The five institutions that collaboratively present the Southwest Ohio/Northern Kentucky Education Career Fair look forward to your participation in this event on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM in the Cintas Center at Xavier University.  Traditionally this Fair attracts 400-500 candidates from the College of Mount St. Joseph, Northern Kentucky University, University of Cincinnati, Wilmington College, and Xavier University, making this event a prime opportunity to share information about anticipated openings, gather resumes, and screen a number of qualified candidates from five colleges/universities in one day.  Logistics for the fair are listed below.


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Please check in between 8:00 and 9:00 AM at the Employer Check-In Table located just inside the east entrance of the Cintas Center which is the main entrance to the Schiff Family Conference and Banquet Center.  Due to the popularity of this event, employers are encouraged to maximize the afternoon interviewing session by bringing additional recruiters to interview multiple candidates during each interview slot.  If you have not provided all the names of those representing your school at the event, or would like to add representatives in order to fully maximize the afternoon interviewing session, please send them to Julie Ridge as soon as possible at  This will allow for a more convenient check-in for your organization.

If you need assistance with your display materials, there will be a student host available from 8:00 - 9:00 AM to assist you with moving these items to your booth.


A continental breakfast will be available for recruiters until 9:30 AM in the Employer Lounge.


Lunch will be available for recruiters between 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM and may be enjoyed in the Employer Lounge during the scheduled lunch break or at your booth.  Two complimentary lunches are included with each registration package.  Additional lunches may be purchased in advance for $20 each by contacting Julie Ridge at  Your employer name tag will serve as your lunch ticket for this event, so please be sure to wear it when visiting the Employer Lounge.

A sign with your organization's name will be posted at your assigned booth.  Your booth includes a 6' table with table cloth and chairs for recruiters and candidates to use for the interview session.  If you have ordered electricity access, we will have that prepared for you at your booth.  Wireless internet access is offered to all employers at no charge.  

The networking session will allow recruiters the opportunity to speak with candidates about your openings and schedule afternoon interviews on your Employer Interview Schedule (provided in your packet upon arrival - one per recruiter.)  The Employer Interview Schedule is set up for 20 minute interviews, however recruiters and candidates may agree upon interviews of varying lengths.

Interviews will take place at your booth.  Candidates will come to your booth at the time of his/her scheduled interview.  (There is no need to retrieve individuals from the Candidate Waiting Areas.)  Event staff members will clearly display "2 Minutes Remaining" signs to inform interviewers of the time remaining before the next scheduled interview.  Candidates have been instructed to wait patiently at your booth should an interview be finishing up.  If you find that you are running behind schedule, please take a moment to reschedule with the waiting candidate to prevent him/her from missing a later interview.

You may ship your items to arrive no earlier than Monday, March 19, 2018.  Please do not ship materials more than 72 hours prior to the fair.  This will ensure safe storage of your pre-shipped items.  To ship items in advance, the shipping address is:

Xavier University
Cintas Center Loading Dock
1624 Herald Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45207-7510
Attn:  Education Career Fair 03-22-18

To ship your materials after the fair, there is a FedEx drop-box just outside the east Cintas Center (Schiff Family Conference and Banquet Center) doors.  Pick up occurs at 6:00 PM Monday-Friday.  You will need an account number to pay for the shipment.  The conference center suggests printing and bringing with you pre-paid labels for your convenience.  If you need to use UPS, you must call UPS directly to arrange for a pick up.  They will need your account number and measurement of the boxes that you will be shipping.  The conference center is not responsible for shipping packages.

Organizations paying by check:  Please plan to send full payment of the career fair registration fee on or before May 17, 2018 to avoid a late payment penalty.  Please send checks to:

Xavier University
Career Development Office
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207-1161

Cancellations must be received by ....................... to receive a refund.  To cancel, please contact Andrea Mersmann at 

Please park in the east Cintas Center parking lot labeled C-2.  Parking is free and no parking pass is required on this date.

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We have marketed the Southwest Ohio/Northern Kentucky Education Career Fair extensively to students and alumni of all five sponsoring institutions and are excited to offer this collaborative fair to connect you with a large number of teaching and counseling candidates in one event.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Andrea Mersmann at (513) 745-4928 or  Please note:  The Career Development Office will be closed on the day of the event. 

To schedule on-campus interviews or post openings following the fair with the participating colleges/universities, please contact:

College of Mount St. Joseph
Northern Kentucky University:  (859) 572-5900 or
University of Cincinnati:  (513) 556-0313 or
Wilmington College:  (937) 382-6661 ext. 274 
Xavier University:  (513) 745-3140 or 

The Southwest Ohio/Northern Kentucky Education Career Fair is a collaborative event presented by the College of Mount St. Joseph, Northern Kentucky University, University of Cincinnati, Wilmington College, and Xavier University.