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61st & Peña Station on the University of Colorado A line

6045 N. Richfield St.

Denver, CO 80249

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The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition made up of 10 contests that challenge student teams to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses. This year, in Denver, CO, the Solar Decathlon is also co-hosting a Solar & Related Industries Career Fair with the Solar Training Network. We invite you to come enjoy this FREE career networking event and meet some awesome companies that are hiring in your area.

Event Logistics:

  • When: The fair will take place from 12-3pm, on Tuesday, October 10, 2017

  • Where: The Solar Career Fair will be held at the 61st & Peña Station on RTD’s University of Colorado A line commuter rail in the “Education Tent.”

  • Cost: FREE for all to attend



Participating in this career fair is completely free, and it will give you access to more than 100 local job seekers and students looking to work in solar and related fields. The students participating in the Solar Decathlon are extremely high-quality candidates. This competition requires teams to build sustainable homes from start to finish, meaning the teams are made up of entrepreneurs, engineers, project and program managers, and all-around creative thinkers.

The 12 collegiate teams competing this year are coming from nine U.S. states (including the University of Denver, which is partnering with the University of California, Berkeley) and two international locations (Netherlands and Switzerland). You will not likely encounter this high of a concentration of such top-quality candidates elsewhere in your recruiting - come find your next rising star at the Solar Decathlon this fall.

Job Seekers / Students

Participation in this career event is completely free, and it will give you access to 20-30 hiring companies from the Denver area and around the country. This fair will allow you to network, info-interview, and connect with hiring managers and HR representatives from solar and other energy-related companies one-on-one. Be sure to bring your resume and dress professionally, because this event also includes FREE professional headshots and resume coaching.

We want you to start a meaningful career in the solar industry, so we pack these career fairs with the support and resources you need to succeed - your solar dream job is out there; we’ll help you find it.


Exhibitor FAQs

How many people should we send?

We recommend you send a hiring manager and/or HR representative who can answer questions about your open positions, potential future hiring, and the types of jobs you typically have available in general. Only one representative is necessary to successfully participate in this event. If you are actively hiring several positions, we recommend sending two for increased efficiency at your table (as you will likely have a line). Note: Limit one table per company.

What can I bring into the event?

Bring any relevant company marketing materials, HR hiring/recruiting info, company SWAG, and/or anything related. You are not required to bring any materials, though many of the other exhibiting companies will. We prefer you do not bring large banners or pop-up marketing materials, as they can block the view of the other tables.

Will I have an assigned table?

No, tables will be first come, first served. We advise arriving 11:15-11:30 to set-up.

How many attendees are expected? Exhibiting companies?

We anticipate 100-125 job seekers/students to attend, and roughly 20-30 employers, including solar companies and other companies from related fields.

What type of career event is this?

This career fair is intended to be a networking and career exploration event – NOT a hiring event. You will not be required to hold interviews on the spot or even have open positions in order to attend. Our goal is to give job seekers exposure to your organizations and, hopefully, help you secure great, solar-interested candidates for your open positions now and in the future..

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can direct questions to Roxie Brown at RBrown@SolarFound.org or Sarah Wells at sarah@twoparts.com

Job Seeker/Student FAQ’s

What should I bring?

We recommend you bring your resume and dress in professional attire. This will serve two purposes; it will help you make a great first impression with potential employers, and it will also allow you to take advantage of our free headshot station and our resume consulting. Pro tip: We also recommend you bring a list of questions to ask each company, this will help you compare notes on them afterward, across equal categories.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You are not required to as we will have your name on the attendee list. On-site registration is also allowed, so in the event of a system issue, you will absolutely still be admitted!

Are there any costs?

None! This event, including attendance, professional headshots, and resume consulting is completely FREE!

How many companies are expected to attend?

We anticipate 20-30 companies will be in attendance. You will receive an email with all of the companies that attended after the show for your networking purposes.

What other career resources do you offer?

The premier sponsor of this event, “Solar Training Network” is a program administered by The Solar Foundation. Its website (www.SolarTrainingUSA.org) is an online solar career networking platform designed specifically to help people find jobs in the solar industry! This program is also completely free, and it helps you find solar companies, and solar training opportunities to advance your career, all over the country. We HIGHLY recommend registering for free on SolarTrainingUSA.org and increasing your solar network.

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61st & Peña Station on the University of Colorado A line

6045 N. Richfield St.

Denver, CO 80249

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