career fair

Spring 2015 Career Network Day/Job Fair

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

University Union - Grand Ballroom


Open to ALL students and ALL majors!   Bring your Panther ID!

Meet and network with employers looking for YOU!  All students and all majors are strongly encouraged to attend this one day event.  Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to meet with recruiters face-to-face to explore careers, network and get the inside edge on full time jobs and internships.  See participating employer list below.    

CAREER WEEK February 9-18! 

Preparation workshops for help with all those important things like: resumes, interviewing, professional attire, how to find a job & MORE!   Learn more & RSVP HERE   

Why YOU should attend this event!   


 Career Fair TIPS - 
What everyone should know! 


   On-campus interviews begin 2/19/15!    


Many employers will be screening candidates at the job fair.        
Learn more & get ready HERE!      

Participating Employers (as of 1/23/15).  Many updates to come...check back often!!

Employer Positions Available Geographic Areas Recruiting for Internships Available

Accounting-Staff Accountant Development Program
Ageatia Technology Consultancy Services Inc Management -- Intern

Key Responsibilities

Full-cycle recruiting: source, screen, interview, debrief and close candidates for technical positions.
Source candidates for client requirements using various resources and tools. List job postings on job boards, social media
Have a thorough understanding of nature of job opening and explain it to the candidate during phone screen.
Phone screen candidates, coordinate candidate interviews with Client
Negotiate compensation and other employment issues
Perform professional reference and coordinate with background check agency.
Compose offer letters and negotiate compensation package with candidates to be hired. 
Assist in the administration of employee orientation/benefits
Develop candidate relationships to maintain a pipeline of qualified resources

Key Requirements

An understanding of IT terminology, roles, and positions is preferred
High degree of professionalism and ethics are a must
Outgoing and a positive, pleasant personality
Ability to work in a team environment
Illinois & Chicago Area Yes 
Allendale Association COMMUNITY-BASED THERAPIST (Lake Villa), CASE SPECIALIST (Waukegan, North Chicago), PART-TIME MENTOR (Lake Villa), SECRETARY (Lake Villa), SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER (Lake Villa), TEACHER AIDE (Lake Villa, North Chicago, Woodstock, Benet Lake/Bristol WI), YOUTH CARE WORKER AKA MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST (Lake Villa, North Chicago, Benet Lake/Bristol WI) Lake County, IL. Yes 
BKD Summer Leadership
Full Time
All BKD Locations Yes 
Blain's Farm and Fleet Retail Management Training Program
Retail Management Internships
BPC Benefit Specialist; Client Ambassadors Champaign, IL Yes
Camp Little Giant Summer camp staff:
Summer Camp Counselors, Summer Head Counselor, Summer Activity Specialists, Summer Lifeguards, Summer Activity Coordinator, Summer camp nurses, Summer Camp Kitchen Cooks.
We are located in Southern Illinois amongst the Shawnee National Forest and Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge on Little Grassy Lake. Yes 
Carle Foundation Business Administration, Business Analysts, Claims, Clerical, Marketing, Compliance, Sales, Communications, Nursing, Pharmacy, Case Management, and Security. East Central Illinois No 
Caterpillar Logistics and Information Technology Full time and Internships Midwest Yes 
California Board of Equalization Tax Auditor - Chicago District Office   No 
CCAR Industries Weekend staff to work in small, 4 to 5 person group homes. Charleston No 
CDW Inside Sales - Account Manager   No 
Cromwell Group Inc of Illinois On-air
Digital Media
Central Illinois - Wabash Valley (IN) Yes
CTF ILLINOIS -Direct Service Personnel (DSP) All locations: Great for current students!
-Developmental Trainers (DT) All locations
-Case Managers (All locations) 
- AP/AR Specialist (Champaign)
- Site Supervisor (Charleston/Mattoon) 
- Site Supervisor (South Suburbs)
-Registered Nurses (Charleston, South Suburbs)
-Craft Instructor (Charleston) 
-Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA) (Charleston) 
-Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) All locations
South Suburbs, Homewood, Champaign, Lincoln, CHARLESTON-MATTOON, Olney, Sumner No 
Cunningham Children's Home Youth Counselors, Special Education Teachers, Teachers Assistants Urbana  
Decatur Police Department Police Patrol Officer All areas Yes 
Douglas-Hart Nature Center Summer Interns for May/June-August, 2015. 
Positions are open on two teams: our Conservation team, working with habitat restoration and natural resources, and our Educational team, leading summer day camps.
Employees will need transportation to and from our Mattoon property. Yes 
EIU School of Famliy and Consumer Sciences Students interested in Undergraduate and Graduate options in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences as well as the MA in Gerontology graduate program   No 
Enterprise Holdings

