Events and Education

IndyBar Diversity Job Fair: Information for Students

Student Information

Important Dates

Student registration opens March 1, 2019.
Student registration deadline is June 19, 2019 .
Bidding opens June 24, 2019.
Bidding closes June 28, 2019, Midnight Eastern Time.

Initial interview schedule available July 18, 2019.
Final cancellation deadline July 24, 2019.
Final interview schedule available July 29, 2019.
Hotel reservation deadline July 6, 2019.
Scholarship application deadline July 10, 2019.


Registration Information

Students should register via Symplicity. After you register, a password will be provided to you, which enables you to use the system throughout the next few months. This will be different than an OCI password generated through your school.  There is NO FEE to participate in the fair.

Students must bid on interviews in order to participate in any of the IndyBar Diversity Job Fair events, including the reception and student workshops. Please bid on all employers - only selecting a few employers will negatively impact how many interviews you receive.

**Please remember that Indianapolis is on Eastern time and all deadlines are noted in Eastern time.

Hotel Accommodations

The 2019 IndyBar Diversity Job Fair will be held at the Hilton Indianapolis. The reduced room rate for students is $161 for Monday, August 5, 2019.  Students must make their own travel and lodging arrangements. The hotel reservation deadline to receive the special rate is July 6, 2019. To make your reservation contact: 1-800-315-1906 and mention that you are part of the Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair room block.

If you need special accommodations, please contact Lesley Hayes at or (317) 269-2000.

Tuition Scholarships Available
Indy employers put their money where their mouth is!  They are truly interested in supporting diverse talent, and  will be awarding $2,500 scholarships to interviewing students.  Scholarships are NOT financially-need-based and everyone who applies will be considered. Click here to apply for a scholarship. Applications are due July 10, 2019.

Travel Scholarships Available
This scholarship will help students from outside the Indianapolis area the opportunity to attend the job fair with need-based finacial support. This support will provide funds toward travel expenses (hotel, flight, transportation). Click here to apply for a scholarship. Applications are due July 10, 2019.

Interview Process
nterviews at the Job Fair are arranged as follows: in 12 of the 14 interviews, the student interviewing will be pre-selected by the employer. The other two interviews will be assigned according to the interest of the student. All interviews will be conducted at the Hilton Indianapolis.

Students will have a maximum of seven interviews, but will have the additional opportunities to meet and network with employers at the Welcome Reception on Monday, August 5 or during the Keynote Lunch on Tuesday, August 6.

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