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Spring Career Fair

February 21, 2017
4 - 7 p.m. 
Bone Student Center 

The Spring Career Fair connects employers with Illinois State students and alumni from all majors seeking full-time positions. Students from other local institutions may also be in attendance.

Employer Information

Meet exciting new talent from Illinois State University. Join the Career Center for our Spring Career Fair. Learn more about Illinois State's Academic Programs (includes an A-Z list of undergraduate majors). View travel directions to Illinois State. 

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 Fair is now at capacity. New registrants will be placed on the waiting list for cancellations, and may be stationed in a secondary location.

Credit card is preferred. Master Card, Visa, or American Express are accepted. Discover is also accepted, but payment must be made through the Braden Box Office at (309) 438-5444. If your organization is unable to pay by credit card, contact the Career Center. This fair is at capacity. New registrants will be placed on the waiting list for cancellations and may be stationed in a secondary location.

PLEASE NOTE: As of January 2017, the Career Center is no longer receiving, delivering, or sending back any fair shipments. Please make arrangements to have your items delivered directly to you at the fair. If you need to ship your items back, you will need to coordinate through your carrier and remain with your items until your carrier picks them up. The Career Center apologizes for any inconvenience.

Student Information

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View the current list of the companies registered for this event and identify those you most want to meet. Or download the official Illinois State University App for free from the App Store or Google Play Store and view the map of the fair layout; the list of employers including: company descriptions, open positions, and majors they are seeking, and other tips to help you succeed at the fair.  


Put your best foot forward at the career fair by attending one of our InstaCareer career fair preparation sessions to learn how to introduce yourself, identify what to say, get tips on how to follow-up after the fair, and more!

Career Fair Planning Tips

Put your best foot forward at the career fair by following these career fair planning tips:

  1. Get tips to prepare for a career fair - flip to page 16 of the Career Resource Guide.
  2. Construct an effective resume - view pages 4-6 of the Career Resource Guide. Then, visit the Career Center during drop-in hours or Late-night Resume Reviews/LinkedIn Reviews for feedback.
  3. Prepare for on the spot interviews - visit InterviewStream to get interview questions listed by major and job industry, and practice your answers.
  4. Identify your answers to commonly asked questions - flip to page 23 of the Career Resource Guide for sample questions.
  5. Develop a 30 second summary - of your professional skills, experience and interests. See pages 23-24 of the Career Resource Guide.
  6. Watch our career fair video - to learn helpful tips when attending the fair, and a video from one of our career fairs to see what the fair is actually like and get inside tips and advice from students. (Download a transcript of the career fair video and the transcript from the video of one of our career fairs.) 
  7. Dress the part - review page 19 of our Career Resource Guide, and page 21 for tips on proper professional etiquette.
  8. Do your research - visit page 16 of the Career Resource Guide to learn how to do quality research on employers so you can answer the question, "what do you know about our organization?"
  9. Create your Hire-A-Redbird profile - to track your internship search and experience.
  10. Attend the Student Leader Reception just before the fair starts to connect with employers seeking students with leadership experience. Registration is required.
  11. Get a professional headshot photo - available free to Illinois State students at the fair from 4:30 - 6 p.m. Photos available on Flickr
  12. Download the free Illinois State University app - to view the map of the fair layout, list of employers, and other helpful tips. Visit your app store, search for the Illinois State University app, then download the Career Center Guide.
  13. Join the Career Center on social media - visit Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for fair updates and helpful preparation tips.

Student Volunteers Needed

Interested in developing your leadership skills and/or earning service hours? Become a career fair student volunteer!

If you need special accommodation to attend this event, contact the Career Center. Please allow sufficient time to arrange for the accommodation.
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