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24th Annual Graduate and Professional School Expo | October 1-4, 2018

 

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1

North Alabama

HUNTSVILLE

 

Monday October 1

Alabama A&M University

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Event: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM            

Set Up: 9:00 AM - 9:55 AM          

Location:  Ernest Knight Center

Address:  Alabama A& M University, 4900 Meridian Street, Huntsville AL 35762

 

Food: A boxed lunch will be served.  Coffee, juice, bottled water and assorted pastries will be served during the event. 


Door Prizes: Two fifty dollar ($50) door prizes will be given away at the end of the event
 

Sponsoring Schools:

Alabama A&M University

Oakwood University

University of Alabama at Huntsville


Site Coordinator: Tangela Gale, Tel 256-372-8181, Office 256-372-5692, Fax 256-372-5689, tangela.rutledge@aamu.edu

 

Travel Directions:

 

From Nashville (and points north): Take I- 65 S, to Huntsville via I-565 East to the Oakwood Avenue Exit. Make a left onto Oakwood Avenue. Turn right onto Meridian Street. Continue to the campus of AAMU.  The Ernest Knight Center is on the left, after passing the Wellness Center.

 

From Birmingham (and all points south): Take I- 65 N to Huntsville via I-565 East to the Oakwood Avenue Exit. Make a left onto Oakwood Avenue. Turn right onto Meridian Street. Continue to the campus of AAMU.  The Ernest Knight Center is on the left, after passing the Wellness Center.

 

From Atlanta (and all points east): Take I-75 N to I-24 heading west toward Chattanooga/Nashville. Take US-64/US-72 W toward S Pittsburg. Merge onto I-565 W to Oakwood Ave. Take a right onto Oakwood Ave. then a left onto Meridian St. Continue to the campus of AAMU.

 

Parking: Recruiters can park on the road in front and on the left side of the Ernest Knight Center.  Also parking is available in the lot directly behind the Ernest Knight Center.

 

Shipping: Advance materials may be shipped to: Career Development Services, Alabama A&M University, 101 Patton Hall, Normal, AL 35762.  Attention: T. Gale

 

Utilities: Electrical outlets are available.  Indicate electrical needed when registering.  Wireless Internet is available in the Ernest Knight Center facility.  You will be given a wireless code when you arrive.

 
Local Services:

Courtyard by Marriott, 4804 University Dr. 256-837-1400

Hampton Inn, 4815 University Drive 256-830-9400

LaQuinta Inn, 4890 University Drive 256-830-8999

Country Inn & Suites, 4880 University Drive 256-837-4070

 

 


2

West Alabama

TUSCALOOSA

 

Tuesday October 2

Stillman College
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Event: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Set-up: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Location: Birthright Alumni Hall

Address: 3601 Stillman Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL  35401

 

Food: Continental Breakfast  8:00 AM-10:30 AM. 


Door Prizes: Four $25.00 door prizes will be given away at the end of the event.

 

Sponsoring Schools: 
Stillman College

University of Alabama

University of West Alabama

 

Site Coordinator: Jacqueline Currie, 205-366-8894, 205-310-0271 (cell), jcurrie@stillman.edu

 

Travel Directions:

 

From Atlanta, GA: Take I-20 West (150 miles) to Birmingham. Continue on I-20 West/I-59 South toward Tuscaloosa. 

Take exit 71B to merge onto AL-69 N/I-359 N toward Tuscaloosa.

Take Exit 2 for US-11 South/IS-43 South/15th Street toward Stillman College. Turn left at 38th Avenue.  Birthright Alumni Hall is the first building on the left.

 

From Birmingham, AL: Follow I-20 W/I-59 S to US-11 S/15th St in Tuscaloosa. Take exit 2 from AL-69 N/I-359 N

Continue on US-11 S (Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto US-11 S/15th St (signs for US-43 S)

Turn left at 38th Avenue.  Birthright Alumni Hall is the first building on the left. 

 

From Columbus, MS:   Take US-45/US-82 E (53 miles).  Turn right onto Boone Blvd/Mitt Lary Rd. (partial toll road).  Continue onto Joe Mallisham Pkwy (partial toll road).  Turn left onto US-11 North/US-43 North. 

Turn right at 38th Avenue.  Birthright Alumni Hall is the first building on the left.

