College of Agriculture Career Fairs

career fairsThe College of Agriculture hosts a career fair every fall and spring semester. Over 150 companies attend, providing recruiters with the opportunity to educate students about their organizations, advertise positions and/or interview students for permanent or internship positions.

During the fall, a Resume Blitz is held the day before the fair.  The evening prior to the Fall Career Fair, we host an Employer Panel Discussion. This is an open dialogue with 100 students, lasting 60 minutes, followed by a networking session.  If your company is interested in participating in either pre-fair event, please indictated your preference on the registration form for the fall fair only.

  • College of Agriculture Fall 2017 Career Fair - Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Cordova Recreational Sports Center.
  • College of Agriculture Spring 2018 Career Fair - Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, Cordova Recreational Sports Center.
  • Purdue Career Fairs - Various organizations at Purdue University host more than 20 career fairs every academic year.  The variety of fairs provides employers with a great opportunity to target students with specific skills and academic backgrounds.

Purdue University College of Agriculture Fall 2017 Career Fair

Meet and connect with Purdue Agriculture students!
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
AT 5:00 PM (EST)

Any questions or concerns, please contact
Agriculture Career Services Office or 765-494-8482.
Registration will open 8 am on Monday, December 4, 2017.
Registration will close on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm (EST).

Registration Packages and Fees
·        Premier Plus Large Company (more than 50 employees) - $600.00
Ø  Three tables
Ø  Maximum of nine (9) company representatives
Ø  Nine (9) lunches
Ø  Three (3) parking permits
      Premier Large Company (more than 50 employees) - $400.00
Ø  Two tables
Ø  Maximum of six (6) company representatives
Ø  Six (6) lunches
Ø  Two (2) parking permits
      Large Company (more than 50 employees) - $200.00
Ø  One table
Ø  Maximum of three (3) company representatives
Ø  Three (3) lunches
Ø  One (1) parking permit
       Premier Small Company (less than 50 employees) - $200.00
Ø  Two tables
Ø  Maximum of six (6) company representatives
Ø  Six (6) lunches
Ø  Two (2) parking permits
      Small Company (less than 50 employees) - $100.00
Ø  One table
Ø  Maximum of three (3) company representatives
Ø  Three (3) lunches
Ø  One (1) parking permit
·         Non-profit Organizations - $25.00
Ø  One table
Ø  Maximum of three (3) company representatives
Ø  Three (3) lunches
Ø  One (1) parking permit
·         Purdue Organizations - No Fee
Ø  One table
Ø  Maximum of three (3) company representatives
Ø  Three (3) lunches
Ø  No parking permit
(The proceeds from the Career Fair provide student scholarships 
 and funds for organizations in the College of Agriculture.)
CAREER FAIR DAY – Tuesday, October 3, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (set-up)
Exhibitors set up in the Gold and Black Gyms and Feature Gym in the Cordova Recreational Sports Center
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Exhibitors meet with students and faculty
in the exhibit areas.
Exhibitors will be provided lunch.
The exhibit area will remain open during lunch. 
You will be given an “Out to Lunch” sign.  Please use this sign and take a break for lunch. 
If you have more than one representative, you may want to rotate your representatives during this time.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Student Resume Blitz
11:00 am to 1:00 pm, 
and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Serve as an industry reviewer for student resumes.
AGAD 121 Heinold Student Commons

Employer Panel and Networking
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Pfendler Hall, Dean's Auditorium


·         Registration opens on Monday, July 17, 2017, at 8:00 am (EST).  Registration closes on Friday, September 8, 2017, at 5:00 pm (EST).
·         Payment is due after confirmation of Registration.
·         One registration is required per company, not per representatives attending for your company.
Space is limited to 200 booths in the Gold and Black Gyms and the Feature Gym at the Cordova Recreational Sports Center. 

