Engineering Career Fair

 

The Spring 2023 Grainger Engineering In-Person Career Fair Employer registration is closed.

Make payment by Friday, January 13, 2023, at 5:00 pm (CST) to secure the registration. Pay by Credit Card 

Registrations not canceled by January 13, 2023, 5:00 CST and No Shows will be charged the full amount due.

Please share the following registration, payment, parking, shipping, and other logistical details with your colleagues to prepare for another high-impact recruiting event!

Prices and Booth Options

Booth Type One-Day Price Two-Day Price
Single Booth (Up to 4 Reps) $600 $1000
Double Booth (Up to 8 Reps) $1200 $2200
Deluxe Booth (Up to 12 Reps) $1800 $3400

 Register via Handshake

Payment

Payment is due upon receipt of the invoice. Registrations not canceled by January 13, 2023, 5:00 CST and No Shows will be charged the full amount due.

    Pay with Credit Card    

If you are registered for an In-Person Career Fair, please refer to the information below to help you prepare for your visit. Please also share the following information with your colleagues who will be on-site:

Dates:
Tuesday, January 31, 2023, and Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Location:
Illini Union, 1401 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801

Schedule:
Recruiter Check-In: 11:00 am
Career Fair Opens to Students: 1:00 pm
Career Fair Ends: 5:00 pm

Food:
Due to the shortened event time, we will not provide a full lunch. We will provide complimentary snacks and beverages in the recruiter break rooms throughout the career fair.

Please plan to take advantage of the on-site Illini Union restaurants and the nearby Green Street and Wright Street restaurants for your lunch plans. 

Parking:
ECS provides parking spots for the whole day on January 31st and February 1st. Each company may receive ONE complimentary parking spot on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon arrival at the Illini Union, you will be given a “parking pass” to place on your windshield. This will allow you to park at any bagged meter along Mathews Avenue from Springfield Ave to Oregon St. or any bagged meter in Lot D10 next to the Illini Union.

Please visit the UIUC Parking Department website for access to a parking map of campus.

NOTE: Parking is not guaranteed.

Campus Health & Safety Protocols:
Kindly note that the COVID-19 situation remains fluid and plans may change in the interest of public health. For more information on health and safety protocols at UIUC visit: https://covid19.illinois.edu/ 

Shipping to the Career Fair
We will receive items between Monday, January 16, and Monday, January 30
Please ship your items to the following address with your company’s name clearly and prominently displayed on the package:

Grainger Engineering  Career Fair
Illini Union
1401 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801

We will deliver items to your booth. Please bring your shipping vendor's tracking number in case we need help locating your items. 

Return Shipping after the Career Fair
You are responsible for bringing paid, return shipping labels for your career fair materials. You are also responsible for scheduling your items for pick-up with your organization's vendor of choice. 

Volunteers are available to assist at the student resource table/employer package return shipping drop-off on each floor at the Career Fair. Follow the following steps: 

  • Complete and attach prepaid mailing label
  • Securely pack and clearly label items
  • Bring the package to the employer package return shipping drop-off

Contact Us

 
You must submit a request to reserve space to host on-campus interviews following your career fair participation.
We only accept interview space requests via Handshake. You can request up to two rooms due to space limitations. 
 

 Reserve Interview Space

Below are a few details to help you with planning your UIUC Day-After Interviews on February 1st and 2nd, 2023.

See ECS Recruit On-Campus Interview Guide

Location and Check-In:

  • Digital Computer Laboratory (DCL): 1304 W. Springfield Avenue, Urbana, IL 61820. We are in Suite 3300 on the third floor. 
    NOTE: Please make sure correspondence to students includes the correct location as listed here.
  • See the parking map for directions, which shows you where parking is available near our building. Parking will be at your own expense.
  • Upon your arrival, you will need to check in with our staff to receive your interview space assignment.

Hours:

  • We open at 8:00 am and will be ready to help you and your team settle into your space
  • Your first interview can start at 8:30 am
  • We will close for the lunch hour from 12 pm to 1 pm.
  • Your last interview should conclude by 5:00 pm
  • Your team will be allowed to remain in the space until 5:15 pm to wrap up your deliberations

Food/Drink:

There are a number of food options conveniently located within a 5-to-7-minute walk from ECS:

  • Expresso Royale Café in Grainger Library across the street on Springfield Ave.
  • The Illini Union Food Court
  • Restaurants on Green Street
  • A variety of ethnic restaurants on Wright Street between Springfield and Green Street
  • A variety of food trucks.
  • Water will be available.
  • There are vending machines available in the building.

Additional Information:

  • We book “Room Only” interviews, thus you are in complete control of your interview schedule. We do not require you to provide us with a copy.
  • Please review our campus recruiting policies online if you have not yet done so. You are expected to abide by these policies.
  • Please note that the Engineering Career Services interview space is reserved solely for the benefit of currently enrolled University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students.

 

Data and Trends

Engineering Career Fairs are great places to recruit high-volume students with diverse talents! The 2022 Fall Engineering Career Fairs attracted nearly 5,500 engineering students, totaling over 7000 students from 10 colleges.
Engineering Career Fairs are great places to recruit high-volume students with diverse talents! The 2022 Fall Engineering Career Fairs attracted nearly 5,500 engineering students, totaling over 7000 students from 10 colleges.
Resume Review/Cover Letter, Career Exploration, Internship Exploration/Full-Time Job Search Strategy, Mock Interview, and Offer Discussion are the most popular topics for student career and professional development. 
Resume Review/Cover Letter, Career Exploration, and Internship Exploration/Full-Time Job Search Strategy are the most popular topics for student career and professional development. 
 Share employers' insights on these topics to connect with students effectively! 

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