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FAQ for Employers

Why should I participate?

The Foot in the Door Fair is intended to bring students and employers together regarding a variety of opportunities. We welcome the marketing of all full-time positions, part-time jobs, internships and volunteer positions at this event.  Please attend if you are an employer or organization with openings in any of these areas during the 2014 -2015 academic year.

How do I register for the event?

Registration information for the 2014 fair is available here!

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Is there a registration fee to participate?

This is the first year a registration fee will be required due to increased costs.  You can select from the 3 available Packages outlines below.  Registration fees may be waived for nonprofits and government agencies based on agency policy or budget limitations.  Submit your request to the Career Development Center via email or mail.

Advantage Business Partner Exhibition ($500) includes:

  • Premier Option Features plus:
  • Prime table placement – first choice booth location.
  • 30-day electronic access to customized resume packets.
  • Special Recognition:
    • Press Releases.
    • Day of event on TRAC arena scoreboard.
    • UIS Digital Signage.
    • “Thank You” banner .
    • Included in all internal and external marketing materials.
    • Career Fair program ad (ad must be submitted prior to deadline).
    • Electronic Ad for 1 month in UIS and RMU’s CareerConnect Job Board.
    • Designated stop for UIS Student Tours.

Premier Registration Package includes:

  • Cost: $100
  • 2 Representatives (extra fee for additional Representatives)
  • Prime table placement: first choice of booth location
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Special recognition on Career Fair Program and Career Development Center’s website
  • All offering of Basic Package
  • Invitation to participate in pre-fair events such as resume critiques and workshops
  • Host information session on campus during the week prior  to the Career Fair

Basic Business Organization Package  includes

  • Cost: $50
  • 2 Representatives (extra fee for additional Representatives)
  • Table (6 ft.) with 2 chairs and booth signage
  • Career Fair program and  website inclusion
  • 2 catered lunches
  • Free Parking

Basic Government/Nonprofit Package includes:

  • Cost $25
  • 2 Representatives  (extra fee for additional Representatives)
  • Table (6 ft.) with 2 chairs and booth signage
  • Career Fair program and  website inclusion
  • 2 catered lunches
  • Free Parking

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Can I choose the location of my table?

Employers selecting the Premier Registration Package will receive priority booth assignment for this event.  However, the Recreational Athletic Center (TRAC) arena is a very open and accessible area.

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Will I have access to electricity?

We are unable to provide access to electricity at this event.

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Where will the event be held?

The event will be held in the Recreational Athletic Center (TRAC) on the UIS Campus (View a Map of the UIS Campus).

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What time should I arrive:

You may arrive as early as 10:00 a.m. to set up.

Where should I park?

You may park in Lot I located in front of the TRAC.

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Is there an area where I can pull up and drop off my display materials prior to parking?

TRAC has a circle drive leading to the main doors that you can use to drop off your supplies.  Career Development Center staff will be available to assist you with unloading.

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Will there be access to food and beverages?

Drinks and lunch will be available in the Employer Hospitality Suite located at the north end of the arena floor.

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Are the restrooms conveniently located?

Restrooms are located throughout the Recreational Athletic Center (TRAC).

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How many recruiters should I bring to staff the table?

You may bring 2 recruiters for each booth purchased. For each additional recruiter a $20 charge will be imposed.


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Will there be space to interview candidates on the spot?

Yes. Interview space will be available if you would like to meet with candidates at the event. In addition, some employers choose this opportunity to select candidates for interviews at a later date. We are also glad to assist in arranging for your company or organization to hold on-campus interviews. Please contact the Career Development Center at 217-206-6508 for more information.

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Can I ship my display materials to UIS?

For your convenience, we are glad to accept shipments containing your display materials. Please contact the Career Development Center at 217-206-6508 to make arrangements.

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How many students can I expect to attend?

Between 250 and 450 students, alumni, and community members will have attended the event. Our students are from a rich and diverse academic background. UIS has 4 colleges, 21 Bachelor degrees, 25 minors, 20 master programs, and 1 doctoral program.

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I have additional questions about the Foot in the Door Fair that are not answered here. Who can I contact?

Gale Kilbury
Assistant Director
Career Development Center

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