
    • $225 Late Rate: After 5:00 pm (AKST) on Friday, April 6th until 5:00 pm (AKST) on Tuesday, April 10th
    • Non-Profit/Government Agency Discount: $25 off 

     UAA Career Exploration & Services will provide the following for this career fair:

    • 1 table (5' x 3') with table skirt
    • 2 chairs
    • Lunch for up to 2 representatives*
    • If registered by 12 pm (AKST) on April 9th: Ability to select table location (access to electricity and space for backdrop displays dependent on the table you/your colleagues select)
    • Associated career fair materials and advertising 
      - Discounts on ads in The Northern Lights (UAA school newspaper) 
      - Discount rate on hotel closest to the UAA campus

    *Note: 3-5 attending representatives = an additional $25 per person  
    An additional representative is a 3rd, 4th, or 5th representative attending the career fair for 2 hours or more and/or expecting a lunch and chair.     

    After registering, you'll receive a confirmation email with further event details and payment instructions. 
    If registered by 12 pm (AKST) on April 9th, you'll receive the Table Selection email in order to select your company's/organization's table location by 5 pm (AKST) on April 9th. 

    "Walk-In"/Same Day Employers

    Employers that are not registered for the 2018 UAA We're Hiring! Career Fair and show up the day of the career fair (Thursday, April 12, 2018) still wanting to participate, will receive the base fee ($225) and an additional "Walk-In"/Same Day Participation Fee ($75) for a total of $300. An invoice will be created and emailed to a representative for the organization/company after the day of the event. 

  • FREE Parking Lots

    Only the following lots are free to park in on Thursday, April 12th from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm courtesy of UAA Career Exploration & Services:

    • South Parking Lot (closest to the UAA Bookstore/Student Union entrance)
    • West Campus Central Lot
    • Sports Complex West Lot
    • Sports Complex NW Lot
    • North Lot
    • West Lot 
    • Health Sciences Building Lot

    UAA Campus Map with Free Parking Lots Highlighted

    Parking regulations (including meters, fire lanes, handicapped spaces, other reserved parking, etc.) are in effect during this event. Violations may result in ticketing by UAA Parking Services. Do NOT park in the Brown Permit Required spots with signs stating: Parking for Maintenance & Vendor Vehicles Only, 2 HR Limit.

    The UAA Career Exploration & Services does not assume responsibility for parking charges incurred because a vehicle was parked illegally or in a lot that is not indicated as a Waived-Fee parking lot. 

  • FAQs
    • Why are your career fairs in the UAA Student Union?

    The focus of the career fairs hosted by UAA Career Exploration & Services is to allow UAA students and alumni to meet with and network with employers on the main campus (where most UAA students are and alumni are usually familiar with). Other organizations (e.g. Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Alaska Dispatch News) already host career fairs at other UAA venues so we want to provide a different networking environment for UAA students and alumni while keeping the budget situation in mind.


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