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Career and Internship Fairs

Career and Internship Fairs

spring 2020 career and internship fair

Monday, February 10, 2020 | 1:00 - 5:00 PM | UD RecPlex

Scheduled each semester for all majors, this event provides an opportunity for employers, students and alumni to meet and discuss job opportunities. Companies in attendance are typically looking for internship, co-op and full-time employees. Career fair training workshops and resume critiques with employers are available prior to the fair.

Information for Students/Alumni

This event is open to all UD students and alumni interested in looking for internships/co-ops and full-time careers. Employers will be seeking candidates from a variety of majors for opportunities with their organizations in cities across the country. 

Don't forget to...

  • Dress professionally (Tip: Attend the JCPenney Suit Up event on Jan. 26 to shop for discounted professional wear.)
  • Review the top Career Fair Tips
  • Bring multiple copies of your resume
  • Research the attending organizations through Handshake and The Fairs App
  • Set up an appointment with a career advisor or attend a preparation workshop 
  • Attend the First-Time Attendee Tour to learn what to expect from your interactions with employers at the event. The event will open early for the tour, at 12:30 PM. Career Services staff will escort you through the event space, followed by Q&A with employers interested in meeting with first-time attendees. Please arrive by 12:30 PM to participate. 

Information for Employers

University of Dayton Career and Internship Fairs are open to students and alumni from ALL MAJORS seeking employment in internships/co-ops and full-time opportunities. Registration is available through Handshake

Fees for 2020 career & internship fair

$100 - Non-Profit Organizations
$250 - Government Agencies
$500 - Corporations
$750 - Corporation Double Booth Rate

Registration fee includes:

  • One 6' table and two chairs
  • Assistance with loading and unloading recruiting supplies
  • Lunch available with faculty and Career Services staff from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM and refreshments throughout the day

event sponsorship

UD will be using The Fairs App for students. As an event sponsor, you would receive the following for $100:

Banner Ad: Sponsor logos will be displayed at the top of the screen. The order is random and the ads will change every 6 seconds.

Sponsor Flag: Your organization will be marked with a flag icon noting your sponsor status.

Prime Placement: Sponsors will be listed at the top of the organization list and noted as such.

Early Access to Students: The event space will open 30 minutes early (at 12:30 PM) for students who have not previously attended a career fair, the majority of which will be first year students. Career Services staff will escort these students on a tour through the event space and host a Q&A session with employers about what to expect at a career fair. Open House participation is only open to Event Sponsors. 

Access to Analytics:

  • Employer Website Visits: the number of times users visit your website via the fair app
  • Employer Favorites: the number of times users have favorited your organization via the fair app
  • Detailed Ad Report: how many times your ad was seen and clicked


The event will take place at the University of Dayton RecPlex, located at 2 Evanston Ave, Dayton, OH 45409.


Free parking will be available, without a pass, in U1 Lot. After parking, walk to the "Shuttle" sign for transportation from U1 Lot (located near the Dayton Marriott) to the RecPlex. Shuttles will have under carriage storage for package transportation. Shuttle service will run continuously between U1 Lot and the RecPlex from 10:45 AM - 6:30 PM.

Lodging and hotels

The University of Dayton has several hotels within close proximity.

Marriott at the University of Dayton - 1414 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409

Courtyard by the Marriott - University of Dayton - 2066 Edwin C Moses Blvd., Dayton, OH 45417 (across from the UD Arena)

                                   Schedule of Events

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Company Check-In and Booth Setup
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM First-Time Attendee Tour
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Career & Internship Fair
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Event Concludes and Booth Teardown

facility & booths

The event will take place at the UD RecPlex. Upon check-in, your organization will be directed to your booth location. 

Your booth will consist of one 6' table within an 8'6' space with two chairs. Each booth has a draped backdrop and your organization's name will appear on a sign above your booth. Electrical outlets are limited and may be quite a distance from your booth. Please bring your own extension cord.

Please also consider the number of recruiters attending the fair, as booth space will be limited.

transporting & shipping your recruiting materials

Prior to the event, UD students will be available from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM near the main entrance of the RecPlex, to assist with unloading and transporting recruiting materials from the shuttle to your designated booth. Student assistance will also be available immediately following the event to assist with booth teardown and transporting items back to your vehicle. 

Employers may also ship career fair materials to campus prior to the event. Packages should be received no sooner than Wednesday, February 5 and no later than Friday, February 7 (weekend deliveries will not be accepted). Please include your company name on the outside of the shipment. Once received, your materials will be placed at your booth prior to the event. Please send materials to:

University of Dayton RecPlex
Attn: Career Fair
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-0790

If you wish to ship your items back to your facility from campus following the event, please completely package your items following the fair, including providing your own shipping forms complete with pre-addressed labels. Your items will be shipped out from our Central Receiving department the following day.

cancellations & refunds

If your organization chooses to cancel or is unable to attend the career fair after registration, please submit notice in writing to no later than Friday, January 31, 2020, in order to receive a refund of your registration fee. Refunds will not be permitted after this date. 

on-campus interviews

If you would like to schedule on-campus interviews either before or after the Career & Internship Fair, please contact Theresa Withrow, Recruiting Coordinator at (937) 229-2073 or, or request a campus interview date through Handshake

Please note that a limited number of interview spaces are available on February 11 following the Career & Internship Fair, and we will accommodate as many requests as possible. When submitting your on-campus interview request, please be prepared with alternative date selections should your first choice not be available. 


The University of Dayton strives to provide equal and easy access to programs and services for individuals with disabilities. Individuals requiring reasonable accommodations to attend are encouraged to contact Kelsey O'Rourke (937-229-2078; with their request. 


Career Services

Alumni House
208 L Street
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2711