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Job fairs provide a convenient means for making one-to-one contact with a variety of employers in one place at one time. The Career 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 Development Center sponsors or co-sponsors include:

Accounting Career Fair

The Accounting Fair, held mid-September each year, is an opportunity for IUP 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. It is also open to finance majors and any candidate with at least six credits in accounting.

Criminology and Government Career Fair

The Criminology and Government Career Fair is an opportunity for students to explore different careers that are related to criminology/government and an opportunity for employers to recruit future employees or interns. Over 275 students attend this fair each year. Most are seniors preparing to find a career, while the remaining students are exploring career opportunities for their future. This event is also open to the students of the Criminal Justice Training Center.

Pittsburgh Educational Recruiting Consortium (PERC)

A teacher recruiting fair for seniors and alumni, this fair is held at the ExpoMart in Monroeville each Spring. Typically, over one hundred fifty school districts from around the U.S. attend to interview teacher candidates. Preregistration is required and a small fee is charged. Contact the Career Development Center for registration information. Candidates from the constortium member colleges must preregister through their own university’s career centers. On-site registration is available at an additional charge.

Summer Job and Internship Fair

The Summer Job and Internship Fair is an opportunity for businesses, organizations, agencies, and camps which have internship and summer job opportunities to connect with students who are seeking these experiences. The fair is usually held the last week of February. The pool of participants includes recruiters from camps, amusement parks, resorts, radio stations, retail stores, government agencies, and police departments.

WestPACS

A job fair for juniors, seniors, and recent graduates in business, science, and the liberal arts, this fair is held each year in November and March at the Convention Center in Monroeville. Sponsored by forty-two colleges and universities in Western Pennsylvania, WestPACS is one of the best regional job fairs in the country, averaging nearly two hundred employers each year. On-line preregistration is required at www.westpacs.org. Please inquire about transportation to the fair by e-mailing the Career Development Center at career-development@iup.edu, call 724-357-2235 or stop by the office in Pratt 302. A deposit will be required to hold your seat, but it will be returned on the way back to IUP. Students attending the WestPACS job fair are encouraged to attend a workshop “Making a Career Fair Work for You.” Details on this workshop are available by contacting the office.

  • Career and Professional Development Center
  • Pratt Hall, Suite 302
    201 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2235
  • Fax: 724-357-4079
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.