Career Fairs

Students in the Walton College of Business should attend the Business Career Fair to connect with employers hiring for full-time, part-time, co-op, and internship opportunities. Attending the fair speeds up the interview and hiring process as many companies interview on campus the day after the fair! Business Casual Attire REQUIRED to attend. Please visit the Walton Career Closet in WJWH 418 or contact Walton Career Connections to obtain free business casual attire.

Fall Business Career Fair

  • Date: September 10th
  • Time: 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-3:00pm.

The fair will close from noon-1:00pm for lunch, no employers will be available at this time and students will not be allowed to enter!

If you need an accommodation to participate in this career fair, please contact Walton Career Connections at 479-575-6100 or email

Common Student Questions

All U of A students and alumni are invited to attend the Business Career Fair.

Students may catch a shuttle to and from the career fair at Harmon Parking Garage starting at  8:30am for all students. The last pickup from Harmon to Bud Walton before the lunch break will be 11:30am. The fair will close from noon-1:00pm for lunch. The shuttle will resume pickup after the lunch break at Harmon starting at 12:45pm. The last shuttle from Harmon to the fair leaves at 2:30pm with the last return from Bud Walton to Harmon being 3:30pm.

Business casual dress at a minimum is highly recommended. If you need assistance with business casual attire, please visit the Career Connections office or the Walton Career Closet when it is open in WJWH 418.

Bring your U of A student ID and have it ready at the door for check-in. Bring plenty of copies of your résumé to give to recruiters. If you need to update your résumé please attend Résumé Rescue, utilize VMock, or make a career coaching appointment. We will have a backpack check for any items you may need to bring with you if you are headed to class before or after the fair. 

Additional campus career fairs are hosted by the University Career Development Center.

Please be sure to download the Handshake App prior to the event. You will be able to check-in with employers at the event through a QR code. Your check-in allows:

  1. Our connections team to know which companies students are interested in
  2. Gives employers a curated list of students who visited their booth
  3. Gives students a list of companies to follow-up with or connect with more throughout the school year

Career Fair Preparation Tips for Students

Make the most of your career fair by being prepared! Read this checklist and make a plan. For help with your plan make an appointment with a career coach or attend the career fair pre-party which happens prior to the fair.

Before heading to the career fair be sure to update your résumé. You can review your résumé in VMock and visit with Walton Career Connections at résumé review workshops. Attend Résumé Rescue prior to the fair to have your résumé reviewed by industry professionals. Bring 10-20 copies of your résumé to the fair to ensure you have enough.

Browse the list of companies attending the fair on Handshake and highlight your top five to ten. Research each company’s website or social media to find a few things that interest you about the company or the position.

Other factors to consider include: Does their work interest you? Are they in a state of growth? Do they offer training and professional development opportunities?

Prepare a 30-second elevator pitch to introduce yourself to recruiters. Your pitch should include the following information: your name, what you do (your major, most impressive skills and accomplishments), and what your career interests are (Are you seeking an internship or a full-time position? When?). Practice saying it out loud until it flows easily and confidently.

If you would like more pitch practice or feedback on your elevator pitch prior to the career fair, attend the Pitched Perfect event, information can be found on Handshake.

Dress professionally as if you were going to a real job interview. Business casual at a minimum is strongly encouraged to attend the career fair. If you need any business casual clothing please come visit the Walton Career Closet or the Career Connections office prior to the event.

When you’ve done your company research you can formulate questions to ask each company. After a quick introduction, ask a question based on your research, such as “I’d like to learn more about the project areas for the marketing internship.”

For many recruiters, the follow-up is the most important part. Email your top leads within one week, picking up where the discussion left off. Don’t be discouraged if they ask you to apply online – most companies require it. Just apply and thank the recruiter, letting them know you applied.

Business Career Fair Employer Information

Location: Bud Walton Arena

Check-In: At the South Entrance of Bud Walton Arena from 7AM – 8:30AM

Fair: The Business Career Fair runs from 9AM-3PM with a one-hour lunch break from 12PM-1PM. Students will not be admitted during the lunch break and lunch is provided.

Shuttle: The shuttle bus runs continuously from Lot 99 to Bud Walton Arena South Entrance from 6:30AM-4:00PM. Shuttles will pick up from the southwest corner of Lot 99. (DO NOT get on a Razorback Transit bus.)

Standard Registration includes a 6-foot table, up to four chairs, lunch for up to four representatives, free parking w/ shuttle to and from the fair, and breakfast and afternoon refreshments.

Booth Cost

  • The standard registration is $750 ($300 for government and non-profits)
  • An additional table is $750 ($300 for government and non-profits)
  • Additional representatives are $25 each
  • Walton Career Connections Sponsor registration is included in sponsorship, you still need to register.

Students will have the opportunity to check-in at each employer booth by scanning a QR code. The QR code will be displayed at the booth when you arrive to the fair. Please leave this displayed throughout the fair and encourage students to check-in when they connect with you. This check-in does three things:

  1. Provides employers with a list of all students who stopped by the booth in an email post-fair. 
  2. Provides students with a list of all employers they checked-in at and encourages them to follow-up with those employers.
  3. Provides Walton Career Connections with data on popular employers for future events and connection opportunities.

Be sure you choose the correct form of payment when you register for the fair. It is preferred you pay by credit card.

There will be instructions listed on your Handshake invoice for payment.

Payment is due in full two weeks prior to the fair.

If you have not paid your previous career fair bill, your registration will not be approved and you will be placed on the waitlist until all previous bills are paid.

Employer parking is located in Lot 99.

In your Apple App Maps it will show up as Lot 99, in Google Maps it shows as UARK Remote Parking Lot 99. On this map it is the orange lot located in the lower left corner.

A shuttle will pick up in the southwest corner of Lot 99 transporting you and any materials to Bud Walton Arena. (Do not get on a Razorback Transit bus.)

Walton Career Connections is not responsible for parking violation expenses or vehicular damage.

Shipping Instructions

Ship items to the address below with an arrival date no later than two business days prior to the fair.

Walton College Career Connections
191 N Harmon Ave. WJWH 226
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(Please note we can only accept standard FedEx/UPS box deliveries. NO pallet deliveries.)

Return Shipping Instructions

The recommended return shipping method is FedEx. Packages with other shipping designations could be delayed up to 5 business days.

  1. Must have PREPAID shipping labels with each item you want shipped back to you.
  2. Repackage your return items and affix a PREPAID shipping label to each of your items.
  3. Place labeled packages ready for shipping at the west entrance.

Companies that do not ship large items before the event may drop them off at the South Entrance of Bud Walton Arena. A volunteer will be waiting to take the items to your table.

Drop off is located at Parking Lot 60. See map below or University Map

1270 W Nolan Richardson Dr. Fayetteville, AR 72701

Many employers choose to interview students the day after the fair. Due to limited spaces, we use a combination of private and pipe & drape spaces. Interview spaces are reserved on a first-come first-served basis. A complimentary lunch will be provided to all interviewers. Spaces are $100/space and companies can reserve up to 2 spaces. Career Connections sponsors can receive up to two complimentary interview spaces if requested.

  1. Space Reservation should requested with Business Career Fair Registration.
  2. Space Reservation Limit – 2 interview spaces.
  3. Space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis for non-Walton Career Connections sponsors.
  4. Reservation cancellation or no show-space reservations may be cancelled in writing via email before career fair registration due date for each career fair without penalty.
  5. No refunds will be made if cancelled beyond the career fair registration due date.