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Industrial Roundtable Information




Industrial Roundtable - Fall 2019 Career Fair is on it’s way!

Repeatedly recognized as one of the largest student-run job fairs in the nation, the Industrial Roundtable is an interactive, two-day job fair that annually attracts close to 400 companies and over 12,000 students from Purdue University. The Industrial Roundtable continues to grow each year, and with your help, we expect the 39th anniversary to be no exception.

This year’s fair occurs September 10th and 11th, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and is located at Purdue Memorial Mall.

This event contains three distinct components: seminars, the career fair, and interviews. Below you will find more information regarding each aspect and how to register as an employer.




Early Registration for IR 2019 will open by end of April. Early-bird registration includes a $100 discount per package, and closes Friday, May 24th.

All registration closes Friday, August 9th. 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.

In past years, IR has reached maximum capacity prior to the closing date, so prompt action is necessary to guarantee placement.



Shipping: Company packages should be received between September 2nd - 6th. For packages received after this date, we cannot guarantee that they will be available the day of the fair.

Packages should be shipped to the following address:

Purdue Engineering Student Council

Potter Engr. Center

ATTN: Ellen Van Daele

Company: < COMPANY NAME >

500 Central Drive

West Lafayette, IN 47906




During the registration process, you will have option to host a free company seminar. Hosting a seminar will increase interest in your company to prospective employees and will also provide an additional opportunity to talk with students.

Company seminars will be held on Monday, September 9th from 12:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Seminars can include topics from general company information to employment and advancement opportunities within your business. These presentations span a fifty minute time slot and are held in the Stewart Center on campus. Recent feedback from students indicates that 90% of attendees found seminars worthwhile.



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.

On-campus interview spaces for Wednesday and Thursday, September 11th - 12th are available for request during the registration process.

If you have any questions regarding interviews, please contact Paula Beaver (CCO) at hire@purdue.edu.


|Career Fair Plus App

The Industrial Roundtable has integrated the use of the Career Plus Fair app to effectively communicate information about the fair to students in real-time. It is available to all 40,000 students and contains the summarized version of the information that is in the fair guidebooks. According to recent student survey responses, over 90% of fair attendees have downloaded the app, and this number is continuing to grow!

Additionally, a new company version of the app is available, called Recruiter Connect Plus. Included in this app will be all day-of-fair information pertinent to only company representatives. Please keep in mind that the app is the best way to remain up to date with all information regarding the days of the event. To download the Recruiter Connect app, visit the Apple or Google Play app store.



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.


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