Welcome Employer Partners!

To stay connected, post opportunities, and register for Career Events:

Login (or create) a UIS CareerConnect (now powered by Handshake)
•    Once logged in, locate the Attend Events shortcut on the side of your screen.
•    Click on (Name of Fair/Event) is currently active link.
If you would like to register over the phone, or have any questions related to the online registration process please call the Career Development Center at (217) 206-6508 or email careerservices@uis.edu

Fall Semester/Annually in August

Foot in the Door Fair

The 2022 Foot in the Door Fair was held on Thursday, August 25, 2022. 50+ employers and over 320 students participated. Look for more information about the 2023 Foot in the Door Fair in the Spring of 2023.

The Foot in the Door Fair is intended to bring students and employers/organizations together at an informal fair setting to discuss a variety of career opportunities with a focus on part-time jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities.

The Foot in the Door Fair is sponsored by the Career Development Center, Internships and Prior Learning Services Office, Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center, Office of Financial Assistance – Student Employment, Office of Student Life and the Office of International Student Services.

Spring Semester/Annually in February or March

Career Connections Expo

Registration for the March 2023 Career Connections Expo is now open. 

The 2023 Career Connections Expo will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2023 in-person in the Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC) on the UIS campus. Advanced employer registration is required.

  • To register Log in or Create an Employer Account on UIS CareerConnect (powered by Handshake)
  • Once logged in, on your home page, locate the Fairs section on your left side navigation menu. Once on the Fairs page you can search for: Career Connections Expo - March 23, 2023 (ensure it is the event hosted by University of Illinois Springfield)
  • Or visit the Career Expo Employer Event Page (once there you can find the link to register and full event details)
  • If you need assistance with registering, please call us at 217-206-6508 or email careerservices@uis.edu for support.

The 2023 Career Connections Expo is hosted by the University of Illinois Springfield and Lincoln Land Community College.

The Career Connections Expo typically takes place each Spring on the UIS campus.  It is a great way to connect students, alumni, and community job seekers with employers who are looking for candidates for jobs, internships, and future connections.

  • Career Fair Policies
  • *Please note that the policies linked above were written to provide guidance regarding the Career Expo, however some practices specific to the Spring 2022 event will be communicated in advance in order to ensure the safest possible in-person event during the Covid-19 pandemic.