 

From Mobile, AL: Take I-65 North toward Montgomery; take US-43 (Exit 19) to merge onto US-43 North.  Continue on US-43 North to AL-5 North in Thomasville.   Follow AL-25 North and AL-69 North to I-359 North in Tuscaloosa. Follow I-359 North to US-11 South.

Take Exit 2 for US-11South/US-43 South/15th Street toward Stillman College.

(Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto US-11 S/15th St (signs for US-43 South)

Turn left at 38th Avenue.  Birthright Alumni Hall is the first building on the left. 

 

From Montgomery: Take US-82 West (67 miles) to Centreville. Continue on US-82 West to Tuscaloosa.   Make slight left onto AL-215 N. Turn left onto Skyland Blvd. Use the right w lanes to right onto US 11 South.  Continue onto I-359 North/US-11South.

Take Exit 2 for US-11South/US-43 South/15th Street toward Stillman College.

(Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto US-11 S/15th St (signs for US-43 S)

Turn left at 38th Avenue.  Birthright Alumni Hall is the first building on the left. 


Parking: Parking will be available in the Birthright Alumni Hall and Wynn Humanities Center Parking Lots.

Shipping: Please ship packages to the following address:
Institution Name, Graduate and Professional School Expo
Office of Student Development, Stillman College

ATTN: Jacqueline Currie
3601 Stillman Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Do not forget to bring tracking number(s). If your packages are not at your booth when you arrive, we will need the tracking number to locate your item(s). You may ship 3-4 days before the event. Make sure your organization’s name is listed on the outside of the package. Contact your carrier prior to the fair to arrange for a 12:00pm-1:00pm pick up after the event. Please bring your company shipping label, and attach the label to your box.

Utilities: Limited access to electrical outlets and will be available on a first-come basis. Recruiters should bring their own extension cords and power strips.

 

 


3

Central Alabama

BIRMINGHAM

 

Tuesday October 2

Birmingham-Southern College
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Event: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Set Up: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:
BSC Norton Campus Center, Bruno Great Hall, Third Floor

Address: Birmingham-Southern College, 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35254

 

Food: Snacks and refreshments will be served throughout the event

 

Door Prizes: Two $50 Door Prizes will be given away at the end of the event

 

Sponsoring Schools:

Birmingham Southern College
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Montevallo

Samford University

 

Open to students from sponsoring schools and

Talladega College

Miles College

Jacksonville State University

Jefferson State Community College

 

Site Coordinator:

Michael Lebeau, (205) 226-4719, mlebeau@bsc.edu

 

Travel Directions:
 

From West: Take Interstate 20 West / Interstate 59 South. Take Arkadelphia Road Exit (Exit 123). Turn left onto Arkadelphia Road. Drive over the Interstate overpass. Birmingham-Southern will be on the right as you top the hill.

 

From East: Take Interstate 20 East/ Interstate 59 North. Take Arkadelphia Road Exit (Exit 123). Turn right onto Arkadelphia Road. Birmingham-Southern will be on the right as you top the hill.

 

From North: Take Interstate 65 South to Interstate 20 East/ Interstate 59 North towards Tuscaloosa. Take Arkadelphia Road Exit (Exit 123). Turn left and drive over the Interstate overpass. Birmingham-Southern will be on the right as you top the hill.

 

From South: Take Interstate 65 North to Interstate 20 East/ Interstate 59 North Towards Tuscaloosa. Take Arkadelphia Road Exit (Exit 123). Turn left and drive over the Interstate overpass. Birmingham-Southern will be on the right as you top the hill.

 

Parking: Please display your parking pass on the driver’s side of your car windshield before arriving. Please stop at the front gate to let the policeman know you are a guest of the Career Services Office.

 

The policeman at the front gate will direct you to a reserved parking space, which will be to the left as you drive into the campus. Your parking space is in the Bill Battle Coliseum parking lot behind the Library. Once you have parked your car, proceed to the right side of the Library and use the walkway across the Quad, pass the fountain, to the Norton Campus Center.

 

The event will take place in the Bruno Great Hall, on the third floor of Norton Campus Center.

 

Equipment: If you do not have a a heavy load to carry, you may enter the building at the main entrance and use the stairs. If you have a heavy load, you can use the elevator, located to the left just pass the stairs.

 

Utilities: Electrical outlets are available.  Indicate electrical need when registering. We have a limited number of power cords available so you may want to bring your own.

