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Fall Internship and Career Fair

Tuesday, October 7, 2018
4 - 7 p.m.
Redbird Arena

The Fall Internship and Career Fair connects recruiters with students and alumni from all majors seeking internship opportunities and/or full-time positions.

Recruiter information

Meet exciting new talent from Illinois State University. Register for the Fall Internship and Career Fair! Learn more about Illinois State's academic programs and majors and and Illinois State internships. Candidates from other local institutions may also be in attendance. View travel directions to Illinois State. The Career Center does not accept or send out fair shipments. Please make arrangements through your own carriers as needed. For more information about the Fall Internship and Career Fair, contact Career Center Events

Employer registration opens this summer.

Student information

Career fair planning tips

Make the most of the fair by following these planning tips:

  1. Consider why you want an internship. Learn more about internships.
  2. Get helpful tips on how to prepare for a career fair. Flip to page 18 of the Career Resource Guide.
  3. Construct an effective resume. View pages 6 - 8 of the Career Resource Guide. Then, visit the Career Center during drop-in hours or at our Late-night Resume/LinkedIn Reviews.
  4. Prepare for on-the-spot interviews. Visit InterviewStream to get interview questions listed by major and job industry, and practice your answers.
  5. Identify your answers to commonly asked questions. Flip to page 27 of the Career Resource Guide for sample questions.
  6. Develop a 30 second summary of your professional skills, experience and interests. Visits page 18 of the Career Resource Guide.
  7. Watch our career fair video to learn helpful tips for the day of 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.)
  8. Be sure to dress the part by reviewing page 25 our Career Resource Guide, and page 21 for tips on proper professional etiquette.
  9. 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?"
  10. Create your Hire-A-Redbird profile to track your internship search and experience.
  11. Access your headshot photo from the 2017 Fall Internship Fair on Flicker. (This link will be available until August 2018.)
  12. Join the Career Center on 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!

Special accommodations

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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