Career Fairs Initiative

August 26 – August 30, 2024

Get up to $10,000 to host a Career Fair in your institution this August.

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Expected Outcomes

1. Participating institutions will have a complete mastery of the process to independently organize effective career fairs and support student career development in subsequent years.

2. The initiative will establish best practices and a sustainable framework for holding career fairs that can be replicated and scaled across different institutions in The Education Collaborative network.

These outcomes aim to ensure that the project not only facilitates successful career fairs but also contributes to long-term improvements in student career readiness, institutional capability, and employer engagement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can join?

Higher Education Institutions with undergraduate programs that are in The Education Collaborative network can apply for this opportunity. Institutions who have never held a career fair or have not held one in the last five years will be prioritized. A total of four institutions will be selected to participate in this year’s round.

What does the process cover?

 The Career Fair Support Initiative will provide participating institutional career representatives with the following: 

  • Training workshops with assigned tasks that cumulatively build the program, logistics, student-prep, and employer database needed for a successful fair.
  • Funding, logistical, and technical assistance to hold one fair.
  • An appraisal report for sharing with institutional leadership 
Project Timeline
  • Career Fair Planning and Support- June – August (10 weeks: June 17 – August 23)
  • Career Fair Execution – August 26 – August 30. 
  • Project Closure (Evaluation and Reporting) – September
Key dates to note
  • Onboarding and introductory session – June 17, 2024
  • Employer engagement for career fair- June 20, 2024
  • Student preparation for career fair- July 8, 2024
  • Career Fair Marketing Strategies workshop- July 25, 2024
  • Fair logistics and planning: Project management workshop- August 12, 2024
  • Career fair Execution workshop- August 23, 2024
How to Apply

Institutions can apply for the Career Fair training program once the call for applications is sent out, following these steps.

  • Fill out an application that contains general questions about the institution here!
  • Write a statement of Interest indicating why your institution wants to participate and how you envision this will benefit your students.
  • Attach supporting documents (Letter of intent from a vice chancellor, university leader, or senior executive. The application portal will close on June 14, 2024. 

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