Career Fairs

Welcome Employer Partners!

To learn more and register for Career Events:

For Internal UIS Campus Offices & Departments: Please complete this Online Form to start the registration process for the Virtual Foot in the Door Fair (8/27/20)

For External Employers:

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 – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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

Registration is open now through 8/24/20. Register now in UIS CareerConnect!

**UIS DEPARTMENTS/OFFICES Please complete this Online Form to start the registration process.

Review these Virtual Fair Instructions for Employers to help you to successfully navigate the new virtual format and watch a demo video of the virtual platform here.

The most recent previous event held on August 29, 2019 brought over 60 employers and just over 300 students together.  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

Career Connections Expo

The next Expo will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021.

Registration for the 2021 event will open in late Fall 2020.  Look for more information soon.

The 2020 Career Connections Expo will be 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 Expo, there will be a special Coffee & Conversation networking event for participating employers and UIS Faculty & Staff from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.

The 2020 Career Connections Expo will be hosted by the University of Illinois Springfield and Lincoln Land Community College.

The Career Connections Expo 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.