STUDENT CAREER DAYS
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
March 20-23, 2014

 

In 2014, PLANET's Student Career Days celebrates its 38th year as the event that draws the largest gathering of green industry students entering the job market. Rising green industry superstars participate in industry-related competitions, an exciting reception, a Career Fair, and educational sessions. Approximately 850 students, 150 faculty, and 300 green industry professionals attend this event.

For industry suppliers, Student Career Days is your opportunity to build brand loyalty at the early stages of the students' careers and to attract the attention of the green industry professionals recruiting at the event. Show your company's support for the future of the green industry by being a champion of this great event!

Major Sponsors — Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze — receive extensive exposure throughout the event. Being a Major Sponsor is the best way to get noticed at Student Career Days. Plus, Major Sponsors are invited to attend the summer planning session at the event site where decisions are made that bring the event to new heights and provide an increased ROI for sponsors. Being a Major Sponsor positions your company to shape the event and its future.

Platinum, Gold, Silver & Bronze sponsors will receive:
  • Complimentary booth space in the career fair (maximum of four booth spaces)
  • Equipment or product display space and an opportunity to network with attendees at the exclusive Major Sponsor Showcase
  • Company name and logo in the event brochure and pocket program
  • Verbal and multimedia recognition at the Opening and Closing ceremonies
  • Logo on banner at the Opening and Closing ceremonies
  • Recognition in numerous blast email promotions, PLANET News magazine, and on PLANET's Student Career Days web site
  • Recognition in PLANET press releases sent to the industry trade press
  • An excel file of attendees for direct mail purposes (contact information for students will not be distributed.)

Platinum Sponsorship (EXCLUSIVE) — $38,500

  • All benefits listed in BLUE, PLUS
  • Introduction and two minutes speaking time at the Opening and Closing ceremonies
  • Option for Student Career Days giveaway with your company logo (sponsor bears expense of giveaway)
  • Nine competitive event sponsorships
  • Promotion as the Platinum Sponsor on the cover of the promotional event brochure
  • Logo recognition in display advertisement for PLANET News magazine (ad is also sent to other green industry publications for possible placement)
  • Three full-page, black-and-white ads in the final program (ads will appear on back cover, front inside cover, and one interior page)
  • Recognition in any additional marketing materials that promote Student Career Days
  • Twenty complimentary registrations to Student Career Days

Gold Sponsorship (EXCLUSIVE) — $30,000

  • All benefits listed in BLUE, PLUS
  • Option to distribute Student Career Days giveaway with your company logo (sponsor bears expense of giveaway)
  • Seven competitive event sponsorships
  • Logo recognition in display advertisement for PLANET News magazine (ad is also sent to other green industry publications for possible placement)
  • Two full-page, black-and-white ads in the pocket program (one of the ads will appear on the page facing the welcome letter)
  • Fifteen complimentary registrations to Student Career Days

Silver Sponsorships (MULTIPLE AVAILABLE) — $18,500

  • All benefits listed in blue, PLUS:
  • Five competitive event sponsorships
  • One full-page, black-and-white ad in the pocket program
  • Ten complimentary registrations to Student Career Days

Bronze Sponsorships (MULTIPLE AVAILABLE) — $13,000 each

  • All benefits listed in blue, PLUS
  • Three competitive event sponsorships
  • One half-page, black-and-white ad in the pocket program
  • Six complimentary registrations to Student Career Days
The below listed sponsorships receive the following benefits:
  • Recognition in the brochure, pocket program, and on PLANET's Student Career Days web site
  • Verbal and multi-media recognition at the Opening and Closing ceremonies
  • An excel file of green industry professional and faculty member attendees, for direct mail purposes
T Shirt Design Sponsorship (EXCLUSIVE) — $7,500

  • All benefits listed in green, PLUS:
  • Logo included in T-shirt design and sponsor helps PLANET select the winning design
  • Introduction and one minute speaking time at the Opening Ceremony to announce the winner
  • Three complimentary registrations to Student Career Days
Portfolio Sponsorship (EXCLUSIVE) — $11,000

