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2023 Fall Career Fair

The 2023 Fall Career Fair will be held on Monday, September 11 from 1:00-6:00pm at Commonwealth Ballroom, Squires. See below for other career fair events.

Sunday, September 10    

Begin End Description
12:00 PM 12:50 PM Bloomberg Information Session (Torgersen 1040)
1:00 PM 1:50 PM American Systems Information Session (Torgersen 1020)
2:00 PM 2:50 PM Peraton Information Session (Torgersen 1060)
3:00 PM 3:50 PM CACI Information Session (Torgersen 1020)
4:00 PM 4:50 PM CoStar Information Session (Torgersen 1040)

 

Monday, September 11

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9:00 AM 7:00 PM Shuttles, Load In (Chicken Hill Lot, Squires)
9:00 AM 7:00 PM Hospitality (Jamestown)
11:30 AM 1:00 PM Lunch (Williamsburg)
1:00 PM 6:00 PM Career Fair (Commonwealth Ballroom)
4:00 PM 6:00 PM Career Fair (CMDA and CPE Majors Added)

 

Tuesday, September 12  

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8:30 AM
4:00 PM
Interview Day (Smith Career Center and Torgersen Hall)
8:30 AM 4:00 PM Hospitality (Employer Lounge, Smith Career Center/Torgersen Hall)
12:00 AM 1:30 PM Lunch (Employer Lounge, Smith Career Center/Torgersen Hall)
5:00 PM 5:50 PM CS 1944 Sophomore Seminar Course Panel (Virtual)
6:30 PM 7:20 PM CS 1944 Sophomore Seminar Course Panel (Virtual)

 

Wednesday, September 13   

Begin End Description
12:20 PM 1:35 PM CS 3604 Professionalism in Computing Panel (Virtual)
2:30 PM 3:45 PM CS 3604 Professionalism in Computing Panel (Virtual)
4:00 PM 5:15 PM CS 3604 Professionalism in Computing Panel (Virtual)
5:30 PM 6:20 PM CS 1944 Sophomore Seminar Course Panel (Virtual)

 

Thursday, September 14   

Begin End Description
5:00 PM 5:50 PM CS 1944 Sophomore Seminar Course Panel (Virtual)

 

Friday, September 15  

Begin End Description
2:30 PM 3:20 PM CS 4944 Senior Seminar Panel (Virtual)

CS|Source Contact
Caitlin Frank
Email: cs-source@cs.vt.edu

CS|Source Company Registration
- Registration is for members only. Renew or enroll to RSVP on the CS|Source portal.
- Membership payments are due on September 1 for the academic year or February 1 for the calendar year. A booth is not secure unless payment has been received.

CS|Source Company Profile
All event confirmations will be sent to the primary contact listed on the company profile page in the CS|Source portal. Students use this information to prepare, so please update your company profile in the CS|Source portal no later than two weeks prior to the career fair.

CS|Source Career Fair Representative RSVP
Registration for all company representatives attending CS|Source career fair events and activities are due one-two weeks prior to the career fair. This information will ensure seamless communications with updates for those attending events.  

Resume Databases
Employers can view student resumes on Career & Professional Development’s Handshake and CS|Source Resumes.

Booth Information (In-person career fairs)
- Stakeholder members receive 2 booths (double). Partner and Associate members receive 1 single booth.
- The number of representatives allowed at each booth: Associates - 2; Partners - 4; Stakeholders - 6.
- Space at the career fair and interview day is on a first-come, first-served basis. 
- CS|Source staff reserves the right to move company booths to accommodate layout flow.

A standard single booth comes with the following complimentary items:
- Booth 8’x6’ (Stakeholders double 16’x6’)
- Back drape 8’ high
- Side rails 3’ high
- Skirted table 2’x6’
- Two chairs
- 120v electrical plug-in
- Company identification sign

End of Day Reminders (In-person career fairs)
Place items and return shipper on your booth table that you want Hollins Exposition Services to ship. Employers determine whether or not to continue talking with students who may still be in line after closing.

Wireless Access (In-person career fairs)
At VT campus, company representatives request wireless access to VT Wireless Network. Access should be renewed after 9 hours.

 

STAKEHOLDER INFORMATION SESSIONS

Various Times - see Events Schedule (Stakeholders) (Optional)

Stakeholder members showcase their company to students in back-to-back, 45-50-minute sessions. Decide the best presentation to communicate your company's story. Sessions will begin promptly on the hour; plan accordingly for presentation and Q&A. Instructions will be forwarded prior to the session. Employers are not required to host a session—this is optional.

CAREER FAIR AND INTERVIEW DAY

CS|Source Career Fair (Stakeholders, Partners, Associates)

Monday, September 11, 2023, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm (4:00 pm - 6:00 pm for CMDA/CPE*)

The CS|Source career fair is for computer science students. Student with the following two majors are added in the last two hours of the fair: *CMDA (Computational Modeling and Data Analytics) and CPE (Computer Engineering Program). CS students continue to participate during this time.

