Employer Logistics


About the Fair

The University of New Hampshire is the premier research university in the granite state with 12,000+ undergraduates and 2,000+ graduate students. UNH offers thousands of courses and more than 100 different majors ranging from Anthropology to Zoology. We are particularly known for our undergraduate research programs that have funded hundreds of student-projects in dozens of fields on six continents.

UNH has colleges of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Health and Human Services, Liberal Arts, Life Sciences, Paul College of Business and Economics, Thompson School of Applied Sciences, and a campus in Manchester.

The University of New Hampshire invites you to attend the Get Hired Series: Spring 2021 Hiring Events. Our goal is to connect students and employers in a meaningful manner to help recruit talent, promote jobs and internships, and build relationships and brand recognition with our students. We are moving from one university-wide virtual Career & Internship Fair to a series of five career fairs, organized into industry-specific Hiring Events. These Hiring Events offer employers the opportunity to connect with a targeted talent pool with specific interests, skills, and experiences in alignment with your organization's recruiting needs. Hiring Events will be based on industry groupings and hosted in Handshake. Employers can sign up for only one Hiring Event. Registration will open for all hiring events on Wednesday, December 2. Information on which fair is for your organization, registration cost, and specific deadlines can be found below.

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Employer Policy and Terms

UNH’s Get Hired Series: Spring 2021 Hiring Events are intended only for organizations (profit and nonprofit) currently hiring professional, career-related positions including full time and/or paid internship positions for students and alumni with an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree (or working towards one of those UNH degrees). The Get Hired Series: Spring 2021 Hiring Events are not meant for programs of continuing or graduate education. If hiring for a work-study/student hourly positions, please post your positions to Handshake.

In order to be approved to participate in one of UNH’s Get Hired Series: Spring 2021 Hiring Events, employers are required to post at least one (1) position in Handshake available for students and/or alumni, in accordance with CaPS policies. Position(s) must be posted two (2) weeks prior to the date of the Hiring Event. Failure to do so will result in a cancellation of your Hiring Event registration.  A written notice will be sent to the registrant’s email address.

Employers are invited to attend only one (1) of the Get Hired Series: Spring 2021 Hiring Events based on your organization’s Handshake industry, please see below. If you have questions or concerns about which Hiring Event your organization should attend, please reach out to our Employer Relations team.

Career and Professional Success reserves the right to deny any employer registration or participation in UNH’s Get Hired Series: Spring 2021 Hiring Events if the requirements above are not met. Career and Professional Success also has the sole and absolute right and discretion to discontinue recruiting privileges to any organization, for any reason in accordance with UNH policies. Please reach out to Employer Relations if you have any questions.

The University of New Hampshire is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Organizations are responsible for the ethical and legal conduct of their representatives throughout the recruiting process, and must assume responsibility for all representations made by authorized representatives. For more information on our policies, please see here.

Registration & Payment

Employers are invited to attend only one (1) of the Get Hired Series: Spring 2021 Hiring Events based on your organization’s Handshake industry. This is to ensure fair and equal representation at all events for students, alumni, and employers.

A breakdown of industries based on our Hiring Events can be found here. Your organization’s Handshake industry can be found on your company’s profile page, next to this icon  . If you have questions or concerns about which career fair your organization should attend, please reach out to our Employer Relations team.

Sponsorship Table For-profit Non-profit Government
Starting at $1000 to $3000
More Information
$525 $235 $100

Early Bird Registration Discount: $30 off the fee for your chosen registration type if you register by Thursday, December 31, 2020.

Please see the Important Dates section for the Registration, Payment, and Scheduling Deadlines for Spring 2021 Hiring Events.

1. Log into your Handshake account.

     a. If you do not have a Handshake account, please register here. Your registration will be approved within 2 business days.

     b. For additional guidance on creating a new Handshake user account, please refer to: Getting Started with Handshake.

2. Select the Hiring Event you would like to attend by clicking here and choosing from the filtered list, or in Handshake by clicking Fairsin the left navigation bar  > using the School filter to show only University of New HampshireHiring Events > and selecting from this list.

3. Once you have clickedon the name of the desired Hiring Event, click on the blue Registerbutton in the upper-right corner of the pageto begin the registration form.

