Welcome Employer Partners!

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

Login (or create) a UIS CareerConnect employer account (powered by Handshake). If you need assistance or support in getting started, please reach out to the Career Center team at careerservices@uis.edu or by calling us at 217.206.6508.

To get started using UIS CareerConnect (Handshake) as an employer follow the steps below:

  1. Create an Employer User Account by following the outlined instructions
  2. Create your employer account
  3. When prompted to "Connect to Schools," please ensure that you connect with the University of Illinois Springfield.

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.The 2023 Foot in the Door Fair will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2023. Look for registration to open on Handshake by July 5, 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 2024 Career Connections Expo will open in December 2023, please save the date for Thursday, March 21, 2024 and look for more information coming soon!

The 2023 Career Connections Expo was 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 (once registration opens) 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 the event. Ensure it is the event hosted by University of Illinois Springfield.
  • If you need assistance with registering, please call us at 217-206-6508 or email careerservices@uis.edu for support.

The 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.