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Spring Career Fair

Thursday, February 26, 2019
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.

Recruiter 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. 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.

Employer registration opens soon. For more information about the Spring Career Fair, contact Career Center Events.

Student information

Student registration for the fair is not required.  Students are encouraged to prepare for the fair by downloading the Careers by Symplicity app available from the App Store or Google Play and view the list of registered employers. The list of employers attending this fair will be available soon.

View the list of employers who attended the 2018 Spring Career Fair (list only available through August 2018).

Career fair planning tips

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

  1. Get tips on how 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!
  2. Construct an effective resume - view pages 6 - 8 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 27 of the Career Resource Guide for sample questions.
  5. Develop a 30 second summary - of your professional skills, experience and interests. See page 18 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 25 of our Career Resource Guide, and page 21 for tips on proper professional etiquette.
  8. Do your research - review the list of employers registered by downloading the Careers by Symplicity app available from the App Store or Google Play or just click the button above. Then, 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?"
  9. Create your Hire-A-Redbird profile - to track your internship search and experience, register for the fair, and to post your resume into resume books for employers to find you.
  10. Get a professional headshot photo - available free to Illinois State students at the fair from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Access headshot photos from the 2018 Spring Career Fair on Flickr.
  11. 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!

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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