People talking at a Job Fair

January 25, 2024

SIU sponsoring Job and Internship Fair Feb. 20; businesses can sign up now

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale is hosting the spring 2024 Job and Internship Fair to connect Salukis with career and internship opportunities.  

The event is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Student Center Ballrooms, and businesses are invited to register now.

Open to all companies

Any business interested in hiring SIU students for career positions or internships is welcome to participate. Register at Organizers encourage businesses to register by Feb. 2. Additional information, including pricing, can be found on the job and internship fair webpage.

In addition, SIU campus departments, colleges, schools or units that are seeking interns can participate at no cost. They are asked to register soon as well.

The university’s job and internship fair typically draws more than 100 employers and hundreds of SIU students. The event assists businesses and university departments in identifying and hiring qualified people for career positions and internships.

Students participate for free

Undergraduate and graduate SIU students from all majors are welcome to participate in the fair. Students can preregister and view a list of participating employers in Handshake. The Career Development Center also offers students assistance with preparing for interviews and writing resumes and cover letters by appointment through Handshake or by calling 618-453-2391. Students can also obtain professional clothing there to wear to the career fair and interviews.

For more information

For additional details about the event or answers to specific questions, contact the Career Development Center at or 618-453-2391. Or visit