4. Please fill out the registration form to its entirety.  Information will be shared with students based on your answers to desired majors and job postings under 'Looking For' within the registration form. If this form is not filled out correctly, you will not be marketed correctly to the student audience. Based on the registration form, students will be able to research and identify your organization at the Hiring Event. Please note all materials identifying employers will match how the organization name is listed in Handshake - this is to ensure students will be able to locate the employer in Handshake. 

     a. For more details about the fields on your registration form, please refer to: Registering for a Fair.

5. Registrations are approved on Fridays. We will review your request and send you a confirmation email with your invoice after it's been approved.

6. After your registration has been approved, you must log back into Handshake to complete the scheduling process and upload any job/internships your organization will be recruiting for at the event.

      a. Creating the schedules for your organization is a required step for attending a UNH Hiring Event on Handshake. If you do not complete this step by the date identifiedin the Important Datessectionfor your specific event, then your registration is subject to cancellation.

      b. Please refer to this guide on Creating a Schedule for more details.

7. If you need to make any changes to your registration, please email employer.relations@unh.edu and changes will be made on Fridays.

Please see the Important Dates section for the payment and Refund Deadlines for Spring 2021 Hiring Events.

  • Policy:  To secure a booth, all payments are due by the date identified in the Important Dates section for your specific event. If payments are not received by the deadline, your booth registration will be canceled.
  • Registrations are approved on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Once you are approved, you will receive an invoice with a payment link to pay via credit card or option to pay with a check.  

Payment via Credit Card:

Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are accepted. 

1. Navigate to your registration page by clicking 'PAY HERE' on the bottom of your invoice OR in Handshake by visiting the Hiring Event's home page > clicking on the green Registered button > and selecting View Registration from the dropdown menu.

2. Click the green Pay Now button on the left-hand side of your fair registration, under the Payments sections.

3. You will be redirected to a secure payment portal hosted by TouchNet, where you can enter your credit card information and submit your payment.

4. You will receive an emailed confirmation from Handshake if your payment is received*

*If you do not receive a payment confirmation email in a timely manner, please reach out to employer.relations@unh.edu to verify your payment has been processed and to obtain a receipt, if needed.

Pay via Check:

  • Make the check payable to UNH
  • Mail your payment to:

ATTN: Employer Relations
UNH Career and Professional Success- Hood House
89 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824

  • Important: Please mail check to this specific address to ensure it does not end up at another department on campus. (UNH has many administrative offices)

Please see the Important Dates section for the payment and Refund Deadlines for Spring 2021 Hiring Events.

  • If you must cancel, please do so IN WRITING. Refunds are available in full if requested within 24 hours of the payment deadline for the Hiring Event that you are registered to attend.
  • Full payment is required for any cancellations made after the refund deadline for the Hiring Event. 
  • A registered representative who does not attend the Hiring Event is considered a no-show and will be responsible for any outstanding balance. Outstanding balances will not be credited toward any future UNH Hiring Events.
  • Your organization will not be approved to attend a future UNH Hiring Event until outstanding balances are paid.  

Get Hired Series: Spring 2021 Hiring Events–Important Dates to Remember

Hiring Event Title Registration & Payment Deadline Schedule Setup Deadline Cancellation & Refund Deadline Job/Internship Posting Deadline Student Registration Start Event Date
Communication & Business Hiring Event Thu 02/04/21 Thu 02/04/21 Fri 02/05/21 Fri 02/05/21 Fri 02/05/21 Fri 02/19/21
Engineering & Tech Hiring Event Wed 02/10/21 Wed 02/10/21 Thu 02/11/21 Thu 02/11/21 Thu 02/11/21 Thu 02/25/21
Outdoor, Natural Resources, & Agriculture Hiring Event Tue 02/16/21 Tue 02/16/21 Wed 02/17/21 Wed 02/17/21 Wed 02/17/21 Wed 03/03/21
Healthcare, Physical, & Life Sciences Hiring Event Mon 02/22/21 Mon 02/22/21 Tue 02/23/21 Tue 02/23/21 Tue 02/23/21 Tue 03/09/21
Public & Social Services Hiring Event Thu 03/11/21 Thu 03/11/21 Fri 03/12/21 Fri 03/12/21 Fri 03/12/21 Fri 03/26/21

Employer Registration is open now for all Hiring Events. Early Bird Registration Discount will be honored through 12/31/20.

