Careers & Recruiting
Fisher Spring Internship and Job Fair

Employer Registration will open on November 13th

February 4, 2020
1PM - 5PM
The Ohio Union

WINTER WEATHER POLICY- The Career Fair will only be cancelled if The Ohio State University closes.

  • Students


    • There is NO admission fee for students
    • Get the OSU Career Fair mobile app to access the Company Major Charts and the Fisher Spring Job and Internship Fair Map in January. Booklets with company information will NOT be printed
    • Bring your BuckID, as you will need to swipe to get in

    • $1 per item coat check - located on first floor

    Get the Handshake App and Get the Details

    Get the app! Download the Handshake mobile app to research companies attending the event along with the majors and degrees employers are recruiting. The app allows you to search, sort and favorite employers. Plus, get the latest updates about the fair through the app along with a map of where the employers are located within the Ohio Union. App will have details two weeks before the career fair.

    Internship & Job Fair Prep Workshops

    The Office of Career Management will be offering Career Fair Prep Workshops in the days leading up to the fair. All workshops take place in Gerlach Hall, room 161 (the conference room within the Office of Career Management). To RSVP for a workshop, sign up via Handshake.

    • Dates & Times To Be Determined - Check Back January 2020
    • You can also watch our Prepare for the Career Fair Videos on our Video Resources page

    Career Fair Pro Coffee Chats

    Get great advice and from Fisher students who have successfully found jobs/internships at Career Fairs. Stop by the Office of Career Management to get your questions answered and get a cup of coffee.

    • Monday, February 3rd, 10:30 am-2:00 pm
    • Location: Office of Career Management (150 Gerlach) Interview waiting area

    Freshman Tours at the Career Fair

    Are you new to career fairs and unsure how to make the most out of the event? Join Career Fair Pros on a tour of the Fisher Spring Internship & Job Fair. You will get to meet with two employers, learn how to network, and gain strategies on how to be successful at a career fair! Dress is business casual. Sign up on Handshake!

    • Tour Times To Be Determined

  • Employers

    Registration will open in November in Handshake

    Registration Fees:

    • Fees $650 (1-4 representatives total)

    • Fees $50 (each additional representative)
    • Increase Your Visibility $50 (by having your company logo displayed on video banners in the ballrooms throughout the career fair as well as prominently displayed on the CareerFairPlus App typically utilized by 1000+ students.)
    • Approved Additional Table $600 (Please note that this includes the table only, and does not include additional representatives.)
    • Request for electricity $50 fee
    • Next day interviews (maximum of 2 interview spaces) $100
    • Corporate Sponsorship package $2,500-$10,000

    Refund Deadline:

    • No refunds after January 15

    Where to Stay:

    Event Agenda:

    • 11am - 1pm Employer Check In and Set Up

    • 11am-1pm Lunch

    • 1pm -5pm Snacks, Water, Sodas, Coffee, Tea available in Recruiter Break Areas

    • 1pm - 5pm Fair Open to Students
    • 5pm - 6pm Wrap Up and Tear Down

    Sending Materials to the Ohio Union for the Fair

    If you have materials or a display which you want to send to OSU prior to the Career Fair, please mail to the address provided below. Remember:

    • Delivery of boxes/displays will NOT be accepted BEFORE January 31st or AFTER February 4th.

    • Write "Fisher Spring Internship & Job Fair" on the label and the box.
    • Send the materials well in advance -- it will take longer than anticipated!
    • Please put your company name on the outside of each box.
    • Mail to:

      Fisher Spring Internship & Job Fair
      The Ohio Union
      1739 N. High St.
      Columbus, OH 43210

    All materials will be delivered to The Ohio Union during regular business hours which are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We recommend that you have all tracking information with you when you arrive at the fair in the event that your display/box is not at your table when you arrive.


    Parking is available at the Ohio Union South Garage located to the north of the Ohio Union at 1759 North High St. Columbus, Ohio 43210. If the Ohio Union garage is full, please go to the Gateway Garage located one block off North High at Pearl between 9th and 11th (75 East 11th Avenue Columbus, OH 43201).

    Before the Event:

    • Web site: Handshake will make it possible for students to get detailed information about your organization. Be sure to enter detailed information about your opportunities. After January 1st, 2020, Handshake will allow you to access student resumes; you can then e-mail selected students and ask them to stop by your booth.

    During the Event:

    • Use displays that attract students that are: visually and graphically attractive, have pictures of the work setting, and feature engaging information about job duties, salary, etc.

    • Step out from behind your table to be more approachable to students and attract candidates.

    • Have plenty of business cards to pass out to students. Bring detailed job descriptions. Be prepared to provide some advice to those students who are looking for opportunities for which you are not recruiting (i.e. a human resources contact in the company or someone the student can connect with).
    • Bring recent hires or other representatives from your company to assist you with recruiting efforts.
    • Bring small promotional items so that students have a reminder of your company after the Career Fair.
    • Plan to stay until the end of the job fair to ensure that you do not miss good candidates who may come at the end of the event. Keep in mind that many students will attend the fair around their class schedules; a student who arrives during the last hour isn't necessarily late. He or she may have simply come after class.
    • If you are NOT collecting resumes and are referring students to a website, please have a handout that details the procedure and tells them what will happen next. Make sure to give the website address and directions. Feedback from students indicates that verbally referring them to a website after they have stood in line to talk to you is disappointing and frustrating. Please be sensitive to their need to know how their resumes can be noticed. Thank you.

    After the Event:

    • Take advantage of Fisher's on-campus interviewing services. Interview space for day after can only be reserved through the event registration process in Handshake.

    • Follow-up in a timely manner with all candidates.

    • Let students know whether they will receive an interview or if they are no longer being considered. If you have no immediate job opportunities, keep in touch with those students who you are interested in for future openings.
    • Continue to use the Fisher Career Management office for additional resume referrals, on-campus interviewing opportunities and job postings.

    Sending Materials Back to Your Office

    We have made arrangements to have Federal Express pickup available at the end of the fair. If you use a different carrier, you must make prior arrangements for pickup at the fair or for pickup at the Ohio Union during normal business hours the following day. We do ask that you stay with your packages until you are sure the carrier representative has obtained all the necessary information from you and your materials are in a location where they will be picked up.


    Contact Mark Wilson via email