Government and Nonprofit Fair 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

1 to 4 p.m.
Bernhard Center East ballroom (GPS address: 1922 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo 49008)

Please note: Government and Nonprofit Fair 2017 is at capacity; no more employer booths are available. If you would like your organization added to the waiting list, please contact the employer engagement team at (269) 387-2745 or career-fair@wmich.edu.

information for students and job seekers

Employers: register for Government and Nonprofit Fair 2017

important information for employers

Questions regarding the Government and Nonprofit Fair 2017 should be directed to the employer engagement team: career-fair@wmich.edu | (269) 387-2745

Information for students and job seekers

WMU Career and Student Employment Services, WMU College of Arts and Sciences, and Kalamazoo College welcomes you to participate in the 3rd annual Government and Nonprofit Fair.

  • The Government and Nonprofit Fair will be held on Friday, February 10, 2017, in the Bernhard Center East ballroom, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Students from all majors and programs are encouraged to attend this event. Search for employers hiring from you area using BroncoJOBS and The Fairs App.
  • It is free and open to the public. All attendees must check in upon entering the event. WMU students may swipe into the fair using their Bronco Card. 
  • Job seekers should dress in appropriate professional attire and bring a sufficient supply of resumes to distribute to employers. 
  • Students should visit Career and Student Employment Services for assistance preparing for the event.  We help with:  employer research, resume critique, practice interview, 30-second commercial, how to dress, proper employer thank you and follow up, salary negotiation and more.

View list of registered employers and more information

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY  - we need hosts to make Government and Nonprofit Fair 2017 great!

  • Students have the opportunity to closely interact with employers by helping them to their booth and assisting with the set up
  • 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 industry professionals about yourself in a job fair setting
  • Volunteers are provided hearty appetizers 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 Government and Nonprofit Fair
  • Questions?  Contact the employer engagement team at career-fair@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2745
    VOLUNTEER FOR THE GOVERNMENT AND NONPROFIT FAIR 2017

 

Important Information for employers

Western Michigan University's Career and Student Employment Services and the College of Arts and Sciences will host the third annual Government and Nonprofit Fair on Friday, February 10, 2017, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Bernhard Center on WMU's west campus. (GPS address: 1922 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo 49008)

Overview and important deadlines | Agenda and parking | Registration package | Cancellations and tobacco policies | Package shipping instructions | Hotels, transportation, and restaurants 

Overview

Government and nonprofit agencies will attend the fair to recruit WMU candidates for internship, part- and full-time positions. Organizations may not advertise volunteer positions in their registrations or at the fair.

Organization registration occurs before the event and is on a first-come, first-serve basis until capacity is reached and the fair is closed. 

Important deadlines: 

  • Registrations after January 1 must be paid the day of registration by credit card, or company checks need to be processed and sent via priority mail within two business days of registration date.
  • Employers needing to cancel their registration must notify Career and Student Employment Services in writing at career-fair@wmich.edu on or before Monday, January 9, at 5 p.m.  After this date, registrations are final and refunds are unavailable
  • Career and Student Employment Services makes every effort to collect fair payment from employers.  If payment is not received after two invoice attempts (via phone and email), our career office will send notice to the employer that due to non payment the reservation has been cancelled.  

Register for Government and Nonprofit Fair 2017

Questions about Government and Nonprofit Fair 2017 should be directed to the employer engagement team: career-fair@wmich.edu | (269) 387-2745

Agenda and parking information

AGENDA:

  • Arrival, unload materials and registration: 12:15 to 1 p.m.
  • Students begin circulating: 1 p.m.
  • Light snack and refreshments served (fair continues): 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Fair concludes: 4 p.m.

Parking information

  • Park in Lot 41 behind Sangren Hall (GPS coordinates: 42.2850, -85.6156)

PARKING MAP

Questions about Government and Nonprofit Fair 2017 should be directed to the employer engagement team: career-fair@wmich.edu | (269) 387-2745

Registration Package 

Government and Nonprofit Fair Booth Option Package:  
Cost $35 per organization  |  WMU Departments - no cost

  • One 6' covered table
  • Up to four representatives per table
  • Parking at WMU
  • Assistance with unloading/carrying fair materials to and from parking ramp
  • Inclusion in fair promotional materials
  • Hearty appetizers and refreshments during fair

Questions regarding Government and Nonprofit Fair 2017 should be directed to the employer engagement team: career-fair@wmich.edu | (269) 387-2745

Cancellation and tobacco policies

Cancellation policy:  Employers needing to cancel their registration must notify Career and Student Employment Services in writing at career-fair@wmich.edu on or before Monday, January 9, at 5 p.m.  After this date, registrations are final and refunds are unavailable

Tobacco policy: 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. 

Questions regarding Government and Nonprofit Fair should be directed to the employer engagement team: career-fair@wmich.edu | (269) 387-2745

Package shipping instructions

Employers are welcome to send packages containing job fair materials to WMU prior to the 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 on February 12. 

Send packages to:
Western Michigan University
c/o Government and Nonprofit Fair
Attn:  Amanda Jeppesen 
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 Government and Nonprofit Fair (no later than 3:45 p.m. on Friday, Bernhard Center ballroom lobby), and packages will be sent out Monday, February 15

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

Mr. Marcel Sirois
(269) 387-8811
marcel.sirois@wmich.edu
OR
Mr. Dave Micele
(269) 387-8817
david.micele@wmich.edu

Hotels, transportation, and restaurants

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.

Restaurants

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