2021 Spring Virtual Career Fairs »

Employer Information for Online Spring Fair Series

Registration for NDSU’s 2021 Spring Career Fairs is now open – Register in CAREERLINK!

In the world of ‘online fairs’, students are filtering by major or subject of interest to find companies, making a ‘specific named day’ redundant. Keeping this in mind, we will host fairs on each of the four Thursdays in February and they will be called just that – a career fair! There will be no specific majors tied to the titles of the spring fairs. This also allows companies to recruit for multiple disciplines to promote ‘career everywhere’ and encourage students to think about majors + skills.


Registration and fair InformationEmployer Toolkit Document
Employer Q&A webinar sessions
Monday’s Recorded Video Link     |     Tuesday’s Recorded Video Link
Want to see what the students are seeing?
Check out the short video that students are being sent… and keep these things in mind as you update your profile


Recommended To-Do Checklist for a Successful Online Fair…

Reply to Briana’s email with your URL addresses
Email was sent to contacts indicated in fair event registration(s)
Please reach out to Briana, if you didn’t receive your email on 1.21 or 1.22.
Edit your fair event
Think of this as your booth – the pop-up banners and display items at an in-person fair
Attend one of the Employer Q&A Sessions… or watch the recordings after the events
Monday’s Recorded Video Link     |     Tuesday’s Recorded Video Link
Update your company profile in CAREERLINK
Think of this as your permanent, year-round pop-up banner and display items
Update your job postings
Add any new postings and be sure to clean up any old postings
Consider holding Employer Presentation or Company Information sessions
Save time during the meetings with students, consider hosting events where they can learn general information about your company
Monitor how quickly your schedule(s) are filling up… perhaps you want to consider adding additional schedules if they are filling up quickly
Note: you are most likely to see registrations come in the week leading up to the event date
Practice downloading document packet
Don’t waste time the morning of your event… be sure you know how to download ahead of time
Get a good night’s rest before the fair!


2021 Spring Career Fair Series
February 4th   |   February 11th  |  February 18th  |  February 25th

Similar to this previous fall – registration for both employers and students will be managed through CAREERLINK and interaction during the fair will take place on meeting platform of employer’s choosing. We recommend using Zoom, if possible, as all NDSU students have a licensed Zoom account.

This year, we are offering both a full day and half day option for the online fairs. See the graphic below for the schedule, depending on which option you choose.

Time slots to meet with students are 15 minutes with a 5 minute break in-between meetings.

The registration deadline for employers is 4:00 pm CST on Thursday, January 14th, 2021.

You may contact Briana Nupdal to inquire about registering after this deadline.

We are limiting the number of employers who are able to register for each day of the career fair series.

Check out this resource document for step-by-step instructions on registering for our online spring fairs.

Please register to attend this event by clicking the dark green “Register” button in the top right-hand corner of this event information page and by completing the event registration on the next page. Be sure to click the submit button at the bottom of the page to submit your registration.

Please allow 24 – 48 hours for Career and Advising Center Staff to review and approve your event registration.

Upon registration approval, you will receive an automatically generated email with an attached invoice. See Employer Payment Information section below for additional payment information.

If you need to make changes to your event registration after it has been approved, please contact Briana Nupdal.

Included in the event registration:
> Opportunity to connect with NDSU students and alumni in a COVID-19 free environment
> Event set up specifically for your company in CAREERLINK
> Schedules set up for (2) of your recruiters to meet with students during the event
> Promotion of the event to students on campus
> Instructions provided to students on how to register to meet with you during the event

If you’d like to have more than 2 schedules for recruiters to visit with students during the event, there is a fee of $50 per additional schedule.


>>> Want to further promote that you are attending the fair?? <<<
Check out our new marketing sponsorship options!

Series Featured Sponsor! (limited to 4 companies for the entire February Career Fair Series):
> Company mention in event related emails sent to all students (12,000+), alumni registered in CAREERLINK (13,000+) and faculty
> Company shout-out on social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram)
> Company logo included on event website

Series Participating Sponsor! (limited to 12 companies for the entire February Career Fair Series):
> Company logo included on event website


Note that your fair schedule will NOT be created in CAREERLINK for students to view or register for until your invoice is paid in full – please pay immediately after receiving the invoice.

Payments will only be accepted through our online payment system – by credit card, debit card or electronic check. Mailed paper checks will NOT be accepted.

If you need your invoice resent to you or have questions regarding the payment process, please contact our Business Coordinator, Brenda Vertin.


We are offering the ability to hold virtual OCIs associated with the online spring career fairs. Included in the additional $100 fee is the opportunity to have up to four schedules created for virtual OCIs (i.e. have four recruiters available to meet with four different students at the same time). You may add additional schedules to your registration for an additional fee.

If you are holding OCIs, please register your OCI in CAREERLINK and it will be approved after we have received your payment.

Please contact Pat Breen, Employer Partnerships Manager, with any questions relating to OCIs.


Cancellation Policy:

Refund of the registration fee (MINUS a 20% administrative fee) will be given for cancellations received on or before January 19th, 2021. Cancellation requests must be emailed to Briana Nupdal and Brenda Vertin.  Cancellation requests received after January 19th, 2021 for event registration and additional schedules will not be refunded.

We market all our fairs to the best of our ability through various media such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, emails, etc.  We cannot guarantee student attendance.  No refunds will be made, nor credit given based on attendance or lack thereof.

No-Show Policy:

No refunds will be made for an organization who is a “no-show” the day of the event for any reason.  This will apply to both in-person or virtual events.

Technology Glitch Policy:

In the event of a technology glitch at our end, we will reschedule the event.  In the event of a technology glitch at the company’s end, we will handle the rescheduling on a case-by-case basis. No refunds will be made in either case.  No refunds will be made due to technology issues caused by using non-supported devices/software, or due to connectivity issues by either party.