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2020 - 2021 Career Fairs

"Impressed with your students!" "Very professional group." "They did their research!" "The fair was great for me. I met quite a few students who are clearly viable candidates for my company. You folks put on an outstanding event!"


All Fairs for the Fall Semester will be held virtually through HANDSHAKE.  Log in or create your account HERE.

Upcoming Fairs & Dates IMPORTANT steps to complete prior to the fairDuring the Fair |  After the Fair

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View the HANDSHAKE Employer Virtual Job Fair Training Webinar HERE.  Learn how to:

  • Register your organization for Virtual Career Fairs
  • Sign up your teammates to attend the Fair
  • Create schedules for 30 minute group sessions and 1:1 sessions during the Virtual Fair
  • Follow up with students you engaged with during the fair 



Prior to the Fair  

Additional Resources:

During the Fair 

Engage with students during the Fair by:

  • Conducting brief 10-minute introductions via live video
  • Presenting 30-minute virtual info sessions for up to 50 students each
  • Directing students to your job postings in Handshake


After the Fair:

Follow up with students after the fair - 

After your sessions are over, follow-up with participants! You can send messages in Handshake & download resumes 


Upcoming Fairs: 

Accounting Job Fair  
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Fair Format: Virtual 


Job & Internship Fair  
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Fair Format: Virtual


Fall Education Job Fair  
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Fair Format: Virtual


Spring Job and Internship Fair  
Thursday, February 18, 2021
1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Fair Format: Virtual 

Spring Educators' Job Fair  
spring educators job fair       
Monday, March 1, 2021
3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Fair Format: Virtual  

Television, Radio, & Video Job Fair


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Career Services

Eastern Illinois University
1301 Human Services
Charleston, IL 61920

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