Upcoming Career Fairs and Networking Events

  • Spring 2021 Recruitment Events

    While we are planning for a robust spring career fair season, the health and safety of our students, staff, and employer partners remains our highest priority. The majority of our career-related events will be held virtually throughout the spring 2021 semester.

    Pittsburgh Education Recruitment Consortium (PERC) Virtual Job Fair

    Wednesday, March 24, from noon to 5:00 p.m.

    The PERC Education Job Fair is a well-respected regional and national recruitment event. The job fair attracts over 200 employers from 25 states across the US and several international organizations. Participating employers interview and hire teacher candidates in all pre-K–12 disciplines, as well as related professional certification areas such as school counseling, school social work, speech language pathology, OT, PT, and nursing. 

    Handshake Virtual Career Fair Guides

    Employer Training Videos

    Registering for a Career Fair

    Creating a Virtual Career Fair Schedule

    How to Host a Virtual Career Fair Session

    Students can register to attend the career fairs through their Handshake accounts. Learn more about Handshake.

    Student View and Guide (a brief video explaining the Handshake virtual career fair process)

    As always, please let us know how we can most effectively collaborate to support you and ensure you continue to advance your educational, career, and organizational goals. Thank you.

    IUP Career and Professional Development Center:
    We’re here to support and assist you!

    Spring 2021 CPDC Calendar: Please join us for these virtual events. 


    • 8 - Food for Thought: Career Lunch and Learn, Networking, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Zoom
    • 10 - Professional Panel Series, Noon, Zoom
    • 15 - Business Attire and Interviewing 101 (followed by networking), Six O’Clock Series, 6:00 p.m. (CRSS Event) Zoom
    • 17 - Roving Résumé Reviews, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Zoom
    • 18 - Professional Panel Series, Noon, Zoom
    • 19-21 - Suit-Up with JCPenney, all day
    • 22 - The Washington Center Information Session, 5:00 p.m. Zoom
    • 24 - Spring Career Fair, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Sign up for times to meet with employers on Handshake.



    • 7 - Why You Should Get a Mentor and How to Find One, presented by Nicole Bukosky, associate director of the IUP Office of Alumni and Friends (followed by networking), 6:00 p.m. (CRSS Event) Zoom
    • 12 - Roving Résumé reviews, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Zoom
    • 12 - Establishing Leadership Presence to Create Your Success, presented by Tammy Manko (followed by networking), Six O’Clock Series, 6:00 p.m. (CRSS Event) Zoom
    • 14 - Alumni Panel: Working and Managing Your Side Business, with IUP Office of Alumni and Friends, 6:00 p.m. (CRSS EventZoom Use Passcode 464779
    • 16 - Professional Panel Series, Noon, Zoom
    • 19 - Food for Thought: Career Lunch and Learn, LinkedIn, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Zoom

    The CRSS Events are part of the IUP Career Ready Seminar Series. The Career Ready Seminar Series provides an overview of key competencies which impending graduates need to learn and develop to be successful as they make the transition from higher education into the professional world of work. Learn about a professional topic and have the opportunity to network with industry professionals!

    Job and Internship Search Tips 

    • Action Step #1 - Know yourself and what you want
    • Action Step #2 - Prepare your job search materials
    • Action Step #3 - Leverage your network
    • Action Step #4 - Apply for jobs or internships
    • Action Step #5 - Differentiate yourself
    • Action Step #6 - Prepare for interviews
    • Action Step #7 - Negotiate the job offer