Fall 2021 Engineering Career Fair Information

Updated 29 July 2021

We are offering both Virtual and In-Person Career Fairs for Fall 2021

Register for all fairs on Handshake, the same place you go for postings jobs, events, and accessing resumes. 

*Register here for the Internship Fair

*Register here for the Full – Time Virtual Employment Fair

*Register here for the Full – Time In-Person Employment Fair (Masks are required)

Important notes for the in-person fair! To help us manage the number of students in the space, the in-person fair is limited to employers recruiting full-time employment. Limit of 45 companies, 1 table per company (2 representatives). Participants in the fair will receive ONE table and chairs will be made available if requested on-site. While there will be dividers between tables, there will NOT be other amenities offered, such as pipe and drape, table skirts or signage.


  • Employer Registration closed on Friday, August 30th at 5:00 pm CT
  • Payment and Cancellation Deadline was Friday, August 30th at 5:00 pm CT
DateType of FairCost*
Thursday, September 9thFull-Time, IN-PERSON$500
Wednesday, September 8thFull – Time VIRTUAL$350
Wednesday, September 15thInternship VIRTUAL$350

*There is a discounted rate of $500 for participation in both the virtual internship and virtual full time fair. The cost to participate in all 3 fairs is $750.

Please review the Handshake Campus to Career Report for helpful insight and tips for success when planning your fall recruiting.


Major Meet-Ups: Week of August 30th (week prior to Career Fair)

Are you targeting a specific engineering discipline for your internships and full time jobs? Don’t miss the Major Meet-Ups where you can brand your organization and share career information ahead of the fair. These virtual events will help students explore and prepare for meeting you at the fair so that your one-on-one meetings at the fair are more focused and productive! Register on Handshake!

*This outreach opportunity is included in the career fair price and is solely reserved for those companies that are registered for at least one career fair.

Reverse Career Fair:

The Reverse Career Fair is an event hosted by the student Engineering EXPO committee, and provides an opportunity to learn about various engineering student organizations and find ways to partner and support these groups.

*This outreach opportunity is solely reserved for those companies that are registered for at least one career fair, with a fee of $50.


Students love giveaways that they receive at the career fair from meeting with potential employers.  Logo’d giveaways are a great way to increase visibility of your organization with our students.  But, since the career fair is virtual and you can’t hand out your branded items, ECS will do it for you!  Simply ship your non-perishable items to us by August 27th and we will hand them out prior to the Career Fair!  If you have reusable bags that we can ‘stuff’ with the goodies, just let us know! 

Branding Event: Tent on the Engineering Hall Patio:

A limited number of dates are available for you to reserve a small tent on the Engineering Hall Patio where you can brand your organization and network with students!


The Civil Engineering department offers a targeted career fair. Additional campus-wide career fairs can be found on the HireIllini website.

Please contact us with questions. Recruiter Inquiries Form.

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