How do I sign up for the Career & Internship Fair?

Through your handshake account. If you do not have an account, you need to register for one. Link to register for an account: unh.joinhandshake.com.

When does registration open and close?

Registration opens- mid-July

Registration closes- Friday, September 25

If payments are not received by the deadline, your booth registration will be canceled.

I missed the registration deadline. Can I still register?

If you missed a registration deadline and you’re looking to register. Contact Employer.Relations@unh.edu to be placed on the waitlist. You will be contacted once a spot opens.

How much does it cost? What are the sponsorship options?

Standard Registration- $525 for profit companies and $235 for non-profit companies.

Non-profits may contact employer.relations@unh.edu and let us know so the discount can be applied when approved.

  • Bronze Registration- $1,000
  • Silver Registration- $2,000
  • Gold Registration- $3,000

Sponsorship information

When will my organization's registration be approved?

All registrations are viewed and approved on Friday afternoons, meaning your invoice will be sent to you when you are approved.

Why was my organization's registration declined?

We look at all pending registrations to see if the organization complies with our recruiting and posting policies.
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I’ve been put on the wait list. When will I be notified?

When a spot opens you will be contacted by phone and/or email.

When do I receive my invoice?

Registrations are approved on Fridays. We will review your request and send you a confirmation email with your invoice after it's been approved.

When is the payment due?

All payments due by September 25 to secure a table. If payments are not received by the deadline, your table registration will be canceled.

The following forms of payment will be accepted; Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. To pay click 'you can pay here using a credit card' on the bottom of the registrant's invoice which will re-direct to your Handshake fair registration. The green 'pay now' button will be on the left hand-side of your fair registration where secure credit card information can be provided for payment.

The registrant can also find the green "pay now' button on the left-hand side in the Handshake registration under upcoming fairs > Fall 2020 Durham Career & Internship Fair > click the green 'registered' button > view registration.

Where do I mail my check?

Make the check payable to UNH and please mail your payment to:

ATTN: Employer Relations
UNH Career and Professional Success- Hood House
89 Main Street Durham,
NH 03824

How do I submit payment?

Payments can be made via credit card (provided in the invoice) or option to pay with a check.

How do I know my payment went through?

After your payment has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email as a receipt of payment.

What if I need to change my representative count?

Directly email Employer.Relations@unh.edu to provide any updates and/or changes to your representative count. For each extra representative, it will be a $30 charge in addition to your original payment or invoice.

What if I need to cancel my registration?

If you must cancel, please do so in writing. Refunds are available in full prior to 4:00pm on Friday, September 25. Full payment is required for any cancellations made after 4:00pm on Friday, September 25.

Additionally, a registered attendee who does not attend the fair is considered a no-show and will be responsible for any outstanding balance and will not be credited toward any future Career Fair.

How do I get a refund?

If you must cancel, please do so in writing. Refunds are available in full prior to 4:00pm on Friday, September 25. Full payment is required for any cancellations made after 4:00pm on Friday, September 25.

Additionally, a registered attendee who does not attend the fair is considered a no-show and will be responsible for any outstanding balance and will not be credited toward any future Career Fair

When do I receive a confirmation and/or logistics email?

A confirmation email will be sent to you once your payment has been received. A week prior to the fair, your organization will receive a logistics email with specific details about parking and day of schedule.

Why do I need to post job(s) to Handshake?

It’s important to fill out the full registration to its entirety. Information will be shared with students based on your answers to desired majors and job postings under ‘Looking For’ within the registration form. If this form is not filled out correctly, you will not be marketed correctly to the student audience. Based on the registration form, students will be able to research and identify your organization at the fair. Postings are required for career fair registrations.

When do I need to post my job(s) to Handshake?

All jobs/internships must be posted on Handshake at least the week prior to the fair. It’s important to post all opportunities you are recruiting for at the fair on Handshake.

Day of Logistics

JOIN EARLY
  • You may log into Handshake and launch sessions up to 60 minutes early to test your audio and video connection.
    • Note: Students can join up to five minutes early to test their connection, so please know that if you are in a session early, students could appear early as well.
TEST YOUR TECH
  • Test your access to Twilio (Handshake’s video provider)
  • Handshake Supported Browsers
  • Handshake Video Requirements & Troubleshooting

VIEW STUDENT PROFILES & RESUMES

Student Profiles

  • Before, during, and after the fair, you will be able to view the Handshake profile of any student that has signed up to meet with you 1:1 by clicking the View Profile button to the far right of their name on your schedule.

