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Career Fair

Join us for the 2018 Career Fair! after last year’s incredibly successful sessions, we are happy to provide another opportunity to match qualified candidates to top job positions. Look to hire or looking for a new position? We likely have exactly what you’ve been looking for.

2018 Career Fair & Interview Days

Career Fair & Networking Day: Sunday, November 4; 12-5pm
Interview Days: Monday-Wednesday, November 5-7; 9am-5pm

Are you an Employer?


The 2018 Annual Meeting Career Fair and all related networking activities provide employers with the opportunity to meet and collect resumes from thousands of job seekers on the first day of the meeting. Employers can also choose to schedule and arrange private on-site interviews on the days following Sunday’s Career Fair.

Participation in the Annual Meeting Career Fair raises the visibility of your organization with meeting participants, who span the gamut of interested job seekers from highly seasoned professionals in the academic or industrial space to freshly minted PhD’s and masters students just entering the workforce. All Career Fair events are widely advertised, not only to job seekers already signed up in INFORMS Career Center, but also to thousands of professionals and students attending the meeting.

Employers participating in 2018 Annual Meeting Career Fair will be able to:

  • Provide your recruitment materials in a fun and energetic Career Fair-type setting
  • Schedule your own on-site interviews at reserved tables or private interview booths
  • Promote your organization and meet highly qualified, diverse candidates
  • Connect with job seekers before the meeting

Employer Registration

All organizations must register with INFORMS to take part in the Career Fair and Interview Days held during the 2018 Annual Meeting. INFORMS provides a table, including signage for your organization, where you can meet with job seekers, and display informational material. You can also reserve Interview tables or booths for 1 to 3 days. Special Diamond and Emerald packages are also available which include Interview booth or tables, job posting credits, resume subscriptions, and more.

View the Employer Registration Form

Refunds/cancellations: Requests must be received in writing (email or fax). Any late cancellation after October 30, 2018, will not be eligible for a full refund but can have their registrations fee applied to a future Career Fair. Post events cancellations will receive no refunds.

2018 INFORMS Career Fair Employers

Aarhus University
American Express
Angelo State University
Apple Inc.
AQR Capital Management
Arizona State University
Arizona State University – W. P. Carney Supply Chain Management
A.T. Kearney
BAE Systems
Bilkent University – Business Administration
Bilkent University – Industrial Engineering
BNSF Railway
Bocconi University
Boston College – Carroll School of Management
Bowling Green State University
Bucknell University
California State University
Cardinal Operations
Carnegie Mellon University – H. John Heinz III College
Case Western Reserve University
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong – Dept. of Systems Engineering
City University of Hong Kong – Dept. of Management Sciences
City University of Hong Kong Systems – Engineering & Management
City University of Hong Kong – School of Data Science
Cleveland State University
Coyote Logistics
Deutsche Post AG
Discover Financial Services
Districon North America
Drexel University
Eindhoven University of Technology
Exxon Mobil
Fairfield University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
FedEx Express
Ford Motor Company
Gap, Inc.
General Electric Company
General Motors
Grubhub Inc.
Hertz Corporation
Home Depot
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Institute for Data and Decision Analytics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
Institute of Supply Chain Analytics
Jiaotong University
KWAI, Inc.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
National Security Agency
National University of Singapore
Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China
Norfolk Southern
Northern Illinois University
The Ohio State University
Pace University
Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso
The RAND Corporation
Revenue Analytics
Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey
Sabanci University
Saint Joseph’s University
Salisbury University
San Jose State University
SAS Institute – IDeaS
SF Technologies
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Singapore University of Technology
Southern University of Science & Technology
Southwestern University of Finance & Economics
TEC de Monterrey
Texas Tech University
Tongji University
Tulane University
United Airlines
University of Alabama
University of Arkansas
University of Baltimore
University of California – Irvine
University of Chicago
University of Colorado Boulder, Leeds School of Business
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
University of Florida – Industrial & Systems Engineering
University of Illinois
University of Minnesota – Industrial & Systems Engineering
University of Nebraska – Omaha
University of New South Wales
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon – Lundquist College of Business
University of Portland
University of San Diego
University of Science and Technology – Beijing
University of Science and Technology of China
University of Tennessee
University of Toronto
University of Washington
University of Washington – Foster School of Business
U.S. Navy
Wayne State University
Xi’an Jiaotong University
Yonsei University

and more!

