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Companies coming to campus to recruit Illinois State talent, March 15

tudent connects with an employer

An Illinois State student connects with an employer at a 2015 career fair.

Students and alumni seeking full-time job opportunities in all industries and majors are invited to the Career Center’s Spring Career Fair from 4–7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, in the Brown Ballroom at 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 wide variety of industries, but they are also looking for a variety of majors as well. Sixty-one percent of unique employers who attended fairs were open to hiring candidates from all majors,” said Career Center Director Pamela Cooper. “The Career Fair gives students of all majors an opportunity to talk to employers from all industries, not just those directly in their major.”

Fair preparation

To help students prepare, the Career Center is hosting InstaCareer, a career preparation session, from 4–7 p.m. March 2 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, 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.
  • Interview Stream: Practice your interview using our online tool 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 they are encouraged to dress for an interview. Free headshot photos and free resume  printing will be available during the fair. Student can also order free business cards from the Career Center to distribute to employers at the event, if ordered in advance.

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

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