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ARKAD for companies

As exhibitor at ARKAD, you get the unique opportunity to connect with over 9600 students at LTH who are currently studying to become Masters of Science in Engineering, Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Industrial Designers and Architects.

Take your chance to get in touch with our students at LTH by registering your company to this year's ARKAD. The first step to participate at the fair is to fill in the late application found below. The Complete registration opens for selected companies on the 2nd of August and closes on the 16th of September.

The fair will take place on the 17th and 18th of November. We look forward to your company's participation at this year's ARKAD!

17th - 18th of November

ARKAD 2021 - Hybrid Career Fair

Welcome to ARKAD! This year, we are proud to present that we are arranging the fair as both a physical and virtual exhibition. Just like in 2020, the virtual fair will be hosted through an online platform, giving your company the opportunity to reach out to our ambitious and dedicated students at LTH, no matter where your company is situated. 

There is no limit for how many companies that are able to participate at the virtual fair. However, because of the remaining uncertainty and restrictions that still are in effect, the same cannot be said for the physical one. In the Complete Registration, you will be able to apply for a spot at the physical exhibit. Companies will thereafter be selected on an ongoing basis. 

The ARKAD team understands that this will be a new format for both you as an exhibitor and our visiting students, and want to clarify a couple of things. If your company is selected to participate physically, you will still receive all the amenities detailed in our Virtual Exhibition Package. If your company is not selected, know that we will do everything we can to ensure that your ARKAD experience goes above and beyond your expectations! We want to thank you for your patience and understanding regarding the situation at hand, and for our process moving forward. 

As of the 2nd of August, the Complete registration will have opened for companies that filled in the Initial application earlier this spring, or who have been approved after filling in the Late application. Down below, we have gathered information about the hybrid career fair and what to expect when participating at this year's ARKAD!

Timeline

2th of August: The Complete registration opens
1st of October: The Complete registration closes
4th of October: Graduatelands virtual platform opens
22nd of October: Deadline to complete your virtual stand on Graduateland
8th - 12th of November:
ARKAD Event week
17th - 18th of November: ARKAD career fair

We are currently updating the information regarding the virtual and physical fair. If you do not find the information you are looking for right now, please contact us at company.arkad@tlth.se.

The best of both worlds: 

combining physical and digital 

There are a lot of advantages, as well as some disadvantages, with both a virtual and a physical fair. With a virtual exhibition, it is easier to see your ROI by having access to more reliable statistics, and the threshold for companies to find interesting students has moved from hoping they pass your booth to a simple online search. What it lacks is the spontaneous, one-on-one interactions that you didn't know would lead to a future colleague. With a physical fair, it is unmistakably a happening and not just another website, meeting people and exchanging new ideas. By simply being in the thick of it, your company  is noticed and thereby attract a whole new demographic that you otherwise would not have caught the eye of. Previous years however, a physical fair has been messy and crowded, and you as an exhibitor often have to rely on luck to find the people you are looking for. 

But not anymore.

We at ARKAD believe that the future of career fairs lies in-between, and we welcome you to explore the exciting possibilities that have not been possible before together with us this November. Just like last year, the online platform is arranged with help from our partners at Graduateland. Graduateland helps current university students and recent graduates to connect with employers, and we are happy to announce that we will be one of the first career fairs to implement their hybrid application. Continue reading to see what we will be able to offer your company, or check out Graduatelands website to learn more about their services. 

What is a virtual career fair?

ARKAD's virtual career fair will be arranged through an online platform, gathering all the exhibitors and students in the same place. As an exhibitor, you will create your own virtual stand, providing it with the information you want to share with the students. If your company has previously exhibited through Graduateland, all you need to do is copy over the information! 

Live chat and video calls with the students

The platform allows you to live chat and to interact with the students through video calls during the fair days. It also allows you to chat with many students at the same time. After the fair, you will be able to look back at the conversations that you have had and to continue the interactions which were initiated during the fair.

Find relevant candidates for your company in a more efficient way

The platform is designed to optimize the relevance for both students and companies visiting the fair. This is done through an algorithm matching the student's profiles with what your company is looking for! Through the platform you will be able to:

  • Access a list of all the students registered to the virtual fair
  • Access student's profiles and the information the student has provided in their profile such as education, skill sets, interests, CV etc.
  • Find and reach out to all the students registered to the fair or the students with profiles that fit your company's needs
Location of the fair

The virtual career fair will be accessed through an online platform. This allows you to participate in the event and to interact with the students from wherever you are in the world. It may be at your home desk or at your office - it is completely up to you!

Creating the virtual stand

After the Complete registration period closes on the 17th of September, you will receive a link and guidelines on how to create your booth. ARKAD and Graduateland will be at hand supporting you through every step.  

What is included in the Virtual Exhibition Package?

We want to give your company a great experience at the virtual ARKAD! Therefore, we have assembled a Virtual Exhibition Package which includes the following:

  • 2 days virtual exhibition through the platform ARKAD 2021 (link available on the 20th of September)
  • 2 days Student Sessions through the platform ARKAD 2021 (link available on the 20th of September)
  • ARKAD handing out your company's giveaways to the students during the fair days
  • Opportunity to continue conversations initiated during the fair after the fair has closed
  • Have up to 6 representatives online and active at the same time
  • Market up to 4 job advertisements directly on the platform
  • Technical support before and during the fair
  • One advertising through our student consultant company TLTH Development
  • Exposure through our website and mobile applications
  • General statistics of traffic during the fair days

You can find more information regarding the Virtual Exhibition Package in our terms & conditions

FAQ

We are continuously updating the FAQ. If you do not find the information that you are looking for right now, please contact us at company.arkad@tlth.se.

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