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Career Fairs

Career Fairs are great opportunities to showcase your skills and talents. Each semester employers visit EIU to recruit upcoming graduates and students for internships and entry-level career opportunities. Networking at career fairs is a great way to land interviews and job offers. Take advantage of this chance to interact face-to-face with employers.  


Upcoming Fairs:

Accounting Fair - September 28, 2022 @ 9 am - 12 pm in the University Ballroom

Fall Job Fair - October 3, 2022 @ 1-5 pm in the Grand Ballroom

Virtual Fall Job Fair - October 4, 2022 @ 4-6 pm hosted through Handshake

Construction Management Networking/Recruiting Event - October 18, 2022 @ 3-6 pm in Tarble Arts

Networking Night - November 15, 2022 @ 4-6 pm in Tarble Arts


*We are excited to be hosting in-person events this year, we will still offer a virutal format, expect the event to be in-person unless is says virtual. Registration will still be located in Handshake, please contact our office with an questions. 217-581-2412 or email




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Tips to Get Ready for Virtual Job Fairs:

  • Complete your Profile in HANDSHAKE
  • Make sure your profile is viewable in either the Employer or Community setting (Look in Settings & Privacy) 
  • Upload your Resume  
  • Learn what to experience at a virtual job fair HERE.
  • Learn about video requirements & troubleshooting HERE.
  • Become familiar with tips for making the virtual job fair a success HERE. 

Look for On-Campus Employment in Handshake.



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Eastern Illinois University
1301 Human Services
Charleston, IL 61920

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