Employer Career Fair Resources
2019 Fall Career Fair
The 2019 Fall Career Fair events will be held on Sunday - Tuesday, September 15 - 17th. As details are finalized, information will be updated. As you prepare to attend the career fair, please review the following information.
Fall 2019 Schedule
|Sunday, September 15, 2019||Squires Student Center|
|10:00 AM||11:00 AM||Information Sessions (Premier)||Room TBA|
|11:00 AM||12:00 PM||Room TBA|
|12:00 PM||1:00 PM||Room TBA|
|1:00 PM||2:00 PM||Room TBA|
|2:00 PM||3:00 PM||Room TBA|
|3:00 PM||4:00 PM||Room TBA|
|4:00 PM||5:00 PM||Room TBA|
|5:00 PM||6:00 PM||Room TBA|
|6:00 PM||7:00 PM||Welcome Reception (Premier and Regular)||Old Dominion Ballroom|
|Monday, September 16, 2019||Squires Student Center/Other|
|8:30 AM||8:00 PM||Shuttle Service||Chicken Hill Lot/Squires Student Center|
|8:30 AM||7:00 PM||Employer Hospitality||Jamestown|
|9:00 AM||12:00 PM||Employer Setup & Check-In||Commonwealth Ballroom Hallway|
|11:00 AM||12:00 PM||Business Meeting||Brush Mountain A&B|
|12:00 PM||1:30 PM||Employer/Scholarship Lunch||Old Dominion Ballroom|
|2:00 PM||7:00 PM||CSRC Career Fair||Commonwealth Ballroom|
|5:00 PM||7:00 PM||CS Plus Career Fair (Computer Modeling and Data Analytics / Computer Engineering||Commonwealth Ballroom|
|8:00 PM||9:00 PM||CS VT Alumni Roundup (CS VT Only)||PK's, 432 N Main St B, Blacksburg VA 24060|
|Tuesday, September 17, 2019||The Inn at Virginia Tech/Other|
|8:30 AM||5:00 PM||Interview Day||Latham Ballroom|
|2:00 PM||3:15 PM||CS 3604 Professionalism in Computing Panel (Premier/Regular)||Location TBA|
|5:00 PM||5:50 PM||CS 1944 Sophomore Seminar Panel (Premier/Regular)||Location TBA|
|6:00 PM||6:50 PM||CS 4944 Senior Seminar Panel (Premier/Regular)||Location TBA|
CSRC Contact Information
CSRC Company Registration
- Upon membership renewal or enrollment, a link will be provided for company RSVP by mid-June.
- Payments for membership invoices are due 45 days from the date of the invoice.
- Space at the career fair and interview day is on a first-come, first-served basis.
CSRC Company Profile
All event confirmations will be sent to the primary contact listed on the company profile page in the CSRC portal at https://csrc.cs.vt.edu. Students use this information to prepare, so please update your company profile in the CSRC portal (2) two weeks prior to the career fair.
CSRC Career Fair Representative RSVP
The names and contact information for all company representatives attending CSRC Career Fair events and activities are due (1-2) one-two weeks prior to the career fair. This information will ensure logistical planning as well as providing an emergency contact due to weather or university closings. Complete this survey to enter the contact information for representatives: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6xvMkBhMtMTniPH.
Employers can view student resumes at Career & Professional Development’s system, Handshake, at: https://career.vt.edu/job-search/Handshake.html.
- Career Fair Attendee and Regular members receive 1 single booth. Premier members receive 2 booths (double).
- Each company may bring a maximum of six (6) representatives to the career fair.
- Space at the career fair and interview day is on a first-come, first-served basis.
- CSRC staff reserve the right to move companies to different booths to accommodate layout and space.
A standard single booth comes with the following complimentary items:
- Booth 8’x6’ (Premier double 16’x6’)
- Back drape 8’ high
- Side rails 3’ high
- Skirted table 2’x6’
- Two chairs
- 120v electrical plug-in
- Company identification sign
End of Day Reminders:
Place items and return shipper on your booth table that you want Hollins Exposition Services to ship. Career fair doors and student check-in close at 6:00 pm. Employers will determine whether or not to continue talking with students who may still be in line after 6:00 pm.
At VT campus, company representatives request wireless access to VT Wireless Network at:
https://guestmanager.cns.vt.edu/guest/create_account.php?_browser=1. Access should be renewed after 9 hours.
At The Inn, company representatives request wireless access (Hotel-Guest) by opening a browser. When The Inn's splash page comes up, hit log in. There is no password.
