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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 Fall 2022 Career Fair will take place over two days – September 28th and 29th. Employers can participate in one or both days of the fair and pay only one registration fee. Employers who plan to participate in both days MUST register for each day separately.

Links to register for the Fall 2022 Career Fair are listed below:

Day 1 – In-Person - Wednesday, September 28 (3-6 pm CT): REGISTER HERE

Day 2 – Virtual - Thursday, September 29 (3-6 pm CT): REGISTER HERE

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.

Payment Deadline: We must receive payment no later than Friday, October 28th. 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 Wednesday, September 21st. Cancellations received after that date are subject to the full registration fee.

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

In-Person Career Fair Information

Day 1 (In-Person) of the Fall Career Fair will take place on our Lincoln Park Campus in room 120A/B of the Student Center (2250 N. Sheffield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614).  

Map of Lincoln Park Campus with Student Center circled

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. We will contact carriers on Thursday, September 29th to schedule the next available pick-up time.

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

Due to space constraints, we are unable to accept packages for the fair earlier than Monday, September 12, 2022.

Please address all packages as follows:

DePaul University Career Center

2320 N. Kenmore, SAC 192 Chicago, IL 60614

Attn: Employer Engagement – Fall Career Fair

For: Your employer/agency 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. Also, DO NOT SHIP MATERIALS TO THE STUDENT CENTER! Career Center staff will transport your materials to the fair room 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. Career Center staff will be happy to assist in tracking materials; however, we are not responsible for the actions of your carrier.

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 four 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.

Virtual Career Fair Information

Day 2 (Virtual) of the Fall Career Fair 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: