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Register HERE for the Fall Job and Internship Fair on September 17th, 2024 from 10a to 2p

The Career Development Center invites employers to campus for our 2024-2025 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.

On-Campus and Community Fair

  • Wednesday, August 21st 2024 - Registration HERE
  • On-Campus | 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Fall 2024

  • Tuesday, September 17th 2024 - Registration HERE
  • On-Campus | 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Spring 2025

  • Tuesday, February 18th 2025 - Registration Coming Soon
  • On-Campus | 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

NOTE: K-12 education majors, and SIU law and medical school students, do not attend this event. 

Registration Includes 

  • Networking Reception night before Job Fair (Please RSVP)
  • 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 (January 12th)
  • 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. All communication regarding this event will be sent through this platform. If you have any questions regarding setting up your account please email Nicole Wood, Employer Relations Coordinator at 

Confirmation emails 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

Masks are optional for campus visitors at this time. Please review our Saluki Safety protocols before arriving.


Please contact us at 618-453-2391 or