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The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and the community continues to be our top priority. All of our decisions related to recruiting events will continue to be guided by the directives from the State of Illinois and advice of our local public health officials.

The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is home to some of the world’s brightest young minds and future leaders in technology. Engineering Career Services (ECS) is your gateway to these talented students by providing meaningful opportunities to connect. Ready to find your next star team member? Check out these high-impact recruiting opportunities and resources! 

Handshake @ Illinois is The Grainger College of Engineering’s centralized career services management system that allows employers to post full-time, part-time and internship/co-op opportunities online. Please post full-time, part-time, and internship/co-op opportunities to Handshake @ Illinois first and then contact engineering departments/units and student organizations to promote the job postings.

Through this platform, you’ll also receive important messages/announcements from our office about registering for career fairs, requesting interview rooms, and other employer campus engagement activities. There is no cost to register for a Handshake @ Illinois account. 

Please consult Handshake’s employer help center to create an account and post jobs.

Students appreciate the opportunity to hear from engineers about industry trends, new technology, or other ways engineering is helping to address global challenges.  In addition to branding the organization, you can showcase the career opportunities available and identify interested, high-potential candidates for open positions.

ECS is a small team of dedicated professionals responding to the needs of thousands of students and employers. We do not provide logistic support for on-campus events. It’s recommended that you partner with student organizations and engineering department representatives to host a recruiting event in a campus building. There are also many great campus town restaurants that offer the ability to host events. 

Please refer to the Guide to On-Campus Events to plan accordingly.

Be sure to announce your event on Handshake @ Illinois first and then contact engineering departments/units and student organizations to promote the event so that the maximum number of students are aware of the event!

Participate in the two largest Grainger Engineering recruiting events on campus and meet thousands of candidates to meet your hiring needs. The fall career fair, held in early September, boasts over 7,000 student participants and over 400 companies. The spring career fair, held in February, is a smaller event with up to 3,500 student participants. Learn more about upcoming Engineering Career Fairs

Each year, Grainger Engineering helps coordinate over 6,000 interviews on campus. Interviews may be in person (on campus) or virtual. 

You must submit a request to reserve space to host on-campus interviews. We only accept interview space requests via Handshake. You can request up to two rooms due to space limitations.  Please email ecscareerfair@illinois.edu for additional rooms. 

Checkout On-Campus Interview location, parking, check-in process, hours, and food/drink. 

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