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Read on for instructions and tips to help you get the most from your Tech Talk in the ECE Building, which is located at 306 N. Wright St., Urbana.
ECE Tech Talks are held in classrooms on the south side of the ECE Building.
It might help you to check out street maps and floor plans before you arrive.
Tech Talks are scheduled at regular intervals, allowing for as many as three companies to speak to students in the ECE Building some evenings. Not all times re available each week and slots are flilled on a first-come, first served basis. Members of the Corporate Connections program are allowed an early reservation period.Available times:
5-5:30 p.m. setup, 5:30-6:30 p.m. talk
6:30-7 p.m. setup, 7-8 p.m. talk
8-8:30 p.m. setup, 8:30-9:30 p.m. talk
It might help you to browse photos of the Tech Talk spaces in the ECE Building to help you understand what to expect.
The provided tabletops for food and handouts measure 8 feet long by 2 feet deep and are located outside the classroom. Two large trash bins are also provided.
Student group hosts will help with A/V during setup. Bring your presentation on a laptop. VGA and HDMI connections are available, but you will need to provide your own cord. (If you forget yours, student groups can likely locate one.)
If you have shipped materials in advance of your event, they will be available during the 30 minutes setup period.
Students offer this advice:
You will want to prepare a poster to advertise your presence in the ECE Building. In advance, please provide a portrait-oriented, 11-by-17-inch flyer for use around the building, and an image for use on digital display screen, at a 16-inch-by-9-inch ratio. For best distribution to students, please send the poster no later than Tuesday of the week preceding your talk.
Be sure to include on your poster the event time, event location (ECE Building room number), company name and logo, and information about what students can expect. For example, will you collect resumes? Talk subject matter? Allow chatting with engineers and recruiters? Are you providing food, demos, or raffle prizes?
Parking meters that accept coins are located on Wright Street, just west of the building. Fees are $1 per hour. Space availability is generally good in the evenings.
We can reserve parking spots nearby for $20 each for an all-day pass. Partial days are not available. Parking reservation requests must be made at least one week in advance of your event and are not guaranteed.
Most companies provide pizza for Tech Talks. We have several chains, including Domino’s and Papa John’s, as well as local favorites such as Papa Del’s. Student group hosts are happy to help with arrangements with advance notice.
Giveaways, banners, table covers, and other marketing materials can be shipped in advance. Be sure to track all shipments, and make sure they are scheduled to arrive before the date of your event. Shipments that are scheduled to arrive the same day of your event may not be delivered on time.
[Student Group Name]
ATTN: Tech Talk Materials
306 N. Wright Street, Room 1016
Urbana, IL 61801
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