  • All benefits listed in green, PLUS:
  • Includes four complimentary registrations to Student Career Days
Pen Sponsorship (EXCLUSIVE) — $5,000

  • All benefits listed in green, PLUS:
  • Includes three complimentary registrations to Student Career Days
Hotel Key Card Sponsorship (EXCLUSIVE) — $2,500

  • All benefits listed in green, PLUS:
  • Opportunity to submit print-ready, four color artwork for the front of the key cards.
  • One complimentary registration to Student Career Days

Industry/Faculty Welcome Reception

Bar Sponsor (ONE AVAILABLE) — $4,500
Hors D'Oeuvres Sponsor (ONE AVAILABLE) — $3,500

 

At this kickoff event, the industry professionals and faculty who attend Student Career Days enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres while they network and celebrate their dedication to the industry. The sponsors of this well-attended reception will have the opportunity to reach approximately 300 industry professionals and 150 faculty members who attend the event each year.

  • All benefits listed in green, PLUS:
  • Logo on signage at the reception site
  • Opportunity to display company signage at the reception
  • Opportunity to distribute a giveaway to the reception attendees
  • Three complimentary registrations to Student Career Days
Facility Tour Sponsorship (EXCLUSIVE) — $3,500

Enjoy face-to-face contact with students, faculty, and green industry professionals during a special event that is specific to the Auburn area. This is a ticketed event for the students and faculty, and transportation will be provided.

  • All benefits listed in green, PLUS:
  • Opportunity to network with attendees during travel time and at the destination
  • Opportunity to distribute a giveaway to the special event attendees
  • Logo on signage on or near the buses (PLANET provides signage)
  • Three complimentary registrations to Student Career Days
Student Reception Sponsorships (MULTIPLE AVAILABLE) — $3,750 each

A high-energy, exciting event where students gather to celebrate on the eve of Student Career Days before the competitions begin. Sponsors of this reception are the only industry professionals permitted to attend. The students will enjoy a dinner while participating in various games that will be hosted by the sponsors.

  • All benefits listed in green, PLUS:
  • Opportunity to interact with the students during the reception (each sponsor selects a game to host)
  • Two minutes speaking time at the reception
  • Sponsor will be provided with a prize to distribute (sponsor may provide additional prizes to raffle)
  • Opportunity to distribute company materials and giveaways
  • Opportunity to display company banner, if cleared by reception site (sponsor will provide banner)
  • Recognition on the signage at the reception site
  • Three complimentary registrations to Student Career Days
Faculty Forum Sponsorship (EXCLUSIVE) — $3,500

During this forum, faculty members discuss issues that are important to the. For suppliers, this is an opportunity to build a strong rapport with the industry's top faculty members and provide business leadership to address their concerns.

  • All benefits listed in green, PLUS:
  • One minute speaking time at the beginning of the Faculty Forum
  • Opportunity to distribute company literature and a giveaway to the faculty
  • Logo on signage at the forum site
  • Opportunity to display a freestanding, retractable banner at the forum site
  • Two complimentary registrations to Student Career Days
PLANET AEF Scholarship Ceremony & Reception Sponsorship (EXCLUSIVE) — $3,500

Each year, the PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) hosts a special ceremony to honor deserving students and award the year's scholarships. Approximately $80,000 in sponsorships are awarded each year. Show your support for academic excellence and help honor these bright students who will lead the industry in the future. Approximately 100–120 people attend the ceremony and reception.

  • All benefits in green, PLUS:
  • Introduction and two minutes speaking time at the ceremony
  • Opportunity to distribute a giveaway to the ceremony attendees
  • Logo on signage at the ceremony site
  • Opportunity to display a freestanding, retractable banner at the ceremony site
  • Two complimentary registrations to Student Career Days