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Virtual Graduate & Professional School Fair

Virtual Graduate & Professional School Fair

Thursday, November 4, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. | Via Handshake

This virtual fair is a great opportunity for recruiters to interact with students and alumni who are interested in graduate and professional schools. Students and alumni can pre-register or join the day-of.

Registration is now open!


During registration, you’ll be asked to share the number of representatives who plan to attend the fair and each representative must have a Handshake account.

  • Once the registration is completed, it will be reviewed by CECE Staff. An invoice will be sent via email once your registration is approved.
  • Schools with outstanding fees will not be permitted to join the fair until their fee is paid.

Registration Fee includes: 

  • Video, audio, and chat communication with students.
  • Up to four group sessions (30 minutes each) with up to 50 students.
  • One-on-one student sessions (10 minutes each) scheduled in advance or after a group session.
  • Share values and documentation with students ahead of time.

Fees and Payment 

Due to the unprecedented times, registration fee for the Virtual Graduate Fair has been temporarily reduced.

  • Registration Fee:
    • Graduate Schools $200.00
  • Payment is due prior to the event.
  • If paying by check, please make checks payable to CSU Bakersfield CECE or CSUB CECE and mail to California State University, Bakersfield (CECE), 9001 Stockdale Highway, 54CAF, Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022.
  • If paying by credit card, you will receive a link. (Note: there is a 2.75% transaction fee to pay online via CashNet)

Cancellation Policy 

In the event that a school chooses to withdraw from the fair, the following refund policy will apply:

  • Cancellations received three weeks prior to the event will receive their registration fee minus $50.00.
  • No refund will be issued two weeks prior to the event.
  • No-Shows will be billed.

Display/Set-Up Guidelines

  • Once registration has been approved, the registrant will be able to create group and one-on-one sessions.
  • Up to 15 recruiters/representatives can participate in scheduled sessions.
  • Once the registrant confirms the schedule, the recruiter/representative will receive a message to approve their schedule. (Schedules must be approved for students to access sessions).
  • Group sessions are scheduled for 30 minutes and one-on-one sessions are schedule for 10 minutes. Times cannot be adjusted. 
  • Student profiles can be viewed once they register for your session.
  • On the day of the fair, recruiters/representatives will be able to access/launch sessions 1 hour early for testing purposes.

Event Advertising 

  • The Graduate and Professional School Fair will be advertised to all students and alumni.
  • Schools can also invite students/alumni to join sessions before the fair.

Ready to Register?

Log in to your Handshake account to register.

Virtual Fair Resources

Scheduling Overview for Virtual Fairs

Creating Sessions/Schedules for the Virtual Fair

Video Requirements for Employers at Virtual Fairs

Launching Sessions the Day of the Fair

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)