Interview Day, Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (Stakeholders, Partners, Associates)

Interview Day will be held for career fair attendees. Each employer is responsible for organizing their own schedule and inviting students. Employers determine which students to invite and the length and time for the interview.

If you reserve an interview space, but find it is not needed please email cs-source@cs.vt.edu as soon as possible. Please note that space is on a first-come, first-served basis due to limited on-campus space.

COURSE PANELS

Various Dates and Times, see Event Schedule (Stakeholders, Partners)

The in-person and Zoom panel formats consist of in-class, student-directed questions regarding their job search, interviews, and other career-related topics. They will seek your advice and recommendations. The professor will be on hand to help moderate the discussion. Participating company representatives come from diverse functional areas within each individual company, including HR recruiters and engineers. You do not need to prepare a special presentation. Only one company representative may attend each panel. Each company may register for two panels. Selected panelists will be notified by email and provided with instructions prior to the session.

Hollins Exposition Services of Roanoke, Virginia, is contracted to partner with the CS|Source to provide excellent shipping services for employers. Hollins will email an exhibitor packet to registered employers approximately one month in advance of the career fair.

Return equipment and unused items through Hollins after the career fair by placing a shipping label on those items. Hollins will pick them up at your booth site.

Please DO NOT ship career fair items using another vendor to computer science offices or to the event venue. If another shipper is contracted (UPS, FedEx, etc.), employers are responsible for these packages. Hollins Exposition Services and CS |Source staff will not be responsible to accept or move equipment or packages.

For shipping questions, contact:
Kris Peter
Hollins Exposition Services
540.362.3940, x 115
kpeter@hollins-expo.com
www.hollins-expo.com

Sunday
Parking passes are not required on Sundays.

Monday
Parking space will be reserved at no cost for registered representatives at Chicken Hill Lot. Shuttles will run throughout the day between Chicken Hill Lot and Squires Student Center.

Tuesday
Parking passes will be provided on Monday at Employer Check In to representatives conducting Tuesday in-person interviews. If a representative has not reserved the space, a parking pass will need to be purchashed for $6/day. Click Virginia Tech Visitor Parking Information to purchse a day pass or utilize the ParkMobile app for spaces indicated by the green sign. Place pass on your dash where it may be clearly viewed by parking officials. 

See parking maps below.

Lodging  

Two hotels will be contacted to provide you with accommodations. The following are potential hotels and information will be updated as soon as finalized. Other hotels are available and are listed below.  

The Inn at Virginia Tech, 901 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg. Reservation line: 540.231.8000 or online: The Inn @ VT Reservations. Group Name: CS|Source Fall Career Fair. $152/night + tax; $10/each additional person/night + tax.  This is not a block and is subject to rate increase. Make your reservation early.

Hyatt Place, 650 University City Blvd, Blacksburg. Reservation Line: 540.552.7500 or online: Hyatt Reservations. Group Name: CS Career Fair. Reservation deadline: August 11, 2023. $179/night + tax.

Residence Inn, 850 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg. Reservation Line: 540.750.4400 or online: Residence Inn Reservations. Group Name: CS Career Fair. Reservations deadline: August 11, 2023. $179/night + tax.

Local Accommodations

The following is a list of local accommodations. Please understand that no recommendations are implied and the list is for convenience. Additional accommodations may be found in the New River Valley.

Blacksburg

- Clay Corner Inn 540.552.4030
- Main Street Inn 540.552.6246
- Courtyard Marriott 540.552.5222
- Comfort Inn 540.951.1500
- Days Inn 540.951.1330
- Hilton Garden Inn 540.552.5005
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites 540.552.5636
- Hyatt Place Hotel 540.552.7500
- Residence Inn Marriott 540.750.4400

Christiansburg
- Days Inn 540.382.0261
- Fairfield Inn 540.381.9596
- Hampton Inn 540.381.5874
- Holiday Inn 540.381.8100
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites 540.382.6500
- Homewood Suites 540.838.1742
- Microtel 540.381.0500
- Quality Inn 540.382.2055
- Super 8 540.382.5813



Cancellations
CS|Source career fairs are university-sanctioned events. If Virginia Tech is closed on the day of the CS|Source career fair, for any reason including weather, the CS|Source career fair will be rescheduled. Refunds will not be issued to CS|Source members who cannot or do not participate in the rescheduled CS|Source career fair.

Refund Policy
In the unlikely circumstance that an event is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, CS|Source will determine if a refund will be issued. The Department of Computer Science and CS|Source cannot be held responsible for any company-incurred expenses including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies or other organizations.

- If the university is closed, the event will be rescheduled.
- If the CS|Source career fair is held, and the interview day is cancelled, no refunds will be issued.
- If the CS|Source career fair is rescheduled due to weather, no refunds will be issued to a company that cannot attend the rescheduled date.

No-Show Policy
If a company is unable to attend the CS|Source Career Fair, for whatever reason, no refunds will be issued. Please send an email to cs-source@cs.vt.edu if you cannot attend.

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