Engineering Career Fair Information

Updated 16 November 2020

The Grainger Engineering Career Fair for Spring 2021 will be virtual. 

With over 10,000 students, the Grainger College of Engineering programs are consistently ranked among the Top 10 programs (U.S. News and World Report) and are known for their academic rigor and competitive placements. Engineering Career Services collaborates with the Grainger College of Engineering’s student-led organization, Engineering Council EXPO, regarding student outreach and on-site management of the Career Fair and Next Day Interviews. A big thank you to our student volunteers!   

We look forward to having you at the virtual Spring 2021 Engineering Career Fair at The Grainger College of Engineering and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign! Check out the following information to help you prepare for high-impact recruiting opportunities! 

Please plan on conducting interviews virtually this fall due to COVID-19 concerns.  

VIRTUAL! Spring 2021 Engineering Career Fair: Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm



  • Employer Registration opens Monday, November 16th at 9:00 am CT
  • Employer Registration closes on Friday, February 12th by 5:00 pm CT
  • Payment and Cancellation Deadline is Friday, February 12th at 5:00 pm CT


Reverse Career Fair:

Registration in the career fair will provide you an exclusive invitation to participate in the Reverse Career Fair.  The Reverse Career Fair is an event hosted by Engineering EXPO, and features engineering student organizations where you can learn more about the organizations and ways to engage, partner and support these groups.

Industry Meet-ups:

Virtual Career Fair participants can join our new Industry Meet-ups.  This program will take place during National Engineers Week (e-week) and will allow you to interact with students that are interested in the industry you represent.  

Have questions?  Join us for one of our upcoming Employer Relations Chats where we will provide the latest update on Spring recruiting and will address any questions or concerns you might have.  These zoom meetings will be held every other Tuesday at 3:00 CDT, beginning January 5th, then moving to weekly sessions starting February 2nd.  ZOOM LINK. Please click here to view a helpful Virtual Career Fair FAQ.  Click here to view CareerEco tutorial videos.

  • Tuesday, 1/05                3:00 – 3:30 CDT
  • Tuesday, 1/19                3:00 – 3:30 CDT
  • Tuesday, 2/02                3:00 – 4:00 CDT
  • Tuesday, 2/09                3:00 – 4:00 CDT
  • Tuesday, 2/16                3:00 – 4:00 CDT


Date Type of Fair Cost
Wednesday, February 17th Internship and Full – Time Employment Early Bird: $350.00
Website Sponsor   $250.00
– Top priority listing of your profile page above other participating organizations
– All benefits of general event registration
Event Sponsor $500.00
– Premium listing of your chat room in the live event
– Top priority listing of your profile page above other participating organizations
– Highly visible display of your logo on event home page (includes link to your website)
– All benefits of general event registration

Note:  The Spring 2021 Virtual After Hours will be held Tuesday, February 16th, 2021, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm for CS and ECE Students. 

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

Fall 2021 Engineering Career Fair: Wednesday, September 08, 2021 – Thursday, September 09, 2021

Please contact us with questions.

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