SUNDAY, September 15, 2019
Employer Information Sessions, Squires, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (Premier) (Optional)
Premier members’ company showcase to students in one-hour information or tech sessions; one employer session per hour. Employers are not required to host a session—this is optional.
The department will book a room reservation and publicize the event to CS students. A confirmation email with be sent to notify of room numbers and locations. You may collect student registrations for your session, but the employer is responsible for creating a registration link and sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org to advertise to students. All employer sessions are advertised to all undergraduate and graduate computer science students.
Welcome Reception, Old Dominion, Squires, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Premier, Regular)
Employers and students have the opportunity to network with one another in a relaxed atmosphere.
MONDAY, September 16, 2019
Employer Hospitality, Jamestown, Squires, 8:30 am - 7:00 pm (Premier, Regular, Career Fair Attendee)
Employers may take advantage of a quiet space to rest and recharge. The room will be stocked with coffee, water, soft drinks and light refreshments.
Business Meeting, Brush A & B, Squires, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Premier, Regular, Career Fair Attendee)
Important department and CSRC updates will be provided. At least one representative from each company is required to attend.
Employer/Scholarship Lunch, Old Dominion Ballroom, Squires, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (Premier, Regular, Career Fair Attendee)
Lunch is on a flow basis with scholarships winners announced during the meal. Join faculty, scholarship winners, CS Ambassadors and student group leaders for lunch and conversation.
CSRC Career Fair, Commonwealth Ballroom, Squires, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Premier, Regular, Career Fair Attendee)
Upon arrival, check-in at Commonwealth Ballroom Hallway. The CSRC Career Fair is for computer science students only. Other majors are not invited to attend. If you invite former interns to staff your booth, please register their name along with other company representatives. Unregistered students will not be able to enter the room.
CS Plus Career Fair, Commonwealth Ballroom, Squires, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Premier, Regular, Career Fair Attendee)
The CS Plus Career Fair is advertised to CMDA (Computational Modeling and Data Analytics) and CPE (Computer Engineering Program) students, with CS students continuing to attend. Booths for both fairs will remain in the same space.
VT CS Alumni Roundup, PK’s, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Premier, Regular, Career Fair Attendee)
This social is for VT computer science alumni ONLY - this is NOT a student/alumni networking event. If you are a VT computer science alum, please attend to network with other VT computer science alum.
TUESDAY, September 17, 2019
Interview Day, The Inn at Virginia Tech, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (Premier, Regular, Career Fair Attendee)
Employer check in time is 8:00 am. Student interviews will start no earlier than 8:30 am and finish by 5:00 pm.
Each employer is responsible for organizing their own schedule. You determine which students you want to interview and the time and length of the interview. Company representatives are responsible for inviting and communicating with the students they wish to interview.
Students will check in and take a seat in the hallway. Staff will not direct students to interview spaces. You will be given a link to electronically view the arrival of your student. You can call them when you’re ready.
A boxed lunch along with morning and afternoon break service (light refreshments, coffee, and water service) will be provided throughout the day for company representatives.
There are a limited number of interview spaces and are on a first-come, first-served basis. We may or may not be able to accommodate your request for more than one (1) space, but will provide you with as many as are available. Once registration closes, a confirmation email will be sent to notify you of the spaces made available to you.
If you reserve an interview space(s), but find you will not be holding any interviews, please email email@example.com as soon as possible. We may be able to provide your space to another company who needs it.
CS Course Panels, Various Locations and Times (Premier, Regular)
The panel format consists of students asking a variety of career-related/job search questions, seeking advice and/or recommendations. The professor will be on hand to help moderate. The question topics are entirely driven by the students. You do not need to prepare a special presentation. The participating company representatives come from diverse functional areas within his/her individual company, including HR recruiters, engineers, etc. Please arrive about 5-10 minutes prior to the panel start time and check-in at the front of the class. Due to classroom size, configuration or number of chairs, company representatives may have to stand during the class (please dress comfortably). Company representatives are welcome to wear company attire and/or nametags.
Selected panelists will be notified by email and provided instructions. Only one company representative may attend each panel. Parking passes will be provided at the check-in desk on Monday.
Hollins Exposition Services of Roanoke, Virginia, is contracted to partner with the CSRC to provide excellent shipping services for employers. Hollins will email an exhibitor packet to registered employers approximately one month in advance of the career fair.
Return equipment and unused items through Hollins after the career fair by placing a shipping label on those items. Hollins will pick them up at your booth site.
Please DO NOT ship career fair items using another vendor to computer science offices or to the event venue. If another shipper is contracted (UPS, FedEx, etc.), employers are responsible for these packages. Hollins Exposition Services and CSRC staff will not be responsible to accept or move equipment or packages.
Virginia Tech Visitor Parking Information: https://parking.vt.edu/content/dam/parking_vt_edu/visitor-parking-info.pdf
Virginia Tech Campus Map: http://www.maps.vt.edu
Sunday, September 15
Parking passes are not required on Sundays.
Monday, September 16
Parking space is reserved at Upper Chicken Hill Lot where parking passes will be provided. Hang passes from your mirror or place on your dash where they may be clearly viewed by parking officials. Shuttles will run from 8:30 am until 7:00 pm to Squires Student Center.
Tuesday, September 17
Parking is available at The Inn at Virginia Tech. Employers participating in CS Course Panels will receive a separate parking pass at Monday’s career fair check-in desk at Commonwealth Ballroom Hallway.
A list of local accommodations follow as a convenience in planning. Please understand that no recommendations are implied and the list is for convenience. Additional accommodations may be found in the New River Valley.
See also https://vt.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visit/extra/visitor-resources.html for additional lodging information.
- The Inn at Virginia Tech 540.231.8000
- Clay Corner Inn 540.552.4030
- Main Street Inn 540.552.6246
- Courtyard Marriott 540.552.5222
- Comfort Inn 540.951.1500
- Days Inn 540.951.1330
- Hilton Garden Inn 540.552.5005
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites 540.552.5636
- Hyatt Place Hotel 540.552.7500
- Residence Inn Marriott 540.750.4400
- Days Inn 540.382.0261
- Fairfield Inn 540.381.9596
- Hampton Inn 540.381.5874
- Holiday Inn 540.381.8100
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites 540.382.6500
- Homewood Suites 540.838.1742
- Morotel 540.381.0500
- Quality Inn 540.382.2055
- Super 8 540.382.5813
CSRC Lodging Blocks
Lodging blocks are available with nights to include Sunday - Tuesday, September 15 - 17 at the following hotels:
The Inn at Virginia Tech, 901 Prices Ford Road, Blacksburg, VA 24060.
$139/night + tax. Additional person $10/night + tax. Reserve at 877.200.3360 or 540.231.8000 and ask for “CSRC Career Fair” lodging block or on-line at Computer Science Resource Consortium.
Hilton Garden Inn Blacksburg, 900 Plantation Road, Blacksburg, VA 24060.
$119/night + tax. Additional person $10/night + tax. Reserve by Sunday, August 18, 2019, at 540.552.5005 and ask for "VT Computer Science" lodging block or register on-line at www.blacksburg.hgi.com and enter the group code: “CSRCCF”.
Hyatt Place Blacksburg, 650 University City Boulevard, Blacksburg, VA 24060.
$119/night + tax. Reserve by Friday, August 16, 2019, at 800.304.9288, 540.552.7500 and ask for “CSRC Career Fair” lodging block or register on-line at https://www.hyatt.com/shop/cltzb?location=Hyatt%20Place%20Blacksburg%2FUniversity&checkinDate=2019-09-15&checkoutDate=2019-09-18&rooms=1&adults=1&kids=0&corp_id=G-CSRC.
Residence Inn Blacksburg, 850 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24060.
$119/night + tax. Reserve by Sunday, September 1, 2019, at 800.304.9288 and ask for “CSRC Career Fair” lodging block or register on-line at Book your group rate for VT CSRC Career Fair.
CSRC Career Fairs are university-sanctioned events. If Virginia Tech is closed on the day of the CSRC Career Fair(s), for any reason including weather, the CSRC Career Fair(s) will be rescheduled. Refunds will not be issued to CSRC members who cannot/do not participate in the rescheduled CSRC Career Fair date(s).
In the unlikely circumstance that an event is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the CSRC will determine if a refund will be issued. The Department of Computer Science and CSRC cannot be held responsible for any company-incurred expenses including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies or other organizations.
- If the CSRC Career Fair is held, and the interview day is cancelled, no refunds will be issued.
- If the CSRC Career Fair is rescheduled due to weather, no refunds will be issued to a company that cannot attend the rescheduled date.
- If the university is closed, the event will be rescheduled.
If a company is unable to attend the CSRC Career Fair, for whatever reason, no refunds will be issued. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot attend and a sign will be placed on your booth notifying students.