Plan to Attend the Spring 2019 Industry Career Fair

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Illinois Tech’s campus-wide, industry-based career fair will take place on Wednesday, February 27 and Thursday, February 28 from 12:30–4 p.m. in Hermann Hall. The career fairs will be broken into two days based on general company industries. Students and alumni are welcome to attend both days if they wish, depending on their career goals.

Two important reminders about attending:

  • Students must have their resume uploaded and approved in Handshake before the fair in order to attend. To register, update your resume and have it approved in Handshake by Friday, February 21
  • Students who complete the VIP Program will have early, exclusive access to employers from noon–12:30 p.m. each day. General admission will begin at 12:30 p.m. Learn more.

Date by industry:

  • Wednesday, February 27: computer science, information technology, business services, government organizations, non-profits, military, and search firms
    Thursday, February 28: engineering, industrial technology, architecture, and natural sciencesNoon–4 p.m. (doors open for check-in at 10 a.m. each day)
    Hermann Hall, 3241 South Federal Street, Chicago, Illinois 60616

Start preparing now. Get the maximum value out of your Career Fair experience.

  • Drop by Career Services in Herman Hall, Room 113 to receive a copy of the Employment Manual. Review it to better prepare yourself for career options.
  • Prepare and rehearse an elevator pitch.
  • Meet with a peer career coach or attend a workshop.
  • Plan your professional wardrobe or borrow from our clothing closet on the southeast corner of the second floor of IIT Tower. To schedule an appointment to visit the clothing closet, please email

Don’t forget about other career fairs.

Students who take the initiative in their job search are more successful. In addition to using your existing network, see what networking and job fair events are taking place in your city and be proactive. See other Chicagoland career fairs and networking events.

Be sure to check both days of the Fairs App prior to the fair to see which companies are attending and what kind of students they are hiring. Companies will be added in mid February.

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