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The 42nd Engineering Exposition at Virginia Tech



What is the Engineering Exposition?

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.



Need more information?

Look below for general information or click on the In-Person/Online Information tab for information on that specific format. For even more information, email secexpo@vt.edu or call (540) 231-2755

Engineering Expo Registration Checklist

Follow each step to complete your registration. These steps need to be completed in order.

How do I attend?


Sponsorships


What does it mean to sponsor the SEC?

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.

$700,000 Student Engineers' Council Design Team Endowment Fund

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.

$1,000,000 The Lynn Nystrom Endowment (LNE)

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.

Engineering Organization Fund

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

Big Contribution

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.

$150,000 International Humanitarian Endowment

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.


In-Person Pricing


In-Person Booth Prices


Day Basic Silver Gold Platinum Diamond
Tuesday (In-Person) $950 $1,500 $2,000 Not Offered $10,000
Wednesday (In-Person) $850 $1,400 $1,900 Not Offered Not Offered
Thursday (In-Person) $750 $1,300 $1,800 $2,300 Not Offered
Tuesday & Wednesday (In-Person) $1,800 $2,200 $2,700 $5,000 Not Offered
Wednesday & Thursday (In-Person) $1,600 $2,000 $2,500 Not Offered Not Offered
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (In-Person) $2,600 $2,900 $3,300 $6,750 Not Offered

In-Person Add-Ons


Item Cost
Additional Booth Tuesday-Thursday (In-Person) $750
Interview Booth Wednesday-Friday (In-Person) $200 per booth per day
Additional Attendee $75 per person
Company Logo Projected in Squires Student Center $200
Company Logo Shown on Website Homepage $200
Company Logo Shown on Expo Mobile Application $100
Zoom Info Session Before Expo (SEC will help set up) $200

In-Person Packages (September 14th-16th)

Basic

  • Booth at Engineering Expo
  • 2 Included Attendees

Silver

  • Booth at Engineering Expo
  • 2 Included Attendees
  • Guarantees Booth in Commonwealth Ballroom (Main Location)
  • Logo on Student Page

Gold

  • Booth at Engineering Expo
  • 4 Included Attendees (2 more than Silver)
  • Guarantees Booth in Commonwealth Ballroom (Main Location)
  • Logo on Student Page
  • Invitation to attend the 2021 Leadership in Engineering Conference for Recruitment
  • Logo on Expo App

Platinum

  • Booth at Engineering Expo
  • 8 Included Attendees (4 more than Gold)
  • Guarantees Booth in Commonwealth Ballroom (Main Location)
  • Logo on Student Page
  • Invitation to attend the 2021 Leadership in Engineering Conference for Recruitment
  • Logo on Expo App
  • Logo on Homepage
  • Sponsor on Expo App
  • Guarantees Priority Booth
  • Feature in SEC newsletter
  • Instagram spotlight

Diamond

  • Booth at Engineering Expo
  • 8 Included Attendees (4 more than Gold)
  • Guarantees Booth in Commonwealth Ballroom (Main Location)
  • Logo on Student Page
  • Invitation to attend the 2021 Leadership in Engineering Conference for Recruitment
  • Logo on Expo App
  • Logo on Homepage
  • Sponsor on Expo App
  • Guarantees Priority Booth
  • Feature in SEC newsletter
  • Instagram spotlight
  • Donation of $5000 to Student Organizations through Competitive Process
  • Assistance in Planning On-Campus Info Sessions
  • Custom booth placement

Call for Details

(540) 231-2755


Virtual Pricing


Virtual Booth Prices


Day Basic Silver Gold Platinum Diamond
Thursday (Online) $750 $1,300 $1,800 Not Offered Not Offered
Friday (Online) $650 $1,200 $1,700 Not Offered Not Offered
Thursday & Friday (Online) $1,400 $2,200 $2,700 $5,000 $10,000

Virtual Add-Ons


Item Cost
Company Logo Shown on Website Homepage $200
Company Logo Shown on Expo Mobile Application $100
Zoom Info Session Before Expo (SEC will help set up) $200

Virtual Packages (September 16th-17th)


Basic

  • Admission to connect with students on our virtual platform
  • 1:1 text chat
  • 1:1 video chat

Silver

  • Admission to connect with students on our virtual platform
  • 1:1 text chat
  • 1:1 video chat
  • Logo advertisement on this website

Gold

  • Admission to connect with students on our virtual platform
  • 1:1 text chat
  • 1:1 video chat
  • Logo advertisement on this website
  • Feature in our SEC Student Newsletter
  • Logo on Expo App
  • Open networking with text and video

Platinum

  • Admission to connect with students on our virtual platform
  • 1:1 text chat
  • 1:1 video chat
  • Logo advertisement on this website
  • Feature in our SEC Student Newsletter
  • Logo on Expo App
  • Open networking with text and video
  • Feature Blog post on our Virtual Platform
  • Logo Projected in Squires Student Center during in-person event
  • Logo in opening app video
  • Opportunity to be featured in the fair entrance video
  • Assistance in setting up live-stream capabilities

Diamond

Call for Details

(540) 231-2755


Policies


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 secdof@vt.edu.

  • Cancellations received on or before August 20, 2021 will have a 100% money back guarantee.
  • Cancellations received after August 20, 2021 will get NO money back.
  • No shows will get NO money back and be charged a $100.00 administration fee. Company check in is 8:30-9:30AM. Companies must check in each day of the event, even if they are staying multiple days and checked in the previous day. More information on the check in procedure will be sent out closer to the event date.

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.

We collect information from you when you register on our site, including your name, e- mail address, mailing address, phone number and credit card information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously. Any of the information we collect from you may be used to process transactions. Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company or individual for any reason without your consent, other than for the express purpose of The Expo. The email address you provide will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your involvement in the Expo. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect others or our rights, property, or safety. However, non- personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Additionally, we do not use cookies on our site. We implement a variety of security measures, including a secure server, to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, who are required to keep the information confidential. After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.

Occasionally, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens' Online Privacy Protection Act); we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age.

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.


In-Person Schedule (September 14th-16th)


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

Online Schedule (September 16th-17th)


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Company virtual Check-In
10 AM - 4 PM Virtual exhibits open to students