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!  We offer a variety of workshops and events prior to and after the career fair, and you can also view webinars on career related materials via our Youtube channel. 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 ECS Career Fair Plus.
  • 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