Career and Internship Fair

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Career & Internship Fair
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Bell Memorial Union (BMU) Auditorium
California State University, Chico

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Career & Internship Fair at a glance:
This event is open to students and alumni from all majors seeking career positions and internships. Employers represent business, government, non-profit, technical, healthcare and social services, and local Chico sectors. This fair is a great opportunity to interact with students exploring career interests/options. The fair typically attracts between 750 - 900 students. Although the majority of students attending are graduating seniors, students of all class levels are encouraged to attend.

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Employer fees:
Basic Business/Government Package: $400
• Includes 6x2 foot table and two chairs (up to three representatives may staff the table)
• Free parking for the day
• Lunch vouchers
• Wireless internet access

Non-Profit Package: $75
• Includes 6x2 foot table and two chairs (up to three representatives may staff the table)
• Free parking for the day
• Lunch vouchers
• Wireless internet access

Kendall Package: $700
• Includes all benefits of the Basic Business Package
• Listing as an event sponsor in the fair directory
• A portion of this sponsorship package will be used to purchase professional wardrobe items for students in need

Bidwell Package: $1,200
• Includes all benefits of the Kendall Package
• Reserved optimal table location in the BMU auditorium

Payment Information:
Payment can be made by check, credit card (Visa or MasterCard), purchase order or cash. Please include a printout of your invoice if you are sending your payment via check.  Make checks payable to CSU, Chico Career Center - Career & Internship Fair, and mail to 400 West First Street, Chico, CA 95929-0700. If you would like to pay by credit card, you may pay by logging into your Handshake account or via the link on your invoice. If you have questions about your payment, please call 530-898-5253.  Payments will be accepted without penalty through the day of the event. After the event, a $50 late fee will apply.

Free parking information:
Address: 2000 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926
A parking permit is not required. The parking lot is between the Chico Nut building and Matador Motel at the corner of Esplanade and East 10th Avenues. A free shuttle will be provided for the 5-7 minute ride to campus.  Staff and volunteers will assist you with loading and unloading materials on the shuttle.

Arrival and departure:
• Arrival - we recommend that you plan to arrive between 8:15 and 9:00 a.m.
• Table placement is “first come, first choice" (unless you are a Bidwell sponsor, in which case your location is reserved).
• Departure - the parking shuttle will begin running at 2:00 PM. The last shuttle will leave the BMU Auditorium at 2:45 PM. We ask that you do not pack and leave the auditorium until the fair closes at 2 PM.

What to bring:
• Handouts about your organization, internship and job announcements, business cards, give-aways, tablecloth and display items and applications, if needed.
• A sign for your table with your organization's name on it and a cloth to cover the table. The tables will be 6x2 feet long with 2 chairs. Table-top displays are fine.
• Long extension cords if you need access to an electrical outlet.
• Up to three representatives per table.

Post your job/internship:
One of the best ways to increase interest in your organization is through job postings. Please post available positions on Handshake.  Step-by-step instructions for joining Handshake and posting a job can be found here.

Shipping Information:
Materials may be shipped to campus at the following address:

Career and Internship Fair
California State University, Chico
Career Center, Student Services Center 270
940 West First Street
Chico, CA  95929-0700

Materials will be stored in our office and delivered to the BMU Auditorium the day of the fair. If you would like to ship materials back to your office, please bring shipping labels for returns via UPS or FedEx. Prepared boxes will be picked up after the fair and sent the next day.

Cancellation policy:
Please email Lora Ferguson at to cancel. No refunds after Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 5 p.m.

If you have questions, please call the Career Center at 530-898-5253 or email us at

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