Office of Student Life

Information for Employers

The 2024 Ohio State University Career and Internship Fair will take place two days, both in person and virtually, and will include new exciting opportunities to engage with talented students and conduct in-person interviews. 

Important Dates:

In-Person: Wednesday, September 18 from 1 to 5 p.m at the Ohio Union

Interview Day: Thursday, September 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Ohio Union*

Virtual: Thursday, September 19 from 2 to 6 p.m on Handshake

Early bird registration will open on Monday, May 6  through Monday, June 3 at 5 p.m. EDT. Register early to secure your table and save on registration fees. Registration for the in-person and virtual fair takes place through Handshake. Please reach out to Tara Nord at careerfairs@osu.edu with any questions.

* Participating employers may conduct post-fair, in-person interviews with students they met at the career fair. Interviews will take place at the Ohio Union. Space is limited and an additional cost will be incurred. 

Why attend?

The 2024 University-Wide Ohio State Career Fair allows employers to connect and engage with a diverse pool of students across all majors, graduate programs and career levels.

Snapshot of the 2023 Career and Internship Fair:

  • 41% of students in attendance were juniors and seniors
  • Students of all degree levels attended including; undergraduates, masters and doctorates. 
  • Over 100 majors represented at the in-person fair.
  • Over 70 majors represented at the virtual fair.
  • The top three colleges represented at the career fair was:
    • College of Engineering
    • Fisher College of Business
    • College of Arts and Sciences

 

The virtual fair allows you to meet with students in a virtual setting on Handshake through

  • 10-minute 1:1 student meetings
  • 30 minute group sessions with up to 50 students in each session.

Employers must create or update their Handshake profile and intend to recruit for positions that meet our general recruiting policy in order to patriciate in our fair. If you have any questions on this process or Handshake, click here.

Career Fair Rates for 2024:

The in-person fair registration includes two (2) representatives at your booth, along with one (1) six (6) foot table, table linen, parking, and food and beverages throughout the day.

 

 

Early Bird

May 6 - June 3

Regular

June 4 - August 30

Interview Day

Extra Booth

(Includes 2 reps.)

Corporate 1 (>50 employees)

 

 

 

In-Person Only

$600.00

$650.00

$200.00

 $650.00

Virtual Only

$150.00

$150.00

 

 

Combined

$640.00

$695.00

 

 

  Corporate 2 (<50 employees)

 

 

In-Person Only

$200.00

$250.00

$200.00

 $650.00

Virtual Only

$150.00

$150.00

 

 

Combined

$230.00

$285.00

 

 

Non-Profit and Government

 

 

 

In-Person Only

$50.00

$75.00

$75.00

$650.00

Virtual Only

$25.00

$25.00

 

 

Combined

$50.00

$75.00

 

 

You may bring up to two (2) additional representatives for an extra fee of $50.00 per representative.

In-Person Interview Day

You may reserve a table for the Interview Day on Thursday, September 14 from 8:30 am to 4 p.m. This includes one (1) table, two (2) representatives, parking, and snacks. You may purchase one (1) additional table with two (2) additional representatives at the price listed above. Please note, interview tables are not private rooms.

Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities? 

Buckeye Careers is excited to offer new sponsorship opportunities, visibility package, and a-la cart options for the 2024-2025 academic year . Reach out to Jennifer Chilman  if you are interested.

 

 

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Tara Nord at careerfairs@osu.edu. Requests made two weeks before the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

If you have a disability and rely on a screen reader or the keyboard for access to your computer you will experience difficulty using Handshake. As the university works with Handshake to improve accessibility, please contact handshake@osu.edu for assistance in navigating and using this application. A member of our team will respond within 2 business days to assist you.