 

Shipping: Advance materials may be sent to:  Birmingham-Southern College, Career Services Office, Box 549010, 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35254.  Att: Grad School Expo.

 

 


4

East Alabama

AUBURN

 

Wednesday October 3

Auburn University

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Event:  10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Set Up: 8:00-10:00 AM
Location:  Auburn University Student Center, 3rd Floor Ballroom

Address: Auburn University, 255 Heisman Drive, Auburn, AL 36849

 

Food: Lunch will be provided 11:30-12:00

 

Door Prize: Two $25 Cash Prizes / One $50 Cash Prize

Sponsoring School: Auburn University

 

Site Coordinator: Melvin K. Smith, Office 334-844-4744, Tel 334-844-1300, Fax 334-844-2354, mks@auburn.edu, www.auburn.edu/studentcenter
 

Travel Directions:

 

From US Highway 280:

 

Traveling from Birmingham: travel east on US Highway 280. Turn right on Alabama Highway 147* South. This road will take you into Auburn and becomes US Highway 29* South.

 

Auburn City Directions from Highway 280 (follow these directions after following the above directions):

 

*Directions from 147 South (29) (College Street): turn West (right) on to Samford Avenue making sure you pass in front of the Rouse Life Sciences Building on the right. Go to the four (4) way stop, cross through Mell Street and continue down Samford Avenue until you get to the traffic light. At the traffic light (Telfair B. Peet Theatre is on the right), make a right onto Duncan Drive. Continue down the BIG hill on Duncan Drive then up the small hill for approximately 250 yards. The Campus Green Parking Deck is on the left.

 

**If you happen to miss the right turn at Duncan Drive, continue down to Donahue Drive, which is at the next light. Take a right at the light (Donahue and Samford intersection), followed by a right at the next light (Heisman Drive and Donahue Drive intersection) on to Heisman Drive. Once on Heisman Drive, the Campus Green Parking Deck will be approximately 150 yards up the small hill, on the right.

 

From Interstate 65 or Interstate 85:

 

Traveling from Atlanta: travel south toward Montgomery on I-85 to exit # 51. Turn right on to US Highway 29* North.

 

Traveling from Birmingham: travel south on I-65 to Montgomery. Take I-85 North toward Atlanta to exit #51. Turn left on to US Highway 29* North;

 

Traveling from Columbus: travel north on I-185. Take US Highway 80/Phenix City exit to US Highway 280. Turn right (west) on Highway 280 and proceed to I-85, at Opelika. Travel south on I-85, 10 miles to exit #51. Turn right on to US Highway 29* North.

 

Traveling from Mobile: travel north on I-65 to Montgomery. Take the I-85 North/Atlanta exit. Travel north on I-85 to exit # 51. Turn left on to US Highway 29* North.

 

Traveling from Montgomery: take the I-85 North/ Atlanta exit. Travel north on I-85 to exit # 51. Turn left on to US Highway 29* North.

 

Auburn City Directions from Interstate 85 (follow these directions after following the above directions):

 

*Directions from 29 North (147) (College Street): turn West (left) on to Samford Avenue making sure you pass in front of the Rouse Life Sciences Building on the right. Go to the four (4) way stop, cross through Mell Street and continue down Samford Avenue until you get to the traffic light. At the traffic light (Telfair B. Peet Theatre is on the right), make a right onto Duncan Drive. Continue down the BIG hill on Duncan Drive then up the small hill for approximately 250 yards. The Campus Green Parking Deck is on the left.

 

**If you happen to miss the right turn at Duncan Drive, continue down to Donahue Drive, which is at the next light. Take a right at the light (Donahue and Samford intersection), followed by a right at the next light (Heisman Drive and Donahue Drive intersection) on to Heisman Drive. Once on Heisman Drive, the Campus Green Parking Deck will be approximately 150 yards up the small hill, on the right.

 

Auburn University Campus:

 

* US Highway 29 from I-85 becomes South College Street as well as Alabama 147 from US Highway 280 becomes North College Street.

 

NOTE: When making travel arrangements through Atlanta or Columbus, GA, please remember that Auburn University is on Central Time and Georgia is on Eastern Time.

