Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Local businesses and organizations invited to the Springfield Collegiate Career Fair at UIS

Area businesses and organizations are encouraged to register now for booth space at the 2013 Springfield Collegiate Career Fair at the University of Illinois Springfield. The fair will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC) on the UIS campus. The fair is an annual event hosted by the career development offices at the University of Illinois Springfield, Benedictine University at Springfield, Robert Morris University, and Lincoln Land Community College.

The Springfield Collegiate Career Fair is intended to bring students from all four institutions, local employers, and organizations together to discuss career opportunities in a broad range of available positions. Local businesses who are recruiting students to fill part-time jobs, internships, volunteer and other career opportunities are invited to participate in the event. The event has an average attendance of more than 400 students and alumni.

Booth assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served response basis. There is no cost for employers; however groups must register for space by February 4, 2013 at 5 p.m. Employers can register for the Springfield Collegiate Career Fair career fair by visiting the UIS Career Development Center’s online system called “CareerConnect” at Click on the “Employers: Login here” option to get started.

The “CareerConnect” system also allows employers to establish a company profile and post career opportunities at no cost. UIS students and alumni are then able to view and apply for positions directly through the system by uploading their resume.

For more information or if you have questions about registration, contact the UIS Career Development Center at 217-206-6508 or

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