The Engineering Expo at Virginia Tech is the second largest student-run career fair in the country. The Expo provides an opportunity for employers to connect with Virginia Tech students and provide more information on the positions they need to fill. Employers often have internships, co-op positions, and full-time jobs.
The Student Engineers' Council works hard to make this an outstanding event for both employers and students. The first half of expo will consist of an in-person recruitment event. The second half, we’ll be hosting a virtual event on Brazen, a platform designed specifically for virtual career fairs. Please read the Brazen Information tab for details and capabilities.
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The SEC places a high value on all employers who elect to become a sponsor of the Expo; your sponsorship supports our philanthropic efforts. Every year, the SEC gives over $200,000 to design teams, engineering organizations, and engineering faculty in the form of different funds, as well as scholarships.
The Design Team Endowment (DTE) is given to 60 engineering design teams, totaling $30,000 each year. It was created to afford design teams the opportunity to succeed in cases where a lack of funding might otherwise hinder them. The DTE provides funding for, but not limited to, design competition entry fees, tools, and hardware.
The Lynn Nystrom Endowment is given to over 20 students, totaling $40,000 each year. It was established to financially assist students that are representing Virginia Tech at research conferences or competitions.
The Engineering Organization Fund (EOF) is given to over 50 engineering organizations, totaling $80,000 each year. It was established to financially assist organizations in sponsoring engineering-related events and programs, such as conferences, student projects, and outreach programs.$1,000,000 Lynn Nystrom Endowment
The Big Contribution is given to faculty and staff to support research and other projects in the College of Engineering, totaling $50,000 each year. In the past, SEC has funded research on cyborgs, contributed to the 4-axis mill in the Ware Lab, and provided funds for accelerometers in Goodwin Hall.
The International Humanitarian Endowment (IHE) is given to 8 organizations, totalling $7,000. It was established to financially assist University undergraduate projects that are focused on the critical needs of the emerging world.
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The SEC offers two methods with which to pay for invoices: checks and credit card. While we can process your card by taking information over the phone, it is far more secure to do so online. Credit card transactions will incur an additional 4% processing fee. Check payments have no additional fees. To pay by check, please address the check to "Student Engineers' Council at Virginia Tech" with your company’s name in the memo and mail to the following address:
Student Engineers' Council
328 Whittemore Hall
1185 Perry St
Blacksburg, VA 24060
After a payment method is specified via checkout, a processing fee up to 2.5% may be charged for changing the payment method. Paying by credit card will incur a 4% fee at the time the invoice is finalized. Please note that you cannot directly cancel an invoice - instead, you must request to cancel an invoice, after which our staff can finish the cancellation. This procedure allows us to clarify your intentions and confirm any applicable penalties.
All invoices will be due within 20 business days of registration. Payments sent via USPS must be postmarked by due date. The SEC reserves the right to charge an additional 5% penalty fee for overdue invoices for each full week payment is not received, to a maximum of 100%.
We understand that COVID-19 has presented unforeseen financial burdens for many, so for companies who would like to attend but need assistance in setting up a payment plan, please contact our Director of Finance at email@example.com.
All Employers must be in their booth by 10:00 AM. Employers who cannot be reached by phone, with the contact information on file, will get NO money back, and will be charged a $100.00 administration fee.
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Acts of God, such as adverse weather and natural disasters, that prevent registered companies from attending the Expo will be treated on a case-by-case basis. Refunds will be given at the discretion of the SEC.
|8:00 AM - 10:00 AM||Exhibitor check-in: Jamestown Room (204) Squires Student Center|
|8:00 AM - 10:00 AM||Exhibitors set-up (Hollins Exposition Services will be present)|
|8:00 AM - 10:00 AM||Breakfast in Williamsburg (226) for Exhibitors|
|10:00 AM - 4:00 PM||Exhibits open to students|
|11:00 AM - 1:00 PM||Lunch available in Williamsburg (226) for Exhibitors|
|4:00 PM - 5:00 PM||Exhibitors break-down|
|5:00 PM||All Exhibitors not attending the following day must vacate their booths|
|8:30 AM - 9:30 AM||Company virtual Check-In|
|10 AM - 4 PM||Virtual exhibits open to students|