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Resources for Employers Participating in DePaul's Career Fairs

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Thank you for your interest in participating in the Career Fairs at DePaul University!

Below are resources and information that will help prepare your company/organization to recruit and engage at our upcoming career fairs.

  • If you would like to receive notifications about our upcoming career fairs, including employer registration dates and details, please complete this form
  • If you would like to chat about other recruiting/engagement opportunities available at DePaul, please reach out to a member of our Employer Engagement team.

If you have any additional questions/concerns, please contact us at recruitstudents@depaul.edu.

General Fair Information

Our Winter Career Fair will take place on Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 3:00 - 6:00pm CT at our Lincoln Park Campus.  This fair is open to students and alumni from all majors and programs.

We highly encourage participation from employers who are:

  • a technology and/or design company looking for top talent
  • a company from any industry hiring for tech and/or design-specific roles
  • a nonprofit or government organization hiring for tech and/or design-specific roles

Interested employers can register via Handshake HERE

Registration fees:

  • Standard For-Profit Company - $450
  • Non-Profit/Government Organization - $175

Registration fees include:

  • Access for (4) representatives (up to 2 additional representatives allowed at $25 each)
  • (1) table
  • (2) chairs
  • Inclusion in list of Employers attending the fair in Handshake
  • Light refreshments
  • Wi-Fi Access
  • Invitation to the Faculty & Industry Mixer
  • Invitation to Graduate & Alumni Networking Hour

Payment Deadline: We must receive payment no later than Thursday, February 16, 2023. If we do not receive payment by that date, we will deactivate your Handshake account and you will not be able to attend recruiting events until the balance is paid.

Cancellation Deadline: If you decide to cancel your registration for the Fall Career Fair, you must do so by Thursday, February 16, 2023. Cancellations received after that date are subject to the full registration fee.

As you interact with job seekers; the Career Center expects that the principles for employment professionals outlined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, found here.

Your participation in this fair indicates your willingness to adhere to these guidelines.

All Attendees (both Employers and Students/Alumni) are encouraged to dress in Business casual attire.

In-Person Career Fair Information

The Winter Career Fair will take place on our Lincoln Park Campus.  Additional details will be provided to employers after their registration has been approved.

Employers participating in the Upcoming Winter Career Fair can ship their promotional materials to our Lincoln Park Campus prior to the fair.  Please address all packages as follows:

DePaul University Career Center
2320 N. Kenmore, SAC 192, Chicago, IL 60614
Attn: Jocelyn Martinez/Employer Engagement – Winter Career Fair
For: Employer name

**Please Note: We will NO LONGER accept and/or ship back UPS packages for career fairs. For future shipping needs, please use Fed Ex. Career Center staff will transport your materials to the fair prior to your arrival.

Please also include your organization’s name and the name of a representative who will be at the fair on the label. If there are any problems with shipping, those attending the fair will need to have all tracking information. The Career Center staff will be happy to assist in tracking materials; however, we are not responsible for the actions of your carrier.

If you need items shipped back after the fair, please make sure that all materials are properly labeled and packaged for shipment at the end of the fair. You will need to provide all shipping labels and affix them to each package prior to leaving the fair.  Please notify a Career Center staff member of your intent to ship materials on the day of the fair and you will be instructed on where to leave your packages.

Our team will transport the packages back to the address provided below.  Please schedule a return pick-up with your carrier for Friday, February 24, 2023, prior to leaving the fair. 

**Please Note: The Career Center is unable to provide return shipping labels for your packages.

Address for return pick-up:

DePaul University Career Center 

Attn: Employer Engagement – Winter 2023 Career Fair

For: Your employer/agency name

2320 N. Kenmore, SAC 192

Chicago, IL 60614

For Career Fairs hosted on our Loop Campus:

There are no DePaul owned parking garages on our Loop Campus.  However, below is a list of parking garages close to the Loop Campus and commonly utilized by University visitors.  

  • Monroe Street Garage (underground): 250 East Monroe Street
  • Crosstown Auto Park: 328 South Wabash
  • Auditorium Garage: 65 East Congress
  • General Parking Corporation: 55 East Monroe
  • CNA Building: 311 South Wabash
  • University Self Park: 54 South Wabash
  • Mid City Parking: 219 South Wabash

For Career Fairs hosted on our Lincoln Park Campus:

Parking is very limited on the Lincoln Park Campus. In order to alleviate parking congestion, public transportation or arrival by taxicab is STRONGLY recommended. Directions for arriving by Chicago's public transportation system (the CTA) can be found here.

If these transportation options are not available to you, parking is available at the Clifton Parking Deck (2330 N. Clifton Avenue) and the Sheffield Parking Deck (2331 N. Sheffield Avenue). (2) complimentary parking vouchers are included in the cost of registration and will be distributed at employer check-in. However, please note that garage spaces are limited and not guaranteed. If your group parks more than two vehicles, you will need to park at the Clifton Parking Deck and validate your ticket at the Student Center information desk (same location as fair). You will receive the $8 DePaul rate on your way out of the parking garage. As a participant in a Career Center sponsored the event, you are eligible for this reduced rate.

Each employer will have one 6 foot by 30 inch table with a small company sign and two chairs. You may bring tabletop displays that can fit comfortably on or around your table. Your table assignment will be given to you upon your arrival. A plastic table cover will be provided upon request.

Below are three tips from our team to help employers be successful at our career fairs:

  • Be prepared to talk with both early talent and active internship/job seekers.  Many of our Freshman and Sophomore students will attend career fairs to begin building their professional networks and learn about potential internship/job opportunities.  While they may not be actively seeking an internship/job, engaging with them is a great way for you to build a strong on-campus brand and strengthen your talent pipeline here at DePaul.
  • Offer information beyond what’s on your website.  Job seekers have access to a lot of information and have most likely done their research on your company/organization.  Employers can stand out by providing insight not found on your website and prioritizing the 1:1 connection with job seekers.
  • Be willing to talking with job seekers from majors/programs outside of where you have typically recruited.  That job seeker studying Psychology might have great transferrable skills and be your next great hire.  Think outside of the normal majors/program box and consider the “must have” skills needed for the role.  You might just discover hidden talent that will surprise you!  Pro Tip:  Take time to review the many majors/programs available at DePaul.

In addition to these tips, check out the below articles for more information.

Virtual Career Fair Information

Due to popular demand from both students/alumni and employers, we have changed the November 10th fair from virtual to in-person.

However, any upcoming fairs being hosted virtually will take place on Handshake.

In order to meet with students, you MUST set up sessions for students to register for.  All Handshake virtual fairs have two options for employer-student engagement:

  • 30-minute Info Sessions
  • 10-minute 1:1 Sessions

Most students register for virtual fair sessions 1-2 weeks prior to the fair.  So, we highly recommend setting up your sessions schedule 2+ weeks in advance to allow students to register for them.

For reference, below are links to resources from Handshake with step-by-step instructions on how to set-up and manage your virtual fair schedule and/or sessions.

Below are two resources we recommend to ensure your audio/video are working properly during the virtual career fair:

Below is a list of resources from Handshake to help prepare your company/organization for participating in our virtual career fairs: