Job fairs are a convenient way to make one-to-one contact with a variety of employers in one place at one time. The Career and Professional Development Center promotes local and regional events and provides preparatory programs to make the job fair “work” for you. Some of the annual fairs IUP’s Career and Professional Development Center sponsors or co-sponsors include:
The Accounting Fair, held mid-September each year, enables accounting majors to meet employers from public accounting firms, government agencies, and financial services companies. It is open to freshmen through seniors, graduate students, and alumni, as well as finance majors and any candidate with at least six credits in accounting.
The morning session is exclusively for IUP students. The afternoon session is open to IUP students and accounting/finance majors from other western Pennsylvania universities.
Students have the opportunity to meet representatives from local and national companies and organizations. Employers will be looking for individuals for full-time positions, as well as internships and co-ops. The Career Expo, traditionally held during the end of September or beginning of October, also provides you an opportunity to explore employers and career opportunities that you may have never thought about.
The Career Expo offers employers with entry-level, internship,
and co-op positions an opportunity to meet in one central location with
alumni, graduating students, and upperclassmen. Candidates attending
will be IUP students or IUP graduates with
associate, bachelor, and/or graduate degrees. Employers will be able to
speak with candidates, distribute recruitment literature, and conduct
A teacher recruiting fair for seniors and alumni, PERC is held in Monroeville each spring. Typically, over 150 school districts from around the U.S. attend to interview teacher candidates. Preregistration is required and a small fee is charged. Contact the Career and Professional Development Center for registration information. Candidates from the consortium member colleges must preregister through their own university’s career centers. On-site registration is available at an additional charge.
The IUP Spring 2015 Career Fair provides an opportunity for students to
explore jobs and internship opportunities in criminology, summer
employment, government, and public service. The fair is
open to employers in all fields seeking students from any of IUP’s more
than 175 academic majors and certificate programs for full-time,
part-time, seasonal, and internship employment. The Spring 2015 Career
Fair combines the Summer Employment & Internship Fair and the Public
Service Career Fair.
A job fair for juniors, seniors, and recent graduates in business, science, and the liberal arts, WestPACS is held each year in November and March at the Convention Center in Monroeville. Sponsored by 42 colleges and universities in western Pennsylvania, WestPACS is one of the best regional job fairs in the country, averaging nearly 200 employers each year. Online preregistration is required at www.westpacs.org.
Please inquire about transportation to the fair by contacting the Career and Professional Development Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-357-2235 or stopping by the office in Pratt 302. A deposit will be required to hold your seat; this will be returned on the way back to IUP.
Students who plan to attend WestPACS are encouraged to attend a workshop “Making a Career Fair Work for You.” Details on this workshop are available by contacting the office.
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