Learn about our Career Fairs

For alumni, students, and area employers

ProFair is a premier event presented by Augustana College and St. Ambrose University, connecting our students and alumni to prospective local and national employers, internship opportunities, and graduate schools. ProFair is held twice a year, in the fall and in the spring.

The Health Sciences Career and Networking Fair is an event presented by St. Ambrose University. It allows employers to connect with students and alumni who are seeking fieldwork opportunities, internships, clinical experiences, and full-time positions in the fields of kinesiology,  nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, speech language pathology, social work and public health.  To register, click here.

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Career Fairs

ProFair

ProFair connects students and alumni from Augustana College and St. Ambrose University with prospective local and national employers, and potential internship opportunities.

As a participant, you get two opportunities to connect with students and alumni who have a wide variety of talent and interests. We hold ProFair in the fall and in the spring, and up to 300 students attend each event.

To add your organization to the invitation list, contact the Career Center at 563-333-6339.

Cost: Students attend free; $200 for corporate/for-profit businesses; $50 for not-for-profit entities.

*Basic cost is for two representatives and two lunch tickets; other fees will be assessed for additional representatives and/or electricity needs.

Find out additional information, including how to register as an employer.

Schedule

10 a.m. Employers arrive
11 a.m.-Noon Buffet lunch, Rogalski Center. Includes an assortment of wraps, salad, fruits, and vegetables
11:30 a.m. Employer Registration closes.
Noon-3 p.m. Students and alumni circulate
2 p.m. Midday snacks available in Gottlieb Conference Room
3 p.m. Employers begin removing displays (some student assistance will be available). The shuttle van/s will be available to get you back to your vehicle if you didn't park near the Rogalski Center.

Employers: How to Register

We use the Handshake app to manage our registration process. Handshake enables you to pay for your booth, register representatives, and sign up for electrical service.

Registering in Handshake also allows your company or organization to post internships and job opportunities. You will only have to register as an employer one time. The steps below must be followed in sequential order.

1. Register as an Employer (if you haven't already). This takes only a few minutes.
2. Register for a table at ProFair

If you have trouble registering in Handshake as an Employer or with ProFair, email Lisa Slater at Augustana College or call her at 309-794-7339.

ProFair Policy

ProFair Fall 2018 Employer Policies

The Career Centers of Augustana College and St. Ambrose University provide employers with multiple opportunities to connect with students and graduates our two institutions.

The policies outlined in this document pertain to employer and graduate school recruitment activity at the ProFair. We invite organizations to register for ProFair provided they meet the following basic criteria:
• The organization must have actual or anticipated bona fide internship, co-op, or full-time opportunities for our students and alumni.
• The organization must accurately describe the responsibilities and requirements for the opportunities it offers at ProFair
• All conditions for advertised positions must be clearly publicized in the position description. This includes, but is not limited to, positions that are commission-based, involve out-of-pocket financial expenses, test taking, etc.
• Employer organizations are expected to be familiar with and to honor the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional

Conduct for Career Services and Employment Professionals revised in August 2017. To review the NACE standards, please visit: http://www.naceweb.org/principles/?referal=knowledgecenter&menuID=203.

Third Party Recruiting/Staffing Agencies
Third party organizations are able to recruit for their own staff positions and for other organizations. All conditions for advertised positions must be clearly noted on job listings and are thoroughly explained in recruiting conversations and interviews with students and alumni. Furthermore, the agency must meet the following requirements in order to attend ProFair:
o Charge no fees to the candidate.
o Provide a position description for valid openings.
o Commit to applicant privacy. Organizations should only share candidate information with clients when a specific job description is shared with the student/alumni fair attendee.
o Comply with all federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws (Title VI and IX, and ADA).
o We have the right to limit the number of recruiters in this area or eliminate their attendance without prior notice. ProFair has a primary purpose of assisting students in connecting with direct employers.

Financial Services & Insurance Agency Employers
This category pertains to employers hiring for positions that are more than 50% commission based and/or require out-of-pocket financial expenses including test-taking. All conditions for advertised positions must be clearly noted on job listings and thoroughly explained in recruiting conversations and Updated July 2017 interviews with students and alumni. Only one branch office will be allowed participation in ProFair.

