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BIG EAST - Employers 

Sports & Entertainment Networking Event 

In partnership with the BIG EAST Athletic Conference


Thursday, March 8, 2018

5:00-7:00 PM EST
Madison Square Garden - Theatre Lobby

New York, NY

Registration Coming Soon


  •  Network with students and alumni from the 10 BIG EAST Conference schools

  •  Increase your organization’s visibility with students and career center staff

  •  Discuss full-time positions, internships, and career advice

  •  Access to student resumes until June 2016

  •  Meet the career services directors and staff from the Big East Conference

Participation is limited to 40 employers and 200 students/alumni

FAQs (2016 Details TBD)


   What is The BIG EAST Career Consortium?

Representatives from the career services offices of the 10 BIG EAST Conference schools join together to plan recruiting events for our students and alumni. The BIG EAST schools are:


Butler, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Villanova, Xavier


What is the BIG EAST Sports & Entertainment Networking Event?

There’s more than just great basketball being played at Madison Square Garden during the BIG EAST men’s basketball tournament in March.  This year, in partnership with the BIG EAST Athletic Conference, the BIG EAST Career Consortium is hosting another exciting event.  Combining the best aspects of a career fair with the benefits of a more intimate networking event,   The BIG EAST Sports & Entertainment Networking Event connects over 200 students, alumni, and career services professionals with up to 40 employers from the sports and entertainment industry—all in one location. 


What majors can we expect at this event?

You can expect to see students with a variety of majors at this event.


What are the fees for employers to participate in the event?

The registration fee is $500 per company. No more than two representatives from your company, please.


The fee provides you with:

  • One small table to distribute information about your company (small handouts only—we cannot accommodate displays and banners at this event)

  • The opportunity to meet up to 200 students and alumni from the BIG EAST schools

  • Conversations with the BIG EAST career services directors and staff

  • Access to student and alumni resumes—including students who were not able to attend the fair—for one year. *(Note that students must elect to upload resumes into the Experience on-line system after the event. We cannot guarantee a particular number of resumes will be available.)

  • Complimentary food


What is the confirmation and payment process?

  • The event is limited to registrants who have received a confirmation email.

  • Once your registration has been confirmed, please remit payment ASAP in order to reserve your spot. 

  • IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE CONFIRMATION PROCESS: Your registration will be complete and a table reserved only after you have received a registration confirmation. We are committed to offering our students a diverse mix of jobs and industries; therefore, not all employers will be confirmed. We apologize if we are unable to accommodate your request at this time.

  • After your registration has been confirmed, the designated contact person will be emailed an invoice and a link for a credit card payment option.



Credit Card: Online by MasterCard, American Express, or Visa. A payment link is provided in confirmation email.


Check: Please make check payable to BIG EAST Career Consortium, Inc. and mail to:

BIG EAST Career Consortium, Inc.
Providence College Career Education Center

Slavin 108

1 Cunningham Square

Providence, RI 02918

Attn:  Patti Goff


For event questions contact Jennifer Grauso at or phone at (718) 990-1325.


What if I need to cancel after I have paid?

Refunds will not be processed after February 28, 2015.  A $60.00 processing fee will be assessed for cancellations made before February 28, 2015.

When should recruiters arrive and leave the event?

You may enter the Madison Square Garden Bar and Grill at 8:00 a.m. All employers are asked to stay until the event ends at 12:00 p.m.


What can I bring to the event?

Due to the setting of this event, employers may not bring company displays, banners, etc. Please limit your materials to brochures and handouts. You may bring a laptop if necessary, but electrical outlets are not available at the Bar and Grill.


Is shipping available?

Unfortunately shipping is not available. You must be able to carry company materials with you.


What is the dress for this event?

This is a business casual event for employers and students.

Are electrical outlets available?

To keep our registration costs low, electrical outlets will not be available


What if my hiring needs change during the spring?

You do not need to be hiring in order to attend the Career Networking Event! One important function of this event is to establish your brand with students, alumni, and career services staff.

Employers who participate in the networking event will have access to student participants’ resumes—and the resumes of students who were not able to attend the event—via the Experience career management system until June 30, 2015. This special benefit of your participation will allow you to search resumes of top students as your hiring needs evolve. (Students will be invited to upload resumes following the event. Note that the BIG EAST Career Consortium cannot guarantee a particular number of resumes will be available.)


How should I enter Madison Square Garden to access the Bar and Grill? 

Enter Madison Square Garden through Chase Square, located off Seventh Avenue between W. 31st and W. 33rd Streets. This is the entrance to the box office area. You will need to pass though security before proceeding up the escalator on the right to the next floor. Checking in at the BIG EAST Career Consortium registration table is required prior to entering the event. The Club Bar and Grill is located on the 3rd floor Terrace level. You may be asked to show a picture ID to enter.


If you have questions do not hesitate to contact Jennifer Grauso at or phone at (718) 990-1325.


Madison Square Garden Directions and Parking



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