The Big College Event

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NEW in 2017, the Cincinnati Chamber brings you The Big College Event, inviting 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: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time: 4-9 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.

Event Experience: The exhibitor hall will have four corners, each designed to provide unique opportunities to help students CONNECT to people, work experiences, future careers and their home.

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Connecting students to people.

Matching individual passions with Cincy’s groups: 
young professional, volunteer, social, arts, culture,
sports, hobbies and more. You name it, we’ve got it. 

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Connecting students to experiences.

Exhibition of Cincy’s small-mid size businesses 
offering student internship opportunities and
resume building experiences.

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Connecting students to future careers.

Showcase of Cincy’s thriving business scene from new
startups to the corporate job landscape; resume consulting;
headshots taken; where to get plugged in.

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Connecting students to their HOME. 

Mini-Taste of Cincinnati food expo, things to do,
live performances, “Ask a Cincinnatian” booths,
DJ & fun.


Cost for Students: All students will receive free admission!

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. View rates.

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.

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

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