Blake Wood
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Businesses and organizations are encouraged to register now for the Career Connections Expo at the University of Illinois Springfield. The Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC) on the UIS campus.

In addition to the Expo, registered employers are invited to participate in a pre-Expo networking event called the C2C (College to Career) Exchange which will give them the opportunity to connect with faculty and staff before the Expo gets underway.

The annual event is being hosted by the University of Illinois Springfield and Lincoln Land Community College and is intended to bring students, alumni, community members and employers together to discuss career opportunities and build professional connections. Organizations who are recruiting candidates for job and internship opportunities are invited to participate in the event.

The event has an average attendance of more than 300 students, alumni and community members and more than 100 employer participants.

Table assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Employers are encouraged to register as soon as possible as space is limited. The preferred deadline to register is on or before Friday, March 1. Employer registration may close earlier if maximum capacity is reached.

Employers can register for the Expo through the UIS Career Development Center’s online system called “CareerConnect." The “CareerConnect” system, which is powered by Handshake, allows employers to establish a company profile and post career opportunities at no cost. UIS students and alumni are then able to view and apply for positions directly through the system.