March 30th, 2016 | 12 - 4 PM
Northwestern University | Norris Center
Are you a growing startup looking to source diverse, top-tier talent for a variety of roles? Are you attracted to the convenience of accessing multiple candidate populations and skill sets in one convenient location? If this sounds like you, consider participating in the 2016 Northwestern University Startup Career Fair!
In 2015, over 50 startup companies attended, networking with over 700 students from graduate and undergraduate schools at Northwestern. We’re aiming even higher this year, and want you to be part of this growing event!
This event will be a great opportunity to meet students across a variety of Northwestern disciplines for full-time or internship opportunities while you build your brand. After the fair, participating companies will receive access to a student resume portal.
To register, please fill out our online application form via CareerCat by 3/11. Once accepted, you will receive a confirmation email from our team with payment information and detailed logistics. The standard registration fee is $250.
Interested in sponsoring? Our sponsorship package is $500. It includes a prime location in the fair as well as prominent marketing as a sponsor in all fair materials leading up to and during the fair. Sponsors will also be given two table with unlimited amount of representatives.
Yes. Last year, a little over half of students were undergraduates. There were about 70 MBAs in attendance. Undergraduates in attendance range from freshmen seeking internships to seniors seeking full-time employment.
Students who attend the Fair come from all backgrounds. That said, Economics, Computer Science, and other Engineering majors were the most common majors last year.
That's perfectly fine. There will be hundreds of students in attendance seeking both internships and full time opportunities, be they undergraduates or graduate students.
Yes. We collect electronic copies of students' resumes and share them with you immediately following the fair.
No, there isn't any set number we require, and if you don't have an official recruiter, that is not at all a problem. The max number of people we allow companies to send is 4, but 2 or 3 is probably better given the amount of space allotted to each table.
So long as there a potential openings for NU students in the near future, you are welcome to attend the fair.
The 'booths' are 3x5 tables. Two recruiters can fit comfortably behind a table, while a third can set up station in front of the table.
Yes, we are able to refund the registration fees up to two weeks prior to the fair.
We have a parking garage located right by our Norris University Center. We will provide you permits the day of the fair.
Yes. Please bring paper copies of your resume in addition to uploading it during signup.
Yes. We will have a wide variety of employers looking for students with a wide variety of backgrounds.
It will most likely be a nearly even split. Some startups will be looking for both.
No. High-tech will be well-represented, but so will other industries.
Startups attending should be listed on this site. We will also provide pamphlets on the day-of the Fair listing the startups and the positions they are seeking to fill.
Startups of all stages, from seed to already acquired, will be represented at the Fair.
You are welcome to wear anything you think appropriate, but we recommend casual dress.