Published: Sept. 20, 2019

Looking for an internship or job – starting in December or May / June, 2020?

The largest Career & Internship Fair of the year is scheduled for Oct 1, 2, and 3. This 3-day event will take place in the UMC Ballroom from  11am-4pm.

STEM Internship & Career Fair: Oct 1 & 2 – Technical and Engineering-related companies recruiting for a wide range of positions. Not all positions are technical.

All-Campus Internship & Career Fair: Oct 3 – Various industries recruiting for a wide range of positions.

Students are encouraged to attend all 3 days as there are different employers each day. To see a list of attending companies / organizations, login to Handshake: Look for the Events / Career Fair tab. Filter for internships or jobs and other interests.

·         Tip #1: Students that do their homework on companies stand out!

o   In Handshake: when you click on the company, you’ll see a brief overview, if they have active jobs posted, and reviews written by students who have worked there.

o   Common entry level position titles are: Business Manager, Consultant, Account Manager, Client Relationships Specialist, Management Trainee, Analytics Consultant, Recruiter, Global Strategy Analyst, Leadership Development Trainee, Project Manager

o   There are a wide variety of companies that attend throughout the 3-day fair.

·         Larger organizations such as PepsiCo, EJ Gallo, Stryker, Copper Mountain Resort, Cigna, Navigant, Spectrum, Procter & Gamble, VISA, Medtronic, and Charles Schwab

·         Mid-size companies such as: Cain Travel, 9Health Fair, Toyon Research Corporation, Apex Companies, LLC, Travelport, WellHealth Inc., Wild Goose Canning Technologies, Inc., Lucid Software, Institute of International Education, Zen Planner, and Blue Horseshoe Solutions, Inc.

·         Government agencies such as: CIA, City of Louisville, NSA, National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), Bureau of Reclamation, Sandia National Laboratories, and the Peace Corps.

·         Tip #2: Prepare for the Fair by attending a prep event:

o   Engineering Students - Prepare for the Fair: Resumes & More: Tues, Sept 24, 5-6pm, Engineering ECCR 200

o   All Majors - Prepare for the Fair: Resumes & More: Wed, Sept 25, 5-7pm, C4C, S350 (A grad-level advisor will be available for resume reviews at this event from 5-6 pm)

o   Engineering & other Tech Majors: Prepare for the Fair: Technical Resume Critiques, Thurs, Sept 26, 11am-3:30pm, Engineering DLC Collab.

·         Tip #3: Don’t be discouraged if recruiters give your resume back to you. They’ll ask you to upload your resume to their website because they can’t pursue you any further as an applicant until you do so. 

·         Tip #4: Come to Career Services’ drop-ins (Mon-Thurs, 11am-4pm) for any internship or job search assistance! We’re in C4C, 4th floor. We will also offer drop-ins during the Career & Internship Fair in the UMC.

o   A career advisor can help students strategize the types of positions they’re interested in and how to start the conversation with an employer