Career Fairs – Student Resources

If you’re not attending on campus Engineering Career Fairs, you’re missing out on opportunities.  Companies are looking for students to fill internships, co-ops, and full-time positions from these fairs.  Engineering Career Services is here to help prepare you for these events!  Students and alumni from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are welcome to attend.  Make sure to look on Handshake @ Illinois each career fair to see a list participating companies.  *List subject to change as companies are continuing to be added from our waitlist.*


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ECS 2017 Engineering Career Fairs

Fall 2017: Tuesday and Wednesday, September 12 & 13, 2017

For University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and alumni ONLY

Preparatory Steps For Attending Career Fair

  • RSVP to the ECS Career Fair via Handshake @ Illinois.
  • View companies that are attending the Fair via Handshake @ Illinois.  Do your research – know who they are and what positions they have available.
  • Upload your updated résumé to Handshake @ Illinois so recruiters can have access to your information weeks before they come to campus. 
  • Download the ECS Career Fair+ App.  Go to your Google Play Store or the App Store in Apple and search for IL ECS Career Fair
  • Attend ECS Career Week Events, Lunch & Learns, and Workshops (complete listing available in Handshake @ Illinois under Search Events)
  • Create & Practice your elevator pitch and have updated résumé reviewed.
  • Print your name badge from your own computer!  Badge Holder instructions (Please note: Printed Name badges are not available at ECS.)
  • Who’s coming to the event? FILTER employers based on your major, etc. in the Career Fair App, and in Handshake @ Illinois.

Additional Fall 2017 Engineering Fairs (Handshake @ Illinois for a complete list)

  • Engineering Graduate Student Association Networking Reception: September 12
  • Business Career Fair: September 19
  • Engineering Employment EXPO September 25 & 26
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering Job Fair: September 26 & 27


Fall 2017 Dates to Remember

Start of Classes: August 28
Fall Break: November 18-26
Reading Day: December 14
Finals: December 15-21