Hire Virginia

Hire Virginia

November 5, 2018
Hampton Roads, Virginia

Hire Virginia is a state-wide recruiting partnership designed to engage Virginia-based university students with employers in the Hampton Roads area. All students who attend a Virginia college or university are invited to attend the event. 

Six top universities will bring students to Norfolk to participate in an Interview Day, Career Fair, and additional events that help promote the vibrant Hampton Roads culture and community. Let's work together to retain top talent IN the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Interested employers email David Lapinski dal8d@virginia.edu

Participating Schools

University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, VCU College of Engineering, Radford University, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, James Madison University

Students

Ways to Participate

  • Pre-Night - Sunday, November 4th 
  • Career Fair - Monday, November 5th (10:00am-2:00pm)
    • Marriott Waterside, 235 E Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Employers

Interested employers email David Lapinski dal8d@virginia.edu

  • Post your jobs and internships in a web portal exclusive to students at these state universities.
  • Participate in an interview day hosted at one-central location in Norfolk
  • Connect with prospective candidates through a casual career fair hosted adjacent to the interview day
  • Engage with students through Hampton Roads social and cultural activities

Targeted Industries

  • Healthcare
  • Biotechnology
  • Cybersecurity
  • Business - Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Sales, Human Resources & Operations
  • Sustainability
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Technology & Engineering
  • Modeling & Simulation

Register to Participate

Companies can register for 3 different options:

  • Register for an interview booth by Wednesday, October 3 (employers can pre-select students in advance of the interview day and interviews will take place at the Marriott Waterside in Norfolk)
    • $350 per interview schedule
    • Discounts available for nonprofit, government, and startup organizations
    • Interviews will run from 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Register to attend the Career Fair by Monday, October 22 (Fair will take place in the ballroom adjacent to the interview day in the Marriott Waterside in Norfolk)
    • $350 per career fair booth
    • Discounts available for nonprofit, government, and startup organizations
    • Fair will run from 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Register to attend the Career Fair and the Interview Day by Wednesday, October 3 (in addition to pre-selecting candidates who apply through the consortium job portal, companies can identify candidates at the career fair to add to their interview schedules)
    • $600 for a career fair booth and an interview booth
    • Interviews (9:00am - 5:00pm) / Career Fair (10:00am - 2:00pm)

Interested employers email David Lapinski dal8d@virginia.edu

Sponsors

Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer CPAs & Advisors BAE Systems Cox Communications GEICO Suffolk Economic Development ADP Clark Nexsen The City of Norfolk Virginia Beach Economic Development Hampton VA Economic Development Opportunity Inc. Re-Invent Hampton Roads Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management

  • Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer CPAs & Advisors
  • BAE Systems
  • Cox Communications
  • GEICO
  • Suffolk Economic Development
  • ADP
  • Clark Nexsen
  • The City of Norfolk
  • Virginia Beach Economic Development
  • Hampton VA Economic Development
  • Opportunity Inc.
  • Re-Invent Hampton Roads
  • Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management 

$2500 Sponsors Needed

12 dedicated sponsors are needed to provide funding for student transportation, consortium technology, and venue reservations.

  • Full registration in the Career Fair, Interview Day (up to 2 interview schedules) and participation in community events
  • Prime booth location at all events
  • Branding on all promotional materials, signage and websites

More to Explore

Our team is here to help you with everything you need to know about recruiting UVA students. 

For help: David Lapinski, Director of Employer Relations

Handshake is UVA's online recruiting portal. Post jobs or internships, register for Career Fairs, manage your On-Grounds Interviewing, and more!

UVA offers a wide variety of large career events to meet the needs of organizations recruiting UVA students.