 

Parking:
 

TBD

 

Space and Equipment: two (2) chairs provided rather than one (1)

 

Accommodations:  Please inform them that you will be attending the Grad School Info Day sponsored by the Auburn University Career Center when making reservations to get the $134.00 rate for the War Eagle Partners Program. 

 

Shipping: Shipments of exhibit displays, materials or anything pertaining to the exhibit must be received no sooner than Friday, September 28. Accommodations for packages needing to arrive earlier must contact Melvin K. Smith, Special Events Coordinator, (334) 844-4744 or mks@auburn.edu for approval!  Storage space is very limited.  We will do our very best to work with you!

 

Please use our Preferred Carriers (Fedex and UPS) to ship materials!  See the example of how each box or display should be addressed for shipping to The Auburn University Student Center (AUSC). Your organization’s name is required on the outside of all materials. Print off multiple pre-made labels for your convenience (1 per box or container to be shipped).

 

Shipping Label Example:

Auburn University Student Center

ATTN: Grad School Info Day Fall’18

Darren Chamlee

Student Center Operations

Room 1230

255 Heisman Drive

Auburn, AL  36849

 

Make sure the representative(s) attending the event have ALL tracking numbers of packages that have been shipped to AUCC prior to arriving at the event. We highly recommend you insure ALL of your materials shipped!

 

Prior to the start of the event, shipped material will be delivered to your organization’s table which was assigned by the Career Center for this event. If you are expecting to receive some materials and they are not waiting at your able, go by the Representative Check-In for assistance. Make sure you have checked with your organization to confirm items were shipped and you have the tracking numbers and who signed for them.

 

Shipping From the Student Center:  Patrons must make their own shipping arrangements, to include billing arrangements with the Preferred Carriers (Fedex and UPS). The AUCC cannot provide billing arrangements, proper packing and labeling. The form must be filled out completely with the organization’s account number!

 

After the Grad School Info Day:  ALL boxes must be appropriately labeled and taped!  Please take packages to the Representative Check-In Table in the 3rd Floor Quadrant Lobby of the AUSC where a member of the Auburn University Career Center will be available to check-in your materials for shipping out.  AUCC will make one call to each preferred carrier for pick-up!

 

Carriers used other than the Preferred Carriers (Fedex and UPS) should arrive by 12:30 PM and no later than 1:30 PM to pick-up materials outside the 3rd Floor Ballroom.  The representative(s) attending the event for the organization are responsible for making sure the connection is made.

 

Auburn University will not hold packages awaiting pick-up.  If the organization’s representative(s) do not attend the event, the organization is responsible for making arrangements to get their packages. 

 

Utilities: One 6x3 foot table and one chair will be provided per organization. Your display needs to fit within the space provided.  Electricity will not be available.

 

Lodging: The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center, 241 South College Street, Auburn, AL 36830, www.auhcc.com, 334-821-8200 or 800-228-2876.  We highly recommend that you stay at The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center and make your reservations as soon as possible! Please inform them that you will be attending the Grad School Info Day sponsored by Auburn University Career Center when making reservations to get the $129.00 rate for the War Eagle Partners Program.

 

Government Rate: The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center is pleased to offer a reduced rate for Federal Government employees and members of the military. Please call 334-821-8200 to make your reservation and request the per diem government rate of $91.00 with the Grad School Info Day and be prepared to present a valid Federal or Military ID at check in.

 

Other Hotels in the Auburn Area on South College:

 

Clarion Inn & Suites University Center, 1577 S. College St. Auburn, AL, 36832, (334) 821-7001

Courtyard Auburn, 2420 W Pace Blvd. Auburn, AL 36830 (334) 502-0111

Econo Lodge, 2145 South College St., Auburn, AL, 36830, (334) 826-8900

Hampton Inn Auburn, 2430 S. College St., Auburn, AL, 36832, (334) 821-4111

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Auburn, 2013 S. College St. Auburn, AL, 36832, (334) 502-1090

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Auburn, 2174 South College Street, Auburn, AL, 36832, (334) 826-1444

Quality Inn, 2283 South College Street, Auburn, AL, 36832, (334) 821-6699

Sleep Inn & Suites, 135 Spirit Drive, Auburn, AL, 36832, (334) 501-7171

Towne Place Suites by Marriott, 1117 South College Street, Auburn, AL  36832, (334) 466-8390

 

