BEST Fest – 2013
3rd Annual

Business Experiential Skills & Technology Festival
Thursday, February 21, 2013 2:00 to 5:00 PM
Betty Tipton Room – Eastern Student Center

What is BEST Fest?
The BEST Fest is a chance for your organization and other organizations to visit Eastern and meet students and view their projects and other work that gives them real world experience. This event provides you the opportunity to judge which projects you think are the best and help discern which students have skills your organization needs. It is being held on Thursday, February 21st, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00pm in the Betty Tipton Room of Eastern Connecticut State University’s Student Center.

What do organizations gain from attending?
The BEST Fest allows your organization to visit Eastern and to meet and talk with potential Internship/Co-Op/Career prospects. More importantly, it allows you to see exhibits of some of the work that these students have performed so that your organization knows more about the potential of Eastern students and how they might help your organization achieve its goals. Please feel free to ask exhibiting students for their resumes and/or business cards.

Learn more about the BEST Fest at our FAQ page

Date-Time Logistics:
Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Time: 2:00 to 5:00 PM
Location: Betty Tipton Room of Eastern Student Center
Eastern Road Entrance: 258 High Street Entrance
Charter Oak Road Entrance: 412 High Street
Eastern Connecticut State University
Willimantic CT, 06226

What to do at BEST Fest?
Upon arrival at the BEST Fest, you will receive a floor plan of the Betty Tipton Room so that you can easily find the exhibits and students that you are most interested in for your organization. You will also receive a voting ballot so that you can cast your votes for your favorite exhibits in the different categories. Please feel free to ask exhibiting students questions about their exhibits, projects and internships, and for the resumes and business cards. Plus feel free to share your contact info and company internship/co-op and career opportunities with the students as you visit the different exhibits.

At any point during your visit, if you feel Eastern students may make a good addition to your organization for a paid and/or unpaid internship/co-op in future semesters, please visit the Internship Coordinator at the booth specified on your floor plan.

To register for the BEST Fest, please take one of the following steps:

To register online to attend the BEST Fest
To view and print the forms to register and attend this event
Fax these forms to (860) 465-4469 or email them to After you have registered, you will receive directions, parking instructions and a car pass.

If you have additional questions, consult our FAQ page.

More information and registration
View BEST Fest Fall 2011 Winners
If you have additional questions, consult our FAQ page.

Location and Parking:
For parking and the location of the Betty Tipton Room in the Eastern Student Center, please refer to the map below:

If you have any further questions about the BEST Fest please call (860)465-5265 or email