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Chicago, IL 60607
T: 312.996.2300
F: 312.413.0383

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ocs@uic.edu

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CAREER FAIRS


  • Students/Job Seekers: Unless otherwise noted, only UIC students and alumni are allowed in the fair. A valid student ID or proof of attendance needed for entrance. Review Advice for Career Fair Success before attending.


  • Employers: Welcome to the 2016-17 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).

     

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    Upcoming Fairs


    UIC ON-CAMPUS JOB FAIR

    This fair is open to UIC Students only

    Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    1:00 pm - 4:00pm

    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.

     

     

    UIC FALL DIVERSITY CAREER FAIR

    This fair is free and exclusively for UIC students & UIC alumni

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    10:00am - 2:00pm

    UIC Forum

    725 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60607

     

    Employers may register here. - Corporation $475 / Government $250 / Not-for-Profit $175

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

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

     

     

    UIC CHICAGO GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL FAIR

    This fair IS OPEN to the public

    Thursday, October 6, 2016

    3:00pm - 7:00pm

    UIC Forum

    725 West Roosevelt, Chicago, IL 60607

     

    Get all the details, register, and/or see lists of who is coming here

    Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 11:59 pm, CST

     

     

    HEALTH PROFESSIONS CAREER FAIR

    This fair is open to UIC Students & Alumni only

    Saturday, November 5, 2016

    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    UIC Student Center East West, Thompson Room

    828 W. Wolcott Ave. Chicago, IL

     

    Employer may register here

    Email jaimev@uic.edu for additional information.

     

     

    GCRC GOVERNMENT CAREER  FAIR

    This fair is FREE and OPEN to the public

    Friday, November 18, 2016

    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    UIC Student Center East, Illinois Room

    750 South Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607

     

    Email jaimev@uic.edu for additional information.

     

     

    ARTS & CULTURE CAREER FAIR

    This fair is open exclusively to UIUC and UIC students & alumni

    Friday, February 3, 2017

    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    UIC Student Center East, Illinois Room

    750 South Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607

     

    Email Michele Plante (UIUC) at mplante@illinois.edu for additional information.

    Student RSVP: coming in December

    Employer Registration: coming in October

     

     

    UIC SPRING INTERNSHIP & PART-TIME JOB FAIR

    This fair is free and exclusively for UIC students & UIC alumni

    Thursday, February 9, 2017

    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    UIC Student Center East, Illinois Room

    750 South Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607

     

    Employers may register here after October 1st.

    Students/Job seekers do not need to register in advance. A list of who's coming will be available in Jan 2017 at:

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

     

     

    EDUCATION JOB FAIR

    This fair is free for UIC, Depaul, and LUC students and alumni, $10 for everyone else

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    DePaul University, Student Center

    2250 N. Sheffield Ave, Chicago

     

    Employers may register here after January 9th, 2017.

    Students/Job seekers do not need to register in advance.

     

     

    UIC ALL MAJORS CAREER FAIR

    This fair is free and exclusively for UIC students & UIC alumni

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    UIC Student Center East, Illinois Room

    750 South Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607

     

    Employers may register here after October 1st.

    Students/Job seekers do not need to register in advance.

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

     

     

     

    Past Fairs


    RECENT GRAD CAREER FAIR

    Thursday, June 2, 2016

    For a list of registered employers click here. or to view the event guidebook (in pdf) click here.

     

    ALL MAJORS FAIR

    Thursday, March 17, 2016

    Click here for the full list of registered organizations. or here for a list by college/majors

    To see the Career Fair Guide click here.

     

    EDUCATION JOB FAIR

    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.

     

    SPRING INTERNSHIP AND PART-TIME JOB FAIR

    Thursday, February 11, 2016

    Free and open to UIC students and alumni only. To see who's coming, click here.

     

    ARTS & CULTURE CAREER FAIR

    Friday, February 5, 2016

    Open to UIC and UIUC students and alumni only. Employer List: here.

     

    GOVERNMENT CAREER FAIR

    Friday, November 13, 2015

     

    CHICAGO GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL FAIR

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    Organization list or Organizations by PROGRAM TYPE

     

    FALL DIVERSITY CAREER FAIR

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015.


    UIC ON-CAMPUS JOB FAIR

    Thursday, August 27, 2015

     

    Recent Graduate Job Fair

    Thursday, June 18, 2015

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

     

    Spring Internship and Part-Time Job Fair

    Thursday, January 29, 2015

     

    UIC Education Job Fair sponsored by OCS and multiple colleges

    Thursday, March 5, 2015

     

    All Majors Career Fair

    Thursday, March 19, 2015

     

    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

     

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

    Friday, February 13, 2015

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    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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