Prairie View A&M University Career Fair

Fall Career Fair Date: September 12, 2019

Career Fair BoothsOur Career Fair is an excellent way of getting qualified candidates for your business or organization. We have two fairs a year, one in the fall (September), and one in the spring (February).  Our University-wide career fair is open to all majors and classifications.

Our staff is here to serve and help you find the most qualified Prairie View A&M University student or alumni for your organization.

For Questions About the Career Fair, Contact:

Shadia Washington
sfwashington@pvamu.edu
(936) 261-3576 or (936) 261-3570

Schedule of Activities

Wednesday, September 11
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.             • Career Readiness Training*                                 

– Resume Review, Career Counseling, Mock Interviews

(Career Services, Evans Hall)

Thursday, September 12

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.             • Check-in for employers/Continental Breakfast/Booth

Set-up

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.           • All Majors Career Fair (Student

    Recreation Center)

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.           •Employer Lunch*

 

Friday, September 13

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.             • Career Fair Interviews (On Campus)**

* Please Note: Lunch is available on campus in the Memorial Student Center cafeteria, 1876 Bistro or any local area restaurants. Should you wish to take a student to lunch or dinner off campus, please notify Career Services.  It is our goal to help make your recruiting experience at Prairie View A&M University both productive & enjoyable. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation while recruiting at Prairie View A&M University.

Registration Information

COST:

  • Corporate $650
  • Government Agencies $375
  • Educational/Non-Profit $175
  • Cluster Members $0 (included in dues)

REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

  • Five (5) Representatives ($25/extra rep)
  • Continental Breakfast/Lunch
  • Table-6ft
  • Parking

EXTRAS:

  • Oversize Booth $250

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

Open till booth spaces are filled. Date: TBD (for booklet registration)


TO REGISTER FOR THE CAREER FAIR, PLEASE VISIT THIS LINK

Link: https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/9978/employer_preview

Shipping Display/Materials

Employers may ship display units and materials to be pre-positioned in the organization’s assigned booth. Ensure packages are clearly labeled CAREER FAIR with employers name for proper delivery. Career Services is not responsible for missing packages if employer does not follow the above instructions.

You may ship materials to:

PVAMU-Career Services
ATTN: Career Fair
100 University Drive/Ann Preston Street
Prairie View, TX 77446

936-261-3570

You may ship from:

Student Recreation Center
155 L.W. Minor Street
Prairie View, TX 77446

Hotel Accommodations

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

31380 FM 2920                          (936) 372-3700
Waller, TX 77484                      5 miles to PV

Holiday Inn  Express Houston NW

21410 Fairfield Pl                    (281) 373-0067
Cypress, Texas 77433             18 miles to PV

LaQuinta Inn & Suites Houston Cypress

27130 Hwy 290                        (281) 304-2711
Cypress, TX 77429                   19 miles to PV

Residence Inn Marriott

10456 Huffmeister Road        (281) 295-1777
Houston, Texas 77065            25 miles to PV

Hilton Garden Inn Northwest

14919 Northwest Fwy            (713)896-6700
Houston, TX 77040                  30 miles to PV

Best Western-Inn of Brenham

1503 Hwy. 290 E.                    (979)251-7791
Brenham, TX 77833                25 miles to PV

Virtual Tour

Print the Campus Map (pdf file)

Directions to Prairie View A&M University

From Bush International Airport:

Take Sam Houston Tollway west to Highway 290 West. Travel Highway 290 West to Prairie View. Exit Prairie View A&M University (FM 1098). At the light, turn right on to University Blvd. Continue straight just past the, turn at the first immediate left on T. R. Solomon Street. At stop sign, turn right on O. J. Thomas Street. Parking will be available in Lot 6 and on the south side of the William J. Nicks Field House.

From Hobby Airport:

Take Interstate 45 (IH-45) through downtown, continue on IH-45 exit Interstate 10 (IH-10) toward San Antonio. Exit Loop 610  to Highway 290 West. Travel Highway 290 West to Prairie View A&M University. Exit Prairie View A&M University (FM 1098). At the light, turn right on to University Blvd. Continue straight just past the flagpoles and, turn at the first immediate left on T. R. Solomon Street. At stop sign, turn right on O. J. Thomas Street. Parking will be available in Lot 6 and on the south side of the William J. Nicks Field House.

Parking

A parking permit must be purchased for $2.00 during hours of operation from the Thomas Gray Information Center, located at the entrance of the campus on University Drive (to your right). Or purchase one ahead of time online by clicking parking pass.

A parking permit must be purchased to park on campus during operating hours

Sponsorships are optional and are used to help offset the cost of hosting the Career Fair activities as well as branding opportunities for your organization.

There are several levels of sponsorship available:

Platinum ($5,000)                      

  • One free oversize booth at the Career Fair in a prime location
  • Full Page Ad (color)
  • Recognition on Career Services website

Gold ($4,000)

  • One free booth at the Career Fair
  • Half Page Ad (color)
  • Recognition on Career Services Website

Silver ($3,000)                      

  • One free booth at the Career Fair
  • Quarter Page Ad (color)

Recognition on Career Services’ Website

Career Fair Employer List

Please click the link below to access a list of employers who will be recruiting at the Fall 2019 Career Fair on Thursday, September 12, 2019.  This list also includes:

  • The type of position (internship, co-op, or full-time) to be filled
  • Desired majors
  • Required degree levels
  • Employer “Next Day Interviews”

(Link coming soon)!

On Campus Recruiting

Job Postings

An employer is welcome to post job announcements with Career Services for students to apply. We have an email database in which postings are emailed to students and posted through our office. Resume books are also available by request for employers to view. Please contact the Career Services Center for more information or submit a request through PantherLINK or submit an on campus recruiting request .

Information Sessions

An information session is the best way to introduce your organization. Prospective employers are welcome to have information sessions the evening before their interviews. To arrange an information session, you may contact our office to reserve a room. The university requires a 15 day notice for reservation of classrooms, but we will do our best to accommodate your request if you need assistance. Refreshments may be ordered through our on campus catering Sodexho at http://www.pvamdining.com/catering/index.html

On-Campus Interviewing

We offer  our services of interview scheduling and job posting for free. You may utilize our online system PantherLINK or submit an online request. Career Services at Prairie View A&M University, is available to assist with collecting resumes for you to review and schedule interviews.

Handshake registration:

If you have an existing account,  add Prairie View A&M University to your list of schools.

If you are not on Handshake, please use the following link to register: (Click here)

For on-campus interviewing/room reservation/resume drop:

  1. After logging in, click on OCR (On campus recruiting)
  2. Under schedule tab click request a schedule
  3. Click on position tab and attach position for students to view

For job posting only:

  1. After logging in, click on Jobs
  2. Under Single School postings click on Add New
  3. Complete form and click submit

Online Request:

If you elect to not register online, you are welcome to submit an on campus recruiting request

During your visit, telephone, Wi-Fi and copy machine are available for your convenience at no charge. Career Services request employers to fill out a student evaluation form to complete and return after your last interview.

It is very important to provide Career Services with copies of any of your correspondences with Prairie View A&M University students regarding plant/ office visits/interviews, rejections/acceptance, and job offers you extend. We appreciate a dollar figure on offers made as our office participates in the College Placement Council Salary Survey. All information will be kept confidential.