Career Fair

Hedrick Brothers Construction currently participates in the two Career Fairs (fall & spring) for the M.E. Rinker Sr., School of Construction Management and has for many years.  We recognize the tremendous value that the graduates from The School provide to our company and the fees we pay to attend these career fairs are insignificant in this regard. – Dale Hedrick, President of Hedrick Brothers Construction

Please note fee schedule for Spring 2017.

Dear Recruiter:

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our next BCN Career Fair scheduled for Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Based on the success of our previous career fairs, this has become the most popular way to recruit our students. Last September’s fair brought  88 construction companies. In addition to interviewing students that are graduating in May, the fair is also an excellent opportunity to contact students who are looking for summer or semester intern positions.

The following is a tentative agenda for the career fair:

Tuesday, January 31st – Straughn Professional Development Center
3:30 pm –
5:00 pm
Major Donor’s Reception
(Companies who have donated $10,000 or more to the school for the last three years)
Wednesday, February 1st  – O’Connell Center – GATE 1
7:00 am Recruiter Check-In / Continental Breakfast   (Be sure to bring your business card to check-in!  You may win something!)
8:55 am Greeting from the Director
9:00 am Career Fair Begins
11:30 am –
2:00 pm
1:30 pm Career Fair Ends / Load-out Begins (No Early Breakdowns)
2:00 pm Individual Interviews Begin
6:00 pm Individual Interviews End


Registration:  To register go to and click on Industry Relations and then Career Fair.

Major Donor’s Reception: The Major Donor’s Reception on Tuesday, January 31st, 2016 from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm and is open only to our Major Donors. This reception provides them with a chance to meet the Rinker students in a social, less formal environment.

Company Profile for Career Fair Booklet: As we did in previous career fairs, we will hand out a booklet a week before the Career Fair, to all BCN students. The booklet will have a brief description of each company, the type of contractor, company locations, what the company is interviewing for, and the positions available within the company. The booklet will allow students to research the companies prior to attending the fair. Please submit your company profile to me by January 18th, 2017.  PLEASE NOTE NEW FORMAT FOR BOOKLETS.  

Payment: We request that all registration fees be paid by January 18th, 2017. Refunds will not be issued after this date.  

Interviews / Information Sessions: If you would like to schedule on campus interviews and/or seminars any time after February 8th, please contact me to set up a time. On campus interviews before the career fair are limited to Major Donors.  If you would like to conduct interviews the day of the career fair they will be held at your booth immediately following the career fair.

Parking: Parking is available on the top floor of the parking garage north of the O’Connell..

Shipping Information: Please send your materials/packages to the University of Florida, M. E. Rinker School of Construction Management, 304 Rinker Hall Gainesville, FL 32611-5703. To ensure that your display makes it to your booth location, please have them here by noon Monday, January 30th, 2017. Also, please make sure your package is clearly labeled with your company name. We will arrange for your items to be shipped from the O’Connell to a location of your choice, via Fed-Ex Express only (any packages not listed as express will be changed to express and charges billed to company!) We can provide shipping labels at the fair. Please do not plan on shipping your items using another carrier.

We would like to emphasize that you do not break down your booths prior to 1:30 pm. This gives everyone an opportunity to visit with all booths. We are providing you with this information so you can arrange your travel plans accordingly. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Kim Stanley at (352) 273-1187.

Again, please note that the number of companies at the Spring 2017 career fair will be limited to approximately 100 companies so please return your applications early to ensure your space is available.


Kim Stanley
Career Placement Coordinator

Spring 2017 Career Fair Booklet (pdf)

To register now:  Register

To pay by credit card:  Credit Card

For any questions and inquires:      email