Recruiters from a number of companies, ranging from Fortune 500 companies, as well as small and mid-size business, local business, hospitals, and nonprofit organizations will be attendance seeking Redbird talent.

To help students prepare, the Career Center is hosting InstaCareer, a career preparation session on February 12 from 4–7 p.m. in the Bone Student Center. Participants rotate through various stations to learn first-hand from recruiters how to introduce themselves well to employers, make a good first impression, dress appropriately, research companies and positions, and follow-up with employers after career events.

The Career Center also provides a number of resources to help students to prepare for connecting with employers.

  • Career Resource Guide– Located on the Career Center website, this booklet is filled with helpful tips and advice such as how to construct an effective resume/CV and cover letter, commonly asked interview questions, and more.
  • Drop-in hours and Late-night Resume/LinkedIn Reviews– Receive quick feedback or helpful tips from trained Career Center representatives.
  • Careers by Simplicity – visit your app store, and then search for the Careers by Simplicity App. Identify which employers to visit at the fair and check out the employers websites so you know more about them before meeting. This will help to answer the popular question, “What do you know about our organization?”
  • Resume paper and printing, and business cards– These supplies are also available free to current Illinois State students to help them put their best foot forward at the fair.
  • Social media—The Career Center is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and uses social media to provide fair updates and helpful preparation tips.
  • Late-night Resume Reviews will be held on Sunday, February 18 and Monday, February 19 from 9-11 p.m. on the third floor of Milner Library. Late-night Resume Reviews give students the opportunity to have their resumes reviewed after Career Center hours, and helps them prepare for events like the Spring Career Fair.

“The Career Center’s goal with these events is to providing students with opportunities to connect with employers seeking Redbirds as candidates,” said Career Center senior assistant director Maureen Roach. “The additional resources that we provide are designed to help them be successful when they connect.”

To request special accommodations or more information about the Spring Career Fair, contact the Career Center.

The Career Center assists all Illinois State University students with developing, evaluating, and implementing career decisions.