Career Fair

Career Fair

Thursday, September 29, 2016
WSU Tri-Cities Campus
Consolidated Information Center
2770 Crimson Way ● Richland, WA 99354

Students!  Learn more about Career Fair student programs…

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EXHIBITORS (Check-in and Set-up begins at 7:30 a.m.)
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ALL WSU STUDENT ACCESS (WSU Tri-Cities Students Only)
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ALL STUDENT AND PUBLIC ACCESS

The annual Career Fair is held each fall semester and attracts not only our students but also alumni and public job seekers.

Students attending were prepared and focused. Number of attendees was good and we had a constant flow at our booth most of the day.
-Santos Ortega, D.O.E.

Career Fair offers employers an opportunity to seek potential employees from the following majors offered at the WSU Tri-Cities campus:

Civil, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering
Computer Science
Business Administration
Hospitality Business Management
Wine Business Management
Viticulture and Enology
Elementary Education
General Biological Sciences (Pre-Med, Pre- Vet, Pre-Dental, Pre-Pharmacy)
Liberal Arts (Psychology, Sociology, Humanities, English, Digital Technology and Culture, History)

The WSU Tri-Cities campus has a high veteran population as well as many local students who are interested in staying local.

Exhibitor Registration Information

Employers can register and pay two ways:

Registration Fee includes:

  • 8′ x 6′ space
  • One 6′ x 2′ table
  • 2 chairs
  • 1 breakfast ticket
  • 1 lunch ticket
  • Hospitality Room (with complimentary beverages and snacks)
  • On-site Interview Room
  • Your company listed on all printed materials, event website, and handouts (for registrations received on/before Sept. 15)
  • Wireless internet access
  • Student Spotlight Program (students give 1-minute resume pitches to employers)

Confirmation of Registration & Payment Policy

All registrations are subject to approval.  Upon approval, each registered attending representative will receive a confirmation email containing event logistics, lunch options, exhibitor schedule, Career Fair activities and programs, and Career Fair campus map.

You should NOT assume you are registered until you receive the confirmation email from us.

Unpaid registrations will be cancelled fifteen (15) business days prior to the event.  An event invoice may be provided upon request on a case-by-case basis only.

REFUND POLICY:  No refund will be issued for any reason.

Late registration is subject to space availability and your company will not be included in Career Fair printed materials.

Exhibitor Logistics

Below are details to help plan your visit to campus.  If you have any questions, please contact Eadie Balint at (509) 372-7214 or

Getting to Campus and Hotel Accommodations

Directions from Interstate-182:

  • Take Exit 5B from I-182/US-12
  • Follow George Washington Way to University Drive
  • Turn right at University Drive light intersection
  • Follow University Drive to Crimson Way
  • Turn right on Crimson Way and drive down the hill
  • The CIC building and parking lot are to the left

Refer to the Career Fair Campus Map

Hotel accommodations can be found at


Exhibitors should plan to park in the CIC parking lot (refer to the Career Fair Campus Map).  All parking on campus is FREE and easy to access.  Please do not leave your  vehicle parked in unloading or no parking areas during the event, as they will be towed at your own risk.

Exhibitors may unload in front of the CIC Building sidewalk, but must move vehicles immediately after unloading.

Note:  Flatbed carts are limited.  Curbside assistance is not available for this event.

Information Kiosk

The Information Kiosk is located inside the entrance to the CIC building and will be used for checking in all attending representatives, lost and found items, reserving the interview room, and general inquiries.

Exhibitor Check-in

Doors unlock at 7:30 a.m.  NO EARLY CHECK-IN OR ARRIVALS.

Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Information Kiosk located inside the entrance to the CIC building.  All attending representatives are required to check-in and be set-up no later than 9:00 a.m.   Please notify us immediately if you have any last minute representative replacements.

Companies rotating representatives throughout the day need to remind them to check-in at the Information Kiosk upon arrival.  A list of rotating representatives should be emailed to us no later than Friday, September 23.

Exhibitor Booth Set-up (7:30 – 9:00 a.m.)

Exhibit areas are located in three rooms throughout the first and second floors of the CIC building.   Each exhibitor booth will be indicated with the name of the company. NO EXCHANGING OR ADJUSTMENTS TO BOOTH SPACE ALLOWED.

A member of the Career Fair Team will be present in each room to help direct you to your booth and answer questions.

It is your responsibility to bring additional items needed including tablecloth, extension cord, promotional materials, signage, tape, etc.

EVENT POLICY:  All exhibitors must remain in place until 3:00 p.m.

Career Fair Orientation (7:30 – 8:00 a.m.)

