The Big College Event

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Save the date! Back in 2018, the Cincinnati Chamber will host The Big College Event on Wednesday, Oct. 24 and invite thousands of college and university students to discover the Cincinnati region and explore with eyes wide open. By connecting students to internship opportunities, interest groups, social scenes, community engagement and Cincy's flavor, we will deepen their affinity for the region and what it means to have the best in life when they choose Cincinnati after graduation.

When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Time: 4-8 p.m. 

Where: Duke Energy Center, Exhibit Hall B 

For: All college & university students attending a school in the Cincinnati region. No student will be turned away.

Why: 1. Local employers want easy ways to connect with college students to recruit talent. 2. A student who feels more connected to their community is more likely to stay. 3. Students who have held an internship/co-op in Cincinnati find that Cincinnati exceeds their expectations. 4. Internship/co-ops positions better connect students to full time jobs.

Cost for Students: Free

Cost for Companies/Exhibitors: The cost for companies, interest groups, restaurants or other groups interested in exhibiting a booth at the event is based on company size and Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber membership status. 

Sponsorship: Interested in showcasing your company/brand to thousands of college students? Contact Julie Bernzott, Sponsorship Sales Leader & Event Manager at or 513.579.3113 for availability and options for 2018.

Event Contact: Jules Shumate, Talent Attraction, Higher Ed & Special Projects Leader, or 513.579.3116.  

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