Career Fairs

Welcome Employer Partners!

Register Today for the 2021 Virtual Career Connections Expo!
Register Today for the 2021 Virtual Career Connections Expo!

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

Login (or create) a UIS CareerConnect Employer Account.
•    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

Fall Semester/Annually in August

Foot in the Door Fair

The Foot in the Door Fair was held virtually on Thursday, August 27, 2020.

Registration information for the Fall 2021 Foot in the Door Fair will be updated in June 2021.  

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

The next Expo will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2021.

Registration for the 2021 event is NOW OPEN! The 2021 Event will be a Virtual Career Fair via the CareerEco platform. Learn more about the event and register at:

The 2020 Career Connections Expo was held on Thursday, February 6, 2020 in the Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC) on the UIS campus (2171 University Dr. Springfield, IL 62703) from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Prior to the start of the 2020 Expo, there was a special Coffee & Conversation networking event for participating employers and UIS Faculty & Staff from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.

The 2021 Career Connections Expo will be hosted by the University of Illinois Springfield and Lincoln Land Community College.

The Career Connections Expo typically takes place each February 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 when held as an on-ground event and so some of the information is not applicable for the 2021 Virtual Career Connections Expo.  For information and to register for the 2021 Virtual Career Connections Expo, please visit: