Employer Information

CareerFest is Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm


Registration closes: February 7, 2018
Cancellation deadline: February 8, 2018 for full refund
Snow date: March 14, 2018, 1:00-5:00pm should CareerFest need to be canceled due to inclement weather

Check and credit card payments accepted. Credit Card payments processed via online Symplicity registration. Check payments should be made to Appalachian Career Development Center and mailed to:

Appalachian Career Development Center
ASU Box 32032
Boone, NC 28608
Attn: Mary Kelly Glidewell


All fees include 8' table with black tablecloth, parking for two cars, and lunch for two representatives. During the spring semester, all employers are invited to attend our Employer Appreciation Reception immediately following the fair.

For-profit companies: $350
Large Government and Non-profit organizations (51+ employees): $200
Small Government and Non-profit (Up to 50 employees): $125
Additional representatives: $50

Please note most tables have access to electricity, but employers must be prepared with extension cords or power strips. You should indicate your need for access to electricity in your registration.

CareerFest Sponsors

Sponsor Registration Deadline: February 1, 2018

Raise your brand awareness to Appalachian State students, alumni, faculty and staff! The CareerFest sponsorship includes premier parking, additional representatives and more.

  • Premier parking for two vehicles at CareerFest

  • Premier table location (selection within industry cluster)

  • Contact table in the Student Union for recruiting at any date before April 6, 2018

  • Sponsors will be highlighted on a daily basis for two full weeks prior to CareerFest in the following venues:

    • Career Development Center Website. Last year, out of 7215 visits, 4365 were new unique visits to our website during the two-week period before the fair.

    • Career Development Center LED/LCD Monitor located in the Career Development office

    • Plemmons Student Center Union LED/LCD Monitors seen by thousands of students daily

    • Company logo is displayed on a large projection screen inside the Holmes Convocation Center during CareerFest

  • Sponsors will also be featured in:

    • CareerFest Student Guide

    • CareerFest Sponsor Board located by the student and employer registration tables

CareerFest Registration is Closed

Agenda for CareerFest

10:00am-12:30pm: Check-in, table preparation
11:15am-1:00pm: Lunch provided on the Holmes Concourse
1:00pm-5:00pm: CareerFest
5:00pm-6:30pm: Employer Appreciation Reception with Career Development Staff, and Appalachian faculty, staff and administrators

CareerFest Host Hotel

Courtyard by Marriott, 1050 HWY 105, Boone, NC 28607 - $96/night (plus tax)
Group Code: ASU CareerFest - click here to reserve or call 828-265-7676
Group rate available through January 31, 2018

Shipping Materials

Materials and displays may be received by the Holmes Center staff AFTER February 14, 2018.

Ship to:
Holmes Convocation Center
Appalachian State University
111 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608
ATTN: Jody Miller/CareerFest

Directions and Parking

We strongly recommend that employers drop their materials at the Holmes Convocation Center PRIOR to parking.
Driving directions to Boone, the Holmes Center and parking are provided here.

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Contact Us

Rm. 369, John Thomas Hall
287 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28607

Phone: (828) 262-2180

Email: careercenter@appstate.edu