The registration process
Here you will find all information detailing the different steps of enrolling your company to ARKAD. For the fair of 2021, the dates are as follows:
13th of April - 28th of May: Initial application is open.
- 29th of May - 10th of September: Late application is open. Companies' applications are approved on an ongoing basis.
- 2nd of August - 17th of September: Complete registration is open.
- 20th of September - 8th of October: Graduateland registration is open.
The first step to registering your company to ARKAD is done by sending in the Initial Application, which opens in the beginning of April and closes at the end of May. We accept applications from all companies and organizations.
Applications are thereafter reviewed in preparation of the Complete registration. Information regarding whether your company has been selected or not will be sent out on an ongoing basis.
If your company misses the deadline for sending in their Initial application, you can do so during the Late application period instead. This period coincides with the beginning of summer and our processing time will therefore be lower compared to during the Initial application.
The review process for Late applications are identical to the one of the Initial application. Do note that if the number of applications exceeds the number of exhibition spots ARKAD is able to provide, companies who submitted during the Initial application will be prioritized. For the fair of 2021, all companies will be offered to exhibit on our virtual platform.
Companies who have been selected to participate at ARKAD will receive an invitation by email to fill in the Complete registration. Besides providing us with information regarding food allergies and how we are to receive your booth equipment, you are also able to make amendments to your order to make the most of ARKAD. You can find a complete list of everything that we will be able to offer this November here, including applying to exhibit at the physical fair.
Normally, there is a limit to the amount of companies that ARKAD is able to accept during any given year. For 2021, however, everyone will be able to participate on our virtual platform!
After the Complete registration closes on the 17th of September, the Graduateland registration will open on the 20th. More information regarding this is coming soon!
How to attract the students to your virtual stand
What are the students interested in? As an exhibitor, it can sometimes be difficult to know what the students are looking for and how to catch their attention during the fair. Here are some thoughts and advice from the perspective of the students and how to approach us in the best way possible!
Summer jobs, internships and trainee programs
In a survey, we investigated what the students found most important when visiting a career fair. Many students are eagerly looking for summer jobs, master thesis, internships, as well as trainee programs and is also the main reason why they are visiting the fair. Does your company offer any of this? Make sure to inform about this clearly in your virtual stand!
Present your company's projects and opportunities
The students are also highly interested in networking with new companies and learning more about the opportunities in your company. They are curious and interested in knowing what your company is up to! Do you have exciting projects in foreign countries or a self-driving robot to show off? Share and inform the students about it!
Initiate contact with the students
Attract the students to your virtual stand by initiating a conversation with them! During the fair days, you will be able to actively reach out to students and to start a chat without having to wait for them to approach you.
Handing out giveaways
During the virtual fair days, we offer to hand out your company's giveaways to the students visiting the fair. This is a great way to raise awareness and interest among the younger students and to attract the students to visit your company's virtual stand!
What advice should we give to our students at LTH?
Have you participated at ARKAD before and have some great advice to share with our students on how to approach the companies during the fair? Share your fair experience regarding the first meeting with the students and the perspective of a company representative by filling in this short survey or by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to summarise what companies think the students at LTH can improve when approaching them during the fair and to share this knowledge with them. Therefore, your share of experience will help our students to become better at initiating the first contact with you during the fair!