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Job Fairs & Events

​​​​​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. 

Upcoming Career Fairs

All Career Fairs Schedule
 
Save the date for these upcoming fairs:
  • Winter Career Fair (Modality: In-person)
    • Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 3-6pm
  • Spring Career Fair (Modality: In-person)
    • Wednesday, April 19, 2023 from 3-6pm
For more information, visit Handshake.

How to Prepare for a Career Fair

Research companies you’re interested in and come prepared to ask specific questions that reflect your knowledge of each company. You can view lists of the employers attending each fair on Handshake.

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.

Visit the Career Center's Peer Career Coaches for a resume review. Peer Career Coaches provide resume and cover letter assistance, and can answer questions about Handshake, LinkedIn, interview prep, and other Career Center resources. Remember to bring multiple copies of your most up-to-date resume to share with employers attending the fair, along with a pen and notepad.

 

The recommended dress code for both the In-Person and Virtual career fairs is Business Casual. Unsure of what Business Casual attire is, you can find examples here.

If you're looking for the perfect outfit for the fair, check out DePaul's Career Closet. There are locations in both the Loop and Lincoln Park stocked with a variety of new and gently worn business professional clothing - everything you need for job, internship or interview. All you need is your student ID; all items are free of charge and for students to keep

Lincoln Park Location

  • Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday - 9am - 9pm
  • Location: Student Center, Room 107
  • Contact: foodpantry@depaul.edu

The Lincoln Park Career Closet is part of DePaul's Rosalie Rendu Student Pantry. Stop in to browse the selection of food, resources and professional attire. All DePaul students can access the pantry via their DePaul ID card. 

Loop Location

  • Hours: Monday-Friday - 10am - 5pm
  • Location: DePaul Center (DPC), 9th floor, Room 9700 **Please check in at the front desk in the Career Center (Suite 9500). Our staff will unlock the door for you.
  • Contact: career_center@depaul.edu

The Loop Career Closet is open by request Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm. You must check in and out at the Career Center in DPC 9500 with your student ID. 

Participating in a Virtual career fair looks a little different than an In-Person one.  Below are resources to help prepare you to be successful when attending a Virtual career fair.

Upcoming Events

See who is coming to campus and view upcoming event dates, locations and times below.

Log in to Handshake to register for these events and more.