American Sociological Association

2019 Annual Meeting Employment Fair FAQs

Job Seeker FAQs

Is there a fee?

There is no additional fee for job seekers and candidates to participate in the Employment Fair. However, individuals must be registered for the ASA Annual Meeting and wearing their badge in order to enter the Employment Fair area.

Will there be Wi-Fi and/or electricity?

There will be Wi-Fi in the hall. However, electrical outlets will not be provided. Please charge your devices prior to arriving at the Employment Fair.

How do I let an employer know I am available for an interview at the Annual Meeting?

ASA members and Job Bank subscribers are highly encouraged to indicate on their Job Bank Resume Listing that they will be attending the Annual Meeting in New York. This will allow employers with a current listing on the ASA Job Bank to discern from your resume listing that you will be at the meeting in New York. This option will be available on the Job Bank May 15-August 20, 2019.

Job seekers are also encouragd to contact an employer directly to let them know you are interested in speaking further regarding their position and institution. View the list of 2019 registered employers for more information.

How do I meet individually with an employer?

You must be invited by an employer to meet individually on Sunday or Monday in the Employment Fair hall. In order to increase your chances of receiving an interview, job seekers should contact those employers participating in the Employment Fair with whom they would wish to meet prior to arriving in New York. While this will not guarantee an interview, it will indicate your interest to the employer and increase your chances of receiving an interview.

ASA members and Job Bank subscribers are highly encouraged to indicate on their Job Bank Resume Listing that they will be attending the Annual Meeting in New York. This will allow employers with a current listing on the ASA Job Bank to view your resume listing prior to the meeting and see you will be in attendance in New York. While this will not guarantee an interview, it will make you more visible to employers. This option will be available on the Job Bank May 15-August 20, 2019. 

Job seekers are also encouragd to contact an employer directly to let them know you are interested in speaking further regarding their position and institution. View the list of 2019 registered employers for more information.

What if I cannot make it to the meeting?

If you cannot make it to the Annual Meeting, you are encouraged to review the positions listed in the ASA Job Bank and contact employers with any questions. Also, even though you will not be in New York, you can view a list of those institutions that will be participating in the Employment Fair on the ASA website. 

 

Employer FAQs

Is there a fee?

Yes. There is a fee to reserve a booth at the Employment Fair. All individuals representing your organization must register for the Annual Meeting and must wear their badge in order to enter the Employment Fair hall.

Employer fees must be paid before a booth will be reserved at the Employment Fair. ASA Department Affiliates receive a 25% discount on Employment Fair fees.

New in 2019, register by May 31 and receive a 25% discount on Employment Fair resgisration fees. 

 

Early Registration
(Through May 31)

Regular Registration
(After May 31)
Department Affiliate$112.50$150.00
Non-Department Affiliate$150.00$200.00

 

Will there be Wi-Fi and/or electricity?

There will be Wi-Fi in the hall. However, electrical outlets will not be provided. Please charge your devices prior to arriving at the Employment Fair.

How many people can be at the booth?

You can have as many representatives at your booth as you would like. All individuals representing your organization must register for the Annual Meeting and must wear their badge in order to enter the Employment Fair area. Booths will be 10’x10’ with one six-foot table and chairs.

Does a representative of the institution have to be present at the Employment Fair the entire time?

We strongly suggest you have at least one individual present at your booth at all times to interact with potential job candidates. Candidates will be coming and going throughout the event and look forward to meeting with the employers that have registered for the Fair. 

If you have to leave your booth empty at any time, we suggest you leave materials regarding your institution and available position(s).

How do I search for individuals attending the meeting?

Beginning May 15, 2019, all employers with a current listing in the ASA Job Bank will be able to search the Job Bank Candidate Listings by whether or not a candidate will be at the ASA Annual Meeting in New York. Log in to the Job Bank with your department/company ID and password and click the “Candidate Search” link to view the candidate profiles.

What can I bring to the Employment Fair?

You may bring any materials you wish to promote your institution at the Employment Fair, including, but not limited to, table skirts, posters, pamphlets, displays, etc. As a reminder, there will be Wi-Fi in the area. However, electrical outlets will not be provided. Please charge your devices prior to arriving at the Employment Fair.