Career Fair 2016



  • Students have the opportunity to closely interact with employers by helping them to their booth and assisting them with setup. 
  • Volunteering shows employers that you give your time to help others, which makes an excellent first impression with recruiters, and is a great opportunity to practice speaking with HR professionals about yourself in a career fair setting. 
  • Volunteers are provided lunch and can receive service hours for another organization, a class, Lee Honors College, etc. 
  • If your registered student organization (RSO) or team is interested in providing multiple volunteers, your RSO or team can have its logo on display at the Career Fair. 
  • Questions? Contact the Employer Relations Team at or (269) 387-2745. 


Thank you for your support to sponsor Career Fair 2016


Employer Information

Overview for Employers:  
Western Michigan University's Career and Student Employment Services welcomes you to participate in our 38th annual Career Fair, on Thursday, February 11, 2016. The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Bernhard Center on WMU’s west campus. 

Description for Employers:  
The Career Fair will be held in two ballrooms.  Employer registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Employers will first be given table assignments in the east ballroom until capacity is reached.  After the east ballroom is full, employers will be placed in the west ballroom.  At check in, students will be notified that employers are in two ballrooms and directed to attend both locations by WMU ambassadors.

Fair Agenda

  • Shuttles from parking lots #10 and #102:  8 to 10 a.m.

Parking Map

  • Lot 102 is located at the intersection of Stadium Drive and Oliver Street. Lot 10 is located behind Waldo Stadium. Both lots are numbered and are highlighted in hot pink. 

GPS coordinates for Lot 10 are 42.283948, -85.600866

GPS coordinates for Lot 102 are 42.283410, -85.605147

  • Arrive and unload materials: 8 to 9:30 a.m. 
  • Continental breakfast in the Faculty Lounge: 8:30 to 10 a.m. 
  • Students begin circulating: 10 a.m.
  • Lunch served (fair continues): 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • Fair concludes: 3 p.m. 
  • Shuttles to parking lots #10 and #102: 3 to 4 p.m. 

Booth Option Packages


  • One 6' covered table
  • Two recruiters (maximum of four per table.  Each additional recruiter $35)
  • Parking and shuttle service
  • Continental breakfast
  • Hot buffet luncheon and employer networking
  • Inclusion in all promotional materials

Registration 12/1/15 until fair registration closes - $650


  • Upgraded east ballroom location with two 6' covered tables
  • Up to eight recruiters
  • Parking and shuttle service
  • Continental breakfast
  • Hot buffet luncheon and employer networking
  • Inclusion in all promotional materials

Cost: $950

Career Fair lobby location, two representatives, one half of a 6' covered table and two chairs, continental breakfast and lunch, parking, assistance with loading/unloading of items, and inclusion in fair promotional materials.  Tables are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis and are limited.  No cost.

Step 1:  Registration is received through BroncoJOBS/Handshake.  Our career services staff will review it for accuracy.
Step 2:  After review, an invoice will be sent through BroncoJOBS/Handshake with the fair fee total due and a link to TouchNet with credit card processing payment instructions.  
Step 3:  Once payment is received, our career services staff will process it.  After processing, a receipt from TouchNet and confirmation from BroncoJOBS/Handshake will be sent to the registrant.  
Note:  Employers are not considered registered for Career Fair 2016 until payment is received by Career and Student Employment Services.

CANCELLATIONS:  Employers needing to cancel their registration must notify Career and Student Employment Services in writing at on or before January 25, 2016.  Refund amounts are given at the discretion of Career and Student Employment Services. 

Next Day Interviewing Event

Optional on-campus interviews will be held on Friday, February 12, 2016, at Bernhard Center

  • One 6’ covered table
  • Up to three recruiters per table
  • Continental breakfast and café lunch
  • Parking and check in greeter at event
  • Career and Student Employment Services will provide a schedule to be completed by recruiters during The Career Fair on Thursday.

Cost:  $150 per table

Employer Registration

List of Registered Employers


Contact Employer Relations at:

(269) 387-2745

*Note: Effective September 1, 2014, the use of tobacco products is only permitted in enclosed personal vehicles. The use of tobacco products is not permitted indoors or outdoors on any University property. 

Package Shipping, Hotels, Transportation and Restaurants

Package Delivery Services

Employers are welcome to send packages containing job fair materials to WMU prior to the Career Fair. Materials must be sent via FedEx and UPS only, and employers are responsible for shipping costs. WMU Logistical Services will ensure that your materials are at the Bernhard Center when you arrive the morning of February 11. 

Send packages to:
Western Michigan University
c/o Career Fair 2016
Attn:  Buffy Nespodzany
1201 Oliver Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5347

  • FedEx and UPS are the ONLY vendors that can be used for shipping to WMU.
  • Ship on time!  Contact your carrier and arrange for delivery to WMU based on your city/state to ensure packages arrive at WMU between February 5-9.
  • Record the tracking number for packages shipped to WMU and have it handy on the day of the fair. 
  • Return labels MUST BE PRINTED by the employer and attached to outgoing packages for shipment. Packages cannot be sent without the return label.
  • WMU Logistical Services will gather the return packages after Career Fair (no later than 3:45 p.m., Bernhard Center ballroom lobby), and packages will be sent out Friday, February 12

Questions regarding WMU Logistical Services and delivery of packages should be directed to:

Mr. Marcel Sirois
(269) 387-8811
Mr. Dave Micele
(269) 387-8817

Hotel Accommodations

Baymont Inn*, 2203 S. 11th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 372-7999
Best Western Plus Kalamazoo Suites*, 2575 S. 11th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 350-5522
Country Inn and Suites*, 1912 E. Kilgore Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49002, (269) 382-2303
Fairfield Inn West*, 6420 Cracker Barrel Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 353-6400
Hampton Inn & Suites**, 5059 S. 9th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 372-1010
Holiday Inn-West*, 2747 S. 11th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 375-6000
Radisson Plaza Hotel**, 100 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, (269) 343-3333
*For discount, please ask for the Western Michigan University rate.
**For discount, please ask for the Western Friends & Family rate.

Ground Transportation

Checker Cab, (269) 345-0177
Metro Transit Bus, (269) 337-8222

Airline Reservations

American Airlines, (800) 433-7300
Delta, (800) 221-1212
Continental, (800) 523-3273
Midwest, (800) 452-2022
Northwest, (800) 221-1212
U.S. Air, (800) 428-4322
Visit the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport website for flight information.


Applebee's, (269) 382-4448
Bilbo's Pizza, (269) 382-5544
The Union, (269) 384-6756
Burdick's Bar & Grill, (269) 226-3192
Food Dance Café, (269) 382-1888
Gallagher's Eatery & Pub, (269) 372-7177
Martell's, (269) 375-2105
Olde Peninsula, (269) 343-2739
Outback Steakhouse, (269) 342-4329
T.G.I. Friday's, (269) 349-6010
University Roadhouse, (269) 345-7990
Webster's Fine Dining, (269) 343-4444