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Employer Registration opens on September 6th!


The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is excited to announce the Fall 2022 Career Fair:

Thursday, November 3, 2022
11 am - 3 pm AKT
UAF Wood Center | 1731 South Chandalar, Fairbanks, AK 99775

Through the career fair, we look forward to connecting current students and alumni with your internship and career opportunities! This will be an excellent chance to recruit for current job openings and network to encourage interest in your organization and in your field of work.  

We strongly encourage you to update your organization’s Handshake profile and post any open positions you may have by October 20th. This will give students and alumni an idea of why they should stop at your booth, and will give them a clearer path for following up with you afterward.

Some students may be coming to campus specifically for the Career Fair, while others may just be stopping by between classes. Be prepared for both populations of students!

Please refer to this guide to help prepare you for the UAF Fall Career Fair. 

Questions regarding the Fall Career Fair? Contact Nicole Goff with UAF Career Services

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If you have any questions or would like to discuss the Career Fair further please contact Nicole Goff with UAF Career Services.  


(907) 474-6630  

You will need to register in Handshake to attend our Fall Career Fair.

New to Handshake? 

  1. Sign up for an employer account
  2. After completing registration, your request will be reviewed 
  3. Complete your employer profile
  4. Stuck? Check out this help article: Getting Started with Handshake 

Already on Handshake, but looking for a UAF connection? 

  1. On the left side of the navigation toolbar, click 'Schools'
  2. Click 'More Schools on Handshake' to request and search specific schools
  3. Request The University of Alaska System
  4. Once received, your request will be reviewed

Company is on Handshake, but you are not? 

  1. Sign up with your work email address and create a password
  2. Handshake will suggest your company based on your email domain
  3. Request to join your company
  4. The admin/owner of your company's Handshake account will approve you

How to Post Jobs and Internships on Handshake 

  1. Sign in to your employer account on Handshake
  2. From the home page you can click the blue box on the left that says 'Post a Job'
  3. Or on the left side navigation toolbar, click 'Jobs'
  4. On the top right, click the blue box titled 'Create Job'
  5. Complete the job posting with as many details and descriptions as possible
  6. Follow the prompts and add the school or schools you would like to post the job to
  7. Enter application start and expiration dates, then click 'Create'
  8. For further information review 'How to Post a Job in Handshake'

Other Handshake Resources: 

 See our Handshake page for even more detailed information on how to utilize your account.

  • Tuesday, September 6 @ 8 am AKT | Early Registration & Sponsorships open  
  • Tuesday, September 27 @ 5 pm AKT | Early and Sponsor Registration closes and Regular Registration opens
  • Tuesday, October 25 @ 5 pm AKT | Employer registration closes
  • Wednesday, November 2 @ 5 pm AKT | Payment Deadline/ late fee applied
  • Thursday, November 3 @ 11 am - 3 pm AKT | UAF Fall Career Fair

Payments received after Wednesday, November 2nd at 5 pm AKT will be assessed a $25 late fee.

Early Registration| $200 | September 6 @ 8 am AKT -September 27 @ 5 pm AKT

*Employers who have not paid their early registration fee by the early registration deadline will be charged the regular registration fee.

Regular Registration | $300| September 27 @ 5:01 pm AKT- October 25 @ 5:00 pm AKT

*Regular registration fees due by November 2, 2022 @ 5:00 pm AKT

**Payments received after Wednesday, November 2 at 5 pm AKT will be assessed a $25 late fee.

Sponsor Registration | Prices vary based on tier | September 6 @ 8:00 am AKT - September 27 @ 5:00 pm AKT 

Find more details regarding Sponsorship Tiers below 

**Refreshment Table Contribution (optional) | $25

To encourage more students to participate in the fair, we will have refreshments available for fair goers. If your business would like to help contribute  to the refreshment table, please do so during registration. We will be sure to include your company name and/or logo on the refreshment table on the day of the event thanking you for your contribution. Thank you for helping us think outside the box to increase attendance!

Limited spots will be available for the following three tiers. Once spots have been filled, it will no longer be an option on the registration page.




Sponsorship Tiers

We hope that an organization will not cancel, but in the event that an organization chooses to withdraw completely from an event, the following refund schedule will apply. 

  • Notification received via email before October 11, 2022 at 5pm AKT  A full refund will be honored.
  • Notification received via email after October 11, 2022 at 5pm AKT.  Registration fee will be applied to a future UAF Career Fair of your choosing.

