Company Info

January 12 - 15, 2018 | Charleston, SC

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Thank you for bringing your company to interview this year at Student Summit. Please find the answers to your questions below. If you still have other questions that cannot be answered here, please reach out to Shannon Van Duren:

2018 Student Summit Event App:

Be sure to download the Student Summit event app, entitled “TAPPI Onsite”, on the AppStore or Google Play for up-to-date schedule information, speaker information, local dining recommendations and evaluations. Your app login information is the e-mail you registered with, and your registration confirmation number as the password. Note: If you registered company attendees other than yourself, or if your name was registered by a company representative, each individual company attendee will receive a unique confirmation number by Monday, Jan 9th. On-site registrations will receive a confirmation number on-site. See TAPPI Registration if you have questions or any difficulty with the mobile app.

Schedules & Room Locations

Calhoun, Laurens, Rutledge, and Gold rooms.

Friday, January 13: 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday, January 14: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday, January 15: 8:00am - 7:00pm

Upon registration at the Registration Desk, you will have one assigned booth or more, according to your interview sponsorship. You can set up your booth as early as 12pm on Friday, January 12th. You can begin conducting interviews as early as 2pm, Friday Jan. 12.

Each interview company has one private booth with three chairs, surrounded by pipe and drape for privacy. Additional booths are available at $500 each. Your sponsorship includes two company representatives. To register additional company representatives ($150pp) or additional booth space, please contact me at

You are free to pre-schedule interviews at ANY time in the Interview Area rooms during scheduled hours. Interviews run simultaneous with the student sessions so that students can interview at the scheduled times you agree upon and still participate in the program when they are free.


Networking & Career Fair Area schedule (Pre-Function Mez): 

The Networking & Career Fair at 4pm-6pm on Saturday will be in the Prefunction Mez area.

 Each interview company has a single tabletop in this area for company displays and information.  This can be set up as early as Friday at noon. Will open Saturday all day (8am), through Sunday 7pm EST (all tabletops need to be broken down by 8pm on Sunday). The program begins at 1pm, so you will not have much traffic on Saturday before then. Most breaks and Sunday breakfast will also be served in this area to allow for additional networking at your leisure.

Everyone is invited to attend the Networking and Career Fair. This is an interactive event, a chance for you to meet students face-to-face and schedule additional interviews on-site. Please be prepared for students to present their resumes and request interviews if they do not have one scheduled with you already, as this is completely anticipated.


Student conference schedule (Carolina Ballrooms A & B):

Students will be in sessions and interactive activities on Saturday, January 13th at 1pm through 3:30pm and all day Sunday, 8am until 4:50pm, including buffet/sandwich style lunch. The Engineering Competition will be held Sunday morning 10:15am in the Colonial Room. You are invited to observe.

On Monday, January 15th, no interviews will take place, as students and advisors will be on mill tours off-site.

Common FAQs

 How many students will attend the event total?

This year, we expect about 170-190. Total attendance will be about 230-250 including advisors and company representatives.

 How many people can I send from my company?

The Interview and Career Fair sponsorship includes two complimentary exhibitor registrations. If you send more than two representatives, each additional company representative can attend for $150 per person.

How many interview booths do we get?

Each company receives one complete interview booth (10x10) included in the Interview & Career Fair Package. This includes one table and three chairs for the company representatives and the interviewee. Additional interview booths can be purchased for $500 each and are sold on a first come, first served basis, based on availability. Please email prior to the event if you'd like to purchase additional interview booths so that we can accommodate your needs. See TAPPI Registration for purchasing additional booths on-site.

Where are the interviews going to be held?

The interviews will be held in the Calhoun, Laurens, Rutledge, and Gold rooms, at the Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina

How will the interview process work on site?

Students will be briefed on where the interviews are being held and what the procedure is. When students arrive at Calhoun, Laurens, Rutledge, and Gold rooms at your prescheduled interview time, they will wait in a small reception area away from your booth(s). When your company representatives are ready for them, you will retrieve them from the reception area and show them to your assigned booth. It is most likely that they will not go to your booth unless you retrieve them. They will only arrive prior to their interview time, and should vacate the area once their interview is over.

Where can I get the resumes of students attending Student Summit?

Once you have committed to interviewing students at the event as an Interview and Career Fair sponsor, you will be sent a username and password to view the resumes online. It is your responsibility to contact students and schedule interviews ahead of time to take place during the Summit.


Tabletop FAQs

How many tabletops does my company get in the Networking and Career Fair area?

Each company receives one tabletop (one 6ft table) in the Pre-function Mezzazine. There will be space for company handouts, pullups, or tabletop display. The Networking & Career Fair will be held in this area. It is ideal that companies bring enough items for your table and any handouts to give away.

Where can I ship my display items?

TAPPI Student Summit/Attendees Name

Francis Marion – ATTN: Meredith Cox

387 King Street Charleston, SC 29403