Career Fairs and Connections

Campus-Wide Career Fair

Illinois Tech offers a tech-focused, hands-on, relevant, and rigorous curriculum—paired with real-world, team-based projects—that prepare our students and alumni to hit the ground running in the workplace. Companies attend our career fairs to recruit individuals within the fields of engineering, computer science, information technology management, social science, business, food science, architecture, psychology, manufacturing, science (life and physical), and more. Career Services hosts career fairs each year on Mies Campus during the fall and spring semesters, as well as smaller fairs throughout the academic years.

2021-2022 Career Fairs

Career Services is excited to announce that the Fall 2021 All-Campus Industry Career Fair will be a hybrid event the week of September 20th, 2021!

The primary fair will be held virtually on Tuesday, September 21st from 10am to 4pm.  Registration and details can be found on Handshake.

We will also be hosting Careers Week, a series on on-campus and virtual events Wednesday, September 22nd through Friday, September 24th which will include workshops and group information sessions.  Registration for Careers Week is complementary for companies attending the Fall Virtual Career Fair.

 

Registration Fees for Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, September 21st

Early Bird Period through Friday, August 27th, 2021

Standard: $200

Non-profits, government: $100

 

Registration Fees - Wednesday, September 1st through Monday, September 20th, 2021

Standard: $250

Non-profits, Government: $150

 

What to Expect

 

  • Video chats: Engage students one-on-one on a video platform to replicate the in-person feel of a career fair
  • Saved resources: Save on travel and time
  • Scheduled, timed interactions: Pre-select 5 to 15-minute discussions with the students and recent alumni who you want to engage with  
  • One-on-one connections: Chat directly with others at the event.

Career Fair Resources

  • Browse through Career Fair Resources
  • See sponsorship opportunities to expand your company brand and set yourself apart.
  • Build a strategic recruitment plan: Contact Celestine McGee, Assistant Director of Employer Relations (Phone: 312.567.6484 | Email: cmcgee1@iit.edu)
     

Save The Date For Future Fairs (Tentative Dates)

Spring 2022: 

Wednesday, February 23 and Thursday, February 24, 2022

 

Campus-Wide Career Fair Logistics

**For on-campus career fairs only

  • Location/Parking: The campus-wide career fair is held in Hermann Hall, located at 3241 South Federal Street, on Illinois Tech's Mies Campus in Chicago. (Information about parking passes are sent via email prior to the event.)
  • Registration includes one eight-foot table (with basic table skirt), coffee service, one parking permit per company, catered lunch, and a reception with food and drinks for three representatives. Options are available for additional representatives and company sponsorship.
  • On-campus interviews (OCIs) the week of the fair are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Employer setup begins at 10 a.m.; students will be assigned to help employers carry materials into the fair and assist with booth set-up.
  • Shipping materials: Employers are welcome to bring marketing materials and giveaways for candidates. If you need to ship materials to us, please complete this form so we know to look for your package. Packages must be received by the Monday of the week of the Career Fari. Don't forget to include a return shipping label and to ensure items arrive prior to the event. The address for shipping is: 

Office of Career Services, Attn: Celestine McGee

Illinois Institute of Technology
Hermann Hall
3241 South Federal Street, Suite 111
Chicago, IL 60616

  • Tables will be assigned to employers. Company sponsors will have preferred booth locations.
  • Students will be provided with a company list before the fair. Companies are responsible for double-checking their recruitment preferences well in advance.
  • We offer “virtual booths” at some career fairs for companies who are unable to attend our fair in person. Contact us to see if this is an option for you.

Useful Resources