No-shows are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

If the University of Alaska Fairbanks cancels or reschedules this event, organizations that have already paid will have the following options, and should communicate their choice via email: a) Full refund, b) Application of fee to a future UAF Career Services event. 

Thursday, November 3rd in the Wood Center

The Fall Career Fair will be held on  Thursday, November 3rd at UAF. This event will be an interactive tabling experience where students and alumni will move between tables to connect with employers.

  • Timeline: 
    • 10:00am - 11:00am | arrival, check in, & table setup
    • 11:00am - 3:00pm | Main event:  An interactive tabling experience where students and alumni will move between tables to connect with employers
    • 3:00pm | Clean up & departure
    • Please review the UAF campus map before visiting campus.  A parking permit for the Nenana parking lot will be provided on the day of the fair. You may purchase additional parking passes when you arrive at the lot if needed. If you choose to park in the metered areas, you are responsible for “feeding the meter”. 
    • To find the Nenana lot, enter the campus via Thompson Drive. At the roundabout take the immediate right onto Tanana Loop. The Nenana lot will be the first right. There will be a volunteer in the shuttle hut with a parking pass for you. Park and place the permit on the dashboard of the vehicle.  
    • There is a heated shuttle stop located in the center of the parking lot. The shuttle will take you directly to the Wood Center (it stops first at the Eielson Building--don’t get off here unless you’re trying to get your steps in!). 
    • You can track the shuttle at www.uafshuttle.com. The Nenana shuttle route is blue and the ride takes approximately 7 to 10 minutes.
  • What is provided:
    • (1) 8-foot long table
    • (2) chairs
    • Wifi access 
    • Hand sanitizer 
  • What to bring:
    • Tablecloth for a 8-foot table
    • Signage with your name and logo
    • Flyers, brochures, and other informational material
    • Swag or other promotional materials
    • Business cards

 Quick tips: 

  • Some students may be coming to campus specifically for the Career Fair, where others may just be stopping by between classes. Be prepared for both populations of students! 
  • Some students may have physical copies of their resumes ready for you, while others may have them uploaded to Handshake. Be sure to have conversations with students on how to best follow up with one another. 


The following articles provide some great tips on preparing for Career Fairs. 

Revamping Your Career Fair Strategy

Prepare for the Fair: Eight Best Practices for Career Fair Success 

Job Fair Recruiting: Etiquette, Tips and Tricks for Employers

How do I follow up with the students/alumni who I met with? 

You can always follow up with students using Handshake. Please see the helpful article below for more information on how to send students messages through Handshake. 

How to Send a Message to Students 

What should I bring? 

Please be sure to bring a table cloth for an 8-foot retangular table. We will have a few extras, but ask that if you have one to please bring it. You may also want to bring business cards, swag to give away to students , or any informational items you may have! 

We encourage you to bring:

  • Tablecloth
  • Signage with your name and logo
  • Flyers, brochures, and other informational material
  • Swag or other promotional materials

Can I send my materials to UAF ahead of time through the mail? 

We encourage you if at all possible to bring your items with you on the day of the fair to avoid any mail delays or mishaps. That being said, we know in certain circumstances it might make more sense to send your items ahead of time. Please contact Nicole Goff if you would like to talk about this option! She would be happy to help you. 

There will be a drop off location on the day of the fair where you can bring your items prior to parking your vehicle to help make it easier. More information regarding this will be sent in your welcome letter. 

Do you have any tips on parking or dropping off promotional items at the Wood Center? 

If you are driving with more than one person, drop them off at the Wood Center with any of your items and then go park! This will save you from lugging items onto the shuttle. You may also drop things off at the Wood Center beginning at 10 am and give them to a Career Services staff member while you go park. We will take them to your table for you. 

There is metered parking that is closer than the Nanana lot. If you park at a meter please be sure to pay! If you park at the Nenana lot, your parking will be covered by Career Services and the shuttle is super easy to use and navigate! You can also bring your promotional items on the shuttle with you. 

More information on this will be provided in your welcome letter! 

When should I arrive? 

Please arrive before 11 am to get your booth set up and ready for the fair which will begin at 11 am! You can arrive as early as 10 am, and we will have Career Services staff will be there to support you! 

Do I need to stay for the entire Career Fair? 

We ask that if possible you stay the entire length of the fair. Some students may not be able to come until towards the end of the fair and we want to make sure all students that attend have the opportunity to network with employers. 

I have some more questions about the Career Fair. Who should I contact?  

Please contact Nicole Goff with any questions related to the Fall Career Fair.

Email: nrgoff@alaska.edu 

Phone Number: (907) 474-6630