Agriculture and Agribusiness Career Expo Frequently Asked Questions From Employers

  • What is the Agriculture & Agribusiness Career Expo, and what students attend?
  • When and how do I receive information about the Agriculture & Agribusiness Career Expo?
  • How do I register for the Agriculture & Agribusiness Career Expo?
  • What is the registration fee and what does it include?
  • How can I pay for the registration fee?
  • What is the cancellation/refund policy?
  • What are the advertising options?
  • What colleges and majors does NDSU offer?
  • Where do I ship displays and materials for the Agriculture & Agribusiness Career Expo?
  • What are the lodging options in Fargo?
  • Where can I unload my vehicle for the Agriculture & Agribusiness Career Expo?
  • Who should I contact to set up interviews after the Agriculture & Agribusiness Career Expo?
  • Who can I contact for help?

What is the Agriculture & Agribusiness Career Expo and which students attend?

The Agriculture & Agribusiness Career Expo is an annual event attended by undergraduate and graduate students in agriculture-related majors. NDSU alumni are welcome to attend as well. The Agriculture & Agribusiness Career Expo provides an excellent opportunity to connect with students to discuss or interview for current and/or future career-related employment and co-op/internship opportunities. Last year, 86 employers and 482 students attended this event.

NDSU alumni are invited to attend this event and we also invite students from several area four-year universities. The Fair is not open to the general public.

**NOTE: This event is only for bona fide employers looking to fill internships and full-time positions that require or prefer at least a four-year degree. Anyone wanting to participate for the sole purpose of promoting anything except jobs may not attend. ***Third Party Recruiters may not attend this event.***

When and how do I receive information about the Career Expo?

You will automatically receive registration information by email for the Agriculture & Agribusiness Career Expo if you are registered with the NDSU Career Center and have recruited for Ag-related majors. If you are not sure if you are registered, please contact Karen Jevning at karen.jevning@ndsu.edu.

How do I register for the Career Expo?

Registration for the Agriculture & Agribusiness Career Expo will begin in early May.

*Early Bird Pricing: If you register by August 15, the registration fee is $350. The fee after August 15 is $450.

Registration deadline is 5 p.m. (central time), September 12, 2017.

If wanting to register after the deadline, email karen.jevning@ndsu.edu to be placed on a waiting list. Please note the late registration fee is $550. No exceptions.

NOTE: This event is only for bona fide employers recruiting college interns and graduates. Anyone wanting to participate for the sole purpose of promoting anything but jobs may not attend. *Third Party Recruiters may not attend this event.*

What is the registration fee, and what does it include?

Registration fee for the Agriculture & Agribusiness Career Expo:

  • $350 early-bird registration fee through August 15
  • $450 registration fee through September 12
  • $550 late registration fee after September 12 (if space is available)

If also attending the Engineering & Tech Expo the following day:

  • $550 early-bird registration fee through August 15
  • $650 registration fee through September 12
  • $750 late registration fee after September 12 (if space is available)

Registration includes:

  • 10×10 booth space and one eight-foot table (booth must be manned at all times)
  • registration for up to two representatives ($10 for each additional rep)
  • 2 chairs
  • tablecloth (limited supply available – first come/first serve)
  • electrical power
  • wireless internet access
  • lunch/refreshments

The registration fee must be paid by September 26 to ensure your spot at the expo.

How can I pay for the registration fee?

The registration fee may be paid by check or credit card and must be received by September 26 to reserve your booth space.

Checks should be made payable to NDSU Career Center and mailed to:

NDSU Career Center
Attn: Agriculture & Agribusiness Career Expo
306 Ceres Hall
NDSU Dept 2802
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Discover credit cards can be used to pay the registration fee.
Agriculture & Agribusiness Career Expo Credit Card Payment Form 

SPECIAL NOTE: If the registration fee has not been paid in full by the start of the event, the company representative checking-in will be required to pay by credit card.

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

Agriculture & Agribusiness Career Expo: Cancellation notification is appreciated so we may inform students. Refund of the registration fee (MINUS a $50 administrative fee) will be given for cancellations received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. There is no refund of the registration fee for cancellations after September 12, 2017.

What are the advertising options?

  • Featured Sponsor – only 10 available ($1,000): Priority booth placement at event & on mobile app, logo displayed at the event, on our website, in CAREERlink and included in the campus newspaper ad
  • Electronic + Newspaper Ad ($250): Logo displayed on our website, in CAREERlink and included in the campus newspaper ad
  • Newspaper Ad ($100): Logo will be included in the campus newspaper ad

The deadline for purchasing an ad is Tuesday, September 12 at 5 p.m.

If interested, select this option during registration and send us your logo with the following specs:

  • A print quality jpg, gif, or eps graphic file
  • Resolution should be 256 pixels x 250 pixels and 200 dpi

Email to karen.jevning@ndsu.edu by September 12.

What colleges and majors does NDSU offer?

NDSU houses 7 distinct colleges with a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs.

Where do I ship displays and materials for the Career Expo?

There will be a $25 fee (payable to The UPS Store) for delivery of display/materials to the Fargodome.

REQUIRED:

  • Contact Jeff, The UPS Store at 701-235-9505 to arrange payment and receive shipping address. The Career Center will coordinate the delivery of items to the Fargodome.
  • UNPAID SHIPMENTS WILL BE REFUSED by the UPS Store and not be delivered to the event.
  • Displays may be shipped up to one week in advance of the event to the UPS Store.

NOTE:  Any items shipped to the NDSU Career Center and/or the Fargodome will be REFUSED

What are the lodging options in Fargo?

Hotels near NDSU:

Candlewood Suites
1831 NDSU Research Park Drive
Fargo, ND 58102
(701) 235-8200
*Ask for NDSU rate.

Homewood Suites
2021 16th Street North
Fargo, ND 58102
(701) 235-3150

You can view a listing of hotel/motel options on the following website: Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau

Where can I unload my vehicle for the Career Expo?

  • Unloading and parking will take place at the NORTH end of the Fargodome
  • You may drive your vehicle into the loading dock entrance and drive down on the Fargodome floor
  • Students will be available to assist in the unloading/loading process
  • Parking is FREE; no permit required

Who should I contact to set up interviews after the Career Expo?

  • Interviews for the Agriculture & Agribusiness Career Expo will be conducted on the upper level of the Fargodome on Wednesday, September 27.
  • To reserve interview table(s), contact Bridget Kessler, Employer Relations, at 701.231.7111 or e-mail bridget.kessler@ndsu.edu.  Indicate your interviewing preferences on the registration form.

Who can I contact for help?

If you need additional information or have a special request, please contact:
Karen Jevning
701-231-8464
karen.jevning@ndsu.edu