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Eastern Illinois University

Career Services

Campus Recruitment at 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 Kevin Hoferer at



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

To schedule your campus interview, email Kevin Hoferer at



Recruiting from a Distance

We also offer the budget-friendly option of interviewing candidates via Skype. To schedule a virtual interview day, please contact Kevin Hoferer at



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 Kevin Hoferer at to schedule an Information Session on campus.




Recruiting at Eastern Illinois University is convenient and easy through our online database, HANDSHAKE. This is a free service to employers to:

Go to HANDSHAKE 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:

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.


Career Services

1301 Human Services, Charleston, IL 61920

Office Hours

School Year Hours: Monday - Friday: 8am - 4:30pm Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4:30pm Friday: 8am - 12pm