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Employer Information

Industrial Roundtable was first held in 1980 in the Purdue Memorial Union as an event to provide corporate representatives the opportunity to interact with potential employees from the Purdue College of Engineering. Three years later, it grew too large to be held indoors, and it moved to its current location on Memorial Mall. This location is one or Purdue's landmarks and provides ample space for the large number of companies and students that attend every year.

Industrial Roundtable has been awarded Event of the Year by the National Association of Engineering Student Councils (NAESC) multiple times. The job fair is one of the largest events of its kind and has become a standard for other student-run organizations at campuses across the country. Most recently, NAESC awarded PESC with Best Council in the Nation in 2014.
Registration for IR 2018 will open on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018. Standard registration closes Friday, August 3rd, 2018. Please note that there is a cancellation fee if cancelled before registration is closed. If cancellation occurs after this date, payment in full is still required.

To register online, please visit the Employer Center. In past years, IR has reached maximum capacity prior to the closing date, so prompt action is necessary to guarantee placement.

Late registration and relating fees begin Friday, August 3rd, 2018 and closes Friday August 10th, 2018. No company may register for the event after 5pm EST on this date. Reminder that registration will close early if capacity is reached prior to this deadline.
Opens: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
Closes/Late Registration Begins: Friday, August 3rd, 2018
Late Registration Closes: Friday, August 10th, 2018

Career Fair
Company Seminars: Monday, September 10th
      12:30PM -- 9:30PM
     Specific company times can be found in the IR Guidebook.
Career Fair: Tuesday, September 11th -- Wednesday, September 12th
      9:00AM -- 4:00PM
On-campus Interviews: through Thursday, September 13th
Seminars: Stewart Center
Career Fair: Memorial Mall
On-campus Interviews: Stewart Center, Young Hall, Purdue Memorial Union

Free parking for company representatives is available in the Harrison Parking Lot located at the corner of Clinton Drive and Harrison Street (shown on the maps below). There will be signs guiding cars to parking from State Street. Buses will be available to transport representatives between the Harrison Parking Garage and Memorial Mall in the morning and afternoon. Parking for one day companies will be available on the Grant Street parking garage located north of Grant and State Street. There is also addition space and shuttles coming from the Athletic Parking located at the Schwartz Tennis center north of campus. There will not be shuttles going to and from hotels. Please contact us if you think this will be a problem for your company, and accommodations will be made.
During the registration process, you will be prompted to indicate whether you would like to host a seminar. Hosting a seminar will peak interest in your company to prospective employees and will also provide an additional opportunity to talk with students.

Company seminars will be held on September 10th, 2018 from 12:30PM – 9:30PM. Seminars can include topics from general company information to employment and advancement opportunities within your business. Seminars will span a fifty minute time slot and are held in the Stewart Center on campus.

Benefits of hosting a seminar include:
▪ Additional promotion throughout campus
▪ Opportunities to interact with today’s aspiring engineers
▪ Opportunities to interact with students in addition to the Fair

Seminars are free to host. However, please note that if you cancel your seminar after August 3rd, 2018, a cancellation fee of $75 will be added to your invoice.

Schedule: To be announced after registration is closed.
Interviews will be conducted by Purdue’s Center for Career Opportunities [CCO]. Many companies opt to interview on the days immediately following the career fair, but interview sessions can be scheduled for any day following the event. Interview rooms will be reserved in Stewart Center, Young Hall, and/or Purdue Memorial Union.

If you have any questions regarding interviews, please contact Paula Beaver [CCO] at hire@purdue.edu.
Industrial Roundtable is run by a committee of nine students from the Purdue Engineering Student Council. If you have any particular questions concerning this event of your company’s attendance, please feel free to contact us:
email: pescir@ecn.purdue.edu
phone: 765.496.2660

Director: Ari Crowe
Facilities: Lisa Krause, Anirudh Panuganty
Hospitality: Catherine Ellsworth
Programming: Karl Akert
Registration: Alex Sarros, Anay Gangal, Garrett Harris
Student Affairs: Emmalee Severson
Payment can be completed via check or credit card. Credit card payment information will be distributed to companies upon confirmation of their registration. Please make checks payable to Purdue Engineering Student Council and mail them to the following address:
Purdue Conferences
Stewart Center, Rm 116
ATTN: Robert Elliott
Company: << COMPANY NAME >>
128 Memorial Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Company packages should be received between September 3rd, 2018 and September 7th, 2018. For packages received after this date, we cannot guarantee that they will be available the day of the fair.

Career Fair Shipment Details
Upon arrival to the IR fair on September 11th, 2018 and September 12th, 2018, your company’s displays will be placed next to the table where your representatives will be located Please have your packages for the fair sent to the following address:
Purdue Engineering Student Council
ATTN: Lisa Krause
Company: <>
500 Central Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Hotel Recommendations
Hotel Recommendations:
The IR committee has contacted local hotels in order to set up discounted rates for a limited number of rooms. Be sure to note that some hotels have included a cut off date, after which it will not be possible to receive a room for a discounted rate. When reserving rooms at the hotels listed below, please mention the short phrases listed under each hotel in order to assure you will receive the discount:

Holiday Inn City Centre
Mention: “Engineering Industrial Roundtable” rate: $120 per night
515 South Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
(765) 423-1000
Dates Available: September 9th – 14th
Cutoff date: 30 days prior to the fair

Lafayette Fairfield Inn and Suites
Mention: “Purdue Industrial Roundtable” rate: $119 per night
4000 South Street, Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 449-0083
Dates Available: September 9th – 14th

4 Points by Sheraton
Mention: “Industrial Roundtable” rate: $109 per night
1600 Cumberland Ave., West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 463-5511
Dates Available: September 9th – 14th

Comfort Inn Lafayette
Mention: “Purdue Industrial Roundtable” rate: $89 per night
4701 Meijer Ct, Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 447-3434
Dates Available: September 9th – 14th

More recommendations may become available as reservations are made.
Please direct any questions or concerns to the IR Committee at pescir@ecn.purdue.edu.

Memorial Mall (Career Fair)

Stewart Center (Seminars, Interviews)

Harrison Parking (Free Parking)

Young Hall (Interviews)

Athletic Parking Lot (Free Parking)