Pittsburg State University

Automotive Orientation Day (AOD) 2023

Automotive Orientation Day, Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Automotive Orientation Day (AOD) is held every Spring and is hosted by the Automotive Technology Department. Automotive business professionals from all over the United States come to interact with automotive majors during formal sessions in the morning and informal sessions in the afternoon.

  • The morning session consists of industry representatives participating in a panel session discussions that allow students to ask questions and receive answers. Only the first 35 companies registered will get a spot in one of the 5 morning panel sessions.   
  • The afternoon session consists of industry booths creating a mini career fair in our main automotive technology shop.   Only the first 40 companies registered will get a table located in our main automotive shop.  The remaining companies registered after the main automotive shop is full will be placed in our overflow area in the hallway leading to our automotive shops.


Automotive Orientation Day is held in the Kansas Technology Center from 8:00am to 2:30 pm. AOD is a great opportunity to visit with PSU automotive faculty, PSU automotive alumni, and other automotive industry recruiters.


 Schedule for the day:

  • 7-8am Arrival and Set up
  • 8:15am Welcome Session
  • 8:30am Introductions and Schedule Review
  • 9am Break
  • 9:15 Panel Session 1
  • 10:15 Break
  • 10:30 Panel Session 2
  • 11:30-12:30 Business and industry lunch E101
  • 12:30-2:30  Afternoon career fair in N114 automotive lab
  • 2:30pm Conclusion and break down


AOD Sponsors
There is a recommended REGISTRATION SPONSORSHIP FEE for this event of $250 per company to offset the cost of the event and to support our programs.  After you 'submit' your registration, you will be re-directed to the secure online payment portal, which accepts Master Card, Discover, or Visa.  After the payment is complete, a registration confirmation email will be sent only to the 'Group Contact'.



Registration for Automotive Orientation Day 2023 is open.
Please use the appropriate link below.

(If only one rep plans to attend)

(For multiple reps to attend)

Group registrations, require one person to fill out the company information, then 'add registrant' to complete the individual information. For each additional attendee, 'add registrant' then complete their individual information.

A confirmation email will be sent only to the 'Group Contact' once the payment is complete. Registration are modifiable until the registration closes.


Automotive Orientation Day

  • Showcase your business to talented students studying for careers in your industry.
  • Network with PSU students and faculty as well as other company representatives in your industry.
  • Panel Sessions to share insights and industry trends



South end of town:

  • Hampton Inn at the KS Crossroads Casino
  • La Quinta Inn

North end of town:

  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Comfort Inn
  • Lamplighter Inn
  • Regency Inn

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Visitors may park in Blue, Brown, or Visitor parking areas that surround the Kansas Technology Center. Parking passes will not be required. The largest lots are on the west and north sides of the building.


Kansas Technology Center
909 East Ford St.
Pittsburg, KS 66762