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Campus Recruitment @ EIU

Recruiting on the campus of Eastern Illinois University allows employers the opportunity to engage and reach students seeking full time positions, internships and volunteer opportunities.  Whether you have immediate or more projected needs, EIU Career Services will provide responsive services to meet your individual recruiting needs and make the task of identifying and interviewing qualified candidates simple and easy.


Your Individual Recruitment Needs

Career Services offers several recruitment options that allow for flexibility and variety in connecting with the students of Eastern Illinois University.

To plan your individualized recruitment at EIU, review the information below and contact:

Lisa Hugg @ EIU Career Services- lkhugg@eiu.edu



Career Fairs

Eastern Illinois University offers two campus-wide career fairs each semester in addition to two educator-specific career fairs per semester and one graduate information day.  Career fairs are an excellent recruiting opportunity as they allow employers to meet with hundreds of potential candidates while providing additional visibility and branding on the campus of EIU.

Career Fair Dates and Information



On-Campus Interviews

Benefit from the flexible scheduling and ease in interviewing many EIU candidates in just one day with an on-campus interview.  Fall recruitment begins in September and continues through early December.  Spring recruitment runs from late January through late April. 

EIU On-Campus Interview Program

  • Free, private interview rooms
  • Flexible, customized schedules
  • Online interview schedule management through Panther Recruiting
  • Free parking directly outside Career Services office
  • Secure Wi-Fi access
  • Complimentary e-mail blasts to candidates by Career Services staff

To schedule your campus interview, email Lisa Hugg at lkhugg@eiu.edu.



Recruiting from a Distance

We also offer the budget-friendly option of interviewing candidates via Skype.  To schedule a virtual interview day, please contact Lisa Hugg at lkhugg@eiu.edu.



Information Sessions

Employers are welcome to schedule Information Sessions to showcase the details, history, achievements, and opportunities of their organizations with prospective candidates.  These sessions are free to employers and include all presentation/AV equipment if desired. 

Contact Lisa Hugg at lkhugg@eiu.edu to schedule an Information Session on campus.




Recruiting at Eastern Illinois University is convenient and easy through our online database, PANTHER TraCS (formerly Panther Recruiting PLUS+).  This is a free service to employers to:

  • Post jobs and internships
  • Track campus interview schedules
  • Access resumes
  • Manage applications

Go to PANTHER TraCS to access your account or to get started today!  



Special Events & Activities

Career Services also invites employers to share their expertise with students at career-focused events on campus.  These events allow employers an opportunity to assist students with career and job search development in addition to branding their organizations and building relationships with prospective candidates.

Typical events include:

  • Mock Interview Day
  • Dining Etiquette Workshop & Dinner
  • Career Boot Camp
  • Networking Sessions

To participate, contact Career Services at 217-581-2412. 



Connect with Students On Campus

Eastern Illinois University is proud to have more than 230 Recognized Student Organizations.  Employers are welcome to research and find student organizations to target for potential group informational sessions and presentations.  Classroom presentations are also a great opportunity for organization branding and exposure to a captive audience. 

To connect with a Student Organization or faculty member, please contact Career Services at 217-581-2412.