Friday, February 15th, 2013
10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Towson University – Towson Center
We invite you to attend this fair where you will have the opportunity to talk with students and alumni from the 14 colleges and universities that comprise the Maryland Career Consortium. Register for this year’s fair at http://tinyurl.com/MCCFair2013. The complete on-line registration and payment must be received by January 30, 2013 to guarantee your space at the Career Fair as well as ensure your inclusion in the Employer Directory. The MCCCF committee reserves the right to reject an employer’s registration application.
Regular - $575
Government - $450
Non Profit - $350
Cancellations must be made in writing, but cancellations made after February 1, 2013 will not be refunded. The fee for the fair includes a table, chairs and continental breakfast and lunch for up to four (4) representatives. Companies wishing to bring more than four representatives must purchase a second booth, if available.
(scroll down to find parking instructions, unloading materials and day of the fair information)
Driving Directions to the Towson Center:
From I-95 (northbound and southbound): Take the Baltimore Beltway I-695 west (toward Towson). Take exit 25 (Charles Street) south. Proceed 1.7 miles. Turn left on Towsontown Boulevard and proceed to the first stoplight at Osler Drive. Turn right on Osler Drive. After the third stoplight turn right at the second sign for Auburn Drive. The Auburn House will be ahead on the right while the Towson Center will be ahead on the left. See parking instructions below.
From I-83 (northbound and southbound): Take the Baltimore Beltway I-695 east (toward Towson). Take exit 25 (Charles Street) south. Proceed 1.7 miles. Turn left on Towsontown Boulevard and proceed to the first stoplight at Osler Drive. Turn right on Osler Drive. After the third stoplight turn right at the second sign for Auburn Drive. The Auburn House will be ahead on the right while the Towson Center will be ahead on the left. See parking instructions below.
From I-70 (eastbound): Take the Baltimore Beltway I-695 north (toward Towson). Take exit 25 (Charles Street) south. Proceed 1.7 miles. Turn left on Towsontown Boulevard and proceed to the first stoplight at Osler Drive. Turn right on Osler Drive. After the third stoplight turn right at the second sign for Auburn Drive. The Auburn House will be ahead on the right while the Towson Center will be ahead on the left. See parking instructions below.
From Baltimore (Penn Station): Proceed north on Charles Street for five miles. Turn right on Towsontown Boulevard and proceed to the first stoplight at Osler Drive. Turn right on Osler Drive. After the third stoplight turn right at the second sign for Auburn Drive. The Auburn House will be ahead on the right while the Towson Center will be ahead on the left. See parking instructions below.
We look forward to your visit to the 2013 Maryland Career Consortium Career Fair (MCC Fair) to be held at Towson University’s Towson Center on Friday, February 15, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Please review the directions/instructions below regarding specific employer parking and shuttle service. When you enter campus, please follow the directions/instructions of Parking & Transportation staff.
Campus maps and additional information are available at http://www.towson.edu/main/abouttu/visitor/.
Parking Services staff will direct you to Lot 21 and Lot 21B which are adjacent to Auburn Drive and in front of the Towson Center. . If these lots are full, you will be directed to Lot 14 across from the Johnny Unitas stadium where a designated TU shuttle will transport you to the Towson Center and back to Lot 13 at the end of the day. If you choose to walk from Lot 13 to the Towson Center, a walking path way is located to left of the stadium at the far left of Lot 13 which leads directly to the Towson Center arena. If all lots are full surrounding the Towson Center, the Parking Staff will direct you to the West Village Garage located on Emerson Drive. A designated shuttle will transport you to the fair and back to the garage at the end of the day.
Loading and Unloading Materials:
The main entrance to the Towson Center will serve as the drop off and pick up point for materials. If you would like to drop off your materials prior to parking, please follow the directions of the parking staff to unload on the loop adjacent to the Towson Center's main entrance. Studentt assistants will help you unload your car and carry your materials to your table.
Day of the Fair:
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. - ARRIVAL AND UNLOADING MATERIALS
8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - MEALS
Both breakfast, available from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m., and lunch, available from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., will be served in the Exhibitors’ Lounge. We ask that you try to maintain coverage at your booth since candidates will be arriving throughout the day. Lunch tickets are included in this packet and will be collected as you enter the Exhibitors’ Lounge.
10 a.m. - JOB FAIR BEGINS
Please be sure that you are stationed at your table by 10 a.m. to speak with students who are interested in your organization. You will be provided with one 6’ table and two chairs. A limited number of extra chairs will be available on a first-come, first served basis. Please see a MCC Committee member at the Employer Registration table if you need an extra chair. As a reminder, any electricity requests should have been completed with your online registration, and unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate day-of requests. Also, we are unable to make any copies during the fair.
2:30 p.m. - CAREER FAIR ENDS
This fair has been advertised extensively on all 14 of our consortium member college campuses. Many students will be taking a shuttle to the fair. To best accommodate all students, please plan to have representation at your booth until 2:30 p.m. Be sure to complete the Employer Evaluation included in your folder. By completing the evaluation, you will automatically be entered into the employer raffle. The drawing will be held at 2:30 p.m. and you must be present to win.
If you have any questions, please feel free to come to the Employer Registration table or see a committee or staff member for assistance. We hope that your day is a very productive one, and we thank you for attending the fair to recruit talented students and alumni!
Tips for Employers
We know your time at the fair is important. Our goal is to help you reach the greatest number of students during each visit. To generate interest in your organization and have meaningful conversations with our attendees, we invite you to consider these ideas as you make plans to attend the MCC Career Fair:
Complete your registration form fully, carefully (i.e., avoid misspellings and typos) and according to directions, as what is ultimately shared with students comes directly from the online registration form.
Make a good first impression by making sure whomever is staffing the booth is fully informed and prepared to talk with students about (1) your organization, (2) the position(s) you’re recruiting for, and (3) your hiring procedures/policies.
Consider bringing interesting give-a-ways or creating an exciting display in order to generate interest among candidates.
If you are unable to accept resumes at the fair, you’ll want to be able to explain (1) why, (2) what the alternate application procedures are, and (3) why it’s still beneficial that students talked with you at the Fair. Many students seem to question the value of attending these events if they’re repeatedly told to “just apply on our website” and supplying this information is a great way to build and maintain relationships with candidates.
Stand rather than sit at your exhibit. Don’t wait for students to approach yoy. Consider asking open-ended, yet specific questions (i.e., “Are you interested in an IT career with the country’s leading software manufacturer?”).
Bring business cards and wear a nametag.
Set up your booth on-time (as it’s often the most motivated students who arrive earliest in the day).
Respond to all inquiries personally ASAP after the fair to reinforce your good image and to "strike the iron when it is hot."
Contact Cary Smedley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-704-4839.