Illinois State University students from all majors and alumni are invited to the Career Center’s Spring Career Fair on Thursday, March 19, from 2–6 p.m. in the Brown Ballroom at the Bone Student Center.

Students and alumni seeking full-time jobs in a variety of industries are encouraged to attend. Recruiters will come from Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, local businesses, hospitals, and government agencies.

“These companies not only represent a wide variety of industries, but they are also looking for a variety of majors as well,” Career Center Acting Director Pamela Cooper said. “The Spring Career Fair gives students of all majors an opportunity to talk to employers from all industries, not just those directly in their major. Many companies are seeking candidates for numerous positions and want to meet candidates from a variety of fields.”


Fair preparation

Students are encouraged to be prepared to be interviewed. So to help students prepare, the Career Center is hosting Resume Critique and Mock Interviews Day March 18. Students can also print their resume on free resume paper during Resume Critique and Mock Interviews Day.

A behind-the-scenes tour is being held during the fair at 2:15 p.m. for students who have never attended the fair before or those attending as part of a class requirement. 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.

Students attending the fairs need to bring their Redbird ID card and plenty of copies of their resume, and are encouraged to dress for an interview. Student can also order free business cards to distribute to employers from the Career Center. For more information or special accommodations, visit the Career Center.