·         Table assignments are made according to the date of your registration and after the registration fee payment has been paid.  
·         For the Career Fair there is a maximum of three (3) table per company allowed with maximum three (3) representatives per table. 
·          Fee Refund Policy - A full refund will be given if cancellation is made by Friday, September 8, 2017. Cancellations after the 8th are non-refundable per your agreement marked on your registration form.
·         Table space is limited and there are usually organizations waiting to attend.  Please email the Agriculture Career Services Office at by September 8, 2017, if you need to cancel your registration.  We appreciate your consideration.
·         One 6' x 30" skirted tables and two chairs per table.  Displays MUST fit within these dimensions to avoid overcrowding.  A maximum of three (3) company representatives per table. 
·         Name Badges will be in your packet that will be located on your table.
·         Lunch - A maximum of three per table. 
·         One (1) complimentary parking pass will be given per company per table.  Parking passes at the Co-Rec are limited to the first 160 tables.  This pass will be handed to you in the Circle Drive at the Co-Rec. The remaining company parking passes will be for the Grant Street Parking Garage and provided in your folder at the Career Fair for you to exit after the Career Fair.  The College of Agriculture will provide shuttle service from the parking garage to the Co-Rec, and then back again in the afternoon.  For more vehicles than the one pass per table, you will need to park in the Grant Street Parking Garage at your own expense.  Shuttle service will still be provided for free for transportation to the Co-Rec.
·         Electricity (if requested on registration form).  Electricity is provided in the middle of the Gold and Black 1, 2, 3 gym.  All participants needing electricty will be placed in the center of the gym.
·         Wireless Internet Connection - Companies must provide all their own hardware (computers, wireless network cards). In your packet on your table, you will be provided with directions and passwords to login to the campus wireless network.
·         Parking will be in the parking lot to the northwest of the Cordova Recreational Sports Center - campus map​.
·         One (1) complimentary parking permit will be given per company per table for the first 160 tables at the Co-Rec.  Additional tables will be provided with a parking pass for the Grant Street Parking Garage.  The College of Agriculture will provide free shuttle service to the Co-Rec, and back again to the Grant Street Parking Garage. 
·         If you have multiple representatives attending, they should park in the Grant Street parking garage, but will be required to pay upon exiting the garage. The cost is $10.00 for the day.  Due the limit of 160 parking spaces at the Co-Rec, shuttle service will be provided by the College of Agriculture from 8:30 am to 10:00 am, and in the afternoon from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
·         NOTE:  Prior to parking, you may drop off your display or materials at northwest door of the Cordova Recreational Sports Center.  Students will be waiting to assist you.
·         All displays or materials being sent in advance MUST be received by noon, Thursday, September 28, 2017, in order for them to be transported to the event location on Tuesday morning and placed at your assigned table.
·         Send all items marked HOLD FOR AGRICULTURE CAREER FAIR and indicate how many pieces (i.e. 1/2; 2/2).
·         Items should be shipped to Cordova Recreational Sports Center, ATTN:  BRIAN SMITH, 355 N. Martin Jischke Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Do not ship items to the Agriculture Career Services Office in AGAD.  
·         If you are bringing displays or materials with you, you may drop the items off prior to parking at the northwest door of the Cordova Recreational Sports Center. Students will be waiting to assist you.
·         Please be sure you bring with you a tracking or confirmation number from the carrier that is responsible for shipping your display items to the fair should you need to locate them.
·         Your organization is responsible for preparing the labels and securing them on your display items that you plan to ship after the fair. Once all items are labeled, leave them at your booth and we will handle getting them to the proper location for pick up.
·         Scheduling on-campus interviews - You can reserve interview space for the day after the career fair on your registration form.  Please do not contact the Center for Career Opportunities to reserve rooms.  We already have rooms reserved.  You will be given a blank interview sheet to use at the fair to schedule students you have an interest in interviewing.
·         To schedule an interview date outside of the career fair next day, please email the Agriculture Career Services Office at to reserve your date and room.
·         Posting employment opportunities on the Agriculture Career Services website at
·         Sharing information with our departmental career service coordinators
General or Registration Questions can be directed to:
Sherre Meyer, Assistant Director of the Office of Academic Programs,
Career Development Coordinator
Purdue University College of Agriculture
615 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053
Phone: 765-494-8482   Fax: 765-494-8477
Questions regarding Payment should be directed to:
Erica Wilson, Purdue University Memorial Conferences
128 Memorial Mall, West Lafayette, IN  47907
Phone:  765-494-7221  Fax:  765-494-0567
Questions regarding Display Shipping should be directed to:
Brian Smith, Assistant Director, Reservations, France Cordova Recreational Sports Center

355 N. Martin Jischke Dr, West Lafayette, IN  47907
Phone:  765-494-3123