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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

Unless otherwise noted only UIC students and UIC alumni are allowed in the fair.

 

Advice for student success at the college job fair!


UIC ON-CAMPUS JOB FAIR
UIC FALL DIVERSITY CAREER FAIR
CHICAGO GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL FAIR


UIC ON-CAMPUS JOB FAIR

UIC Departments will be recruiting student employees
Open to UIC students only
Thursday, September 4, 2014
1:00 pm - 4:00 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.
Only UIC departments may register as employers for this fair.
Student do not have to register prior to the fair.


UIC FALL DIVERSITY CAREER FAIR

Open to students of ALL majors; employers will be recruiting for full-time jobs, part-time jobs, and internships.
Open to UIC students and alumni only
Thursday, September 25, 2014
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
UIC Forum
725 West Roosevelt, Chicago, IL 60607
Employers may register here. - Corporation $475 / Government $250 / Not-for-Profit $175
Job seekers and students - Click here for a list of registered organizations.
Call 312-996-2300 or email ocs@uic.edu for additional information.


CHICAGO GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL FAIR

Graduate and Professional Schools from across the country will be available to answer questions about their programs.
This event is open to the public and admission is free.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UIC Forum
725 West Roosevelt, Chicago, IL 60607
Click here for a list of registered organizations.
Students and potential students:
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-graduate-professional-school-fair-tickets-11708619797
Call 312-996-2300 or email ocs@uic.edu for additional questions.

 

 

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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