FNR Career Fair - Employer Resources

The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) Career Fair is scheduled for Friday, February 28, 2020.


The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) does NOT charge a fee to employers to participate in the FNR Career Fair. This holds true for 2020.

Registration is required. To register, please complete the following form and submit it: FNR Career Fair Registration.

The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University invites you to connect with students and faculty and share your internship and full-time opportunities. The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources offers four majors: Aquatic Sciences, Forestry, Wildlife, and Sustainable Biomaterials: Process and Product Design. There are 260 undergraduate students and 88 graduate students in the department. Purdue Memorial UnionPlan to attend the career fair and make connections with these outstanding students! Students from College of Agriculture and specific Purdue departments will be invited to attend the FNR Career Fair.

If you need lodging, you may want to consider the following options. The Purdue Union Club Hotel is closed due to remodeling, so this won’t be one of the options for 2020.
Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom – South Entrance
101 North Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906-3574
(On the NW corner of State Road 26 and Grant Street)
Purdue Memorial Union

Grant Street Parking Garage
120 N. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(On the east side of Grant Street – across the street from the Purdue Memorial Union)
You will park in the Graduate Street Garage. A parking pass is required to park in this garage. You will been sent the one-day swipe parking pass. This pass will be valid for Friday, February 28, 2020.

Please note: if you are driving a state or federally owned vehicle you do not need an “A” parking pass to park almost anywhere on campus. The Grant Street Parking Garage is an exception to this rule. You are required to have the swipe, parking pass.

Schedule of Activities
Transporting Materials to Purdue Memorial Union
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time)
Employers will transport all materials from the Grant Street Parking Garage to the Purdue Memorial Union. There is a tunnel or above ground crosswalk. The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources will have students available to assist. Most of you have already indicated whether you need help, but if you change your mind the day of the event, help is available. The students will be located in the stairway entrance at the southwest (SW) corner of the parking garage.

Employer Check-In and Set-up
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (Purdue Memorial Union (PMU) South Ballroom – South Entrance The PMU has three floors (ground, main, and second). The FNR Career Fair is on the main floor. Take the elevator or steps to the main floor. The South Ballroom south entrance is located at the end of a side hallway – just past the interior stairway located in the center of the south hallway. You will turn right to enter the south entrance hallway. Student will direct you.

The registration table will be located outside of the South Ballroom south entrance. Name badges will be provided for registered representatives. You are welcome to use the prepared name badge or your own badge.

Set-up Instructions
A 6-foot table with black table covering will be furnished. Table tents with company names will be placed on the tables. Chairs will be provided for all company representatives who registered for the career fair.

We will provide one electric extension cord for every table.

Simple Breakfast on the Go
8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.
(There is no charge for breakfast.)

Breakfast food, fruit, and drinks (including coffee) will be available during the set-up. A table will be set up inside the South Ballroom south entrance. Drinks will remain in this area throughout the career fair to ensure that you remain hydrated. For those of you who are diehard coffee drinkers, a Starbucks is located on the ground floor..

THE BIG EVENT -- FNR Career Fair
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (EST)
Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom
The west entrance doors will be opened at 9:00 a.m. Students will enter and leave through the west entrance.

(There is no charge for lunch.)

We will have a designated area for lunch. We will provide food for individuals who have dietary restrictions.

We have reserved interview spaces to use during the career fair. If you would like to reserve space for interviews before or after the Career Fair, please indicate this when registering.

Tear-down and Transport to Grant Street Parking Garage
2:00 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)
The Purdue Memorial Union has firm protocols regarding room use. The South Ballroom must be totally vacated no later than 2:25 p.m. to allow PMU staff to prepare the room for the next event that starts at 5:00 p.m. There is no flexibility regarding this timeline.
Employers will transport all materials from the Purdue Memorial Union to the Grant Street Parking Garage. Students will be available to assist.

Table space is limited; please Christine Hofmeyer (chofmeye@purdue.edu) or Tami Conn (tconn@purdue.edu) as soon as possible if you need to cancel your registration.

Forestry and Natural Resources, 715 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2061 USA, (765) 494-3590

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