Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Employers | Sponsorship | Students | Student Volunteer Opportunity | Inclement Weather Policy
The IUP Spring 2020 Career Fair provides an opportunity for students to explore jobs and internship opportunities in numerous fields. The fair is open to employers seeking students from any of IUP’s more than 175 academic majors and certificate programs
for full-time, part-time, seasonal, and internship employment.
Increase your brand recognition at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Expand your organization’s visibility with IUP students, alumni, faculty and staff, and support the Career and Professional Development Center’s efforts to provide quality services
by becoming a sponsor. There are three levels of sponsorship from which to choose. Thank you for your continued support!
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.
Before the fair, review your resume. 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 resumes, see our resume section.
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:
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.”
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.
Get involved with the Career and Professional Development Center and develop a number of transferable skills that can be applied not only to a student organization, but also to the workplace. Volunteer to help at the CPDC career fairs! Service includes:
Get employers at registration tables and assist them with locating their table, or help them with various tasks during the fair. This is a great opportunity to get one-on-one time with employers, while gaining customer service skills.
Greet students during check-in, answer logistical questions such as where employers are located by using our career fair app and distribute handouts. Learn how to work well with, and relate to, different types of individuals while building teamwork and
Help set-up and take-down fairs; assist employers, students and staff throughout the fair. This is an opportunity to build leadership skills and strengthen your professional network.
Post about fairs on your Registered Student Organization's social media pages (see links in page footer). This is a great way to develop or enhance current marketing and public relations skills.
By volunteering at career fairs, recognized student organizations will get added exposure to employers attending
the events, and earn service hours for their members. Personally, volunteers will gain professional development experience and the transferable skills that employers seek in candidates. Best of all, members who volunteer will network with employers
before and during the fair, which may possibly lead to an internship or job opportunity.
Interested in Volunteering? Contact us at email@example.com.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania is committed to the safety and security of its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. As such, the decision to cancel classes, close the university, and/or cancel or postpone IUP-sponsored programs or activities is
based on the overall concern for the safety and security of the university community. In general, however, IUP’s practice is to remain open and to conduct business as usual during periods of inclement weather, except as noted in the University’s
Inclement Weather Policy and Procedures.
Career fairs and/or networking events will be cancelled only if inclement weather conditions arise or be anticipated that would make it unsafe to continue the non-essential operations of the university, resulting in the president electing to close the
university (i.e., cancel all classes and suspend all non-essential operations).
If the university remains open, the career fair and/or networking event will continue to be held. Although caution is advised, attendance at the career events will be up to the discretion of the attendee. The Career and Professional Development Center
will not be responsible for ensuring that employers or candidates will attend.
Please note: Any posting by companies where the student must give “parties” or do in-home demonstrations, provided that the products are generally tasteful household or personal care/fashion related products, will be approved for job
postings, but with no access given to resumes. Distasteful (i.e., might reflect negatively on IUP or department stakeholders) services/products will not be approved for posting or registering for career fairs.
For information, please contact Jan Shellenbarger at 724-357-2235 or firstname.lastname@example.org.