UIC Career Services
Student Services Building
1200 West Harrison
Chicago, IL 60607
M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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).
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Student Center East, Illinois Room
750 S. Halstead, Chicago, IL
No pre-registration required for job seekers.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
To see the Career Fair Guide click here.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
If you would like to see a list of who's came, click here & scroll to the bottom of the page.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Free and open to UIC students and alumni only. To see who's coming, click here.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Open to UIC and UIUC students and alumni only. Employer List: here.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Employer List: http://www.uic.edu/depts/ocs/junefair3.shtml
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Thursday, February 5th, 2015
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
Don't go in blind - prepare yourself for the fair
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.
Once home, write a brief thank you note to those employers that interest you most.
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