COB Career Fair

College of Business Career Fairs FAQ

When and where are the Fall 2018 Fairs? 

Accounting Career Fair
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
University Plaza Hotel
333 S John Q Hammons Parkway

View employers attending the Accounting Career Fair

College of Business Career Fair
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Springfield Expo Center
635 E. St. Louis Street  

View employers attending the College of Business Career Fair 

Is a workshop required  in order to attend the Fairs?

Yes, all COB students must complete the required one hour COB Prepare for the Fair Workshop.  Workshop dates are listed below and can also be accessed on the COB homepage under COB Events.  For complete details visit COB Career Fair Student Policies.  

2018 Workshop Schedule: 

Date Time Location
Thursday, August 23 5:00 pm Glass Hall 354
Monday, August 27 5:00 pm Glass Hall 354
Wednesday, August 29 3:00 pm Glass Hall 354
Wednesday, August 29 4:00 pm Glass Hall 354
Tuesday, September 4 4:00 pm Glass Hall 354
Saturday, September 8 10:00 am Glass Hall 108
Tuesday, September 11 5:00 pm Glass Hall 354
Wednesday, September 12 4:00 pm Glass Hall 354
Sunday, September 16 4:00 pm Glass Hall 108

What is a workshop waiver?

If you completed a COB Prepare for the Fair Workshop between August 1,  2017- June 1, 2018 , you may request a Workshop Waiver.  The deadline to request a waiver is Friday, September 14. Workshop Waivers for the Fall 2018 Career Fair have closed and will reopen in 2019. 

Are classes cancelled on Fair days?

  • Classes are NOT cancelled for the Accounting Career Fair on September 5. 
  • All College of Business classes are cancelled for the Business Fair Tuesday, Sept. 18, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 1:59 p.m. Any classes meeting at 8:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. or later will be in session.

How do I get to either Fair?

For the Accounting Career Fair on September 5,  you may drive or take the Blue route Bear Line shuttle to Kentwood Hall.  Kentwood Hall is next door to the University Plaza Hotel.

On September 18, three special COB Business Fair shuttles will be available.  Students are encouraged to take the shuttles as parking is extremely limited. The COB Career Fair shuttles will pick up students at Bear Park South and then loop to the Expo Center from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.  There will be sandwich boards at each location indicating the shuttle stop.

What do I wear to the Fair?

There is an official professional attire dress code for participation in either Fair.  For more information visit COB Career Fair Student Policies

A COB Suit Scholarship is also available for a limited number of participants with demonstrated financial need.  Limited funding is available each year and participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information visit COB Career Fair Student Policies

What if I’m not a business, economics or computer science major?

This fair is specifically designed to connect business, economics and computer science students with employers searching for those precise majors.  We encourage all students to attend the MSU Career Expo held in the spring semester and to utilize the many services offered within the MSU Career Center.  

What if I am a College of Business alum?

You are welcome to attend the fairs, but you must fill out the Prepare for the Fair Waiver Form to request alumni entry.  The deadline to request attendance as an alumni is Friday, September 14.  

Will there be a photo booth this year?

A professional head shot photo booth will be set up at the Business Fair, September 18.  Students may get their pictures taken and later purchase them from MSU Visual Media for only $5.

How may I request an accommodation?

If you need an accommodation to fully participate in either the Accounting and/or COB Career Fair event, please contact Melissa Price at 417-836-4268 or email . Missouri State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

For questions regarding either Career Fair contact Melissa Price, Director, Marketing, Communication and External Relations, or 417-836-4268. 

COB Career Fair Student Policies