Illinois State University students and alumni are invited to the Career Center’s Accounting Career Fair on Friday, September 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Brown Ballroom at the Bone Student Center.

The Accounting Career Fair connects recruiters hiring for accounting positions with those who are majoring in accounting and seeking accounting positions.

Fair preparation

To help students prepare, the Career Center is hosting InstaCareer, a career preparation session, on September 7 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, dress appropriately, and how to research and follow-up with employers after career events. Students can also participate in optional resume reviews and practice interviews with recruiters and other career experts.

Students can also prepare for the fair by setting up an appointment with Career Advisor Mark Fauble. Fauble has helped many students prepare for career fairs.

“I meet with a lot of students before the Accounting Career Fair to help with their resume,” Fauble said. “Many of them are also concerned about talking to employers. I am able to provide them with quick tips about how to prepare both physically and mentally for the event. After the fair many students who were able to get an interview come back to the Career Center to get advice on how to prepare for it.”

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. Students can also order free business cards to distribute to employers and can print out their resume on free resume paper through the Career Center.


“The Accounting Career Fair is the perfect event for employers to recruit the very best accounting talent that Illinois State University has to offer,” said Career Center Assistant Director for Employer Relations Andrea Radliff. “With one of the best accounting programs employers are sure to find great candidates.”

Employers seeking candidates to fill their accounting positions with talented Redbirds must register. Registration is available on the Career Center website.

View a complete list of employers registered to attend the fair by downloading the Illinois State University App available for free from the App Store or Google Play. For more information or special accommodations, contact the Career Center at (309) 438-2200.