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Design & Creative Career Fair – Employers

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021, 12-5 PM
Design and Creative Careers Fair

Click here to register or visit: https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/20388/employer_preview

What is the Virtual Design and Creative Career Fair?

Join us for this new and exciting fair focusing specifically on students interested in careers in the design and creative fields.  Take this opportunity to showcase your internship and full-time opportunities at this FREE virtual fair.  When registering, please click “Manual” for payment and agree to the terms and conditions of the fair. You will not be charged for attending the fair!

The following industries and career fields are welcomed to attend the fair:

Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
Architecture & Landscape Architecture
City and Urban Planning
Graphic and Design Arts
Fine and Performing Arts
Historic Preservation
Integrated Design
Interior Design
Media, Journalism & Entertainment
Museums
Urban and Spatial Analytics

Participate in this virtual career fair to enjoy these featured advantages:

  • ACCESS TOP TALENT: Penn undergraduate and graduate students are driven and engaged, and bring with them strong skills applicable to careers in the design and creative fields.
  • GROUP SESSIONS AND 1-ON-1S WITH STUDENTS: Once your registration is approved, you can go into your profile and indicate how you would like to meet with students – in group sessions, or individual 1-on-1 meetings. You can select the type of students you would like to meet with, maximizing your time at the fair.
  • ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A PRESENCE AT PENN: Build a recruiting pipeline for future design and creative candidates.

Penn’s students are eager to make a connection with employers interested in their wide range of technical and transferable skills. Take this opportunity to participate in this event, and you can be confident that you will find the high caliber of students that you are seeking.

The Virtual Fair Format

The University of Pennsylvania has decided to move to a virtual format for 2020-2021 career fairs. The health and safety of our students and employer partners is of the highest concern to all of us, and we are confident that a virtual fair will provide an excellent avenue for students and employers to connect. Penn will be using the Handshake career fair platform as it will provide many benefits including the following:

  • A familiar and integrated platform which students and employers already use for job listings, information sessions and campus interviews
  • Flexible communication modalities including video, audio, and text
  • Group sessions that help students learn about the organizations in which they’re interested during the fair
  • 1:1 appointments and scheduled interactions that allow students to form a more meaningful connection with recruiters during the fair
  • Ability for employers to customize their “booths” similarly to how they customize their Handshake profiles today

Employers with specific opportunities can identify these during the registration process by linking their registrations to jobs they have posted on Handshake, and these will be highlighted in the pre-event outreach and marketing to students interested in attending the fair.

We encourage employers to register by Monday, February 1. This will allow you time to set preferences on your 1:1 meetings and efficiently use the virtual interaction time.

Don’t forget to view our other virtual career fairs to find the events that are the best fit for your recruiting strategy. You can find more information on the fairs on our website: https://careerservices.upenn.edu/career-fairs/

Registration Fees and Deadlines

The Design and Creative Career Fair is FREE to employers in 2021.  When registering, please click “Manual” for payment and agree to the terms and conditions of the fair.  You will receive confirmation via email once your registration has been approved.  For information on how to create an employer schedule for virtual fairs, please visit: https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/360050523014

We encourage employers to register by Monday, February 1. This will allow you time to set preferences on your 1:1 meetings and efficiently use the virtual interaction time.

If you have any questions about the different populations of graduate students or postdocs who attend this fair, please contact Dianne Hull (dhull@upenn.edu). If you are specifically interested in the undergraduate students attending this event, then please contact Natty Leach (nleach@upenn.edu).