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UIC Office of Career Services
Student Services Building,
Suite 3050
1200 West Harrison Street
(M/C 099)
Chicago, Illinois 60607-3344
Phone: (312) 996-2300
Fax: (312) 413-0383

EMAIL:
ocs@uic.edu

OFFICE HOURS:
M-F : 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m..

WEBSITE:
http//careers.uic.edu

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Frequently Asked Questions for Employers

Is there a fee to participate in the career fair?
Can non-school vendors participate in the fair?
Do you have a Graduate Guide Ad Package?
How many students typically attend?
How do companies typically set up their table?
Is food provided?
Is there a hotel you recommend?
What's the address to mail materials for VIP registration?
Where do I mail my materials for the Fair?
Is there a cancellation fee?

Is there a fee to participate in the career fair?
Register on-line http://www.vcsaweb.uic.edu/gradfair/
Yes, there are two different ways to register:
The registration fees are:

  1. $275 for School Registration: This fee covers:
    1. the cost of providing floor space at the fair
    2. including a 6-ft. table and two chairs
    3. Snacks and Lunch for 2 representatives
    4. One parking pass
  2. $325 for VIP School Registration: This fee covers:
    1. the cost of providing floor space at the fair
    2. including a 6-ft. table and two chairs
    3. Snacks and Lunch for 3 representatives
    4. The company will be recognized as a sponsor of the fair
    5. Parking pass for all representatives
    6. We will distribute your promo materials to all attendees

Registration for the fair is at: http://www.vcsaweb.uic.edu/gradfair/. If you need an invoice please email Claudia Telles at ctelle2@uic.edu.

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Can non-school vendors participate in the fair?
Yes. You may register at http://www.vcsaweb.uic.edu/gradfair/ The registration fees are:

  1. $375 Non-School Vendors: This fee covers:
    1. the cost of providing floor space at the fair
    2. including a 6-ft. table and two chairs
    3. Snacks and Lunch for 2 representatives
    4. one parking pass

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Do you have a Graduate Guide Ad Package?
Send black and white & color PDF ads to Claudia Telles at ctelle2@uic.edu by Monday September 22, 2014.

  • $300 Regular Ad Package (5'' wide x 3.75'' tall)
  • $400 Medium Ad Package (5'' wide x 7.625'' tall)
  • $600 Large Ad Package (10'' wide x 7.625'' tall)

Increase your success! You can let the right students know about your program by advertising in the Graduate Guide and in a mailing to UIC seniors. Ads will be included in a mailer to UIC seniors, in the Graduate Guide handed out at the fair, and will be displayed on jumbo screens at the fair.

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How many students typically attend?
In general our fairs attract around 600-800 attendees but due to our increase in marketing and outreach we expect around 1,000 attendees this year.

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How do companies typically set up their table?
Companies typically bring a table covering and a sign as well as any relevant literature. Take a look at the pictures on the Grad Fair Photo Album for examples.

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Is food provided?
Lunch will be provided for all registered representatives.

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Is there a hotel you recommend?
Yes. We recommend the Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC. You may call this number to reserve your room 800-356-3641 or you may go to Book your group rate: UIC College Graduate and Professional School Fair.
The cutoff date for this block is August 20th.
The contracted rate for this block is $209 and there is a 16.4% state/local tax that is added on top of that. Overnight parking is $39/night per car.
You will have access to the hotel's complimentary shuttle which is available to all of the in-house guests. It runs from 6:30am-10:30pm and makes runs at the top and bottom of the hour. It will take guests anywhere within a mile radius and holds 9 guests. If there are more than 9 guests requesting the shuttle at once they will come back and make an additional trip.

Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC
625 South Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60607
800-356-3641

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What's the address to mail materials for VIP registration?
Deadline: September 15th
You may mail the promotional materials to:

UIC Office of Career Services (MC099)
Attn: Claudia Telles
1200 W. Harrison St. Suite 3050
Chicago, IL 60607

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Where do I mail my materials for the Fair?
Starting September 15th you may start mailing your materials to:

UIC Forum
ATTN: Jerome Dowdy
1234 S Union
Chicago, IL 60607

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Is there a cancellation fee?
Cancellations received less than TWO WEEKS PRIOR to the fair will result in a $50 charge. If a school does not show up the day of the fair, there will be no refunds issued. If you have additional questions, please contact us at 312-996-2300.

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