Students can browse to find groups that pique their interest and learn more through pre-recorded videos. Each group can brand their ‘booth’, upload handouts/documents, and talk to new students via videoconference to share information and answer questions.
After the fair is over, officers will have access to the list of interested students so they can follow up via email to continue the conversation. New students can continue to receive information to decide if they’d like to officially join the group.
"I loved how easy it was to build a virtual fair. I prepared myself for a stressful experience, and it was the complete opposite. Like all of the Campus Groups modules, the virtual fair is built for higher education administrators. Without extensive IT experience, you can build a virtual event customized to your campus. After the success of our Orientation Expo, we will now be building our Career Fair in the platform!”
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
"This was my University’s first time hosting a virtual fair and I could not be more impressed with the CampusGroups platform. My student group officers found setting up their fair really easy and our student participants loved the chat and virtual conferencing features. My favorite part was the clickable map we created! I loved that students could access our different organizations by clicking pizza slices."
Assistant Director, Center of Campus Life at MCPHS University
"Our map was designed by one of our student organizations, Stanford Cartographic Society, a group of map enthusiasts (...). We really like how user-friendly the system is and how easy it was for our student organizations to set up their booths. Setting up the fair was also a simple process and the CG staff was very helpful and responsive."
Program Coordinator at Stanford University
University of Illinois Chicago
"I found the fair very easy to set up and the instructions easy to follow. I appreciated the alternate platform and it also gave my students an opportunity to use the same system they would normally use to join clubs. The chat & zoom features were great. Multiple students said it was fun to be able to jump around from club to club (I enjoyed it as well actually!). They loved the ability to engage on a personal level - it was easier to have conversations than at an in-person fair."
Senior Associate Director of Student Life & Engagement at Columbia Business School
"The Alma Mater Society of UBC was blown away by the level of engagement that transpired over these virtual fairs. It gave us a sense of hope that, though different, we were still on track in ensuring that the shared experiences on campus that shape our university careers still exist and are attainable with a certain level of creativity which comes with adjusting to new situations like these."
Vice President, Administration of UBC