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2021 Spring Career Fair

The 2021 Spring Career Fair events, depending on membership level, will be held on Monday-Tuesday, February 1-9. To provide a healthy and secure environment, due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, all career fair events will be held virtually.

Monday, February 1, 2021   

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12:00 PM 1:00 PM CoStar Group Information Session  
6:00 PM 7:00 PM Deloitte Networking Tips & Tricks                           

 

Wednesday, February 3, 2021  

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2:30 PM 3:45 PM CS 3604 Professionalism in Computing Panel    

 

Thursday, February 4, 2021  

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11:00 AM 12:15 PM CS 3604 Professionalism in Computing Panel  
3:30 PM 4:45 PM CS 3604 Professionalism in Computing Panel 

 

Friday, February 5, 2021  

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12:00 PM 1:00 PM Peraton Information Session  
4:00 PM 5:00 PM MITRE Information Session                                  

 

Monday, February 8, 2021  

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10:00 AM 4:00 PM CS|Source Career Fair (CS Students)
2:00 PM 4:00 PM CS Plus Career Fair (CS/CPE/CMDA Students)  

 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

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10:00 AM 4:00 PM Interview Day
5:00 PM 5:50 PM CS 1944 Sophomore Seminar Panel  
5:00 PM 5:50 PM CS 4944 Sophomore Seminar Panel                  

CS|Source Contact
Julia Costello
Email: cs-source@cs.vt.edu
Phone: 540.231.8945

CS|Source Company Registration
- Registration is for members only. Renew or enroll to RSVP.
- 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 Database
Employers can view all student resumes on Career & Professional Development’s Handshake.

Virtual Career Fairs
Brazen has been selected as the platform for virtual career fairs. They provide weekly employer training and technical support prior to and including the event. You may contact Brazen directly to set up a training time or for support assistance. To alleviate technical difficulties, be sure to do a Brazen Service Check on your computer to confirm everything with your computer/browser is compatible.

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 follows: 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’ (Premier 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.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Various Dates and Times, see schedule (Stakeholders) (Optional)

Stakeholder members showcase their company to students in one-hour Zoom sessions. Decide the best presentation to communicate your company. Sessions will begin promptly on the hour; plan accordingly for presentation and Q&A. A Zoom link will be forwarded prior to the session. Employers are not required to host a session—this is optional.

 

COURSE PANELS

Various Times and Dates, see schedule (Stakeholders, Partners)

The Zoom panel format consists 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. 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 a Zoom link prior to the session.

CAREER FAIR AND INTERVIEW DAY

CS|Source Career Fair, February 8, 2021, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Stakeholders, Partners, Associates)

The CS|Source career fair is for computer science students only. The fair will be held on the Brazen virtual platform. Brazen registration information will be provided prior to the event and additional Brazen resources will be updated on the website as soon as finalized.

CS Plus Career Fair, Monday, February 8, 2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm pm (Stakeholders, Partners, Associates)  

The CS Plus career fair adds in student majors from CMDA (Computational Modeling and Data Analytics) and CPE (Computer Engineering Program). CS students continue to participate during this time.

Interview Day, Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Stakeholders, Partners, Associates)

Interview Day will be held on the Brazen virtual platform. Brazen registration information will be provided prior to the event and additional Brazen resources will be updated on the website as soon as finalized. Scheduled chats will be available. 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.  

FOR IN-PERSON CAREER FAIRS.

Hollins Exposition Services of Roanoke, Virginia, is contracted to partner with the CSRC 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 CSRC 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

FOR IN-PERSON CAREER FAIRS.

Virginia Tech Visitor Parking Information  

Virginia Tech Campus Map

Sunday
Parking passes are not required on Sundays.

Monday
Parking space is reserved at Upper Chicken Hill Lot where parking passes will be provided. Two-day passes will be issued for Monday and Tuesday. Place pass on your dash where they may be clearly viewed by parking officials. Shuttles will run throughout the day.

Tuesday
Parking space is reserved at Upper Chicken Hill Lot where parking passes will be provided. Place passes on your dash where they may be clearly viewed by parking officials. Shuttles will run throughout the day.

FOR IN-PERSON CAREER FAIRS.

CS|Source Lodging Blocks

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
- Morotel 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, the 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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