Hegi Family Career Development Center

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Career and Internship Fair

Information for Employers

Career Fair The Hegi Family Career Development Center sponsors the SMU Career and Internship Fair in both the spring and fall semesters.

This popular event is open to all undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni from the Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Cox School of Business, Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, and Meadows School of the Arts. An estimated 700 students and alumni are expected to attend. Most will be seeking a full-time position or internship or an opportunity to network with your organization.  Some students will be gathering general career information. The Fair provides an excellent opportunity for you to meet and recruit talented SMU students and recent graduates. We know that you will find this event both enjoyable to attend and productive to your recruiting efforts.

Career Fair Information

Event Date & Location

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
4 p.m. to 7 p.m
Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballrooms

Important Deadlines

Registration

  • Registration will close on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 or when all spaces are filled. Space is limited.
  • Last day of refund eligibility: Ten Days Prior To The Event.

Shipping

  • Packages arrive no earlier than five working days prior to the event.
  • Please email hegicareercenter@smu.edu to notify our office of package shipments.
  • Packages shipped from SMU within two working days after the Fair.

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Fair Agenda

  • Employer Setup: 2 - 3 PM.
  • Afternoon Snack and Beverages: 3 PM - 4 PM.
  • Fair: 4 PM - 7 PM.
     

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Registration Fees

The schedule of fees is based on employer categories, registration period, and special arrangements requested.

The registration fee includes attendance by two recruiters. Additional recruiters may be registered in advance for a $20 fee each. At the door, additional recruiters will be charged $100 each.

  • Standard Registration: $400
  • Nonprofit Rate: $200 (Governmental agency or nonprofit organization)
  • SMU Department: $100
  • Third-party Recruiters: $500 A limited number of third-party recruiters may attend. Please see the policy below, and then email the hegicareercenter@smu.edu to register
  • Third-party recruiter - Career Fair registration/attendance policy
    1. Employer's registration is completed by the Career Center Staff.
    2. Employer registration fee is $500 and employer must recruit internally and may recruit for company clients.

    revised 06/2014

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Registration Includes

  • Attendance by two recruiters. Additional recruiters may be registered in advance for a $20 fee each. At the door, additional recruiters will be charged $100 each.
  • A six foot table.
    • **If your display exceeds 6 feet in length or you have special requests, email the staff at hegicareercenter@smu.edu to see if we can accommodate you. If we are not notified two working days prior to the event, an additional fee will be accessed.**
  • Two chairs.
  • Self parking on Bishop Boulevard.
  • Assistance with heavy materials.
  • Food and beverages for recruiters.

If you would like to request special arrangements for power or media equipment, you are required to indicate this information on the online registration form.

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How To Register

During the week of July 21, we will welcome employers to enroll in the fair on a first-come, first-served basis. Our capacity will be more limited than in years past.  

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Payment

Enrollment will not be confirmed until an employer has filled out the online enrollment form.

Your invoice is available at the bottom of the Registration Submitted page in MustangTRAK.

Pay by Credit Card:

Pay by Check:

  • Make check payable to the Hegi Family Career Development Center. Send payment to:
    SMU Hegi Family Career Development Center
    ATTN: Darin Ford
    PO. Box 750256
    Dallas, TX 75275-0256

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Cancellation Policy

Cancel a registration by sending an email to hegicareercenter@smu.edu in order to document your cancellation. Employers who cancel ten working days prior to the event will receive a 100% refund. No refunds will be offered after this date.

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Looking for more ways to advertise? Purchase an ad in the Daily Campus (the official student newspaper). We use several methods to help promote this event to students. They include advertisement of your position on our website with a direct link to your company website in addition to campus wide print and electronic advertising. 

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Parking

As we are anticipating having 200+ recruiters to attend, we would like to request that you bring no more than three representatives and two vehicles to help us manage the comfort level for all participants.

Self-parking
Multiple locations have been secured for self-parking. A parking e-permit and campus map will be emailed to you after you have completed the registration and payment process. Please print and display the e-permit on your dashboard to avoid any parking enforcement sanctions. Please use the campus map to help you locate the secured parking locations.

Parking Locations
The following locations are available for your parking needs and have been pre-paid for by our office:

  • Bishop Blvd: Bishop Blvd. is located at the heart of campus. It can accommodate up to 120 vehicles. Once parked, head north up the Blvd. to Hughes-Trigg Student Center.  Please be sure to display your e-permit on the dashboard of your vehicle. A parking attendant will have additional e-permits available if you do not have one.

  • Metered Spaces: Early bird employers can take advantage of the meters located on Binkley Avenue between Ownby Drive and Bishop Blvd. There are metered spaces along McFarlin Blvd as well. Please be sure to display your e-permit on the dashboard of your vehicle. We expect these spaces to fill quickly.
  • East Campus: Once Bishop Blvd. is filled, additional parking is available on SMU’s East Campus. This is located at the corner of SMU Blvd. and North Central Expressway. A shuttle will be available for pick up at this location, and will deposit riders at Hughes-Trigg Student Center. Shuttles will rotate at 10 minute intervals. Please be sure to display your e-permit on the dashboard of your vehicle.

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Shipping Materials Before and After the Event

Shipping Materials BEFORE the Event
We strongly encourage you to ship your supplies ahead of time. You may ship boxes, packages and display cases in advance, and we will deliver them to your table in the Hughes-Trigg Ballroom on the morning of the event. Due to limited storage area, please schedule for your packages to arrive no earlier than arrive no earlier than five working days prior to the event.  Receiving hours are 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday. Clearly mark your company name on each package and indicate the number of pieces you are shipping (e.g. 1 of 4, 2 of 4, etc.). Please email hegicareercenter@smu.edu to notify our office of package shipments.

Ship to:
Southern Methodist University
Hegi Family Career Development Center
Attn: Darin Ford
Hughes-Trigg Student Center
3140 Dyer, Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75205

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The SMU Hegi Family Career Development Center cannot be held liable for damaged or missing boxes, displays, or any other packages that are shipped to the Fair.

Shipping Materials AFTER the Event
Shipping can be arranged for the return of your materials through any of the major carriers, FedEx, Airborne, UPS, at your company's expense. Please pack an extra air bill --which is pre-addressed with your account information to use for forwarding your case after the Career Fair. We will call couriers for pick-up within two working days.

If you will be using another courier service you must call and make prior arrangements for pickup of your materials. Items must be picked up in the Hughes-Trigg Ballroom by 4:30 p.m. on the day of the event or in the SMU Hegi Family Career Development Center between 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on the next day.  The SMU Hegi Family Career Development Center cannot be held liable for damaged or missing boxes, displays, or any other packages that are shipped to the Fair.

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Questions?

Please contact us at hegicareercenter@smu.edu