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1200 West Harrison
Chicago, IL 60607
T: 312.996.2300
F: 312.413.0383

EMAIL:
ocs@uic.edu

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CAREER FAIRS


  • Students/Job Seekers: Unless otherwise noted, only UIC students and UIC alumni are allowed in the fair. Review Advice for Career Fair Success before attending.


  • Employers: Welcome to the 2015-16 Recruiting Season! We look forward to your partnership this year. Below is a list of recruiting fairs (some for all students, and some population-specific).


  • UIC ON-CAMPUS JOB FAIR

    UIC Departments will be recruiting student employees for on-campus jobs.

    Thursday, August 27, 2015
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    UIC Student Center East, Illinois Room
    750 South Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607


    Call 312-996-3130 or email studentjobs@uic.edu for additional information.
    Only UIC departments may register as employers for this fair.
    Student do not have to register prior to the fair. Open to UIC students only.


    UIC FALL DIVERSITY CAREER FAIR

    Open to students of ALL majors; employers will be recruiting for full-time jobs, part-time jobs, and internships.

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    10:00 am - 2:30 pm
    UIC Forum - 725 West Roosevelt

    Chicago, IL 60607


    Employer registration: http://www.vcsaweb.uic.edu/careerfair/

    Job seekers and students: Click here for a list of registered organizations.

    Call 312-996-2300 or email ocs@uic.edu for additional information.

    Open to UIC students and alumni only.


    CHICAGO GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL FAIR

    Graduate and Professional Schools from across the country will be available to answer questions about their programs.

    Thursday, October 1, 2015
    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    UIC Forum
    725 West Roosevelt, Chicago, IL 60607


    Click here for a list of registered organizations

     

    Program representatives may click here to register and/or view frequently asked questions. Call 312-996-2300 or email ccorral6@uic.edu for additional questions.

    Students and potential students: RSVP at www.eventbrite.com. Open to the public and free admission.

     

    EDUCATION JOB FAIR

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    UIC Student Center East, Illinois Room

    750 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607

     

    University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul University and Loyola University are combining forces to connect employers, schools and districts with quality teachers, administrators, advisors, and counselors for current and future openings in all areas and levels of education. 

     

    For an overview of the 2013 Education Fair hosted at UIC and an idea of what to expect, please visit this link. Free entrance for UIC, Loyola, and DePaul students and alumni. Open to the public at a $10 entrance fee.

     

    Recruiter Information: Registration open December 2015.

     

     

    Past Fairs


     

    Recent Graduate Job Fair

    Thursday, June 18, 2015

     

    A recruiting event for recent UIC graduates seeking full-time, part-time and internship positions. Graduates and current students of all majors and degree levels as well as employers from a variety of industries attendanced.

     

    Employer List: http://www.uic.edu/depts/ocs/junefair3.shtml

     

     

    Spring Internship and Part-Time Job Fair

    Thursday, January 29, 2015

     

    An event recruiting UIC students for internship opportunities across all disciplines. This event was attended by over 500 students.

     

    Employer List: http://www.uic.edu/depts/st_empl/internship_part-time.shtml

     

    UIC Education Job Fair sponsored by OCS and multiple colleges

    Thursday, March 5, 2015

     

    A variety of schools and educational organizations represented hiring teachers, administrators, counselors, and more in the education sector. Over 350 opportunities available and 90+ organizations attended! Free to Depaul, Loyola & UIC students & alumni ($10 for General Public).

     

    UIC All Majors Career Fair

    Thursday, March 19, 2015

     

    An event recruiting UIC students for full-time, part-time and internship positions. Fair attended by over 1,000 students and alumni!


    Employer List: http://www.uic.edu/depts/ocs/springdivparticipants.shtml

     

    Business Career Fair sponsored by the Business Career Center

    Thursday, February 5th, 2015

     

    Engineering Career Fair sponsored by the Engineering Career Center

    Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

     

    The UIC College of Engineering has over 3,900 students enrolled in over 10 different engineering and computer science disciplines. This fair was attended by over 1,000 students.

     

    Arts Administration & Non-Profit Career Fair sponsored by UIUC College of Fine + Applied Arts (supported by UIC Career Services)

    Friday, February 13, 2015


    For students interested in running arts organizations, theaters, galleries, museums, and other Chicago area non-profits. Opportunities in arts education, collections, development, marketing, outreach, event planning, audience development and more. Internships, part-time and full-time opportunities available.

     

    UIC BUSINESS CAREER FAIR Sponsored by the Business Career Center

    September 15, 2015

     

    For graduates and undergraduates in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, Entrepreneurship, and Information Systems (Management Information Systems and Information and Decision Sciences) majors.

     

     

     

     

    ADVICE FOR CAREER FAIR SUCCESS

    Don't go in blind - prepare yourself for the fair


    CREATE AN EFFECTIVE AND PROFESSIONAL RESUME
    INVEST IN A BUSINESS SUIT

    RESEARCH EMPLOYERS THOROUGHLY
    MAKE A LIST OF COMPANIES YOU ARE MOST INTERESTED IN
    USE YOUR TIME WISELY
    FOLLOW UP




    CREATE AN EFFECTIVE AND PROFESSIONAL RESUME
    Have an advisor review it ahead of time to make sure it showcases your strengths. Bring plenty of copies with you.

    INVEST IN A BUSINESS SUIT
    Remember that conservative is the theme, and colors and patterns should reflect this. The key element is to look sharp, be clean and have a positive attitude and pleasant personality. Remember too that employers are making judgments on their first impression of you, so make it a great one! Leave your backpack at home and hang up your coat if possible.

    RESEARCH EMPLOYERS THOROUGHLY
    Show them that you have done your homework and really have a genuine interest in what they do. It is easy to research a company via the web or the UIC library and find out what they do as well as their history. The single most important thing you can do to make a positive impression on a recruiter is to go to the job fair and ask specific questions about the company. There are also a number of sites on the web that not only list specific jobs but information on employers such as Hoover's, Monster or Monster College, Glassdoor, and Career Rookie to name a few. Also check the Career Services home page for a list of employers that will be at the job fair. Employer names are usually linked to their websites. When gathering information, concentrate on the most relevant data related to the position you want.

    MAKE A LIST OF THE COMPANIES YOU ARE MOST INTERESTED IN
    Plan on first speaking to the ones at the top of your list. There will likely be long lines for the most popular employers at the fair. DO NOT talk on your cell phone while you are waiting in line. This is disrespectful to those around you and considered unprofessional by many recruiters. Smile as you approach the recruiter and offer them a firm handshake. Introduce yourself by speaking in a clear and articulate manner.

    USE YOUR TIME WISELY
    Give a good professional handshake, firm but not bone crushing. Be prepared to offer a 30-60 second "commercial" about yourself. Maintain good eye contact but do not stare (you may scare them!). Remember to ask relevant questions and ask for their business card. If no business card is available, make sure to get their full name, write it down, and use the company website to obtain contact details.

    FOLLOW UP
    Once home, write a brief thank you note to those employers that interest you most.

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