Dear Career and Grad School Expo Participant,
We hope you are looking forward to attending Expo on September 23, 2015. We have been working very hard to make sure that our career fair is the best one you attend all year. The following items will assist you in preparing to attend Expo:
1. Driving directions to Kirksville
Kirksville, MO is located on U.S. Hwy 63. When entering Kirksville from the north or south, take the Baltimore Street exit (Business 63).Turn west on Patterson Street.
2. Unloading and Parking
The unloading area is on the SOUTH side of the Student Union Building. There will be unloading signs to direct you. We will have student volunteers available to carry your boxes and displays into the building. In order to avoid a backlog of traffic at the unloading spot, please do not come into the building to register at this point. Make sure your materials are marked clearly with your name and your company's name. The student volunteers will transport your materials to your table for you while you park your car. After unloading, proceed to the reserved parking lot at the corner of Patterson and Franklin, as marked on the map. It is a short walk to the Student Union or you may take the University shuttle van that will be provided. Once you reach the Union, you may proceed to the Recruiter Registration Table on the first floor (lower level) of the Student Union. If you have questions about the parking procedure, please call our office at 660-785-4353.
You may park in the University's Lot on the corner of Franklin and Patterson which has been reserved for September 23rd Expo attendees. There will be a student representative at the entrance to the parking lot. The lot is marked on the attached map.
3. Schedule of Expo Events
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
8:00 am You may begin arriving to set up your displays.
Register on the 1st floor, Student Union
8:45-10:45 am Networking Brunch, 1st floor
11:00 am - 4:00 pm Career Expo, Various rooms, 2nd and 3rd floors, Student Union
Thursday, September 24, 2015
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Career Expo Interviews, Student Union
4. Information About Interview Day
The building will be opened at 7:00 am. Interviews may start at 8:00 am. The last interview should be completed by 5:00 pm.
You must request interview tables when registering for the fair. Students you meet during the career fair and are interested in interviewing will need to sign up for a slot on the blank schedule provided to you the day of Expo. Students who have applied for early consideration must also coordinate their interview times with you.
5. General Expo information
We ask your assistance in fielding questions from students. We encourage all students to talk to recruiters, regardless of their major and regardless of the major(s) for which you may be recruiting on the day of the job fair. This is a great opportunity for you to showcase your company and for the students to learn about potential opportunities. We hope that you will answer students' questions regarding opportunities in your company for their field of interest and geographic preference, provide them with the name(s) of the appropriate person for them to contact for positions they may be interested in, and that you will forward the student's resumes to the appropriate persons in your organization, if asked to do so. Many students with liberal arts majors are interested in your organization and have the skills and qualities your organization seeks. Please assist them as best you can.
We also ask that you remain at Career Expo until 4 pm. The career fair hours have been set from 11 am until 4 pm so more students will have the opportunity to speak with you. While we understand that makes a long day for you, we want everyone to have a chance to speak with you.
Polly Matteson, Assistant Director