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UIC Office of Career Services
Student Services Building,
Suite 3050
1200 West Harrison Street
(M/C 099)
Chicago, Illinois 60607-3344
Phone: (312) 996-2300
Fax: (312) 413-0383

EMAIL:
ocs@uic.edu

OFFICE HOURS:
M-F : 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WEBSITE:
http;//careers.uic.edu

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CAREER FAIRS

All fairs, except the Education Consortium, are restricted to University of Illinois at Chicago students and alumni. All University of Illinois at Chicago students are now required to present their i-card for entrance into the fair.

 

Advice for student success at the college job fair!


Fairs sponsored by Career Services and Student Employment

UIC SPRING INTERNSHIP AND PART TIME CAREER FAIR

EDUCATION JOB FAIR CONSORTIUM

UIC ALL MAJORS CAREER FAIR

 

Fairs sponsored by other campus departments

UIC SPRING BUSINESS CAREER FAIR

UIC ENGINEERING CAREER FAIR

 

Alumni only fair sponsored by many universities including UIC

MyWORKSTER RECRUIT CHICAGO ALUMNI ONLY CAREER FAIR



Fairs sponsored by career services and student employment

UIC SPRING INTERNSHIP AND PART TIME JOB FAIR

**Open to UIC students only** Proof of affiliation is required; some examples include i-card, alumni association card, miniature diploma, or unofficial transcript showing current classes or degree conferred.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
UIC Student Center East, Illinois Room
750 South Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607
Call 312-996-3130 or email studentjobs@uic.edu for additional information.
Company representatives registration is closed.
Students do not have to register prior to the fair.

EDUCATION JOB FAIR CONSORTIUM

**FREE for UIC, Depaul, and LUC students/alumni; $10 for everyone else.Open to the general public. Must have or be obtaining a college degree and be interested in working in an educational institution.**
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UIC Student Center East, Illinois Room
750 South Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607
Call 312-996-2300 or email ocs@uic.edu for additional information.

School representatives registration is closed.
Students do not have to register prior to the fair.
For a list of registered employers, click here

UIC ALL MAJORS CAREER FAIR

**Open to UIC students and alumni only** Proof of affiliation is required; some examples include i-card, alumni association card, miniature diploma, or unofficial transcript showing current classes or degree conferred.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
UIC Student Center East, Illinois Room
750 South Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607
Call 312-996-2300 or email ocs@uic.edu for additional information.

Company representatives registration is closed.
Students do not have to register prior to the fair.

Click here for a list of registered employers.

 

--FAIRS SPONSORED BY OTHER CAMPUS DEPARTMENTS--

UIC BUSINESS CAREER FAIR

**Open to undergraduate business majors at all class levels in Accounting, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Information Systems, Management, and Marketing

Internship and full-time entry level opportunities.
Monday, February 10, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
UIC Student Center East, Illinois Room
750 South Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607

Registration for both students & employers:  http://www.cvent.com/d/p4qkp2/1Q
For more information:

Employers e-mail corpengage@uic.edu or call (312) 996-5139

Students e-mail uicbizcareers@uic.edu or call (312) 996-5139

 

UIC ENGINEERING CAREER FAIR

**Open to UIC students and alumni only** Proof of affiliation is required; some examples include i-card, alumni association card, miniature diploma, or unofficial transcript showing current classes or degree conferred.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
UIC Student Center East, Illinois Room
750 South Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607
Call 312-996-2238 or email engrjobs@uic.edu for additional information.
Company representatives registration is closed.
Students do not have to register prior to the fair.

 

--ALUMNI ONLY FAIR SPONSORED BY MANY UNIVERSITIES INCLUDING UIC--

MyWORKSTER RECRUIT CHICAGO ALUMNI ONLY CAREER FAIR

**Open to alumni of four-year universities, and sponsored in part by UIC and the U of I Alumni Association**


Primarily full-time, entry level opportunities
Thursday, June 26, 2014
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60605

The event is free, but alumni may choose to pay a fee for earlier access

List of employers will be available on the registration link prior to the event.

For more information: jeffn@myworkster.com

 

ADVICE FOR SUCCESS AT THE COLLEGE JOB FAIR

Don't go in blind - you must prepare yourself for the fair!


CREATE AN EFFECTIVE AND PROFESSIONAL RESUME
INVEST IN A BUSINESS SUIT THAT WILL IMPRESS EMPLOYERS
RESEARCH EMPLOYERS THOROUGHLY
MAKE A LIST OF THE COMPANIES YOU ARE MOST INTERESTED IN
USE YOUR TIME WISELY
FOLLOW UP


CREATE AN EFFECTIVE AND PROFESSIONAL RESUME
Have an advisor review it ahead of time to make sure it showcases your strengths. Bring plenty of copies with you.

INVEST IN A BUSINESS SUIT THAT WILL IMPRESS EMPLOYERS
Remember that conservative is the theme, and colors and patterns should reflect this. The key element is to look sharp, be clean and have a positive attitude and pleasant personality. Remember too that employers are making judgments on their first impression of you, so make it a great one! Leave your backpack at home and hang up your coat if possible.

RESEARCH EMPLOYERS THOROUGHLY
Show them that you have done your homework and really have a genuine interest in what they do. It is easy to research a company via the web or the UIC library and find out what they do as well as their history. The single most important thing you can do to make a positive impression on a recruiter is to go to the job fair and ask specific questions about the company. There are also a number of sites on the web that not only list specific jobs but information on employers such as Hoover's, Monster or Monster College, Glassdoor, and Career Rookie to name a few. Also check the Career Services home page for a list of employers that will be at the job fair. Employers are usually linked to their web sites. When gathering information, remember to concentrate on the most relevant data related to the position you want.

MAKE A LIST OF THE COMPANIES YOU ARE MOST INTERESTED IN
Plan on first speaking to the ones at the top of your list. There will likely be long lines for the most popular employers at the fair. DO NOT talk on your cell phone while you are waiting in line. This is disrespectful to those around you and considered unprofessional by many recruiters. Smile as you approach the recruiter and offer them a firm handshake. Introduce yourself by speaking in a clear and articulate manner.

USE YOUR TIME WISELY
Give a good professional handshake, firm but not bone crushing. Be prepared to offer a 30-60 second "commercial" about yourself. Maintain good eye contact but do not stare (you may scare them!). Remember to ask relevant questions and ask for their business card. If no business card is available, make sure to get their full name, write it down, and use the company website to obtain contact details.

FOLLOW UP
When you go home write a brief thank you note to those employers that interest you the most.

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