Illinois State students and alumni are invited to the Career Center’s two-day Spring Career Fair.

The Spring Internship Fair will be held 4–7 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, for students interested in finding an internship. The Spring Career Fair will be held 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Wednesday, February 6 for those looking for full-time positions. Both fairs will be held in the Bone Student Center.

Recruiters will come from a number of entities, including Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, local businesses, hospitals, and government agencies.

“These companies not only represent a variety of industries but they are looking for a variety of majors as well,” said Susan Whitsitt, Career Center assistant director of marketing and events. “The fair includes opportunities for internships and careers for students for all majors, and students are encouraged to discuss options and opportunities even with those companies who are not directly in their major, as many may have positions that are related to their field of study.

Fair preparation

Students who have never attended the fair before can attend the Behind the Scenes Tour at the beginning of both fairs. Participants will view the fair layout and will learn how to strategically select employers to visit, how to speak with employers and how to ask them appropriate questions during the fair.

The Career Center will also provide walk-in resume critiques and mock interviews both with employers on February 1 from noon to 4 p.m., as well as last-minute walk-in resume critiques February 4 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Each of these events serves to help students refine their resumes and interviewing skills and help them be fully prepared for the Spring Career Fair.

Some employers will also be holding “late-night interviews” with potential candidates after the fair or the next day in the Career Center in the Student Services Building.

Students attending the fairs need to bring their Redbird ID card and plenty of resumes, and are encouraged to dress for an interview. For more information, visit the Career Center.