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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21  |  11:00 AM – 4:00 PM  |  VIRTUAL

 

SPECIAL NOTE FOR FALL 2020 : WestPACS Fall Collegiate Career Fair will be VIRTUAL. 

The WestPACS Virtual Collegiate Career Fair offers employers and graduate schools with entry-level, internship, co-ops and graduate programs an opportunity to meet virtually with alumni, graduating students and underclassmen from more than 50 colleges and universities in Western Pennsylvania and surrounding regions. Candidates must be current students or graduates of a college or university granting associates, bachelors and/or graduate degrees.

During the job fair all recruiters will be able to connect with candidate virtually via video chat or phone. If you really want to stand out from the crowd, consider becoming a sponsorSponsors receive improved visibility at the fair and on WestPACS marketing materials.

Deadline to Register: September 25th

 

What to expect from a virtual Fair

Virtual career fairs are online ‘events’ that allow employers and students to meet in virtual environments such as through voice calls or video chat rooms, and offer a number of advantages to both students and employers! Employers enjoy lower recruiting costs through the ability to virtually screen quality candidates, receive electronic resumes and save time and costs associated with traveling to participate in on-site events.


We will be working with Career Fair Plus to host our upcoming virtual career fair, to create an intuitive, user-friendly experience for students and employers.

Check out this video demo to see how it works!


When registering your recruiters for this event, we recommend starting out with just a few recruiters, 1 – 3 recruiters is a good starting point! This may mean scaling down from the typical number of recruiters that would have attended an in-person fair, but it ensures that your recruiters’ time is used effectively, as candidates schedule appointments with them. Don’t worry – you will be able to add on extra recruiters once the initial recruiter schedules fill up; it couldn’t be easier!

 

After you register, we will be following up with more detailed instructions, but if you want to get a head start, check out some of these resources: https://help.careerfairplus.com/en/articles/4208198-recruiter-resources

 

Registration PAckages

Deadline to Register: September 25    *$50 Late Fee for all Registrations Received after September 11 

Standard Registration

$300 Early Bird Rate – must register by August 31 to receive reduced rate
$375 after August 31st
*$50 Late Fee after September 16 

What is included in the Standard Registration Package:

  • Access to our Virtual Fair App where networking with take place between candidates and employers
  • Complimentary Video Chat option available within the app
  • Unlimited recruiter schedules available in the app
    NOTE:  On average, employers have the opportunity meet with 10 candidates per hour per recruiter schedule. We recommend starting with
    no more than 1 -3 schedules and we will add more schedules at your request once schedules begin to reach capacity.
  • Support for how to utilize the app before and during the event
  • Specific instructions will be provided on how to setup schedules and use the Virtual Fair App
  • Opportunity to attend an Employer Q & A Session in the weeks leading up to the Fair 
Non-profit and government agency registration

$200 Early Bird Rate – must register by August 31 to receive reduced rate
$250 after August 31st
*$50 Late Fee after September 16 

What is included in the Standard Registration Package:

  • Access to our Virtual Fair App where networking with take place between candidates and employers
  • Complimentary Video Chat option available within the app
  • Unlimited recruiter schedules available in the app
    NOTE:  On average, employers have the opportunity meet with 10 candidates per hour per recruiter schedule. We recommend starting with no more than 1 -3 schedules and we will add more schedules at your request once schedules begin to reach capacity.
  • Support for how to utilize the app before and during the event
  • Specific instructions will be provided on how to setup schedules and use the Virtual Fair App
  • Opportunity to attend an Employer Q & A Session in the weeks leading up to the Fair
Graduate School Registration fees

$150 Early Bird Rate – must register by August 31 to receive reduced rate
$175 after August 31st
*$50 Late Fee after September 16 

What is included in the Standard Registration Package:

  • Access to our Virtual Fair App where networking with take place between candidates and employer
  • Complimentary Video Chat option available within the app
  • Unlimited recruiter schedules available in the app
    NOTE:  On average, recruiters have the opportunity meet with 10 candidates per hour per recruiter schedule.
  • Support for how to utilize the app before and during the event
  • Specific instructions will be provided on how to setup schedules and use the Virtual Fair App
  • Opportunity to attend an Employer Q & A Session in the weeks leading up to the Fair
Share a Booth Registration - NOT AVAILABLE for virtual fairs

Not Available Fall 2020

Registration Policy: WestPACS abides by the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ (NACE) Principles for Employment Professionals.  We reserve the right to restrict any company/organization who does not abide by these principles.  For more information, please refer to the NACE website.

 $50 late fee for all registrations received after September 16. Deadline to register is September 25. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after September 25.

 

Advertising Options

As part of the registration fee, an organization profile is included for all organizations in the virtual fair app. This directory is made available to employers on any Apple or Android decide, as well as PCs one month prior to the fair. In addition, employers may choose to purchase additional advertisements which will greatly increase your exposure to candidates.

Individual Push Notification: $200 (limited to 3 employers per fair)
Push notification sent via our mobile career fair directory app which all candidates will be using to make appointments and meet with employers during the fair. The push notification will announce your attendance at the fair and provide a link to your organization’s website. Notifications will be sent Monday or Tuesday prior to the career fair.

*NEW* Social Media Post: $150 (limited to 8 employers per fair)
One post on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. Post will be scheduled sometime between 1-3 weeks prior to the fair. Candidates will begin scheduling appointments with employers in our app 3 weeks prior to the fair so this is a great time to get additional attention for your opportunities through the purchase of a social media post. The post will include your logo, a brief description of your organization and a link to your website. 

Featured Employer in Directory App: $100
Featured Employers are among a select number of employers who’s company profile is bumped up to the top of the alphabetical list of attending organizations in the employer directory app. Candidates will be able to click on your organization’s name and conveniently view your information and opportunities without scrolling through the entire list of organizations attending. This space is shared on a scrolling basis with the handful of other employers who also select this advertising option.

Job Fair Statistics

The Job Seekers:

  • Averaging between 700-1000 candidates per fair
  • Job seekers who were current students: 66%
  • Job seekers who were alumni: 28%

Highest Level of Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: 77%
  • Master’s Degree: 14%
  • Associate’s Degree: 6%
  • Other (Ph.D., J.D., certificate, etc.): 2%

Participating Employers:

  • Employers seeking full-time candidates: 94%
  • Employers seeking co-op students/interns: 42%

Top 10 Employment Sectors:

  • Business/Management
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science/ Information
  • Technology
  • Communications PR
  • Criminal Justice
  • Healthcare
  • Social & Human Services
  • Government Public Administration