The Career Center at Illinois State University is hosting the Spring Internship Fair for students on Tuesday, February 16, from 47 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 Maureen Roach, Career Center senior assistant director for programming 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 February 9 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 impressions and to dress appropriately, and how to research and follow up with employers after career events. Students can participate in the session to prepare for networking with employers, including resume reviews and practice interviews.

A list of employers registered for the fair is available for students to research before the fair.

  • Get tips on how to prepare for the fair, how to develop a 30 second pitch about yourself to employers, and sample interview questions using the Career Resource Guide.
  • Watch the Career Center’s career fair video.
  • Practice your interview using our online tool Interview Stream from your own computer and select questions customized to your position or industry.

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

Employers in the construction management, safety, or renewable energy fields seeking to hire a Redbird are invited to register to meet candidates, and to also attend a pre-fair lunch with faculty and student leaders from respective academic student organizations.

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