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Employers and Recruiters

The Fall 2021 College Fair will have both virtual and on-campus components.  

  • Virtual Fair: Monday, October 18 | Noon-4 p.m. | Handshake
  • On Campus: Tuesday, October 19 | Noon-4 p.m. | Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium

On-campus interviews will be on Wednesday, October 20 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium

Registration Options
Who Will Attend?

The fair is open only to SDSU students and Engineering Alumni. The primary target audience is students with majors, minors or certificates in the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering. Academic areas of study include:

  • Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Construction and Operations Management: Construction Management, Construction Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Mechatronics Technology, Operations Management
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: Informatics, Software Engineering
  • Mathematics and Statistics: Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering

Please email Becky Pistulka in the Office of Career Development.

We appreciate your interest in our talented students and hope you will register to attend our Virtual Career Fair on October 18 and the On-Campus Career Fair on October 19.

Registration Includes:

Group (Informational) Sessions:

  • Host a maximum of 3 group sessions, each lasting 30 minutes, the day of the fair.
  • Use group sessions to educate students about your organization, its values, internship and job opportunities, your recruiting cycle and more.
  • Group sessions are open to any interested student.
  • A maximum of 50 students can attend each session.
  • Students may sign up to attend in advance or drop in the day of the fair.
  • Watch a 5-minute video demonstration.
Individual (1:1) Sessions:
  • Students who meet the employer preferences and/or qualifications will be able to sign up for 10-minute individual (1:1) sessions with recruiters from your organization.
  • Use these sessions as an initial screening interview to determine which students you’d like to contact after the fair for follow-up interviews.
  • Students can sign up for timeslots in advance, but also can take remaining available slots the day of the fair.
  • Watch a 10-minute video demonstration.
NOTE: Each organization will be allowed to have no more than 15 recruiters to facilitate these 1:1 sessions and group sessions. You must have staff available for the duration of the fair to accommodate students whose schedules require attendance later in the day.
Instructions for Setting your Schedule in Handshake for the Virtual Fair

After your fair registration is approved, you will receive an email indicating it is time to set your schedule, including Group Sessions and Individual 1:1 Sessions, for the fair. You also will set your fair-day team of representatives. The email will come from (Please check your Junk Mail Folder or whitelist this email address.) The email subject line will read: “Action required - add a schedule to the SDSU Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering Virtual Career Fair 2021.” For additional help, please refer to the following video demonstrations and written articles in the Handshake Help Center. 

How to Set Your Schedule for the Virtual Career Fair:

How to Claim a Virtual Fair ScheduleHandshake Video Platform
  • When setting your Group Sessions and Individual 1:1 Sessions, we ask that you select the Handshake Video Platform (not the External Video Platform) to help us keep the fair experience streamlined for our students. The Handshake Video Platform is very similar to Zoom, allowing you to chat and share screens.

NOTE: The person who registered your company for the fair is the person responsible for setting up your schedules. The Career Development team is not able to do that for you.

What's In It For You?

Participating in this event will provide your organization the opportunity to:

  • Recruit students for interns, full- and part-time positions, as well as graduate school.
  • Educate students on your industry, hiring practices, desired skills and recruiting cycles.
  • Market and grow your organization’s visibility at South Dakota’s largest, most comprehensive and only land-grant university.