Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Employer Info
Thank you for registering to attend Pitt's Co-op Fair. This event is to recruit our engineering and technical students for multiple rotation co-op positions only. The list below will provide all of the information you need to have a successful visit to campus.


When you arrive the morning of:


  • You are welcome to drop off materials in front of the William Pitt Union and then proceed to park the day of the event. Student volunteers will be available to help. You can access the turn-around in front of the WPU from Bigelow Boulevard. You are able to enter and exit at that entrance.  

    Event Agenda for Employers
    8:00- 9:30 a.m.   Registration and breakfast – Lower Lounge
    8:30– 9:30 a.m.   Table Set-up
    9:30- 1:00 p.m.   Recruiting Event
    Noon- 1:30 p.m.   Buffet Lunch – Lower Lounge / Lunch tickets will be in employer packets/registration
    (The fair will still be open to students so please stagger your company’s representatives in two shifts: 12:00 and 12:30)
    1:30- 4:30 p.m.   Optional interviews at tables
    ​4:30 p.m.**   Display breakdown


We will provide:


One table per company, table cloth, two chairs, breakfast and lunch, parking spaces for two representatives (two cars), and a display card with your company name. 


Driving Directions:


Driving directions and map: http://www.tour.pitt.edu/.  
Campus Map: ​http://www.pitt.edu/documents/campus_map.pdf​


Address for GPS:  
3959 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh, PA  15260


Parking Options:

Parking spots will be available in Soldiers & Sailors Garage, and there may be some overflow spots in the O'Hara Garage. Employers will be emailed 2 parking flyers a week before the fair with parking assignments and a campus map showing locations. It might be a good idea to carpool if you have over 2 representatives attending to ensure parking. You will need to have your parking flyer to gain access into the garage. PLEASE BE ADVISED: If you are traveling in without a parking flyer, parking tends to fill quickly in Soldiers & Sailors Garage, so arrive between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m.  
If you prefer to drop off materials in the “turn-around” right in front of the William Pitt Union, you can enter and exit this area from Bigelow Boulevard and then proceed to park. Student volunteers will be on hand to help.  


Hotel Reservations:


1. The Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

Rooms are available at a discounted rate. You can contact them directly and let them know you're attending the co-op fair for the University of Pittsburgh. Please call 412-682-6200 
2. Courtyard Marriott Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, approximately 3 miles from campus. Rooms may be reserved online at www.CourtyardPittsburghDowntown.com or by calling 800-321-2211. 
The Courtyard is located at 945 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. The local phone number is 412-434-5551.


What you should bring:

Extension cords if needed and marketing materials.
If you need internet access the day of the fair, please email Chris Frankovic at caf54@pitt.edu.

Shipping Information:

If you prefer to ship materials beforehand, please use the following address:

Cooperative Education Program
University of Pittsburgh
139 Benedum Hall
3700 O'Hara Street,
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Attn: Chris Frankovic

All materials will be delivered to the job fair, so please make sure your company name is clearly marked on all packages. For your own protection ... please arrange to have your materials reach our office no later than two days prior to the event.


  • Please note that set up and dismantling of your display the day of the fair will be your responsibility.  We are not responsible for contacting your shipping carrier to mail items back ... please prepare the necessary paperwork and/or labels that you will need and be prepared to call your carrier. You can notify your carrier that the location will be on the first floor of the William Pitt Union. The address to use: University of Pittsburgh, 3959 Fifth Avenue (1st floor), Pittsburgh PA 15260. We ask that you schedule the pick-up before 5:00 p.m. that day. Thank you!

Interviewing after the fair:

Optional Interviews after Job Fair: Employers have the option to interview students after the fair at your booth starting at 1:30 p.m. A blank schedule form will be your employer packet and you can arrange interview times when you initially speak to the students during the fair. Normally interviews are about 20-30 minutes each. You may want to start your first interviews at 1:30 to give yourself some time to regroup, go to the restroom, get organized, etc.

  1.  If you need to ship any materials back to your office, you may need to take down your display and also call your carrier for pick-up prior to starting your interviews. We have been told by FedEx and UPS that account information is needed during the call. The address you can use for pick up is: 3959 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, first floor/information desk. Pick up time should be before 4:30 p.m. Please bring your boxes to our registration table and thank you for your cooperation!
  2. We will direct students to wait for their interviews in the Lower Lounge (which is the same room that breakfast and lunch was served). There will be seating/waiting areas set up, separated by time slots (one waiting area will be for 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., another for 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., and a third area for 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
  3.  Please go to the time slot waiting area and call out your student’s name.
  4.  You can walk back to your interview table with them.  

​Co-op staff will be on hand to help if your interview runs over and/or you need help finding a student.


If you have any questions, please contact us at:

Maureen Barcic, MEd
Director, Cooperative Education Program

152 Benedum Hall
412-624-9882, Fax: 412-624-2827

 Chris Ann Frankovic, MA
Associate Director, Cooperative Education Program

152 Benedum Hall
412-624-9883, Fax: 412-624-2827