Where and when is the Internship & Career Fair held?
The 2019 Internship Fair will take place on two dates — Friday, April 12 and Friday, April 19 — at the GSE&IS Building, which is located on the north end of the UCLA Campus. We’re one block south of Sunset Boulevard, at the intersection of Royce Dr. and Young Dr.
The Fair will open to students at noon. Internship site representatives are welcome to arrive as early as 11:00 AM to set up their tables, have coffee and a donut or a bite of lunch, and network with colleagues from LA area internship sites. We have a soft ending time of 2:00 PM; most folks will be wrapping up their conversations and ready to go by 3:00 PM. If we are especially busy and you’re still talking with interested students, you are welcome to stay later.
Where will we be placed? How much space will we have?
Each site will be assigned to a table in either our large classroom (Room 111), small classroom (Room 121), or IS Lab — all located on the first floor of the GSE&IS Building. Most tables are 24 x 60″; the six tables in the IS Lab are 30 x 60″. You are welcome to bring standing banners, table covers, or other display materials to help your space stand out. Volunteers will be available to assist you with load-in of materials and breakdown of your space at the beginning and end of the day.
Is there wi-fi?
Yes! We have a robust campus-wide wireless network. Guest login information will be available at the door when you check in.
What about printing? Or photocopies?
We are happy to help make printouts or photocopies for you if needed. Just ask a student volunteer or IS staff member for assistance.
Is parking available?
Complimentary parking will be provided for sites participating in the Internship Fair. You’ll need to pick up a parking pass at one of the Parking & Information kiosks located at major campus entrances (see map). Just let the attendants know you’re here for the IS Internship Fair!
If you have display materials you wish to drop off at the GSE&IS building before parking, you are welcome to use the loading zones at the front or rear entrances. Event volunteers will be on hand, and we’ll be happy to assist with load-in and load-out during the event as needed.
What should I wear?
We will be recommending business casual attire for students who are attending the Internship Fair. You should feel free to wear what you would for an ordinary work day — or dress up a bit, if you prefer.
Expectations for “professional appearance” vary from workplace to workplace, and they can often be hard to pick up on as a new colleague! We encourage you to discuss dress codes or other norms with prospective applicants–especially if your internship opportunities involve attending meetings with higher-ups, working with clients/visitors, or other public-facing roles in which they might be more visible than, say, processing archival collections in a storage area.
Do I need to bring anything?
Bring business cards, if you have them! This will make it easier for prospective interns to follow up with you after the Fair. Each internship site will have an assigned table with two seats for site representatives, so there will be room for handouts or informational materials as well.
You’re welcome to hand out promotional swag if you like, too. If you bring more materials than you can easily carry from the parking area, there will be volunteers working the day of the Fair who can assist you.
Passover begins on April 19. How can I participate in the Internship Fair if I’m observing the holiday?
Gut yontiv! The Fair will be ending in the early afternoon, which should enable participation by those who will be observing the start of Passover at sundown. If you can’t attend the Fair in person on either of the scheduled dates this year, we’ll be happy to include your contact information and a description of your available internship(s) in the Internship Fair listings. Just complete the Internship Fair registration form; you can also email us with flyers or any materials you’d like us to have available for prospective applicants on the days of the Fair.