Career Fair Event Schedule

Career Fair Breakfast and Panel Discussion
By Invitation Only
Sunday, November 4, 7:30–9am, Hyatt Regency Ballroom CD

  • Academic: Dr. Jeff Linderoth, Professor and Chair of the Industrial & Systems Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Industry: Dr. Warren Hearnes, SVP Analytics & Data Science at Cardlytics

Career Fair: Networking Meet & Greet / Resume Review
All Welcome
Sunday, November 4, 12–5pm, Phoenix Convention Center Exhibit Hall
Gather materials and make vital connection in a fun and engaging atmosphere. Set-up interviews with employers and have your resume checked by professionals.

Career Fair Employer Reception
Invite Only
Sunday, November 4, 5:30-6:30pm
Employers and recruiters are welcome to unwind and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails following the Career Fair on Sunday. Multiple giveaway items will be raffled during the reception. For tickets and additional details, please contact Tom Fink.

Career Fair: Interview Days
By Appointment Only
Monday-Wednesday, November 5-7, 9am–5pm
Meet at the Sunday Career Fair or contact employers prior to the conference to mutually agree to an interview during these conference days.

Academic Job Search Panel (MC18)
Monday, November 5, 2018, 1:30pm, 128A, North Building
This panel discusses the academic interview process and do’s and don’ts associated with the job search. In addition to comments by current and former search chairs, time will be provided for questions and answers.
Chair: Warren Hearnes VP, Analytics & Data Sciences

  • Dr. Susan Hunter, Assistant Professor, School of Industrial Engineering, Purdue
  • Dr. Nan Kong, Associate Professor, School of Agricultural & Biomedical Engineering, Purdue
  • CDR Gary Lazarro, PhD, Associate Chair and Professor, Mathematics Department, United States Naval Academy
  • Dr. Shawn Mankad, Assistant Professor, College of Business, Cornell
  • Dr. Charles Sox, Professor, Department of Operations, Business Analytics, & Information Systems, Cincinnati
  • Dr. Soheil Sibdari, Associate Professor, Decision & Information Sciences, UMass Dartmouth

Industry Job Search Panel (MB18)
Monday, November 5, 2018, 11am, 128A, North Building
This panel discusses the industry interview process and do’s and don’ts associated with the job search. In addition to comment from current and former recruiters, time will be provided for questions and answers.
Chair: Warren Hearnes VP, Analytics & Data Sciences

  • Linda Burtch – Founder & Managing Director, Burtch Works; MBA, Western Michigan
  • Bill McDaniel – Senior Systems Analyst, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab; PhD, Northwestern
  • Jon Petersen – Head of Data Science, Aviation, Uber; PhD, Georgia Tech
  • Sricharan Poundarikapuram – Principal Data Scientist, SAP America; PhD UW-Madison
  • Iris Singhania – Director Space Optimization/Data Science, The Home Depot; PhD, Minnesota
  • Darren Xu – Senior Data Scientist, Walmart Labs; PhD, Arizona

About INFORMS Career Center

INFORMS Career Center is the largest source of O.R. and analytics jobs and resumes. It’s where job seekers go to land the right job in academia or industry and where employers post their jobs and search our resume database for qualified candidates.

Members-Only Benefits:
  • View newest jobs first before we open the listing to all
  • Post your Career Profile for free
  • Member Resumes rise to the top in employer resume searches
  • Content library available on Career Resources website
  • Career coaching from Career Experts
  • Monthly Jobs Alerts Emails
  • Special Job Posting pricing for member-employers

Click here to view Job Descriptions in the Annual Meeting group library on INFORMS Connect.

For More Information or Assistance Contact:

Tom Fink

Gina Lloyd