Thursday, August 12, 2010

UIS holds Foot in the Door Fair for students and local employers

The Career Development Center at the University of Illinois Springfield will sponsor the 2010 “Foot in the Door” Fair for UIS students interested in part-time jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities – both on- and off-campus – from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 26, in the lower level concourse area of the Public Affairs Center on the UIS campus. The event is free to all UIS students.

The “Foot in the Door” Fair is intended to bring students and local employers or organizations together to discuss career opportunities in a broad range of available positions.

A partial list of off-campus employers attending includes State Farm Insurance, Illinois State Police, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum, American Red Cross, Memorial Medical Center, Springfield Art Association, Springfield YMCA, Best Buy, Capitol Radio Group and Town & Country Bank.

On-campus employers attending include UIS Recreational Sports, Brookens Library, Cox Children’s Center, UIS Student Life, UIS’ Office of Graduate Intern Programs and WUIS radio. The complete listing of employers and other event details can be found online at

The Career Development Center will also have a table at the event where students can come to ask any questions they may have. Students are encouraged to bring their resumes and networking cards to the event and should be prepared to briefly outline their education, experience, goals and what types of positions they are interested in. A business casual dress code will be observed.

Additionally, the UIS Career Development Center will be holding walk-in hours on Monday, August 23, Tuesday, August 24, and Wednesday, August 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Student Affairs Building (SAB) 50, during which students can receive resume help and other suggestions to prepare for the event.

Students who cannot attend the event can go to the Career Development Center’s Web site and use UIS CareerConnect, a job and internship posting system, to find on- and off-campus jobs and internships, upload their resumes, as well as schedule an appointment with the Career Development Center.

For more information about the “Foot in the Door” Fair, go online to or call the Career Development Center at 217/206-6508. Individuals requesting disability related accommodations should also contact the UIS Career Development Center.

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