The Career Center at Illinois State University is hosting the Fall Internship Fair for students on Wednesday, September 16, from 4–7 p.m., in the Brown Ballroom at the Bone Student Center.

Students seeking internships in various industries while attending Illinois State are encouraged to attend. 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, the Career Center’s assistant director of marketing and events. “The fair includes opportunities for internships for students from all majors. Students are also 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

To help students prepare, the Career Center is hosting InstaCareer, a career preparation session, on September 10, from 4–7 p.m., in the Bone Student Center. Participants will rotate through various stations to learn how to introduce themselves to employers, how to make a good first impression, how to dress appropriately, and how to research employers.

Students can also participate in optional resume reviews and practice interviews with recruiters and other career experts at the event. Candidates attending the fair are also encouraged to review the Career Center’s list of tips and strategies to help them prepare.

Students attending the fair 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 and print out their resume on free resume paper through the Career Center.

For more information or special accommodations, visit the Career Center.