Policy and Instructions
The UM Career Development Center welcomes employers,
recruiters, business representatives, community
partners, and select vendors to the UM campus for
recruiting and promotional purposes. We are glad to
offer the opportunity for these campus visitors to
set up an Information Table from which to conduct
their recruiting and promotional activity.
We are happy offer two locations
for recruiters to set up Information Tables:
--Farmer Hall, in the Dining
Area, on the First Floor or Lower Level. Recruiters
can choose from an Indoor or Outdoor option.
--Cafeteria, in the
main area or in the annex area. Recruiters can
choose from an Indoor or Outdoor option.
We are happy to
discuss other locations on campus.
We will coordinate all
aspects of scheduling and reserving an Information
Table, including the date and time. Any employer,
recruiter, or vendor interested in obtaining an
Information Table must secure a reservation through
the UM Career Development Center. Reservations must
be made in advance. Availability is on a
We will offer a four-hour time frame within which a
campus visitor may conduct recruiting or promotional
activity. The standard time period for Information
Table activity is 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. The campus
visitor may use any portion of the allotted time.
We will provide a six-foot table and tablecloth.
Campus visitors may use the table to post and
distribute promotional materials on behalf of their
organization. The posting of signage and other
branding materials is permitted. The use of
imprinted tablecloths, banners, balloons, and other
décor is permitted. The distribution of prizes and
snack items is permitted.
The Information Table is for recruiting and
promotional purposes only. Special permission must
be granted for
vendors who are selling goods or services.
Employers, recruiters, and vendors are to conduct
their recruiting activity from the location of their
Information Table in the Cafeteria or in the Dining Area of Farmer Hall
and limit their activity to that area only. Unless
otherwise agreed upon, campus visitors are not
permitted to engage students beyond the immediate
table set-up area, at individual tables where
students are eating, or in other areas in the
building or on campus.
With fair consideration, the UM Career Development Center reserves the right
to refuse access of any individual or organization
it deems inappropriate.
The UM Career
Development Center encourages
employers/representatives to take full advantage of
their Information Table as an on-campus recruiting
opportunity. We support any promotional and public
relations activities conducted by our visiting
recruiters in their effort to provide employment
opportunities to UM students.
For your Information Table efforts to be effective,
we recommend a more active, rather than passive,
approach. Feel free to engage the students and
interact with them.
Give students who approach your Information Table a
friendly greeting and welcome their questions. Be
sure that your body language is friendly. Don't just
stand there with your arms crossed over your chest,
for instance. Chat with visitors, and find out what
aspect of your business they're most interested in.
Be prepared to offer specific answers to their
questions. The trick is to draw them in without
intimidating or overwhelming them. Get out from
behind your table and get off your phone/computer.
Often, exhibitors sit behind their tables while
attendees stand looking down at them. Get up and
Make sure you have plenty of promotional literature,
brochures, and business cards to give out.
Distributing promotional items, gifts, giveaways,
and prizes is usually very effective in drawing
interest. Offering snacks is also a big crowd
Feel free to add
persuasive and eye-catching elements to your table
area to build excitement and enhance your message.
Signage is of
particular importance. It is certainly recommended
that recruiters prominently display their company
name and logo. Colorful graphics and bright images
are very effective.
We further recommend to use of secondary signage to
draw attention to special features that might
inspire additional interest.
For example, if the benefits of your program or
product are not immediately obvious, it could be
very effective to post a sign on your table that
says “Great Entry-Level Job” or “Excellent Growth
Potential” or “Tuition Reimbursement” or “Great
Salary and Benefits Package.”
Another example of helpful secondary signage might
include signs that target the intended audience:
“Attention: Science Majors” or “Seeking History
Majors” or “Opportunities for English Majors” or
“Open to All Majors.”
Use of technology can be helpful in communicating
your brand. Video displays, slideshows, and other
media typically attract attention. Be careful with