Career/Job Fairs & Events

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Career & Job Fairs & Events

Meet with employers in an informal setting and learn more about job and internship opportunities offered by companies, government agencies, and non‐profit organizations. Some employers and fairs are focused on students from specific majors, but many are interested in students from any major.

Bradley University – Political Campaign Volunteer/Legislative Internship Expo

Open to anyone interested in learning about how to assist with the political campaign process. Invitations are being extended to all political parties in the area, all student political organizations as well as all political campaigns.  Additional information available at the event.

  • Friday, August 26, 2016
  • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Westlake Hall – Room 116, Peoria IL

Illinois State University – Fall Internship Fair

The Fall Internship Fair connects recruiters with students and alumni from all majors seeking internships or professional practice experiences. This fair is for those openings only. Students: please note that many (but not all) recruiters attending this event will be seeking candidates for internship openings available in summer or fall 2017.

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016
  • 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Bone Student Center, Normal IL

Northern Illinois University – Graduate & Professional School Fair

Interested in graduate school?  Come gather the information you need about these programs.  Don’t miss this once-per-year opportunity to talk directly with recruiters from the convenience of NIU’s DeKalb campus!

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2016
  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Holmes Student Center, DeKalb IL

University of Illinois at Chicago – Graduate & Professional School Fair

Representatives from more than 225 graduate and professional schools nationwide will be available to provide information and materials regarding their specific programs. This event is open to the public and admission is FREE.

  • Thursday, October 6, 2016
  • 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • UIC Forum, Chicago IL

Illinois State University – Fall Full-time Career Fair

The Fall Career Fair connects recruiters with students and alumni from all majors seeking full-time positions.

  • Thursday, October 13, 2016
  • 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Bone Student Center, Normal IL

Eureka College Graduate & Professional School Fair

All students are encouraged to attend…even if you are unsure if graduate school is in your future plans.  Plan  ahead by talking with schools/programs to determine what should be done to enter a program of study such as grades, extracurricular activities, classes and internship/volunteer/research/work experiences.  Gain additional information and learn about the application processes, financial assistance, and unique programs of study as well as application deadline dates.
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016
  • 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Cerf Center, Eureka IL

Illinois Small College Placement Association (ISCPA) – Fall Interview Day

Interview Day focuses on bringing together students and alumni with select employers from all industries.  This event provides the opportunity for students and alumni to interview for multiple opportunities with multiple employers on one day in one location.

  • October 2016 (exact date TBD)
  • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Ashton Place, Willowbrook IL

Northern Illinois University – Fall Internship Fair

The NIU Internship Fair offers students the chance to network and impress potential employers, who rely on internships as an important source for identifying and hiring new talent.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016
  • 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Convocation Center, DeKalb IL

Bradley University – Graduate & Professional School Fair

Students and alumni can meet one-on-one with schools/programs to learn more about Masters, Doctoral, and other programs of study.  Students from all majors interested in attending graduateschool are invited.  Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are encouraged to attend.

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016
  • 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Michel Student Center Ballroom, Peoria IL

Illinois State University – Nursing Fair

The Nursing Fair connects recruiters from hospitals, social service agencies, and other companies seeking to hire students and alumni in the nursing field for full-time openings or externships/internships.

  • Thursday, November 17, 2016
  • 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Hancock Stadium Club, Normal IL

Remember: professional dress is required at career fairs. Be sure to bring plenty of résumés.