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Career Fair Pro Tips

How to quickly find company and industry information so that you can have meaningful conversations with company representatives at the career fair.


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  • Come see us in-person at the Research Help Desk on the upper level of the Galvin Library
  • Chat in real time with a librarian or a Research Help Specialist
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  • Call us at 317.567.3616



Career Fair Schedule

Career Fair Fall 2023 Schedule


Virtual Career Fair Thursday, September 14th, 2023

9am - 5pm via Handshake

On-Campus Career FairWednesday, September 27th, 2023

10am - 5pm, Hermann Hall (Business, Computer Science, Food Science, Life Science, Information
Technology & Software Development, Public Administration, and Social Service organizations)

On-Campus Career Fair Thursday, September 28th, 2023

10am - 5pm Hermann Hall, (Architecture, Engineering, Industrial Technology)

Why Do Research For A Career Fair?

At the Illinois Tech Career Fairs, you are fortunate to have a variety of companies visit each year among all the major industries. As an attendee, you have the option to pick and choose who you can meet with and ultimately who may be a good fit for you both personally and professionally.

You want to make sure you stand out and be remembered by these companies. There is nothing more impressive to a company than a candidate that is knowledgeable about the company/industry and can hold an intellectual conversation related to the company/industry.

Career Services surveys company representatives after each Career Fair and companies have reported that they would like students to have more knowledge about the industry they are involved in, and particularly about the firm that the representatives are hiring for. Remember that a conversation at a Career Fair is a pre-interview and you should show up prepared to talk about the industry you want to work in.

This guide can serve as a way to help you learn more about your industry and be successful in your career search.

Booking An Interview Booth

Galvin Library has 2 booths available for use by IIT students with a reservation for participating in interviews or phone/video conferences. 


For information on the Interview Booths, check out the Study Rooms informational guide.

Reserve the Interview Booth by visiting the Interview Booth Booking Page.

IIT Career Services

Start with IIT Career Services. Their services include:

  • Information about IIT career fairs, both virtual and on-campus
  • Drop-in hours and appointments for individual help
  • Workshops on resume-writing, interviewing, and choosing a career path
  • Mock interviews to practice your skills