Education Career Fair
February 27, 2018
9:30 a.m. -1 p.m.
Bone Student Center
The Education Career Fair connects school administrators, superintendents, and other employers from the field of education seeking to hire candidates in education and related fields for open positions.
Meet exciting new talent from Illinois State University. Join the Career Center for our Education Career Fair. Learn more about Illinois State's College of Education, Licensure, Endorsements & Approvals. View travel directions to Illinois State. Illinois State alumni and candidates from other local institutions may also be in attendance. Event details for attending recruiters, such as: parking, set-up, etc. will be sent to registrants two weeks prior to the event. The Career Center does not accept or send out fair shipments. Please make arrangements through your own carriers as needed. The Career Center apologizes for any inconvenience. For more information about the Spring Career Fair, contact Career Center Events.
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 reaches capacity quickly. So be sure to register early if you want to be stationed in a primary location.
Career fair planning tips
Make the most of the fair by following these planning tips:
Attend Career Center programs - coordinated exclusively for education majors: Hiring Tips for Education Majors.
Get tips to prepare for a career fair - flip to page 18 of the Career Resource Guide, then attend 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!
Construct an effective resume
- view pages 6 - 8 of the Career Resource Guide. Then, visit the Career Center during drop-in hours for a resume review and/or LinkedInprofile review.
Prepare for on the spot interviews
- visit InterviewStream to get interview questions listed by major and job industry, and practice your answers.
Identify your answers to commonly asked questions - flip to page 27 of the Career Resource Guide for sample questions.
Develop a 30 second summary - of your professional skills, experience and interests. See page 18 of the Career Resource Guide.
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.)
Dress the part - review page 25 of our Career Resource Guide, and page 21 for tips on proper professional etiquette.
Do your research - visit page 31 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?"
Create your Hire-A-Redbird profile - to track your internship search and experience.
Get a professional headshot photo - available free to Illinois State students at the fair from10 a.m. - noon. Access last year's photos on Flickr.
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.