Student Resumes

  • We are encouraging and coaching students to upload their resume to Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive and share the public link via the chat feature in a 1:1 session.
  • You can view student RSVPs and resumes (only if student profiles are public) in Handshake prior to, day-of, and post fair. More details are provided in the ‘Additional Hiring Event FAQs’ section.
ENTER THE FAIR
  • Log into your Handshake account as the Hiring Events will occur on the Handshake fairs platform.
  • To be directed to the Hiring Events, use the provided URL from the logistics and welcome emails, as well as, access the day-of fair blue banner when you log into Handshake.
    • Recommended browsers: Google Chrome and Firefox
    • Please be sure to open or copy & paste the link into one of the recommended browsers.
VIEW & MANAGE YOUR SCHEDULE
  • Click on the “schedule” tab from the fair overview page to view your schedule.
  • All sessions will be launched from the schedule page throughout the fair.
  • We recommend refreshing this page frequently to see new additions to your schedule and cancellations.
  • To launch sessions, click the blue launch video button next to the student name/time slot or group session to begin each session.
  • Be sure to your monitor time during each session, 1:1 sessions (10 minutes) and group sessions (30 minutes).
TRUST & SAFETY
  • Students and employers can report any user or message for fraudulent, spam, or other inappropriate activity.
  • When a user is reported in a group session that uses Handshake video, the session host will receive a notification, and hosts can decide whether to remove the participant from the session
    • Once a user is removed from a session, they will not be able to rejoin
  • How to report trust and safety issues directly from any session

Fair Best Practices

Quick Tips/Reminders
  • We strongly encourage employers to utilize 1:1 sessions to meet with our students and help facilitate your hiring process.
  • We do not recommend setting student preferences for the Hiring Events, as the fairs are open to all students. This limits your visibility during the event and will prevent students from finding your schedule and signing up for sessions. 
  • If a student alerts you that they are having technical difficulties, you must cancel the session on your end and then the student can choose a later time slot with you.
  • To cancel a 1:1 with a student, click the three dots on their time slot to see additional options: Cancel meeting and Send a message.
    • We recommend you send the student a message before you click Cancel Meeting.
MOST COMMON TECH ISSUES
  • Your company’s firewall is blocking Handshake and/or Twilio, and we need to be whitelisted.
    • If you are using a VPN, it will block your access and will not allow any connection to audio, video, and/or chat.
  • Your browser blocks access to your audio and/or video, you need to confirm that the browser has granted permission for audio and video.
    • This is usually notable as you are able to use at least chat, maybe audio or video, but usually at least one feature isn't working.
  • Ensure your browser has the most current and up to date version.
    • Be sure to complete the latest update in your browser settings.

Additional Hiring Event FAQs

What happens if I'm running late?

Please contact employer.relations@unh.edu if you are encountering delays that will prevent you from attending. 

What if I experience technical difficulties prior to and during the Hiring Event?

Live day-of support will be provided by the CaPS team for troubleshooting and/or questions about Handshake. To reach us, please use one of the following options and/or links in the welcome email.

What types of students will I be meeting?

Undergraduate and graduate students from all majors will be attending the Hiring Event. UNH has colleges of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Health and Human Services, Liberal Arts, Life Sciences, Paul College of Business and Economics, Thompson School of Applied Sciences, and a campus in Manchester.

Why is my company name not listed correctly?

Company names are listed based on what is listed on the registration form and in Handshake. 

How can I continue to follow up and connect with students I met at the Hiring Event?

  • Handshake allows for you to view students' RSVPs prior to, during, and post-event. This is a great way to continue the conversations from the fair and review your qualified candidates for your hiring pipeline.
  • Message Students: Connect with students by messaging them directly on Handshake. You can send individual messages.
  • Pull a report and download a PDF packet of the public student resumes.
    • You can choose to download the resumes as a PDF (all resumes in one PDF) or as a zip file.
  • If you are looking for additional resources, please use the following links:
    • Accessing and Messaging Event RSVPs.
    • Following Up After a Virtual Fair.
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