Recruit at Illinois Tech and Employer Spotlights

Illinois Tech students are tech-savvy and skilled in disciplines that will drive innovation in the future: energy and sustainability, analytics, engineering, high-tech computing, and entrepreneurship, just to name a few. Our recruitment opportunities give you a direct line to the next generation of innovators and leaders.

On-Campus Recruitment (Unavailable during the 2020-2021 Academic Year)

You can schedule your recruitment event on campus in one of the following ways: contact Celestine McGee, assistant director of employer engagement, at cmcgee1@iit.edu or 312.567.6484, or download and complete the recruitment request form. See recruitment opportunities details further down on this webpage. 

During the 2020–2021 school year, we are happy to support you to host virtual events such as those listed below:

  • Webinars
  • Virtual employer panels
  • Career talks (industry themes)
  • Virtual company spotlights
  • Virtual hackathons or competitions
  • Virtual résumé review sessions
  • VIrtual mock interview sessions

Virtual Recruiting Form (For 2020-2021 School Year)

Browse Recruitment Events in Handshake

See career fairs, virtual career fairs, and more in Handshake.

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Sponsorship and Partnership

Amplify your recruiting efforts and expand your outreach through sponsorship of events, programs, and more.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Policies

Our Recruiting Policies page lists deadlines, logo promotion guidelines, cancellation and reimbursement policies, and more.

Disabilities Services and Accommodations

If you have a disability and require accommodations to fully participate in an activity or event at Illinois Institute of Technology, please fill out this form. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

A two-week advance notice of your need for accommodations is requested.

Recruitment Opportunity Details

**On-campus recruiting WILL NOT be available during the 2020—2021 school year**

Post a Position

Post an unlimited number of internships, co-ops, and full-time positions on our Handshake database. More information can be found on our Post a Position page.

Career Fairs

Held once per semester, our campus-wide career fair events draw thousands of undergraduates, graduates, and alumni from all disciplines looking for internships, co-ops, and full-time positions. Spots for our career fairs fill up fast. In addition to our campus-wide career fairs, we offer a limited number of smaller career fairs each semester. These events are typically more industry-specific, and often include partnership with student organizations on campus. For information about recruiting at one of our career fairs, click the button below.

Career Fairs

On-Campus Interviews (OCIs)

On-campus interviewing is an effective vehicle to interview and hire Illinois Tech students and alumni who are seeking full-time, co-op, or internship positions. Companies may choose an open call session for candidates based on their criteria. Companies can pre-select candidates to interview through Handshake or by receiving vetted résumé. Please reach out to Celestine McGee at cmcgee1@iit.edu if you are interested in doing an on-campus interview session.
 

Employer Spotlights

Spotlights are information sessions that will introduce students to your organization. This typically consists of a presentation, an overview of available opportunities, and a question-and-answer session, though all components are customizable. Employer spotlights are open to all students unless the employer specifies it be closed. Closed spotlights are limited to persons previously selected for interviews. Employer spotlights also may be made a prerequisite for an interview. Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact Celestine McGee at cmcgee1@iit.edu for information on fees and catering requests, or register through Handshake via the “Events” tab.

  • Catering options are available for an additional fee. Paid parking is available on campus

Game Nights

Employer game nights are increasingly popular at Illinois Tech. These events provide a fun, informal opportunity to meet with smaller groups of students, socialize, and talk about your company. Game nights take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays from 6–8 p.m. in the BOG (the basement game lounge in Hermann Hall). Catering is available for an additional cost. Many companies prefer to combine Game Nights with Employer-in-Residence or Employer Spotlight sessions on campus earlier in the day.

  • $150 for all organizations
  • Parking is included in your registration fee; Catering options are available for an additional fee

Hackathons

Hackathons are programming or coding events—usually competitions or contests—where student hackers get together to show off their technical skills. Terms and challenge objectives are determined by the employer, and fees vary on the scope of the event, catering requests, etc. Contact us for details.

  • Base price of $150 for the event
  • Catering, event space needs, and audio-visual equipment are available for an additional fee
     

Information Table

Companies are able to set up an information table on The McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) “Bridge,” a central walkway in the campus hub for students. This “on-the-Bridge” recruiting is usually offered over the lunch hour, for up to three hours.

  • Reserved space during the lunch-hour period, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., which includes one table and two representatives
  • Audio-visual equipment and food/beverages are not available for this location
  • Meal pass for two representatives included

Partner with Student Organizations

Career Services actively works with student organizations to plan customized employer events like Career Connections, information or discussion panels, hackathons, and more. Collaborating with our student organizations gives your company access to student leaders and creates special connections with motivated students within your field. Ask us how to engage in unique recruitment opportunities with student organizations.

Illinois Tech’s Signature “IPRO” Event

The Interprofessional Projects (IPRO) Program at Illinois Tech combines students from disciplines across campus working as a team to take on real-world problems. Teams often collaborate with businesses, sponsors, or community partners to provide innovative solutions to complex problems. Student teams consist of junior and seniors from mixed programs and disciplines. Each semester, IPRO teams exhibit their work and are evaluated by judges.

Illumination Sessions

This program establishes partnerships with the community, companies, and alumni to provide discourse on global workforce practices, trends and culture, and engages the campus community—students and alumni—focusing on mapping their career path. Thought leaders from a variety of industries are invited to share their valuable insight on effective strategies for personal and professional development, the culture of the business world, and provide tips on how to skillfully succeed. Corporations and organizations can register to partner with Illinois Tech departments and student organizations to provide the ultimate illuminating experience. For more information, contact  BJ Engelhardt, director of operations in Career Services, at: 312.567.5921 or jengelha@iit.edu.

Guest Résumé Reviews

Employers have the options of participating in open résumé review sessions or industry-specific résumé reviews that target specific groups of students. Career Services will promote the workshops or sessions with your company name and logo. Can be combined with Employer-in-Residence or Spotlights sessions.

Mock Interviews

Participate in general or industry-specific mock interviews with our office. Career Services will promote the interview sessions with your company name and logo. Can be combined with Employer-in-Residence or Spotlights sessions.

Informational Interviews

Connect with current students and talk about your career field while gaining valuable insight from individuals who are learning about the newest technology and cutting-edge ideas and who will lead innovation in your industry. Ask us about hosting an informational interview.

Gifts in Kind—Equipment or Technology

Our campus is a prime environment for introducing your technology or equipment to future architects, engineers, information technology specialists, and entrepreneurs. Moreover, your gift will enhance the education and experience of students who will enter their professional fields. We welcome discussions about your interests regarding in-kind gifts.