Car Rental: Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 806 Opelika Road, Auburn, AL  36832, (334) 826-0227

 

 


5

South Central Alabama

MONTGOMERY

 

Wednesday October 3

Faulkner University

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Event:  2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Set Up: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:  Multiplex

Address:  5345 Atlanta Highway, Faulkner University, Montgomery, Alabama
 

Food: Light Dinner

Door Prizes: Two $50 Door Prizes to be given away at the end of the event

 

Sponsoring Schools:
Huntingdon College
Faulkner University

 

Site Coordinator: Marie Ottinger, (334) 386-7512, mottinger@faulkner.edu

 

Shipping :  Shipments of exhibit displays, materials or anything pertaining to the exhibit may be shipped to: 5345 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL  36109  Career Services no sooner than three (3) days prior to function date due to limited storage space.

 

Travel Directions: From the North or South on interstate 65: Get on I-85 toward Atlanta, GA. Go to exit #6. Follow the signs that lead to Wetumpka and Gunter Air Force Base (231 North). After going up and over the interstate, follow Hwy 231 North (also called the Eastern Blvd) approximately one mile to the Atlanta Highway exit on your right (there is a small Faulkner University sign). After exiting 231 north, stay in the center lane of the service road and follow the signs on your right, then go past the Hardee’s and PNC Bank and Faulkner will be on your right.

 

Parking: Please park in the roped off area. Follow the designated signs.  

 

Local Services: 
Drury Inn & Suites, 1124 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery, AL 36117 / 334-273-1101
Fairfield Inn and Suites, 8970 Eastchase parkway,
Montgomery, AL 36117 / 334-260-8650

Country Inn and Suites by Radisson, 10095 Chantilly Parkway, Montgomery, AL 36117 / 334-277-4142 

Hampton Inn, 7651 Eastchase Parkway, Montgomery, AL 36117 / 334-277-1818

 

 


6

Coastal Alabama

MOBILE

 

Thursday October 4

University of South Alabama

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Event:  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Set Up: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:  Mitchell Center Concourse/Waterman Globe Lobby

Address: Univ of South Alabama, 5950 Old Shell Road, Mobile, AL 36688
 

Food: Light Lunch 11:15 AM

Door Prizes: To be given away at the end of the event

 

Sponsoring School: University of South Alabama
 

Site Coordinator: Bevley W. Green, 251-460-6188, bwgreen@southalabama.edu

 

Travel Directions:

 

From North: South on I-65 to Moffett Rd. exit (Hwy. 98).  Turn left on service road to Moffett Rd.  Turn right on Moffett Rd.  Moffett Rd to University Blvd.  Turn left on University Blvd.  University Blvd. to Old Shell Rd.  Turn Right on Old Shell Rd.  Old Shell Rd. to the Mitchell Center.  Turn right into the Mitchell Center. Please unload at the front of the Mitchell Center.

 

From East: West on I-10 to I-65 North.   I-65 North to Airport Blvd. exit (exit 3).  Turn left on Airport Blvd.  Airport Blvd. to University Blvd.  Turn right on University Blvd.  University Blvd. to Old Shell Rd.  Turn Left on Old Shell Rd.  Old Shell Rd. to the Mitchell Center.  Turn right into the Mitchell Center. Please unload at the front of the Mitchell Center.

 

From West: East on I -10 to the Schillinger Road (Greyhound Dog Track exit).   Schillinger Rd. to Airport Blvd.  Turn right on Airport Blvd.  Airport Blvd. to University Blvd.   Turn left on University Blvd.  University Blvd. to Old Shell Rd.  Turn Left on Old Shell Rd.  Old Shell Rd. to the Mitchell Center.  Turn right into the Mitchell Center. Please unload at the front of the Mitchell Center.

 

Campus Map: http://www.southalabama.edu/campusmap

 

Parking: The gravel parking lot is located at the south entrance of the Mitchell Center.  Additional parking is located on Jaguar Drive at Old Shell Rd.


Shipping: Advance materials may be shipped to: Bevley W. Green, University of South Alabama, Career Services, Meisler Hall, Room 2100, 390 Alumni Circle, Mobile, AL 36688-0002. Please note on mailing label: Alabama Connection Graduate and Professional School Fair.


Utilities: No electricity is available at this location.

 

Local Services: Hotels/Restaurant Information: http://www.mobile.org