CIT Career Fair

CIT Career Fair

Please join us for the inaugural CIT Career Fair, hosted by the Department of Computer and Information Technology at Purdue University.

We are the official career fair for Purdue University students preparing for careers in Information Technology, Network Engineering Technology, Systems Analysis and Design, and Cybersecurity. All computing students are invited to attend.

CIT Career Fair

September 13, 2018
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center
355 N. Martin Jischke Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2030

Information for Employers      Information for Students


We are excited to provide our phenomenal industry partners with opportunities to meet students in the #1 Cybersecurity and #4 Information Technology programs in the United States.

In addition to meeting our students during the fair, your company will also have the option to host an information session that will be advertised to all CIT students and provide an exclusive networking opportunity.

Employer Registration

Career Fair Coordinators:

Dawn Laux
Associate Department Head
Department of Computer and Information Technology
Purdue University

Robert L. Elliott
Conference Coordinator
Purdue Conferences


Purdue CIT Career Fair (September 13, 2018)

8 – 9 a.m.: Check-in/Set-up
Check in at the exterior entrance to the Co-Rec Gold/Black Gyms (far left doors when looking at Co-Rec from the round-about)

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Purdue CIT Career Fair
Gold and Black Gymnasiums, France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center

  • 8 – 10 a.m.: Breakfast Available
  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Lunch Available
  • Refreshments available throughout the day

3 – 4 p.m.: Tear down


Companies will have the option to host an information session the day before the career fair for an additional fee. These sessions are an exclusive opportunity for companies to showcase their company and network with CIT students in a more informal setting. All rooms for information sessions will be booked by the Department of Computer and Information Technology, and more details will be announced to companies that opt to host a session at a later date.


Companies may interview students during the career fair at their company booth or they may request one of the private rooms we have reserved for interviews at no additional cost. Be sure to note your interest during registration as there are a limited number of rooms.


Electrical access will be limited. If your booth requires electricity please be certain to request it during registration. Booth assignments will be noted by electrical requirements. Company representatives are responsible for providing extension cords as well as any power strips (25 to 50 ft extension cord is recommended).


All display materials must be delivered to Purdue University Stewart Center by September 7, 2018.

Packages and displays are to be sent to:
Robert Elliott – CIT Career Fair
Purdue University Stewart Center
128 Memorial Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2021

Note: All packages MUST be addressed exactly as indicated above to ensure proper delivery and by the aforementioned deadline. The only way to track delivery of display materials will be with a tracking number. All packages received are delivered daily between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. There are no weekend deliveries.

A Display Destination Tag must be attached to ALL of your packages.This is imperative in having your exhibit delivered on time and to the proper location. Please mark all packages clearly with your company name. You are responsible for providing your own shipping/return labels with your account numbers. Please only use UPS or FedEx.

All packages will be located at your booth upon arrival. If your packages do not arrive by September 7, 2018, we cannot guarantee they will be available on the day of the fair.


Lodging facilities (in closest proximity to campus) include:

Purdue Union Club Hotel, (800) 320-6291
Campus Inn, (765) 743-9661
Hilton Garden Inn, (765) 743-2100
Hampton Inn West Lafayette, 765-269-8000
Holiday Inn Lafayette–City Centre, 765-423-1000
Prestige Inn (765) 463-1531
Four Points by Sheraton, (765) 463-5511

Complete listing of area accommodations.


If you fly into the Indianapolis International airport, you may wish to shuttle to West Lafayette on the Lafayette Limo service. Shuttles depart from the airport every two hours between 6:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. For specific fare information, visit:


Parking for registered career fair guests will be in the Co-Rec Parking Lot, North of the France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center. Parking passes will be provided at check-in. Due to the parking limitations in the lot, only one (1) parking pass per company registration will be automatically issued at check-in. However, if additional parking is needed, please request it during your registration. We will do our best to accommodate your parking needs.

For special parking needs, please contact: Susan Black at Parking Facilities: 765-494-9493 or


Purdue University is now an AT&T hotspot, so no access code is needed.


The hospitality area will be located in a partitioned area of the Gold and Black Gyms. Water, coffee, soft drinks, and snacks will be available throughout the fair and lunch will be available for all registered recruiters from 11 a.m. –  1 p.m.


Questions regarding payments and invoicing should be directed to:

Robert L. Elliott
Conference Coordinator


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