Ag, Food, Business Career Fair

Ag, Food, Business Career Fair

Wednesday, September 29, 2021: 1-4pm
Virtual on Handshake

Virtual Event for 2021!

We will remain a virtual event for fall 2021 to ensure health and safety for students, employers and staff. Remaining virtual for this fall career fair will allow equal opportunity for all students and employers to attend this career fair without the burden of travel costs and other logistical issues. We appreciate your understanding and support of this Career Fair and to students as they engage with you and navigate various career opportunities.

Hiring for full-time or internships in 2021-2022?

Are you looking for talented and diverse students to work for your organization who have training and expertise in agriculture, animal science, banking/finance, business, communication, food science/industry, marketing and sales? Attend this virtual career fair to meet with students (from brand new freshman to job ready seniors and recent graduates) who have interest in the above areas and could be the perfect candidate to fill your talent pipeline!

Registration Instructions

All registrations must be submitted through Handshake. Don’t have an employer account on Handshake? View this guide on Getting Started with Handshake: Employers to create your employer account.

Register for the Fair

Career Fair Fees

  • Standard Registration: $200
  • Nonprofit Organization: $100
  • Nonprofit - First time attendee; Commodity Group; University Department: $50.00
  • Gold Sponsorship: $500.00
  • Maroon Sponsorship: $300.00

Note: During registration, you’ll be asked to share the number of representatives who plan to attend the fair—up to 100 representatives per employer are able to participate in the fair. Each representative you register will be able to create their own unique schedule to engage with students later this summer. To learn more about these features​ check out this Handshake-hosted training webinar.

After your registration has been approved, we'll follow up with details about how to engage with students in this virtual environment, including:  

  • Video, audio, and chat communication with students
  • Group information meetings with up to fifty participants (think Info Session)
  • 10-minute 1:1 private student meetings

NEW THIS YEAR: Approved employers will receive a Resume Book of registered students who have submitted their resume. Feel free to connect with these students and invite them to join your Group Information Sessions and 1:1 conversations!

Registration Deadline: August 20, 2021

Due to the setup required in our virtual career fair platform, employers who register after August 20th may see lower student engagement. Student registration will open on September 1.

Payment Deadline: August 31, 2021

After your registration is reviewed, you will receive an invoice which will direct you to log into Handshake to pay your fee. At that time you will be able to pay via credit card or check. Payment must be received in order for your registration to be approved and for you to be able to set your schedules to meet with students.

Cancellation Instructions

Cancellation deadline: August 31, 2021

There will be no refunds after this date.

To cancel your registration, email Sharon Heron at [email protected].

Posting Your Jobs and Scheduling Interviews:

We strongly encourage you to post your jobs in Handshake to ensure they are visible to candidates in advance of the Career Fair. Students are more likely to engage with you if they know what types of positions are available at your company. Postings are active for 60 days.

Schedule Virtual Interviews:

Planning to interview candidates in the weeks following the fair?

You can conduct virtual interviews (via computer or phone) for your full-time and internship opportunities. These interviews should be hosted using your own communications platform (Skype, Zoom, WebEx).


Please contact Sharon Heron, Employer Engagement Associate, at [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you at the Fall 2021 Ag, Food, Business Virtual Career Fair and partnering with you for a successful recruiting year!