Financial Services & Insurance Agency Employers Notes:
***Banks are considered Corporate.
***Headquarter locations for financial services and insurance organizations hiring for salaried/hourly wage positions (for example, Information Technology, Marketing and Public Relations) are considered Corporate.

Internship Recruitment Agencies
Internship firms that seek to recruit a candidate pool at ProFair will be permitted under the following conditions:
• They clearly identify themselves as internship brokers.
• They do not charge students for the service they provide.
• We have the right to limit the number of recruiters in this area or eliminate their attendance without prior notice. ProFair has a primary purpose of assisting students in connecting with direct employers.

Duplicate Organization Policy
Employers with the same umbrella organization (such as a headquarter office and a branch location) must register as two separate companies since they will receive two separate guidebook entries.

Payment Policy and Deadline
All fees must be paid in full by the registration deadline (excluding government and military employers). Failure to submit full payment will result in forfeiture of registration and the space will be given to another organization.

Refund Policy
To receive a full refund, the organization must notify Lisa Slater, lisaslater@augustana college.edu on or before the registration deadline. If notification is received after the registration deadline (including no-shows), the organization will NOT receive a refund. We hold that organizations benefit from ProFair and its promotion even if the organization is unable to attend because:
• Organizations receive exposure through web advertising.
• Organizations receive exposure through the guidebook.
• Organizations receive exposure through career fair promotions at two institutions.
All refunds must be requested; WIPCCC will not automatically offer them.

Inclement Weather Policy
The Leadership Teams of both institutions will decide whether to cancel ProFair due to inclement weather. Should a weather emergency be occurring or imminent, the Leadership Teams of both institutions may come to a consensus decision to cancel an event. Good faith efforts will be made to communicate event cancellation to relevant constituents via e-mail messages and phone calls. We advise all employers to make their own judgment if weather conditions pose an issue or concern.

Participation Requirement

The Fair runs from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and students arrive at varied times throughout that timeframe. To ensure students are able to take advantage of the opportunities at the fair no matter what time they arrive, please ensure you have a representative at your booth throughout the full duration of the event.

Space Limitations
With the exception of Sponsors, each organization will receive a 6x10 foot space. Please limit any floor displays to six- to eight-foot dimensions. Display space will be strictly enforced. If the display exceeds the allotted area and infringes on neighboring booths or fire exits, they will be asked to remove the portions of the display which exceed the space.

Confidentiality Statement
Employment professionals will maintain the confidentiality of student and alumni information, regardless of the source, including personal knowledge, written records/reports, and computer databases. There will be no disclosure of student/alumni information to another organization without the prior written consent of the student/alumni, unless necessitated by health and/or safety considerations.

Disclaimer
We require all employers who attend ProFair to follow the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) practices as well as NACE Professional Standards in the recruiting process. There shall be no discrimination against any qualified person on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, political or personal favoritism, marital status, sexual orientation or disabling condition. By registering your company or organization with us, you agree to accept and comply with the policies and procedures of ProFair regarding employer recruiting activities. We reserve the right to refuse service to any company or organization whose business we believe is of a nature that is not appropriate for our students and alumni, nor consistent with the mission of both institutions. If we determine that an employer has practiced recruiting techniques that are inconsistent with the requirements set forth in this policy, the employer will not be allowed to attend ProFair, or will be asked to leave if already present. All decisions concerning registration of companies and organizations are made in our sole discretion.

Updated July 2018

Health Sciences Career and Networking Fair

Register for the Health Sciences Career and Networking Fair

The Health Sciences Career and Networking Fair allows employers to connect with students and alumni who are seeking fieldwork opportunities, internships, clinical experiences, and full-time positions in the fields of nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, social work, physician assistant and public health. Approximately 125 students from all levels of the Health Sciences program attend each fall, and the event is held on-campus in the Rogalski Center ballroom.

A portion of the event proceeds support our Health Careers Adventure Camp.

Employer Benefits
You'll gain access to a large pool of students and alumni who have a wide variety of talents and interests. You can speak with students about opportunities and experiences at your hospital, clinic, or organization that may help them achieve their educational and/or professional goals.

Employers: How to Register

To register for this fair, please go here and click on College of Health and Human Services.  Please contact the Career Center at 563-333-6339 to find out when registration will be opening for the next fair.

