VCU Brandcenter

Recruiter Session (Apr. 26-27)

Two days. Reverse career fair.
Meet our students
3 weeks before they graduate. 

The VCU Brandcenter Recruiter Session is like no other recruiting event or portfolio review. Over 250 brand and agency recruiters attend this reverse career fair where the students are the ones with tables. Recruiters are invited to meet our 102 graduating students who are anxious to show how much they’ve learned and the work they’ve created to prove it.

We’ll have students from each of our five tracks:
Art Direction
Creative Brand Management
Experience Design

Learn more about our five tracks here.



2017 Schedule

DAY 1Wednesday, April 26
10am-5pm Recruiters meet with students at their tables all day. Coffee and lunch are provided.

Students and recruiters are invited to a cocktail reception host by Black Iris.

Location: 321 West Broad Street
(7 blocks from the VCU Brandcenter)

DAY 2Thursday, April 27
9am-5pm Recruiters meet with students at their tables all day. Breakfast and lunch are provided.













Map of Recruiter Session 2016Location & Parking

‌Recruiter Session:

VCU Brandcenter building
103 S. Jefferson Street, Richmond, VA 23284

Cocktail Reception:
Black Iris
321 West Broad Street
(7 blocks from the VCU Brandcenter)

Recruiters can park in the Jefferson Lot (JL) at 200 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23284 (down the street from the Brandcenter building and across the street from Chili's) for $10 max all day. Cash or credit accepted at pay station.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

We are offering several sponsorships that are excellent opportunities to get your company's name in front of our students. Please take a look at the details in our Recruiter Session Sponsorship Opportunities 2017‌ document, and contact Ashley Sommardahl or Katherine Keogh if you are interested. We appreciate your support!

$5,000 Happy Hour Reception (Wed., Apr. 26)

No sponsorships available. 

(Thank you to Black Iris for sponsoring the reception!)

$3,000 Lunch (Wednesday, Apr. 26, OR Thursday, Apr. 27) Two sponsorships available.
$2,000 Breakfast (Wednesday, Apr. 26, OR Thursday, Apr. 27) Two sponsorships available.
$1,000 Coffee (Wednesday, Apr. 26, OR Thursday, Apr. 27) Two sponsorships available.
$1,000 Pre-Session Treat for Students (Tuesday night, Apr. 25)

No sponsorships available.

(Thank you to Moxie for sponsoring the pre-session treat!)

$500 Snack (Wednesday, Apr. 26, OR Thursday, Apr. 27)

No sponsorships available.

(Thank you Mighty Recruiting for sponsoring Apr. 26th and Kay & Black for sponsoring Apr. 27th!)




Fee to Attend

There is no fee to attend; however, we greatly appreciate a minimum donation of $250 to the Brandcenter Annual Fund to help cover event-related expenses and support the Brandcenter's ongoing initiatives.  For questions about giving to the Brandcenter, please contact Katy Beisham, Annual Giving Manager for the School of Business at VCU.

Thank you to all the agencies and companies who have made a donation this year! See the full list of 2017 donors. We are grateful for your support of our program and students.





Please note that The Jefferson Hotel is undergoing renovations and has limited availability, so it will not be offering the VCU rate this April.

For the other options below, make sure to ask for the VCU rate which is based on availability. You may be required to provide confirmation of your Recruiter Session registration. 

The Jefferson Hotel
101 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23220
1 block from the VCU Brandcenter

Quirk Hotel - new!
201 W Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
4 blocks from the VCU Brandcenter

Courtyard Marriott Richmond Downtown
1320 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219
15 blocks from the VCU Brandcenter

The Crowne Plaza Richmond Downtown
555 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219
8 blocks from the VCU Brandcenter

Richmond Marriott
500 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
11 blocks from the VCU Brandcenter

Student Porfolio Websites

The Class of 2017 student portfolio websites‌ are live!

You can also meet the students and check out their websites on our Students page.

Who is attending?

See the list of agencies and companies registered to attend the 2017 Recruiter Session. Looking forward to seeing everyone! 

Social Media

Be sure to follow the Brandcenter on Twitter InstagramFacebook and LinkedIn! We will be posting pics during the session using hashtag #BCRecruiterSesh.  


Please contact:

Katherine Keogh
Student Affairs and Communications Manager
Phone: 804-827-8871

Thank you to our Sponsors!


FCB Chicago logo color for Recruiter Session  

 Black Iris logo 

  Moxie logo







  Kay and Black sponsor logo Mighty Recruiting Logo for Recruiter Session