Receive an overview of the activities and programming offered throughout the day: Student Spotlight Program, Career Fair Guides, Student Incentive Game, Job Posting Board, Hospitality Room, and Interview Room.


Breakfast and lunch can only be purchased at the time of registration with changes/additions accepted until Friday, September 15.  We are not able to process transactions to purchase additional meals the day of the event.  Note:  Late registrations will have limited sandwich choices.

Attending representatives who pre-paid for meals at time of registration will receive tickets for each meal purchased at check-in.  Tickets must be presented at time of each meal.

Continental Breakfast Service                    7:30 to 9:00 a.m., 2nd floor

Exhibitors are encouraged to enjoy their breakfast during Career Fair Orientation and the Student Spotlight presentations in CIC 216. 

Lunch Service                                                   Noon, delivered to exhibitor booths

Other food options at Career Fair include:

  • Hospitality Café (located on the first floor and offers a wide-variety of meal options) 
  • Vending machines (located on both floors near the restrooms)

Marketing & Advertising

The Career Development Office will promote participating companies who registered by September 15 to students and the general public through emails, print ads, on our website, campus digital displays, flyers on campus, directional signage as well as on the Student Incentive Game Card.

Exhibit Shipping

Exhibit materials will be accepted starting Monday, September 26. We will not be able to store materials before this date as space is limited. Your materials will be at your exhibitor booth the morning of Career Fair. Materials can be sent via United States Postal Service, FedEx, and UPS. Please send all materials to:

Career Development Office, WSU Tri-Cities

ATTN: Career Fair

2710 Crimson Way, West Bldg Room 140

Richland, WA 99354-1671

If you need us to return your materials, please package and label your boxes/items for the return shipping and give to us at the end of the day. If using FedEx, include your FedEx accounting information. Your company is responsible for all shipping charges. If you prefer another shipping vendor, you will need to schedule pick-up.

Internet Access & Cell Phone Coverage

Instructions to access the WSU Tri-Cities wireless network:

  • Connect to wireless network called: WSUTC Visitor
  • Open a web browser (i.e., Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc.) to direct you to the WSUTC Visitor Acknowledgement Page. You will need to accept the agreement to access the wireless network
  • If you are connected longer than 10 hours, you will be prompted again to accept the agreement

Depending on your location, there may be limited cell phone coverage in the building. You may need to go outside to receive better phone coverage.

Exhibitor Activities and Programming

Activities and programming offered to exhibitors during Career Fair include:

Career Fair Breakfast/Orientation (8:00 – 9:00 a.m.)

Employers will receive an overview of the all the amenities, activities and programs while eating breakfast in CIC 216.

Student Spotlight Program (8:30 – 9:00 a.m.)

This program is offered during the Exhibitor Breakfast.  Up to 10 select students seeking a job or internship will present a 1-minute resume to exhibitors.

Exhibitors will be provided with presenter bios.  Exhibitors interested in interviewing or speaking further with a student one-on-one may leave a business card in designated envelopes for each student located outside the room.

Career Fair Guides (9:00 – 9:30 a.m.)

The Career Fair Guides (Guides) program is an exclusive student-to-student partnering program to help navigate wary students to employers for introductions.

Guides have an exclusive pass to visit with exhibitors and ask a variety of questions to gain insight into what each company is seeking (i.e, job and internship opportunities, type of majors, type of skill set, etc.).  Using the information gained from their visit, Guides will assist and direct students to employers during All Student Access time.  Guides will be posted outside each exhibitor room/area.

Student Incentive Game (9:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.)

This scavenger-hunt type game is an incentive for students to seek out exhibitors in the various locations.  We ask all exhibitors to participate.

Companies registered by September 15 will be listed on the card by their room location.  Instructions and a special colored pen for signing off on the game card will be placed at each exhibitor booth.  Once signatures are obtained, students turn in the card at the Information Kiosk to enter to win prize drawings at the end of the event.

Hospitality Room (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Complimentary snacks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, bottled water, and soda are available in the Hospitality Room for exhibitors only.  In addition, a snack cart will make its rounds to exhibitor rooms/areas in the afternoon.  Don’t want to leave your booth?  Ask one of our Career Fair Team to retrieve items for you!

Interview Room (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

An Interview Room will be available for free to exhibitors to use for on-site interviews.  The room will be available by reservation only on a first-come, first-serve basis.  You can reserve a time slot in advance by email or during check-in.

Job Board

Want students to see your job or internship openings?  Take advantage of this free service by emailing a request for our job template or sending your job/internship announcement to

Exhibitors may also bring a printed announcement to post at check-in.