Recruiting Policies

The goal of Career Services at Illinois Tech is to provide the best service to our employers while providing excellent and well-suited employment opportunities for our students. Career Services reserves the right to deny an employer privileges to participate in recruitment activities, including job postings, on-campus interviewing, information sessions, and career fair attendance for any reason. We also reserve the right to edit or delete any job posting or any other information, as well as remove access to our Handshake environment, at any time.

Cancellation and Refund Policies

Due to the varied scale of recruitment events and activities, there are different policies for campus-wide career fairs and other recruitment events. See below for details.

Campus-Wide Career Fair Policies

Event fees for career fairs will be refunded according to the following schedule:

  • 30 or more business days: full refund
  • 15–30 business days: you will receive a 50% refund of the amount paid
  • 14 business days or fewer: no refund will be provided

Catering expenses will be refunded up to four business days prior.

On-Campus Recruiting (Non-Career Fair)

Event fees will be refunded according to the following schedule, unless otherwise noted. This applies to any recruiting event that is not a career fair or Career Connection event.

  • 11 business days or more: full refund
  • 6–10 business days prior: 50% refund
  • 0–5 business days prior: no refund

Catering expenses will be refunded up to four business days prior.

Catering and Parking Information

  • Catering—Catering options through Chartwells are available for many recruitment events. View the complete menu and prices on the Office of Event Services website.
  • Parking—Visitor parking information can be found on the Access, Card, and Parking Services website. For most events that involve a registration fee, we will provide a parking code to waive the parking fee.

Promotion Guidelines

Providing a wide array of marketing and promotion strategies is included in all registration fees. This typically includes engaging students through social media posts, flyers, video monitors across campus, our website, campus news, and printed signage. In order to fully promote events, it is important that employers provide the following:

  • Event Details—The earlier we have information about your event, the sooner and better we can promote it. This includes room reservation and catering needs, a company description and recruitment goals, audio/visual needs, RSVP information when applicable, and payment details. If staff is not provided with the appropriate event details at least two weeks in advance (preferably sooner), we may not be able to fully promote your event.
  • Company Logo—We want to display and print the highest quality logo when we promote your organization. Using your logo is contingent upon receipt of a vector file logo, which is an .eps format file, at no later than two weeks (10 business days) prior to your event. If this cannot be provided, we will still promote your company name, but without an accompanying logo.

Internship and Co-op Hiring Policy

Illinois Tech believes that internships and co-ops are first and foremost academic learning experiences for our students, and our hiring policies reflect that. We want to ensure that our students have ample opportunity to weigh offers resulting from on-campus recruiting experiences and be able to choose the offer that best suits their academic and professional pursuits.

We also want to reduce incidents of students reneging on offers of internship/co-op employment, which is more likely to happen when students feel undue pressure to accept an offer.

Fall On-Campus Recruiting (including career fairs)—Students being offered summer internships should be given until November 15 to make a decision to accept an offer from the main career fair or ‘week-of’ interviews for offers made within a month of the event. Students being offered summer internships from other on-campus interviewing or recruiting opportunities should be given at least three weeks from the date of the offer to accept an offer.

Spring On-Campus Recruiting (including career fairs)—Students being offered summer internships should be given three weeks from the date of offer to make a decision to accept an offer.

Failure to adhere to these policies may limit employer access to on-campus interviewing, including week-of interviewing around the career fair.


Illinois Tech is committed to fostering a campus that is increasingly accessible to people with disabilities and will make efforts to meet all reasonable accommodations. If you need an accommodation for a disability to fully participate in any event, please contact the Center for Disability Resources at or 312.567.5744.

Statement of Ethics

Illinois Tech prohibits and will act to eliminate discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status. Illinois Tech facilities and the services of Career Services are only available to employers whose employment practices are consistent with this policy and similarly nondiscriminatory.

Careers Services expects employers to treat our students, staff, and other members of our community with dignity and respect. Employment practices must remain professional, and we will investigate complaints of unscrupulous conduct. Career Services seeks to maintain positive business partnerships with the employers who utilize its services and encourages employers to contact us with any questions or concerns.