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Job and Internship Fairs

The Center hosts job fairs, for all majors, during the fall and spring semesters for students seeking internships and career opportunities. Generally, the fairs are held in September and February and hosted on-campus.

The 2024-2025 academic fairs will be held on Tuesday September 17, 2024 and February 18th, 2025. 

Saluki Student Job Fair

Local employers - local jobs! This fair is for students seeking part-time employment on campus or within the local community. Generally held the first week of school in August, many campus departments and employers in Carbondale and nearby communities come out to recruit students. The event is held in the Student Center Ballrooms and does not require pre-registration. 

The upcoming Saluki Student Job Fair is August 21st, 2024.

Students can view a list of participating companies for all jobs fairs through Handshake - SIU's internship and career job search platform. 

Employer Information Sessions

Throughout the entire year, employers host webinars where students can learn more about potential employment opportunities and internships, workplace culture, and what it takes to get hired. These are live sessions with recruiters. Get the inside scoop - the kind of information you will not find on the Internet. 

Take the first step. View event details and registration through Hire a Saluki (powered by Handshake).

To receive event notifications, make sure to:

  1. add to your email contacts; and
  2. set your notification preferences in Handshake.


Job and Internship Fair

Tuesday, September 17th, 2024
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
SIU Student Center Ballrooms

Admission is FREE for students and alumni!  The only admission requirements are that students come dressed professionally. Students should also bring multiple copies of their resumes.  

Employer participants are listed in Handshake under the Events section. Employers will register continuously from mid-July to the day before the event. Students are encouraged to check the list often.

Resume Critiques and Interview Prep

The Career Development Center invites you to engage in interview preparation, and resume and cover letter critiques by appointment. Schedule your appointment through Handshake or by calling us at 618-453-2391.

Professional Clothing Closet

Our professional clothing closet is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Call for an appointment or stop by and suit-up for the job fair. The clothing is yours to keep.

JCPenney Suit-Up Event 

Online at
Date: TBD
Text "SIU" to 67292 to receive the discount code.