Fair FAQ

I can't attend a fair but would still like to visit the campus, what are my options?

Information Sessions are available to organizations that are actively looking to recruit students. Panel and networking events are another great way to connect with students and new graduates on campus.

Can third-party recruiters and companies offering entrepreneurial opportunities participate in fairs?

In response to student expectations, priority placement is given to organizations engaged in direct hiring of students. Therefore, we cannot generally accommodate third-party recruiters at our fairs. At career fairs, booth space for employers offering entrepreneurial opportunities is limited and is granted on a first come-first served basis.

Are there fairs on the other two University of Toronto campuses?

Yes. Both St. George and Mississauga campuses offer fairs.

What if I need to cancel my attendance at the fair?

If, for any reason, you need to cancel your reservation for any fair please provide at least 2 business days notice; otherwise full payment will be required.

If, for any reason, you need to cancel your reservation for one of our free fairs, please provide at least 2 business days notice; otherwise a $25 cancellation fee will be required.

How can I make a payment for a fair?

Online by credit card on a secure site after registration has been approved.

What do I receive when I participate in a fair?

  • a promotional table with a tablecloth and 2 chairs
  • refreshments and a light lunch
  • up to 2 parking passes per organization for paid fairs
  • the opportunity to promote your organization and connect with amazing UTSC students and recent graduates
  • Please note: extension cords are not provided, so we ask that you please bring your own if you require one.

How do you market the fair?

We market our fairs through:

  • Our website, Facebook and Twitter
  • Targeted e-mails to student groups
  • Monthly AA&CC email newsletter
  • Intranet announcements
  • Online UTSC Event Calendar
  • LCD screens on campus
  • Bulletin board displays, posters and flyers
  • Banners
  • Classroom promotion and flyer distribution

Can I make photocopies of my materials if I run out?

There is no photocopier on site, so we strongly encourage exhibitors to bring plenty of materials.

What size display can I bring?

Due to space limitations we ask that your display be no wider than 5 feet. The registration form does have room to indicate the type/size of display you are bringing. This assists us in determining the best location for your booth.

What happens if there is inclement weather?

As long as the campus remains open, we will proceed with our event. Please check the UTSC website for the latest university bulletins.

Is Internet access available?

No, we do not have wireless access in this facility.

How many representatives can I bring?

In order for us to keep our fees low, we ask that you limit the number of representatives to two, unless specific permission is requested and granted. We do cap our parking pass allotment for paid events to a maximum of 2 per organization.

Can I book more than one table?

In order to accommodate as many different organizations as possible, we usually limit each organization to one table at a fair. If space is available, we may consider allowing groups to book two tables, but due to high demand for our fairs, this is not usually possible.

How can I advertise that I'm going to be on campus?

In addition to the promotion that we do, you can arrange advertising through the campus newspaper (The Underground - info@the-underground.ca) or radio station (Fusion Radio - info@fusionradio.ca).

Can I send materials ahead of time?

Yes. Please arrange for materials to be delivered to us at least 3 business days prior to the event. Please mark all boxes "ATTENTION: [insert event name]" and send to:
University of Toronto Scarborough
Academic Advising & Career Centre
1265 Military Trail
Scarborough, Ontario, M1C 1A4

Is booth space pre-assigned? Will I know where I will be located before attending?

Booth space is pre-assigned and you will learn of your location upon arrival at the venue. We do our best to move participants around from year to year, but please keep in mind that display size and requests for electrical supply or backdrops can influence where you are placed.