About the MPA Career Fair
MPA Career Fair – Friday, August 22
9:00-10:00 a.m. - Employer check-in and set-up
10:00-10:45 a.m. - Brunch meeting with MPA Career Services
11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - MPA Career Fair
Preferred attire is business casual.
Held just before the fall semester begins, the MPA Career Fair provides an opportunity for you to be among the first to recruit Texas MPA students. With limited employer slots and expected attendance of 120 students, this tailored event allows participants to have targeted and meaningful interactions. The majority of attending students will graduate in 2015. While some are seeking internships, most are interested in full-time positions.
Registered organizations are invited to bring company giveaway items, signage and literature to this event. Each organization will be assigned an eight-foot table with cloth and two chairs. Prior to the fair, MPA Career Services will host a brunch meeting to provide information on the incoming class, the latest employment statistics and a student panel on best practices in recruiting. Registrants will be the first to access the Fall 2014 MPA Resume Book. The publication will be emailed to the primary contact at each registered organization prior to the MPA Career Fair.
The MPA Career Fair will be held in the Touchdown Club in the Red McCombs Red Zone at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Enter the stadium through Gate 16 and take the elevator to the 8th floor.
All-day parking is available in the San Jacinto Garage during the event. The garage is located at 2401 San Jacinto Boulevard. Please pull a ticket upon entering the garage and present it at event check-in for validation.
If you would like to drop-off your materials before parking, there will be a designated drop off area at the loading dock entrance at the corner of 23rd Street and San Jacinto. Student volunteers will be waiting there to carry your items to your table while you park your car in the San Jacinto Garage.
For general inquiries about the MPA Career Fair, please contact Michelle Polkinghorn.
About the MPA Networking Reception
MPA Networking Reception – Thursday, August 21
6:00-6:30 p.m. - Employer check-in
6:30-8:30 p.m. - MPA Networking Reception
Preferred attire is business casual.
When you register for the MPA Career Fair, you also have the opportunity to register for the reception. The event offers a chance to connect with students prior to the fair in a format that offers both structured speed networking and open networking. Light refreshments will be served. To keep the focus of the reception on person-to-person interaction, please reserve company giveaway items, signage and literature for the MPA Career Fair the following day.
The MPA Networking Reception will be held in the Carpenter-Winkel Centennial Room on the west side of the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Enter the stadium through Gate 5 or 6 and take the elevator to the 9th floor.
Parking is available in the San Jacinto Garage during the event. The garage is located at 2401 San Jacinto Boulevard. Please pull a ticket upon entering the garage and present it at event check-in for validation.
If you have questions about the MPA Networking Reception, contact Vinh Nguyen.
MPA Career Fair registration is now closed. Contact Michelle Polkinghorn to be added to the waitlist.
MPA Networking Reception
$120 per person
Fee includes a designated speed networking table, a designated open networking table, refreshments, and validated parking for all employer representatives. Registration for MPA Career Fair is required.
MPA Career Fair
Fee includes a table for the career fair, delivery of employer materials from the stadium loading area to table, wi-fi access, brunch, and validated parking for all employer representatives.
Credit Card Payment
You will receive a link to the secure online payment site once your registration request has been submitted and reviewed in Symplicity.
Make checks payable to The University of Texas at Austin and send payment to:
MPA Career Fair 2014
MPA Program Office
Attention: Madeline Jo Chauvin
McCombs School of Business GSB 4.112C
2110 Speedway, Stop B6400
Austin, Texas 78712-1281
Access Your Registration Information
You may review or edit your registration information by following the steps below.
- Log in to Symplicity.
- Select the Events tab.
- Select Career Fairs.
- Click the Review - Pending or Review - Confirmed button next to MPA Career Fair 2014.
- Click the Registration Info tab to review details such as number of representatives registered, organization profile, and more. If updates are needed, click the Edit Registration button and Submit changes for review. Once your registration is confirmed, access the Accounting tab to see your invoice and payment status.
If you need assistance, please contact Michelle Polkinghorn.
Shipping Career Fair Materials
Items for the event may be shipped to the address below beginning August 12, 2014. Please ensure that the name of the event, shipping company’s name, address and sender’s information is clearly indicated on the outside of the boxes.
Texas MPA Career Fair 2014
Attn: Charles Richardson
2139 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, Texas 78712
If needed, the stadium staff will help ship items back to your office after the event using FedEx. To take advantage of this service, please follow these guidelines:
- After the event, package and seal the items for shipping.
- Use only pre-printed, pre-paid labels to return items. If you need to print a label, a laptop and printer will be available. You will need to know your FedEx login and password, your account number, and your ship-to address. Items with hand-written labels will not be accepted for return shipment.
Note: If you plan to return your packages via UPS, you will need to arrange for a pre-paid pickup using the address above and notify Karen Machacek regarding the details of the pickup, including the confirmation number.