Attend a job fair and discover the possibilities
The Career Center hosts a variety of job and internship fairs, welcoming top employers from Chicago and beyond to DePaul who are seeking candidates from all educational and work experience backgrounds. Join us at any one of our career fairs and connect with the employers that inspire you and learn about job or internship opportunities offered by companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.
Autumn Quarter 2017
Meet the Firms
September 13 | 4-7pm | The Congress Plaza Hotel
Register on Handshake
How to Prepare for a Career Fair
Download the DePaul Career Fair + app
DePaul Career Fair + is a full-featured iPhone, iPad and Android app that puts the power to prepare for fairs in your hands. On the app, you will have the ability to scope out employers, examine the floor plan, gather tips on preparing for the fair, and review event details. Search for DePaul Career Fair Plus in the App Store or Google Play Store.
Research companies and polish your resume
Research companies you’re interested in and come prepared to ask specific questions that reflect your knowledge of each company. Bringing a pen, notepad, several copies of your resume and, if you have them, business cards is recommended. To ensure your resume is error-free and employer-ready, contact our peer career advisors to request a resume critique. If you find that a recruiter is not accepting resumes, ask about his or her application process.
Practice your pitch and get a confidence boost
Practice your 30-second pitch or introduction! Your pitch should offer a brief yet impactful message that highlights career interests, what you can offer to the workforce, and your goal for connecting with the individual you're pitching. An engaging pitch and firm handshake can help you market yourself and stand out to an employer.
You may also consider visiting the ASK Oasis at the fair. Volunteers from the Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) network are on hand at each career fair to help you prepare to approach employers and make a lasting impression, and to provide a last-minute confidence boost.
Learn how to showcase your skills
Attend the Maximize your Job & Internship Fair Experience workshop and learn how to effectively showcase your skills and abilities at a career fair. You can find available workshops on Handshake.