Employer Career Fair Resources

2020 Spring Career Fair

The 2020 Spring Career Fair events will be held on Sunday - Tuesday, February 9th - 11th. As details are finalized, information will be updated. As you prepare to attend the career fair, please review the following information.

 

 

Sunday, February 9, 2020 Squires Student Center - Information Sessions (Stakeholders)

 

Monday, February 10, 2020 Squires Student Center

Begin End Description Location
8:30 AM 7:00 PM Shuttle Service - Chicken Hill Lot - Squires, 2-day parking pass
8:30 AM 6:00 PM Employer Hospitality Jamestown
9:00 AM 12:00 PM Company Load & Check-In Commonwealth Ballroom Hallway
11:30 AM 1:30 PM Employer Lunch Brush Mountain A&B
1:00 PM 6:00 PM CS|Source Career Fair Commonwealth Ballroom
2:30 PM 3:45 PM CS 3604 Professionalism in Computing Panel (Stateholders/Partners)  
4:00 PM 5:00 PM 4944 Senior Seminar Panel (Stakeholders/Partners)  
4:00 PM 6:00 PM CS Plus Career Fair (Computer Modeling and DAta Analytics/Computer Engineering Commonwealth Ballroom

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Various Locations

Begin End Description Location
8:00 AM 6:30 PM Shuttle Service - Chicken Hill Lot - Squires - Smith Career Services, 2-day parking pass
8:00 AM 9:15 AM CS 3604 Professionalism in Computing Panel (Stakeholders/Associates)  
8:30 AM 4:30 PM Interview Day (Stakeholders) Smith Career Services
8:30 AM 5:00 PM Interview Day (Partners/Associates) Squires Student Center
11:00 AM 12:15 PM CS 3604 Professionalism in Computing Panel (Stakeholders/Partners)  
5:00 PM 5:15 PM CS 1944 Sophmore Seminar Panel (Stakeholders/Partners)  

CS|Source Contact Information
Julia Costello
Email: csrc@cs.vt.edu
Phone: 540.231.8945

CS|Source Company Registration
- Upon membership renewal or enrollment, a link will be provided for company RSVP.
- Payments for membership invoices are due 45 days from the date of the invoice or prior to the career fair, whichever date comes first.
- Space at the career fair and interview day is on a first-come, first-served basis.

CS|Source Company Profile
All event confirmations will be sent to the primary contact listed on the company profile page in the CS|Source portal at https://csrc.cs.vt.edu. Students use this information to prepare, so please update your company profile in the CS|Source portal (2) two weeks prior to the career fair.

CS|Source Career Fair Representative RSVP
The names and contact information for all company representatives attending CS|Source 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.

Resume Database
Employers can view student resumes at Career & Professional Development’s system, Handshake, at: https://career.vt.edu/job-search/Handshake.html.

Booth Information
- Associate and Partner members receive 1 single booth. Stakeholder members receive 2 booths (double).
- The number of representatives allowed at each booth follows: Associates - 2; Partners - 4; Stakeholders - 6.
- Space at the career fair and interview day is on a first-come, first-served basis. 
- CS|Source staff reserves 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.

Wireless Access
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.

SUNDAY, February 9, 2020

Employer Information Sessions, Squires, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (Stakeholder) (Optional)
Stakeholders showcase their companies 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 will 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 csrc@cs.vt.edu to advertise to students. All employer sessions are advertised to all undergraduate and graduate computer science students.

MONDAY, February 10, 2020

Employer Hospitality, Jamestown, Squires, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm (Associates, Partners, and Stakeholders)
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.

Employer Lunch, Brush Mountain A&B, Squires, 11:30 pm - 1:30 pm (Associates, Partners, and Stakeholders)
Lunch is on a flow basis. 

CS|Source Career Fair, Commonwealth Ballroom, Squires, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Associates, Partners, and Stakeholders)
Upon arrival, check-in at Commonwealth Ballroom Hallway. The CS|Source 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 names along with other company representatives. Unregistered students will not be able to enter the room.

CS Plus Career Fair, Commonwealth Ballroom, Squires, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Associates, Partners, and Stakeholders)
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.

TUESDAY, February 11, 2020

Interview Day, Squires Student Center and Smith Career Services, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Associates, Partners, and Stakeholders)

Each employer is responsible for organizing their own schedule. 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 waiting area for you to receive them. Staff will not direct students to interview spaces. Please come to the front of the room to check if your student has arrived. 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.

The following number of interview booth spaces will be available to companies: Associates - 1; Partners - 3; Stakeholders - 6. 

If you reserve an interview space(s), but find you will not be holding any interviews, please email csrc@cs.vt.edu as soon as possible.  

CS Course Panels, Various Locations and Times (Partners, Stakeholders)
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.

For shipping questions, contact:
Kris Peter
Hollins Exposition Services
540.362.3940, x 115
kpeter@hollins-expo.com
www.hollins-expo.com

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, February 9
Parking passes are not required on Sundays.

Monday, February 10
Parking space is reserved at Upper Chicken Hill Lot where parking passes will be provided. Two-day passes will be issued for Monday and Tuesday. Place pass 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, February 11
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 8:00 am until 7:00 pm to Squires Student Center and Smith Career Services.

CS|Source Lodging Blocks

Hyatt Place Blacksburg/University, 650 University City Blvd, VA 24060. $119/night + tax from Sunday-Tuesday, February 9-11, 2020. Reserve your room by January 10, 2020 to receive group rate.

Hyatt Place Reservation Link:   https://www.hyatt.com/shop/cltzb?rooms=1&adults=1&location=24060&checkinDate=2020-02-09&checkoutDate=2020-02-12&kids=0&corp_id=G-CSSC

Hyatt Reservation Desk: 1.800.233.1234 -- Group Rate Code: G-CSSCOn Campus

The Inn at Virginia Tech, 901 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 2406. $142/night + tax. $10 each additional person/day Sunday and Monday, February 9-10, 2020. Reserve your room by January 11, 2020 to receive group rate.

The Inn Reservation Desk: 540.231.8000 or toll free at 877.200.3360 -- Ask for Computer Science Resources Consortium Career Fair room block.  

Local Accommodations

The following is 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.

Blacksburg
- 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

Christiansburg
- 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

CS|Source Lodging Blocks
Lodging blocks will be updated shortly.

Cancellations
CS|Source Career Fairs are university-sanctioned events. If Virginia Tech is closed on the day of the CS|Source Career Fair(s), for any reason including weather, the CS|Source Career Fair(s) will be rescheduled. Refunds will not be issued to CS|Source members who cannot/do not participate in the rescheduled CS|Source Career Fair date(s).

Refund Policy
In the unlikely circumstance that an event is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the CS|Source will determine if a refund will be issued. The Department of Computer Science and CS|Source 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 CS|Source Career Fair is held, and the interview day is cancelled, no refunds will be issued.
- If the CS|Source 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.

No-Show Policy
If a company is unable to attend the CS|Source Career Fair, for whatever reason, no refunds will be issued. Please send an email to csrc@cs.vt.edu if you cannot attend and a sign will be placed on your booth notifying students.

Please visit https://vt.edu/maps.html for maps of the Virginia Tech campus.