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Spring 2019 Career and Internship Fair

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
10:00am-1:00pm
TD Arena 301 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Meet talented students from various academic disciplines at the annual Spring Career & Internship Fair at the College of Charleston!  With our stellar location, vibrant student life and devoted faculty, the College of Charleston is truly one of the nation’s great public universities.  More about the College and our student body:

  • 10,863 students (9,895 undergraduates, 968 graduate students)
  • 61 majors
  • 78 minors
  • 24 master's degree programs
  • 9 graduate-level certificate programs
How to Register:

Registration for this fair is through Handshake, our job and internship database. Your company will need a Handshake account in order to finalize your registration and payment for the Career Fair. To create a Handshake account visit: http://bit.ly/HandshakeCofC
If you have an existing Handshake account, please be sure that you have requested to add the College of Charleston to your list of recruiting schools. You can then find the fair by selecting "Fairs" on the left navigation bar, and then searching for College of Charleston. Once you have registered you will be emailed an invoice.

Pricing:

You are welcome to pay for your registration by check or credit card via Handshake.

Early Bird Standard Registration $350*
Early Bird Nonprofit Registration $100*

Standard Registration $400
Non-Profit Registration $150
*Early Bird registration closes on January 15, 2019.

All Packages Include: 
• One 6-foot covered table & chairs
• Luncheon for registered representatives
• Parking for up to 2 vehicles 
• Campus Publicity 
*Registration closes on February 15, 2019.

Please make checks out to:
CAREER CENTER at College of Charleston
c/o Elan Schappler
160 Calhoun Street, Lightsey 216
Charleston, SC 29424

Information for the Day of the Fair:
  • Recruiters may begin set up of booths and equipment in the TD Arena after 8:00am. Please check in at our table in the lobby of the TD Arena on the 1st floor upon arrival.
  • If you have a company/university issued nametag, please bring it with you. We will have blank nametags available if you do not bring your own.
  • A light buffet luncheon with beverages will be served from 11am-1pm.
  • Each organization may send up to 4 representatives.
  • Doors will open to students at 10:00pm and close at 1:00pm.
  • Your registration fee covers parking for 2 vehicles only. Please do not ask for exceptions – parking spaces are extremely limited on our campus.
Don't forget to register for the Virtual Career Fair for Graduate Students on Thursday, February 28th. Details below:

12:00-1:30 pm
The Virtual Career Fair will be coordinated through Brazen.
You will receive additional information upon registering.

  • Network with our graduate students who are interested in full-time jobs and other career opportunities with your company.
  • Graduate programs include over 20 Master's degrees and 10 graduate certificates. See the full list here: www.gradschool.cofc.edu 
On-Campus Interviewing:

If your company is interested in conducting on-campus interviews the day following the Career Fair, please indicate this during the registration process or email wichmannkm@cofc.edu directly. We have space reserved from 8:30am-4:30pm and you are welcome to utilize that space for any amount of time that is convenient. Lunch will be served for all recruiters.

Shipping Instructions (Before & After the Fair):  
  • Packages or materials should be sent to the Career Center, College of Charleston, Suite 216 (second floor), 160 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29424. ALL PACKAGES MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED "FOR COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON CAREER FAIR." Items should be sent to arrive between the hours of 9 am - 4 pm before February 25 to ensure receipt.
  • Organizations must make prior arrangements for return shipments to be picked up by 4:30 pm on February 27 from the TD Arena 301 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Athletics Administration Office). Please bring your own shipping forms! The TD Arena or the Career Center is not equipped to handle your return shipping arrangements.
Reminders about your Display:
  • Your display should fit behind or on top of an 6' x 2.5’ table. All items for your display must be able to fit onto your table. This will ensure that all organizations attending have adequate space and that students can navigate the fair in an efficient manner.
  • If you require electricity, please note this on your registration form or contact Kristin Wichmann at wichmannkm@cofc.edu.
  • The College of Charleston is not responsible for employer displays; the College of Charleston will not be responsible for lost, damaged or misdirected mailings of displays.

Directions to the College of Charleston campus:  http://www.cofc.edu/visit/drivingdirections.php
Campus map: 
http://www.cofc.edu/visit/documents/campusmap_det.pdf  (TD Arena is #35 )
Google Map:  The TD Arena is located at 301 Meeting Street, Charleston SC 29401

Parking

You will be issued a parking pass in your Recruiter Packet when you check in. Retrieve the parking ticket from the automated machine when you enter the garage and hold onto it. You will give the parking attendant your ticket and your parking pass when you exit the garage.

  • Your registration fee covers parking for two vehicles only.
  • Unloading/loading assistance will be available on the Burns Lane side of the TD Area(35 on the Campus Map).  Please enter Burns Lane from Meeting Street do not stop and or park on Meeting Street!
  • Map showing garage locationshttp://www.cofc.edu/visit/documents/campusmap_det.pdf
    • GG:  George Street Garage, located on St. Philip St. between George and Liberty Streets (34 St. Philip St)
    • Francis Marion Parking Garage: Next to # 5 on the map: adjacent to the Francis Marion Hotel on King Street
    • PG:  St. Philip Street Garage, located on St. Philip St. between Vanderhorst St. and Calhoun St. (89 St. Philip Street)
    • WG:  Wentworth Street Garage, located at the corner of Wentworth and St. Philip Streets (81 Wentworth Street)
    • Please note – we are not allotted reserved parking for this event, so we cannot guarantee a spot will be available in the garages closest to TD Arena.

**REMINDER: if you plan to drop off your materials, please turn down Burns Lane (next to the TD Arena # 35 on the Campus Map) and then proceed to one of the parking garages. Please enter from Meeting Street do not stop or park on Meeting Street!

Hotel Information

There are several hotels within easy walking distance to the College of Charleston.  If you ship your materials ahead of time and are staying in Charleston, you may wish to book accommodation at one of these locations:

Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Historic District (1 block away)
125 Calhoun Street
1-843-805-7900 or 1-800-MARRIOTT (Toll Free)

Embassy Suites (2 blocks away)
337 Meeting Street
843.723.6900 or 800.362.2779

Francis Marion Hotel (3 blocks away)
387 King Street
843.722.0600 or 877.756.2121

Hampton Inn (3 blocks away)
345 Meeting Street
843.723.4000 or 800.426.7866

King Charles Inn (4 blocks away)
237 Meeting Street
843.723.7451

Additional Hotel List

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you and/or your representatives at the Spring 2019 Career and Internship Fair.
 
 
Please contact the College of Charleston if you have questions regarding this information. (careercenter@cofc.edu or 843.953.5692)