An Education Fair presents employees a unique opportunity to gather about information on a variety of academic programs and speak directly with representatives from the institutions in a non-threatening environment. Each institution participates and has a dedicated table.
How will it benefit my company?
When should I host an education fair?
It is usually best to time our education fairs either around lunchtime (11am – 1pm) or shift changes (varies per industry/company).
Where should I host an education fair?
Space should be adequate for up to 12 exhibitors and one table to display information and giveaway items from all schools. Most often, set up is near the cafeteria, directly in the cafeteria, or another high-traffic area.
- Advertisement of the education fair to all appropriate audience and employees (posters, announcement at department meetings, newsletter, email, etc...) – this ensures a large turnout, which has positive benefits for all involved.
- Successful education fairs receive support from senior management.
- A representative from your human resource department or education department should be present to answer all questions related to education for employees at the fair.
- Employees need to be given time to attend the event.
"GRAHEN and its representatives have made hosting an education fair incredibly easy! The posters, materials, and school representatives have been professional and right on target with their information. Our first education fair yielded over 150 interested individuals. Now the education fair has become an expected event in our organization."
- Judy Herrick-Saint Mary’s Health Care
“The GRAHEN education fairs have been a great communication tool for employees at West Michigan Finance Shared Services. They provide an exciting opportunity for all employees to access multiple schools in a convenient, easy, and friendly atmosphere.”
- Carol Downer; West Michigan Finance Shared Services