Wednesday, February 13, 2013

UIS hosts 15th annual Springfield Collegiate Career Fair

The University of Illinois Springfield hosted the 15th annual Springfield Collegiate Career Fair on February 12, 2013. The event, held at The Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC), attracted over 120 employers.

Representatives from non-profit organizations, corporations, and government agencies were in attendance.

“They’re looking for people who want part-time positions, full-time positions, internships, and there are a few here to network. Primarily, most of the people that are here this year are looking for people to hire,” said Tammy Craig, director of the UIS Career Development Center.

UIS computer science major Amulya Chintakuntla came to the fair looking for an internship and volunteer opportunities.

“There are really good opportunities,” said Chintakuntla. “You just go and grab some information from them. There are some openings I can really look into.”

Others, such as MBA student Ben Eckler, came to the fair looking for jobs.

“I’m really surprised at how many employers they got to come out today and really excited to have some many options to choose from,” said Eckler.

Craig encourages students to prepare before they attend a career fair. They should dress appropriately in business attire, have a prepared 30 second elevator speech about themselves, and have specific questions ready to ask companies.

For more information about job opportunities and future career fairs, visit the UIS Career Development website at

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