Management Trainee
Management Trainee-Intern

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is owned and operated by St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, a privately held company which, through its regional subsidiaries, also owns and operates the Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental brands. Known for exceptionally low rates and outstanding customer service, Enterprise is an internationally recognized brand with more than 8,200 neighborhood and airport locations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Africa. Moreover, with more than 6000 offices located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population, Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers a wide variety of car leasing, vanpooling, car sharing and hourly rental programs – and local car rental customers are picked up at no extra cost.

Enterprise is repeatedly ranked by BusinessWeek magazine as one of the “50 Best Places to Launch a Career” and one of the largest college recruiters in the United States as reported by Diversity Employers magazine (formerly The Black Collegian magazine) and Enterprise recently published its second annual Sustainability Report outlining the company’s environmental stewardship and long-term commitment to the sustainability of the car rental business.

Building a sales/management career takes more than education. It takes opportunity. That’s exactly what you’ll have as part of the Enterprise Management Training Program. This is the program where you can sharpen your customer service skills, your marketing know-how and your ability to manage a team. That’s because you’ll call the shots. And when you consider our performance-based environment and fast-track promotions, it’s easy to see you’ll be a manager at this multibillion dollar industry leader some day

Chicago/suburbs, greater Illinois, national Yes
Entertainment Cruises Sales and Customer Service Internship   Yes 
Express Employment Professionals Direct Hire Placements available in the following fields: Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Office Professionals, and Industrial Technology - Confidential Interviews/Never a Fee Illinois Counties to include: Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Effingham, Jasper, Moultrie, and Shelby Yes 
Franchise Tax Board - State of California (Chicago, IL district office) The overall mission of the FTB is to provide the services and information to help taxpayers file accurate and timely tax returns and pay the proper amount owed. To accomplish this mission, we develop knowledgeable and engaged employees, administer and enforce the law with fairness and integrity, and responsibly manage the resources allocated to us.

The Chicago District office hires Accounting Majors as entry level Tax Auditors. Auditors work out of the Chicago District office and travel too Mid to Large size companies headquartered in the Midwest to assure the companies California Income Tax Return is in compliance with California Income Tax Law. Travel is required 25-50% of the time.

We are looking for progressive, innovative people to join our high-quality, professional Audit team. You will stay on the leading edge of tax issues and learn about a broad range of industries and reporting methods.

As an Auditor, you will:
•Conduct income tax audits on taxpayers ranging from small to large multi-national corporations.
•Work with recognized leaders in the tax administration field, as well as be on the leading edge of ever-changing income tax laws.
•Analyze information. Research tax law and prepare audit schedules and written reports to support your audit recommendations.
•Receive four to six weeks of paid training on the audit process, income tax returns, and potential audit issues. We provide on-going training throughout your career so you stay current with the tax laws.

A career in audit and taxation is diverse with endless opportunities!
Office is located in Chicago, IL. Travel is required 25-50% and is mainly throughout the Midwest No 
Heartland Dental 6 month paid Dental Management Training program, designed to accelerate recent college graduates into our organization. In addition, we are also recruiting for IT, Accounting, Human Resources and Marketing opportunities!   No 
Illinois Department of Transportation Engineer Technician   No 
Impact Networking  Sales Consultants Waukegan, IL
Darien, IL
Chicago, IL
Innovative Staff Solutions Staffing/Human Resources; Customer Service   Yes  
Jewel Osco Store Management Trainee Program Chicagoland Yes 
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches Guerilla Marketing Specialist, Training Manager, Guerilla Marketing Intern, Training Department Intern   Yes
Lee Enterprises Sales, Reporters, Clerical Central Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Midwest, Nationwide Yes 


