Students and alumni from all majors are invited to the Fall Career Fair to meet employers from various industries who are looking to hire Redbird talent for their full-time job openings. The fair is scheduled for October 13 from 4–7 p.m. in the Bone Student Center.

“Recruiters at the fair are from a wide variety of industries and are looking for candidates from all majors,” said Career Center Director Pamela Cooper. “The Fall Career Fair gives students opportunities not only to talk to employers about open positions, but also to explore careers and network with professionals.”

Fair preparation

To help students prepare, the Career Center is hosting InstaCareer, a career preparation session, on September 7 and September 27 from 4–7 p.m. in the Bone Student Center. Participants will rotate through various stations to learn how to introduce themselves to employers, make a good first impressions, dress appropriately, and research and follow-up with employers after career events.

“Attendees should review a list of employers and research them before the fair so they can answer employers who ask them what they know about their organization,” said Mike Minton, Career Center associate director for Student Relations. A complete list of employers attending the fair and details about them are available on the Fall Career Fair website, and on the free Illinois State University App. Visit the app store, search for the Illinois State University App, then download the Career Center Guide.

Students can get tips on how to prepare for the fair and how to develop a 30-second pitch, and view sample interview questions on the Fall Career Fair website. They can also watch the Career Center’s career fair video. Those who prefer to get advice in person can make an appointment with their career advisor, or stop by the Career Center during drop-in hours for a quick resume review or interviewing tips. Late-night resume/LinkedIn reviews will also be conducted at Milner Library from 9 – 10:45 p.m. on October 10th, 11th and 12th.

Those attending the fair need to bring their Redbird ID card and copies of their resume, and are encouraged to dress for an interview. Students 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, call the Career Center at (309) 438-2200.