Health Sciences Career & Networking Fair Policy

The policies outlined in this document pertain to employer recruitment activity at the Health Sciences Career & Networking Fair.

We invite organizations to register for Health Sciences Career & Networking Fair provided they meet the following basic criteria:

  • The organization must have actual or anticipated bona fide internship, clinical, field placement, or full-time opportunities for our students.
  • The organization must accurately describe the responsibilities and requirements for the opportunities it offers at Health Sciences Career & Networking Fair.
  • All conditions for advertised positions must be clearly publicized in the position description. This includes, but is not limited to, positions that are commission-based, involve out-of-pocket financial expenses, test taking, etc. 
  • Employer organizations are expected to be familiar with and to honor the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Conduct for Career Services and Employment Professionals.

Third Party Recruiting/Staffing Agencies
Third party organizations are able to recruit for their own staff positions and for other organizations.

All conditions for advertised positions must be clearly noted on job listings and are thoroughly explained in recruiting conversations and interviews with students. Furthermore, the agency must meet the following requirements in order to attend Health Sciences Career & Networking Fair: 

  • Charge no fees to the candidate.
  • Provide a position description for valid openings.
  • Commit to applicant privacy. Organizations should only share candidate information with clients when a specific job description is shared with the student/alumni fair attendee.
  • Comply with all federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws (Title VI and IX, and ADA). 
  • We have the right to limit the number of recruiters in this area or eliminate their attendance without prior notice. Health Sciences Career & Networking Fair has a primary purpose of assisting students in connecting with direct employers.

Duplicate Organization Policy
Employers with the same umbrella organization (such as a headquarter office and a branch location) must register as two separate companies since they will receive two separate guidebook entries.

Payment Policy and Deadline
All fees must be paid in full by the registration deadline (excluding government and military employers). Failure to submit full payment will result in forfeiture of registration and the space will be given to another organization.

Refund Policy
To receive a full refund, the organization must notify Kim Matteson, mattesonkimberly@sau.edu 10 days prior to the event. If notification is received after, the organization will NOT receive a refund. We hold that organizations benefit from Health Sciences Career & Networking Fair and its promotion even if the organization is unable to attend because:

  • Organizations receive exposure through web advertising.
  • Organizations receive exposure through the guidebook. 
  • Organizations receive exposure through career fair promotions at two institutions.
  • Revenue from the fair helps to support SAU's Health Careers Adventure Camp

Inclement Weather Policy
We will decide whether to cancel Health Sciences Career & Networking Fair due to inclement weather. Good faith efforts will be made to communicate event cancellation to relevant constituents via e-mail messages and phone calls. We advise all employers to make their own judgment if weather conditions pose an issue or concern.

Participation Requirement
To ensure students are able to take advantage of the opportunities at the fair no matter what time they arrive, please ensure you have a representative at your booth throughout the full duration of the event.

Space Limitations
Each organization will receive a 6x10 foot space. Please limit any floor displays to 6x8 foot dimensions. Display space will be strictly enforced. If the display exceeds the allotted area and infringes on neighboring booths or fire exits, they will be asked to remove the portions of the display which exceed the space.

Confidentiality Statement
Employment professionals will maintain the confidentiality of student information, regardless of the source, including personal knowledge, written records/reports, and computer databases. There will be no disclosure of student information to another organization without the prior written consent of the student, unless necessitated by health and/or safety considerations.

Disclaimer
We require all employers who attend Health Sciences Career & Networking Fair to follow the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) practices as well as NACE Professional Standards in the recruiting process. There shall be no discrimination against any qualified person on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, political or personal favoritism, marital status, sexual orientation or disabling condition. By registering your company or organization with us, you agree to accept and comply with the policies and procedures of Health Sciences Career & Networking Fair regarding employer recruiting activities. We reserve the right to refuse service to any company or organization whose business we believe is of a nature that is not appropriate for our students and alumni, nor consistent with the mission of both institutions. If we determine that an employer has practiced recruiting techniques that are inconsistent with the requirements set forth in this policy, the employer will not be allowed to attend Health Sciences Career & Networking Fair, or will be asked to leave if already present. All decisions concerning registration of companies and organizations are made in our sole discretion.

Updated December 2018

Contact


Career Center
Rogalski Center, 2nd floor
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803
563-333-6339
CareerCenter@sau.edu

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