1. Is in-person Expo still happening?
No, Expo will now be held on a virtual platform only. There will be no in-person events. Please see the About Virtual Expo section below for more details.
2. Will Expo still be held on Wednesday, September 9 and Thursday, September 10?
Yes, the dates for the virtual event are the same as those for the in-person event.
3. What is the virtual platform?
CareerEco. Please visit www.careereco.com for more information.
4. Is the registration fee still the same?
No, in light of the change to a virtual event, we are reducing the registration fee from $750 to $600. If you have already paid, we will contact you after the conversion to the virtual platform to make any appropriate refunds.
5. What if I have already registered?
You should have received a follow-up email with instructions on how to register on the virtual platform. If you did not receive this, please contact the Expo Directors at email@example.com.
6. Will Senior Reception and Letters From Longhorns be virtual as well?
Both events have been cancelled.
7. Who will attend Expo?
Both undergraduate and graduate engineering students looking for internships, co-ops, and full-time positions will attend Expo.
8. Can I attend for one day only?
Yes, employers have three attendance options: they may choose to attend Wednesday, September 9, Thursday September 10, or Wednesday & Thursday. This allows for more scheduling flexibility for employers, and more employer exposure for students.
9. If my company attends both days, do we need to bring the same recruiters for both days?
No, different recruiters may come for each day. However, no more than the number of recruiters registered may be present at the career fair at any given time.
10. Do interviews take place during the career fair?
Though there is no rule forbidding on-the-spot interviews during the career fair, due to students waiting to speak with recruiters, we do not recommend interviewing during the career fair.
11. How can I set up interviews?
Interviews and year-round recruiting efforts are coordinated through the Engineering Career Assistance Center (ECAC). Interview suites are also available, dependent upon reservation. Please contact ECAC for more information.
12. What undergraduate majors are represented at Expo?
Aerospace, Architectural, Biomedical, Computational, Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Computer, Environmental, Mechanical, Petroleum, and Geosystems Engineering.
13. Does Electrical and Computer Engineering include Computer Science?
Computer science at The University of Texas at Austin is classified under the College of Natural Science.
14. Do I have to stay for the whole time?
Yes, we expect all employers to stay during the specified hours of the career fair. Please keep in mind that classes are still in session and all students should have an opportunity to speak to all employers.
15. Now that I have registered for Expo, is my spot guaranteed?
No, until we have received your signed agreement and payment, registration is not complete and your spot at Expo is not guaranteed.
16. Who should I make checks out to?
We are no longer accepting checks for Fall Expo. Only credit card payments are accepted. Please refer to payment instructions on invoice.
17. What does it mean if I am on the waitlist?
Because of the booth capacity on the virtual platform, we have a limited number of employers we can allow to participate in Expo each semester. Registration for Expo is on a first-come, first-served basis; employers who register first get precedence, and once the waitlist is started, employers that register after the waitlist has been begun are no longer guaranteed a spot in the fair. However, there are inevitably a number of spots that open up in August, and we will invite employers from the waitlist to fill these spaces at that time. If your organization is on the waitlist, please wait to be contacted by us if any openings become available. Please be patient, and we will let you know if a spot opens up. In August, be prepared to act quickly if you are notified of an opening.
18. What is Letters From Longhorns?
Unfortunately, Letters From Longhorns has been canceled.
19. What is Senior Reception?
The Expo Senior Reception is held on the evening prior to the career fair. Only students with senior standing are invited to the event, and the reception is an opportunity for these students to speak with employers about full-time opportunities with the employer. The senior reception is a catered event, but not a sit-down dinner, so that students are able to speak with different recruiters. We highly encourage recruiters to wear clothing indicative of their organization for maximum visibility.
20. When does registration end?
There is no official end date for registration, but the corporate capacity for Expo is limited by the virtual platform. Previously, we have filled up well before the deadline, so we highly encourage signing up as soon as registration begins on May 6th, 2020, as space is filled on a first-come, first-served basis during registration.
21. Can I pay with credit card?
Credit card payments are the only accepted payment option for Fall Expo. Once registration opens, and the employer is confirmed for the event, a link will be provided to pay with a credit card. Note that the best browser to use for payment by card in this case is Mozilla Firefox.
Still have questions? Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.