Career Fairs

Welcome Employer Partners!

To learn more 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

Foot in the Door Fair

The next Foot in the Door Fair will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2018.

Registration for The Foot in the Door Fair is now closed.  If you would like to be added to the waiting list call us at (217) 206-6508. Registration for the Career Connections Expo will open by or before November 2018.

Last year’s event brought over 60 employers and nearly 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.

Career Connections Expo

The next Expo will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2019 -Registration will open on CareerConnect in November 2018.

The 2018 Career Connections Expo was held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 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 was a special Coffee & Conversation networking event for registered employers and UIS Faculty & Staff from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.

In 2018, the Career Connections Expo was hosted by the University of Illinois Springfield, Lincoln Land Community College, and Benedictine University.

The event takes place in 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.