How is this job fair different?
This event is run in a pitch format. 1) Companies introduce themselves to job candidates. 2) Each job seeker will have one minute to pitch to companies. Companies will have a roster of job seeker participants to follow-up with candidates post-showcase. 3) The matchmaking process begins. This is where the magic happens.
No booths. No resumes. No marketing materials.
Is there a fee for job seekers?
No, the showcase is free to job seekers & students.
Is there a fee for companies?
Yes. The fee for companies is $65. This cost covers both the morning and afternoon showcases, however, you can opt to attend one or both.
Is there a way for companies to attend for free?
Yes. If you sign up for the basic monthly plan on PluggedIN, admission is waived.
We highly recommend this option.
Why is it helpful to sign up for PluggedIN?
Because job participants will be on the platform before/during/after the showcase, which will facilitate and jumpstart the matchmaking process.
What is PluggedIN?
An automated recruitment and matchmaking platform that connects job seekers and hiring companies.
How do I sign up?
Visit our site, create a company profile and start posting jobs!
Is there a dress code for this event?
No. Leave the ties and suits at home. Come as you are.
I'm a job seeker. Should I bring my resume?
No. Part of the application process is to create a job seeker profile on PluggedIN. You will be able to do this at registration. However, if you have business cards, we encourage you to bring them (with your solid personal pitch, of course).
I'm a senior college student graduating in May. Can I attend the morning session for full-time job seekers?
I'm a job seeker. How will I know which companies will be there?
We will update the event site with company participants. You will also be provided a list of companies and their open roles 1-2 weeks prior to the event so that you can prepare.
How will companies get candidate's resumes?
Companies can access candidate bios & resumes through the PluggedIN recruitment and matchmaking platform. We encourage you to post jobs there to facilitate and jumpstart the matchmaking process. Alternatively, you can request resumes from candidates post-event.
I'm a company. Should I bring signage or marketing materials?
No. You will not be given a table or booth space for your company so you won't need signage.
What kind of job candidates will be at this event?
All job candidates are pre-vetted by our talent team after the application process. Job candidates include students recruited from local and regional universities, and recent graduates. Candidates are selected based on their entrepreneurial drive, their skill sets/experience and their interest in working at a startup or in an enterprising or technical role with an innovative company.