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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.

Career Fair Schedule

Career Fair Spring 2024 Schedule


Fall 2024 On-Campus Career Fairs

Wednesday, September 25th, Hermann Hall

Business; Computer Science; Food Science; Life Science; Information Technology; Professional Services; Public Administration; Social Services

Thursday, September 26th, Hermann Hall

Architecture; Engineering; Industrial Technology

Fall 2024 Virtual Career Fair

Thursday, October 3rd, Handshake

Please note that registration is required on Handshake for all Career Fairs.

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