Employer Logistics


Registration for the Fall 2020 fair will open in mid-July. 
Please contact employer.relations@unh.edu with questions.

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.

Each year, UNH Career & Professional Success holds both a Fall and Spring Career & Internship Fair. Each fair, over 1,600 students and alumni and over 200 companies attend. Undergraduate and graduate students from all majors attend the fair.

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Employer Policy and Terms

The UNH Career & Internship Fair is 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 Career & Internship Fair is not meant for programs of continuing or graduate education. If hiring a work-study/student hourly positions, please consider our Part-Time & Work Study Job Fair.

In order to be approved for the Career & Internship Fair, 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 by SEPTEMBER 18 AT NOON. Failure to do so will result in a cancellation of your career fair registration.  A written notice will be sent to the registrant’s email address.

Employers will be assigned in alphabetical order, starting with Z on the concourse and ending with A on the floor. This is to increase and direct student traffic in all areas of the Whittemore Center. To guarantee a preferred spot, please select a sponsorship option.

Career and Professional Success reserves the right to deny any employer registration or participation in the Career & Internship Fair 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.

Registration & Payment

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

Registration deadline: September 25

1. Log into your Handshake account.

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

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2. Once approved, you can register for a Career Fair from your homepage by selecting University of New Hampshire.

3. 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 fair. Please note all documents identifying employers have maintained the registration's original formatting - this is to ensure students will be able to locate the employer in Handshake. 

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

5. After your registration has been approved, you can then log in and upload any job/internships you will be recruiting for at the event.

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

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

Payments:

  • Registrations are approved on Fridays. 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. 
  • To pay via credit card: please 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 2019 Durham Career & Internship Fair > click the green 'registered' button > view registration.

Pay via Check:

  • Make the check payable to UNH
  • Please 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)

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

  • Please log into Handshake early to allow time to confirm all technology is working and troubleshoot issues. 
  • The fair is scheduled for 3:00pm-7:00pm.

Fair Best Practices

  • We do not recommend setting student preferences for the fair. This limits your visibility during the fair and will prevent students from finding your schedule. Handshake does not always have the most updated student information - student prefences may prevent you from meeting qualified candidates.
  • Connect on LinkedIn. Even if your company will require an online application, connect with them on LinkedIn for future opportunities you may be trying to fill. Students are using LinkedIn more than ever.

Additional Career Fair 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 types of students will I be meeting?

Undergraduate and graduate students from all majors will be attending the fair. 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. 

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    "This is my fourth attendance at your Career and Internship Fair, and this was by far the best one. The students seemed very prepared this year both in their attire and their attitudes. Great success!" 

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    "You do an excellent job making employers comfortable for the rigors of this event.  I like how employers are grouped and that it is easy for students to locate the different employers.  Thank you for a great event!"

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    "Thank you for a great day! I enjoyed the location, set up, and found it to be well attended! I look forward to the next one."

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    "I thought it was well organized and well attended, by students and employers.  Looking forward to working with the UNH staff as we work towards building out our team in 2014."

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    "Fantastic event! We are looking forward to attending the next one."

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