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IUP Public Service Career Fair*

U.S. FlagWednesday, March 5, 2014

11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Hadley Union Building Ohio Room, 319 Pratt Drive, Indiana, PA 15705
*Formerly the Criminology and Government Career Fair 

The Public Service Career Fair is an opportunity for students to explore different careers that are related to criminology, government, and public service.

The fair is an opportunity for employers to recruit future employees or interns. More than 300 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. 

This year’s fair will also include some organizations not necessarily associated with public service that were unable to attend last week’s Summer Employment and Internship Fair due to the inclement weather we had.


Don’t miss out on this 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 Public Service Career Fair also provides you with an opportunity to explore employers and career opportunities that you may have never thought about. Participating also provides you with an opportunity for face-to-face contact with recruiters and a chance to polish your networking skills (no matter how brief your contact).

For upperclassmen and alumni, you are encouraged to take the time to prepare a resume and bring multiple copies (30 to 40) with you. Professional dress is encouraged.

For freshmen and sophomores, this event is a great way for you to become aware of internship and full-time opportunities that are available in the different industries (i.e., you don’t necessarily need to be a Criminology major to become a police officer/state trooper). Attending these events early in your college experience can help you make a more informed decision in choosing a career. Please bring a resume and prepared questions for employers. A sample question: How can someone majoring in [insert your major here] best serve your organization? Dress is business casual.

To help you prepare for the Public Service Career Fair, visit the Career Development Center website, then click on Job Search for tips on writing a resume, working a job fair, and interviewing.

Employer Registration (through the IUP Marketplace System) 

The IUP Public Service Career Fair offers employers with entry-level, internship, and co-op positions an opportunity to meet in one central location with alumni, graduating students, and underclassmen. Candidates attending will be IUP current students or graduates of the university with associate, bachelor, and/or graduate degrees. Employers will be able to speak with candidates, distribute recruitment literature, and conduct brief interviews. 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) at IUP Marketplace

Registration includes a table, directory listing (if registered by Friday, February 21, 2014), beverages, and light refreshments. Your table may be used to display information, but signs or banners are not permitted on the walls. You are responsible for bringing your own equipment, such as tablecloths, A/V equipment, and extension cords. If you wish to send your display/materials prior to the fair, please send it to the IUP Career Development Center, 201 Pratt Drive, Suite 302, attention Jan Shellenbarger, Indiana, PA 15705. Be sure to place ATTENTION: Public Service Career Fair on the mailing label.

Check-in and setup begins at noon. Unloading and parking information will be provided closer to the date of the event. Please contact Jan Shellenbarger with any questions at 724-357-2235, or e-mail

To advertise in IUP’s campus newspaper, contact the Penn by phone at 724-357-1206, by e-mail at, or by fax at 724-357-0127. The Penn is published on Tuesdays and Fridays.

We hope to see you on March 5!

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  • Pratt Hall, Suite 302
    201 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2235
  • Fax: 724-357-4079
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