Marathon Petroleum Company LP

Accounting   Yes
Mary Kay Cosmetics entry level commission sales
open USA Yes
McKendree University Recruiting students for our graduate programs    
Mediacom Communications Corporation Installers Charleston/ Mattoon No 
Medix Recruiter into Sales Account Manager Chicago, IL (New Downtown Location!) Yes


Memphis Teacher Residency

Resident (includes a Master's of Urban Education degree and yearlong internship in an urban classroom with a highly effective mentor teacher)
MTR Camp Intern: Reading Teacher (6-week paid summer internship at an elementary academic camp)
MTR Camp Intern: Math Teacher (6-week paid summer internship at an elementary academic camp)
MTR Camp Intern: Group Leader (6-week paid summer internship at an elementary academic camp)

All majors; no teaching background required

Modern Woodmen of America

Financial Representative

Southern Illinois - includes from East St. Louis to Charleston and all of Southern Illinois Yes 
Monahan LLC

Mobile Sports Camp Instructor 
Mobile Science Camp Instructor
At this time, we are not placing a limit on how many positions are needed. This is due to our contract is growing and exactly how many instructors is required is not known at this time.

United States Air Force Bases - across the USA. We are normally notified by the USAF contracting office of the base locations in late March. No 
North American Lighting

Industrial Engineer
Manufacturing Engineer Trainee
Tooling Engineer
Packaging Engineer
Process Engineer

Illinois, Alabama, Michigan Yes 
Northwestern Mutual McClure Financial Group College Financial Representative, Full Time Financial Representative Champaign-Urbana, Springfield, Peoria, Bloomington-Normal, Kankakee Yes 
Patterson Technology Center Support Specialists, Software Engineers, Customer Service Reps, First Impression, etc.   Yes
Pella Corporation Sales Reps, Managers, Finance, Business Insights, IT Across the United States Yes
Penske Truck Leasing Sales and Operations Management Trainees Chicagoland Area Yes 
Prudential Financial Professional Associate Greater Illinois  
Schneider Sales Account Executive, Driver Recruiter, Customer Service, Driver Manager, Internship, Finance, IT, Operations   Yes
The Sherwin-Williams Company Management/Sales Training Program
Management/Sales Internship Program
Central Illinois, Peoria, Chicagoland, St. Louis Yes
Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor Aquatics Management Internship
-Corporate Alliances Internship 
-Culinary Services Catering Management Internship
-Culinary Services Department Training and Development Internship
-Culinary Services Human Resources Liaison Internship
-Culinary Services Restaurant Management Internship
-Culinary Services Supply Chain Management Internship
-Culinary Services Quality Assurance Internship
-Finance Cash Control Internship
-Guest Relations Representative Internship
-Retail Management Internship
-Retail Visual Merchandising Internship
-Rides Management Internship
-Safety Supervisor Internship
-Security Officer Internship
St. Mary's Hospital Medical Laboratory Scientist, all Healthcare related fields.    
State Farm Insurance - Josh Baumgartner Agency Entrepreneur minded individual who strives to own their own business! 
I am looking to hire someone whose personal goal is to make $500,000 a year by age 40.
I am looking to hire an individual to work in my office for 2 years and do so well that State Farm hires you to have your own State Farm office. 
That is how I got my office. I worked for an agent for 2 years then State Farm hired me to get my own office. 
I have had one employee do the same. He was recently hired by State Farm to start his own office. 
The income potential is limitless owning your own office. Last year at age 30 I made $176,000
My goal again is to hire someone whose personal goal is to make $500,000 a year by age 40.
Chicagoland / Northwest Indiana Yes 
TMC Transportation Freight Broker and Inside Sales Executive IL, AR, IA, IN, SC, MO Yes
Total Quality Logistics Sales Representatives Nationwide Yes
United States Marine Corps To include but not limited to: Aviation, Communications, Intelligence, Finance and Logistics Initial training is in Quantico Virginia. Yes
University of Illinois Springfield - Office of Graduate Intern Programs Graduate Public Service Interns
Illinois Legislative Staff Interns
US Army National Guard  FT and PT Position within the State of Illinois and the Illinois Army National Guard All Illinois  Yes 
U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Indianapolis All   No 
WestPoint Financial Group financial advisors Central Illinois No