January 20, 2021

Businesses can sign up now for SIU’s Virtual Job and Internship Fair

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Virtual Job and Internship Fair on Feb. 16 will connect Salukis with career opportunities and internships. Businesses can sign up now to participate.

Forming business connections online

The virtual event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. via Handshake, the SIU Career Development Center’s online career recruiting platform. Nationally, this is the top method by which college students find jobs, and the goal is to help match qualified SIU students to career positions and internships.

The center’s fall virtual job fair drew nearly 450 students and 70 employers.

Sign up now

Prospective employers who would like to participate in the event can sign up now. Organizers encourage registration by Feb. 5 to allow employers sufficient time to create their group sessions and build their schedules. Find additional information, including pricing, at careerdevelopment.siu.edu.

In addition, SIU campus units that are seeking interns can participate at no cost. They should also register soon.

Students participate free

Students can preregister to participate for free. Online signup for students begins Jan. 25 and continues up until the day of the fair at siu.joinhandshake.com/login.

Students can begin reviewing employer profiles at any time and schedule group and one-on-one appointments with employers as spots become available.

For more information

For additional details about SIU’s spring Virtual Job and Internship Fair, email careerdevelopment@siu.edu, call 618-453-2391 or visit careerdevelopment.siu.edu.