Where are Placement and Career Services located?
How are the hours of operation decided?
What determines the type and amount of refreshments offered during Placement?
What determines the room temperature in the Placement space?
Why isn't Placement carpeted or more comfortable chairs provided?
Can Placement recycle?
Why don't you have copiers available for participants?
Why aren't there any phone numbers we can call with questions prior to the convention?
How are the shipping costs determined?
I'm having problems accessing the system, why?
I'm Registered but I can't access the system, why?
Can I have a refund?
Q. Where are Placement and Career Services located?
A. All Placement and Career Services are located at AmericasMart Atlanta Merchandise Mart Building 1.
Q. How are the hours of operation decided?
A. The times are determined to allow Convention participants time to attend business meetings and sessions before opening and after closing of the Placement Center. This includes the people who are volunteering to staff the areas.
Q. What determines the type and amount of refreshments offered during Placement?
A. The costs for food items are controlled by the hotel/convention center for each city and prices vary. The venues require that we use their in-house catering and food services for any refreshments offered during the convention.
Q. What determines the room temperature in the Placement space?
A. The HVAC systems for these types of facilities can take hours to adjust. The space is initially cooled in anticipation for the number of people working in that area and adjusted accordingly; the location of vents is also an uncontrollable factor.
Q. Why isn't Placement carpeted or more comfortable chairs provided?
A. Carpet for a typical interview space could cost $28,000 to $38,000 depending on the city. The rental costs for chairs with padded seats have ranged from $30.00 to $60.00 per chair vs. $4.00 to $7.00 for plastic folding chairs. The cost of "pipe and drapes" to further divide the areas can be as much as $10,000 dollars. Some years we are able to take advantage of carpeted space which already exists in some venues. Current fees would need to be tripled or quadrupled to provide these amenities in venues that do not already provide them. Atlanta will be a carpeted space.
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Q. Can Placement recycle?
A. Recycling is at the sole discretion of the hotel/convention center. Placement makes every effort to make recycling available.
Q. Why don't you have copiers available for participants?
A. The cost of a community copier rental, paper, and maintenance is prohibitive and most hotels offer a business center with copying. In Atlanta the Merchandise Mart does not have a Business Center, however the Hyatt and the Marriott have Business Centers available to you.
Q. Why aren't there any phone numbers we can call with questions prior to the convention?
A. Placement is staffed by your colleagues who volunteer their time for the placement services. Since they are all around the country and are working at their own administrative jobs at colleges and universities, it is not practical for Placement to have a phone line. Instead we provide two email addresses set-up that go directly to volunteers - firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Emails are typically answered within 2 business days.
Q.How are the shipping costs determined?
A. The shipping costs are determined by the company that is awarded the bid to do the shipping for the convention.
Q. I'm having problems accessing the system, why?
A. Some Colleges and Universities have firewalls which prohibit you from signing into our system. You may also have problems depending on the Internet Browser that you use. If you use Netscape, try using Internet Explorer. If it still does not work, try signing into the system away from campus. If it still does not work, email the appropriate placement email (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com) and someone will be able to help you within 2 business days.
Q. I'm Registered but I can't access the system, why?
A. You will not be able to log in until your payment is received and processed. The system is set-up so that employers only have access if they are paid. If you did not pay on-line at the time of registration then you will have to mail in your payment. The mail in address is:
2008 Convention Placement Services
The College of Saint Rose
432 Western Avenue
Albany NY 12203-14990
You should reference your employer number when you send in payment.
Q. Can I have a refund?
A. There are no refunds for placement so if you have already registered, then you must register for the convention. It is a requirement that all Placement participants register for the convention. Your convention name badge is your access to Placement.
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