Office of Career Services - Testudo

Information for Employers

Smith Undergraduate Career Fair

Event Information

The spring Smith Undergraduate Career Fair will take place on Friday, February 9, 2018, at the Riggs Alumni Center on the the University of Maryland's College Park campus.

7:30 a.m.: Employer Check-In & Set-Up

9-10 a.m.: First Look Fair for Freshmen and Sophomores

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Career Fair

Registration Information

Employers can register for the event through HireSmith beginning on November 15. This year's fair is expected to sell out, so employers are encouraged to register early to secure a booth!

Registration package includes an 8' x 6' space (8' x 12' for double booth) with table (3' x 6') and chairs, continental breakfast, catered lunch, wireless access, parking, fair app inclusion, booth signage, and access to an electrical outlet (if requested). Price for single booths include four attendees while double booths include eight attendees.

*Please Note: Booths are assigned only when payment or proof-of-payment-forthcoming is received. 

Booth Pricing:

  • Standard single booth: $650
  • Government/non-profit single booth: $550
  • Standard double booth: $1,200
  • Government/non-profit double booth: $1,000

Directions, Parking & Accommodations

The Riggs Alumni Center is located at 7801 Alumni Drive on the University of Maryland campus. Parking is conveniently located in the parking garage directly next to the Riggs Alumni Center. Employers will receive parking instructions prior to the date of the fair.

Please explore directions to plan your trip to the Riggs Alumni Center.

Visit our Conferences and Visitor Services website for accommodations options. The College Park Marriott Hotel is closest to the Riggs Alumni Center, but there are many additional hotel options adjacent to campus, including the new The Hotel at University of Maryland.

Shipping Information

Advantage Conference & Expo is coordinating the freight for the Smith Undergraduate Career Fair. Fair materials that need to be shipped to the event will go through Advantage, and companies can also arrange for return shipment after the fair. The Shipping Guide provides a comprehensive overview of the shipping process, timeline, and rates. Please note the deadline for shipping materials to the fair through Advantage without incurring additional costs is Monday, January 29, 2018.

Sponsorship & Branding Opportunities

We are pleased to offer your organization a variety of opportunities to increase your brand awareness and visibility on the day of the fair. Sponsors will also receive special recognition in the fair app. Sponsorship opportunities could include:

Headshot Booth

Carpet Graphic Decals

Branded Items:

Sponsor or donate branded items with your organization's logo to enhance the student experience at the fair. Costs vary depending on item. Items may include:

  • Bags
  • Refreshments
  • Pens
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Mints

We will collect items that your organization may already have or work with your team to produce customized items.

If you're interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities, please indicate so in your registration form or contact us directly.

Deadlines & Cancellation Policy

  • Registration deadline (last day to ensure inclusion in printed materials or career fair app): January 26, 2018
  • Cancellation deadline: January 26, 2018
  • Payment deadline: January 26, 2018
  • Advantage shipping deadline: January 29, 2018

Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel your registration before Friday, January 26, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST to receive a full refund and not owe a fair registration balance. All cancellations must be submitted in writing via email to Failure to cancel in writing by the cancellation deadline will leave the employer responsible for the registration fee, regardless of circumstances.

All other cancellations made after this deadline - including cancellations made by employers who register after the cancellation deadline - will still be billed and no refund will be administered. Employers who register and do not show up to the fair will also remain responsible for payment.

Inclement Weather Policy:

Should the event be cancelled due to inclement weather or other unforseen circumstances, credit will be given for a future fair.

Contact Information

Please reach out to the Smith Office of Career Services for additional information or inquiries. Send inquiries to or contact our OCS team:

Ashlee Chicoine
Director, Undergraduate Career Programming

Cynthia O'Brien
Senior Director, Customer Account Management