Exhibitor Tips

  1. Staffing. When staffing your booth, the busiest time is the morning. Schools in greater Minnesota and surrounding states come by bus and will be there early, but will leave in the early afternoon. Expect approximately 300 students to attend.
     
  2. Who should staff your booth. Some exhibitors use human resource professionals, others have accounting professionals and some have both. You might also consider a mix of younger and experienced staff to represent your organization. What is most important is that the person in the booth knows what is expected.

    Staffers should:
    • Know what types of career options are available for accounting professionals within the company, not just the current job openings.
    • Know if the company is currently hiring and for what positions.
    • Know if they are expected to screen resumes and students, or just collect resumes.
    • Know who the primary contact is for interested students.
    • Have a set of questions used for screening.
  1. Dress Code. Students are told to think of this as an interview and to dress professionally. Some exhibitors have commented that they felt underdressed.
     
  2. Handouts. Most exhibitors bring handouts. You won’t need a handout for each student. We suggest that you bring about 150 handouts.  Many exhibitors have candy or a free gift to make their booth more interesting to students.
     
  3. Business cards. Students are told to ask for business cards, so bring lots with you.
     
  4. Door prizes. Students will be encountering many potential employers; ensure your name sticks out as an employer of choice. Establish your place in students' memories with a door prize donation. To donate, contact Angie Metso at angela.metso@usbank.com.
     
  5. Schedule. Plan your day accordingly. Conference is on Tuesday, September 18, 2018:
    • Move in: 7:00 - 8:00 am (Ballroom A, Main Level)
    • Move out: 3:30 - 5:00 pm
    • Show hours: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
  1. Loading, unloading, and booth preparation. Convention Center and conference personnel are unable to assist with move-in and/or set-up of booth. If you need assistance, it must be arranged with Brede professional services in advance.
  2. Student tips. Read the student tips so you know what they know.
     
  3. Talk to us. Conference ambassadors are assigned to help exhibitors. If you need anything, find one of them. They are there to help you.

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