Information for Registered Employers

Thank you for registering for the first annual Public Defenders Career Fair on October 19, 2018, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Center for Tomorrow, University at Buffalo.

We are looking forward to hosting you and connecting you with excellent candidates.

Time: The Public Defenders Career Fair will be open to applicants from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Employers will be able to access the Center for Tomorrow starting at 12:30 to set up. A hiring and recruitment panel discussion for employers will be held from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the Center for Tomorrow. Following the panel discussion, employers are invited to lunch at the School of Law. Transportation between the Center and the Law School will be available.

Employer Display Space:  Each employer will be assigned a standard 6-ft folding table and two chairs (more are available upon request) with a plain tablecloth. We encourage you to bring as many promotional posters, banners, handouts, flyers, business cards or other materials as you like.  Consider including chamber of commerce or tourism publications highlighting the attributes of your county or geographic region.

Career Fair Space: The career fair will be set up in a large conference space in “table talk” format, with candidates circulating freely among the tables.  Interactions with candidates will take place at your table.  We will have “interview in progress” signs available to discourage interruptions if you decide to interview a candidate on the spot.  

Semi-Private Conversation Space: There will be a conference room available adjacent to the career fair space that will be able to accommodate up to 5 small groups at a time for impromptu conversations.  Employers will be able to step into that space as need be for a bit more privacy with a potential candidate.

Hiring & Recruitment Panel Discussion: Chief Defenders and recruitment staff are invited to attend a panel discussion that is  focused on important hiring & recruitment issues. Topics will include recruitment strategies, interviewing tips & tricks, and diversity among others. This panel discussoin will take place in the morning before the Career Fair. This event is free, however, registration is required.

Employer Information Released in Advance: The Career Fair web page will be updated weekly with an updated list of participating employers.  Your office information and hiring needs will be listed for candidates to see.  We will not publicly list the contact information for your career fair contact person nor your interviewers.

Applicant information: As an employer registrant, you will receive a list of registered applicants, including links to their resumes, 10 days before the event, with an update a few days before the event.  This event does not arrange scheduled interviews in advance, but you are free to reach out to candidates to encourage them to visit your table during the event.

Location: The Center for Tomorrow is easily accessible on the edge of the University at Buffalo’s campus, with a dedicated parking lot and convenient loading area right at the front door.  For driving directions, access a Google map.

Lodging: Should you wish to stay overnight, we have reserved hotel blocks at a discounted rate at three hotels across the street from the event for the nights of October 18 and/or October 19.  View detailed reservation information.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Patterson, Vice Dean for Career Services, University at Buffalo School of Law, lpatter@buffalo.edu, 716-645-2056.