Information for Employers

Smith Undergraduate Career Fair

Event Information

The fall Smith Undergraduate Career Fair will take place on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the Xfinity Center at 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 now on the new HireSmith platform. 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 8' space (8' x 16' for double booth) with skirted table (6' x 2') 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 includes four attendees while double booths include eight attendees. Attendees over the stated limit will incur a $100 fee per attendee.

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

Booth Pricing:

  • Standard single booth: $850
  • Government/non-profit single booth: $700
  • Standard double booth: $1550
  • Government/non-profit double booth: $1300

This year, the Office of Career Services is introducing an exciting new opportunity for career fair sponsorship to increase your company visibility. Visit the Sponsorship & Branding Opportunities section below for full information.

Directions, Parking & Accommodations

The Xfinity Center is located at 8500 Paint Branch Drive on the University of Maryland campus. Employers will receive parking instructions prior to the date of the fair.

Please explore directions to plan your trip to the Xfinity Center.

Visit our Conferences and Visitor Services website for accommodation options. The College Park Marriott Hotel is closest to the Xfinity Center, but there are many additional hotel options adjacent to campus, including The Hotel at the 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, August 31, 2018.

Download the shipping guide.

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. This year, the Office of Career Services will be introducing new, exciting opportunities for sponsorship and branding to increase your company visibility. With over 1200 students expected to attend, we are pleased to offer your company the opportunity to become a sponsor of the 2018 Fall Smith Undergraduate Career Fair. Our fair is an excellent opportunity to meet thousands of candidates, increase your presence on campus, and support Smith School of Business career programs. Check out our two sponsor packages below, and indicate on your career fair registration form if you wish to sponsor at one of these levels. 

Career Fair Sponsor: Gold Package ($3000)

  • Registration waived for a double booth space during the fair
  • Sponsor recognition on our fair website, including organization logo and hyperlink to your organization's website
  • Sponsor recognition in the fair mobile app
  • Sponsor recognition in the student/alumni and employer registration areas during the fair
  • Balloons at your fair booth and sponsor recognition on your booth signage
  • Sponsorship highlighted on the Xfinity jumbotron throughout the fair

Career Fair Sponsor: Silver Package ($2000)

  • Registration waived for a single booth space during the fair
  • Sponsor recognition on our fair website, including organization logo and hyperlink to your organization's website
  • Sponsor recognition in the fair mobile app
  • Sponsor recognition in the student/alumni and employer registration areas during the fair
  • Balloons at your fair booth and sponsor recognition on your booth signage
  • Sponsorship highlighted on the Xfinity jumbotron throughout the fair

Sponsor registration and payment must be completed by August 24, 2018, to guarantee inclusion in printed signage and digital formats. If you have questions or are interested in learning about additional sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cynthia O'Brien at cobrien@rhsmith.umd.edu.

Deadlines & Cancellation Policy

  • Registration deadline (last day to ensure inclusion in printed materials or career fair app): August 31, 2018
  • Cancellation deadline: August 31, 2018
  • Payment deadline: August 31, 2018
  • Advantage shipping deadline: August 31, 2018

Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel your registration before Friday, August 31, 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 smithcareerfair@rhsmith.umd.edu. 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 canceled due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, credit will be given for a future fair.

Club Connection Fair

All career fair company registrants are invited to a unique opportunity to engage with student leaders from Smith's 26 undergraduate business student organizations. On the evening prior to the fair, you'll be invited to network with student leaders, learn about exciting club activities happening this year, and find out how to connect with members of these great student organizations! Participation in this event is complimentary with your registration for the fair. More information will be included in your career fair registration confirmation. 

Contact Information

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

Ashlee Chicoine
Director, Undergraduate Career Programming
achicoine@rhsmith.umd.edu
301-405-9475

Cynthia O'Brien
Senior Director, Employer Relations
cobrien@rhsmith.umd.edu
301-405-9496