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IUP Summer Employment and Internship Fair:

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

For Students

Looking to earn some extra money and/or to gain some experience related to your major? Plan to attend the IUP Summer Employment and Internship Fair, where you can meet with employers who are hiring for summer, part-time, temporary, and internship positions. All students of all majors are encouraged to attend. 

Check out the list of the employers attending and research their organizations.

Dress Casual but Neat

Your meeting with company representatives at the fair is your first impression to the rest of the company. If you do not impress them the first time you meet, you may not get a second chance. Plan in advance what you are going to wear, and be sure everything is neat, clean, and pressed. Simple and conservative attire is usually best. 

Update Your Résumé

Before the fair, review your résumé. Is it attractive and error free? Does it sell your skills to the company representative? Is it targeted to the type of employment you are currently seeking? Bring a couple dozen professional-quality copies with you to the fair. 

For more on résumés, see our Résumé section. 

Practice What You Will Say

There are a few basic questions you will probably be asked all day. If you do not have an answer ready for this question, you will not look prepared. Here is a prime example: 

“What type of job are you looking for?” 

Although it may be partly true, do not say you will take any job they have. Commit to a specific type of job such as customer service support, clerical assistant, accounting clerk, welder, etc. If you do not want to be specific, offer your experience. 

“I have skills in sales, marketing, and advertising, and I am interested in opportunities with your company.” 

Be Prepared to Discuss Anything

You might be asked to describe your strength and skills, experience, special training, or qualifications for a specific job. Someone might ask you why you left your previous job or why you are looking for a career change. If you are prepared to field a variety of questions, your tact and skill will show you as a superior candidate. 

For Employers

The IUP Career Development Center invites your organization to participate in the Summer Employment and Internship Fair! This job fair attracts students seeking relevant employment opportunities for the summer. Summer employment is a great way for students to gain practical experience and earn money to pay for their educational expenses.

The table registration fee is $50 for nonprofit organizations and $75 for profit-making organizations, and payment can be made by electronic check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express).

This fair is a proven way to identify and recruit talented students for summer and internship employment. Register early to guarantee your table. Space is limited.

The fair is open to employers in all fields seeking students from any of IUP’s more than 175 academic majors. The Summer Employment and Internship Fair is a great staffing resource!

Employer Registration Form (through IUP Marketplace)

Why Attend?

  • Save time! The Summer Employment and Internship Fair is well orchestrated; we attend to the smallest details, so your representatives can give their full attention to identifying candidates for your current or future openings.
  • Reduce your recruitment costs! Take full advantage of your time on campus to speak with talented IUP students from all academic programs.
  • Tell your recruitment story to highly motivated students who are eager to investigate career and internship options, share their career aspirations and goals, and interview with your organization.
  • Build brand recognition, establish relationships with student leaders, faculty, advisors, and other college administrators, and gain word-of-mouth referrals for your organization.
  • Get a head start on your summer hiring needs!

Directions to IUP and campus maps. (We will send you unloading and parking instructions closer to the fair.)

Local Hotels

For information, please contact Jan Shellenbarger at 724-357-2235 or

  • 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.– 12:00 p.m. and 1:00–4:30 p.m.