College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Events
CALS Spring Career Fair
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Squires Student Center – Commonwealth Ballroom
10:00am to 3:00pm
Information for Students
If an employer wishes to schedule an interview with you, they will speak directly with you to make those arrangements. Be sure to listen carefully for details about the time and location of the interview to ensure that it fits in with your schedule.
Interviews may take place between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. You should arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time.
If you land an interview, dress appropriately. Business/interview attire is required.
Also, make sure you read the advice about what to do (and not) at an interview.
If you have any questions or if you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Katie White at 540‑231‑3278 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least 10 business days prior to the event.
Information for Employers
We have reserved special rates and rooms for our participating employers. These rooms are first come first serve.
All hotel reservation information and website links are provided in the employer registration form.
Questions about accommodations? Please contact Maria Woods (540-231-6503 or email@example.com)
If you need to cancel your registration, please email Katie White at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you email by Wednesday, January 24, 2024, you will receive a full refund minus any processing fees. There will be no refunds after January 24, 2024.
In the unlikely circumstance that this event is canceled due to insufficient registrations or unforeseen circumstances, the university will refund your registration fee. However, Virginia Tech cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, cancellation fees, or other charges.
In the event of inclement weather and the cancellation of the CALS Career Fair, we will offer employers two options: 1) A refund of applicable registration fees or 2) To use the registration fees towards a future career fair.
Check in will be from 8:00am to 9:30am. Students will be available to assist you with transporting materials at the loading dock area. Please enter from the Alumni Mall side of Squires Student Center. Loading and unloading areas will be marked. Pastries and coffee will be available from 8:00am – 9:30am for employers.
Each employer will be provided with one 8′ x 6′ booth (with electric and Wi-Fi access) and up to two chairs. Table linens will be provided or you may bring your own. If you need to ship display materials ahead of the Career Fair event, please reach out to email@example.com for drayage information. Hollins Expo Services, our event vendor, will be providing that service for our employers, and materials can be shipped to them. Display materials will be placed at your booth by 8:30 a.m. the day of the event.
The career fair begins promptly at 10:00am in the Commonwealth Ballroom in Squires Student Center and ends at 3:00pm.
Boxes lunches will be provided and can be picked up from 11:30am to 1:00pm from the Williamsburg room (adjacent to the ballroom).
You may take down your displays and pack up from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
The event is open to all Virginia Tech students.
If you are interested in holding interviews the day after the career fair, please request an interview space when you complete your registration form. Please note that space is limited.
Visitor parking information will be sent two weeks prior to the career fair.
Employers must park in the Chicken Hill parking lot. Shuttle vans will run throughout the day between the parking lot and Squires Student Center.
Directions to Squires Student Center from Interstate 81:
- Take exit 118B onto 460 West towards Virginia Tech.
- Continue for 8.5 miles to the Prices Fork Road exit for “Downtown.” The exit ramp will veer right.
- Continue on Prices Fork Road for 1.2 miles.
- At the traffic circle, take the first exit onto N. Main Street and continue for 0.4 miles.
- Turn right onto Alumni Mall. Proceed on Alumni Mall and complete a U-turn near the end of Alumni Mall.
- As you head back toward N. Main Street, Squires Student Center and the loading / unloading area will be on your right with signage.
- You may drop your materials here and then proceed to the Chicken Hill parking lot.
- Additional information, including directions to the parking lot, will be sent to employers ahead of the career fair event.
If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Katie White at 540‑231‑3278 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least 10 business days prior to the event.
Previous Career Events
Fall 2023 Career Fair
October 23, 2023
Inn at Virginia Tech
Click here to see the list of participating employers
Please contact Katie White, Director of Student Engagement
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Academic Programs Office
1060 Litton Reaves Hall
175 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061