Job and Internship Fairs

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The Career Development Center invites employers to campus for their 2022-2023 Job and Internship Fairs.

Our fairs attract both undergrad and graduate majors seeking internships and career positions. Ranked among the top 5 percent of all U.S. higher education institutions for research, our students are making an impact in Southern Illinois and around the globe.

  • Tuesday's, September 20, 2022 & February 21, 2023
  • On-Campus | 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 Registration Includes

  • 6’ table and two chairs, registration for two reps
  • Continental breakfast, box lunch, and beverages throughout the day
  • Free parking and unloading/loading assistance
  • Table cover and name tags not included (we're eco-friendly)

Employer Rates

  • Non-Profit - $100
  • Government Agency - $250
  • New Employer - $300
  • Early-Bird - $375 (Date TBA)
  • Regular - $400
  • Same-Day - $450
  • Electrical Service - $25
  • The registration fee is non-refundable.
  • Deadline to be included in the employer list sent to faculty to be announced.
  • Employer lists are available to students in real-time via Handshake.


Registration is through our online recruiting platform, Handshake. We'll notify employers via Handshake when registration opens (generally 3-4 months prior to each fair). 

Confirmation emails will be sent from Handshake and include an invoice, shipping instructions, and a campus map. Parking passes will be emailed the week before the event.

Travel and Lodging 

The SIU Carbondale campus is approximately 100 miles from St. Louis, 200 miles from Nashville, TN and 300 miles from Chicago. Hotel accommodations can be made in Carbondale or Marion, IL (approximately 16 miles east of Carbondale and off of Interstate 57). We encourage you to make your lodging arrangements early.  Hotel discount rates are available in Carbondale.

SIU Safety Protocols

SIU is committed to protecting the community, so all those attending the event must follow current campus and state pandemic safety protocols and wear masks.


Please contact us at 618-453-2391 or