Spring Career Expos FAQs for Employers


What is the Spring Career Expos and which students attend?

The Spring Career Expos is a two-day event. Day 1 is geared toward students majoring in Business, Agriculture and Liberal Arts disciplines.  Day 2 is geared toward students majoring in Engineering, Design, Science and Technology disciplines. Both days are open to students in all majors.

The Spring Career Expos provide an excellent opportunity to connect with students to discuss or interview for current and/or future career-related employment and co-op/internship opportunities. Last year, over 250 employers and approximately 1350 students and alumni attended this event.

NDSU alumni are invited to attend this event and we also invite students from several area four-year universities. The Fair is not open to the general public.

**NOTE: This event is only for bona fide employers looking to fill internships and full-time positions that require or prefer at least a four-year degree. Anyone wanting to participate for the sole purpose of promoting anything except jobs may not attend. ***Third Party Recruiters may not attend this event.***


When and how do I receive information about the Spring Career Expos? 

Registration for the Spring Career Expos begins in November. You will automatically receive registration information for the Career Expos if you are registered with the NDSU Career Center’s CAREERLINK.


What is the registration fee and what does it include?

Registration Dates Registration 1 Day 2 Days 1 Day/ 2 Booths 2 Days/ 2 Booths
December 2, 2019 – January 13, 2020 Regular $400 $550 $800 $1,100
January 13, 2020 – February 11, 2020 Late $500 $650 $1,000 $1,300

If you’re wanting to register after the deadline, call (701) 231-7172 to see if space is available.

Registration includes:
– 10 x 10 booth space and one eight-foot table (a rep must be at the booth at all times)
– registration for up to two representatives ($10 for each additional rep)
– 2 chairs
– tablecloth (limited supply available – first come/first served)
– electrical power
– wireless internet access
– Day 1: lunch/refreshments
– Day 2: morning snacks/lunch/refreshments

The registration fee must be paid by February 6, 2020 to ensure access to your booth space at the Spring Career Expos.

How can I pay for the registration fee?

  • The registration must be paid by credit card or electronic check only and received by February 6, 2020 in order for your reps to have access to their booth.
  • MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover credit cards can be used to pay the registration fee. Here is the Career Expo credit card payment form.

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

Cancellation notification is appreciated so we may inform students. Refund of the registration fee (minus a $50 administrative fee) will be given for cancellations received by Monday, January 27, 2020, 5 p.m. There is no refund of the registration fee for cancellations after January 27, 2020.

Contingencies:

  • If North Dakota State University closes due to inclement weather or any other unforeseen campus emergency, this event will be cancelled.
  • In the event of such a cancellation, up to 50% of the organization’s registration fee will be refunded.
  • Consult the following for official news of a university closing: NDSU website (www.ndsu.edu),
    AM 970 WDAY radio, Career Center voice mail 701-231-7111.
  • In the event an organization cancels because of bad weather in their area or any other unforeseen circumstance, the Career Center will determine if a 50% refund is to be made.
  • No refunds will be made for an organization who is a “no-show” the day of the event for any reason.

What are the representative and advertising options?

Extra Rep (per person and per day, limited to 4) $10
Featured Sponsor $1,000
Electronic/Website/Newspaper Ad $250
Newspaper Ad $100

The deadline for purchasing advertising is Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 5 p.m.

If interested, select this option during registration and send us your logo with the following specs:

    • Preferred format: eps vector file
    • Or print quality 300 dpi jpeg or gif
  • Email to Briana.Nupdal@ndsu.edu by Tuesday, January 14, 2020

What colleges and majors does NDSU offer?

There are seven colleges at North Dakota State University.
View the NDSU Academic Majors List.

Where do I ship displays and materials for the Spring Career Expo?

There will be a $25 fee (payable to the UPS Store) for delivery of display/materials to the Fargodome.

REQUIRED: Contact Jeff at the UPS Store at (701) 235-9505 to arrange payment and receive the shipping address. The Career and Advising Center will coordinate the delivery of items to the Fargodome.

Unpaid shipments will be refused by the UPS Store and not delivered to the Fargodome.

Displays may be shipped to the UPS Store up to one week in advance of the event.

NOTE: Any items shipped to the NDSU Career and Advising Center and/or the Fargodome will be REFUSED.

What are the lodging options in Fargo?

Hotels near NDSU:

Candlewood Suites
1831 NDSU Research Park Drive
Fargo, ND 58102
(701) 235-8200
*Ask for NDSU rate.

Homewood Suites
2021 16th Street North
Fargo, ND 58102
(701) 235-3150

Red Roof Inn
1921 44th Street SW
Fargo, ND 58103
(701) 281-8240
*Ask for NDSU rate.

MainStay Suites
1901 44th Street SW
Fargo, ND 58103
(701) 277-4627
*Ask for NDSU rate.

Expressway Suites
4303 17th Ave S
Fargo, ND 58103
(877) 239-4303
*Ask for NDSU rage.

You can view a listing of hotel/motel options on the following website: Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau

Where is the Career Expo held?

The Career Expo will be held in the Fargodome.
1800 North University Drive
Fargo, ND 58103
(701) 241-9100

See the Campus Map.

Where can I unload my vehicle for the Spring Career Expos?

Unloading and parking will take place at the NORTH end of the Fargodome.

You may drive your vehicle into the loading dock entrance and drive down on the Fargodome floor.

If you do not wish to drive your vehicle into the loading dock entrance, please walk down the loading dock to enter the Fargodome.

Students will be available to assist in the unloading/loading process.

Parking is FREE; no permit required.

Who should I contact to set up interviews after the Spring Career Expos?

Interviews after Day 1 will be conducted on the upper level of the Fargodome.

Reserving On-Campus Interview (OCI) table(s) can be completed in the Employer Contact’s CAREERLINK account.  On the right side panel, select ‘Post a job for OCI’ to reserve your request and post the jobs that your will be recruiting for. OCIs can be scheduled for February 19th & 20th, 2020 in the Fargodome.

If you have questions, please contact Pat.Breen@ndsu.edu | 701.231.8464

Who can I contact for help?

If you need additional information or have a special request, please contact:
Briana.Nupdal@ndsu.edu  | 701.231.7172