Upcoming Career Fairs and Networking Events

Save These Dates for Spring 2022!

February

  • 3-Food For Thought: Career Lunch and Learn (Never Too Early to Job Search) 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Hawk HUB (Near Chick-Fil-A)
  • 8-Professional Panel Series, (Focus: Sales) 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Zoom/Watch Party Live, 305 Pratt Hall
  • 10-Roving Résumé Reviews, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Stapleton Library
  • * 14-Business Attire Fashion Show, (followed by networking) Six O'Clock Series, 6:00 p.m., HUB Ohio Room
  • * 16-Spring Career Fair, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., KCAC
  • 22-The Washington Center Information Session, 5:00 p.m., 305 Pratt Hall
  • Suit-Up with JCPenney, Online Only, January 25–March 5

March

  • * 1-Interviewing and Salary Negotiation: Tangible Tips and Tricks to Land Your Dream Job, 6:00 p.m., Elkin Hall Great Room
  • 1-Professional Panel Series, Focus:  Ability in the Workplace, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Zoom/Watch Party Live in 305 Pratt Hall
  • 3-Food for Thought:  Career Lunch and Learn, (Elevator Pitch 101), 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., North Dining Hall
  • 7, 8-Etiquette Dinners, 5:30 p.m., Sutton Blue Room, *Registration Required via IUP CPDC*
  • 9-Western PA Collegiate Career Fair, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Monroeville Convention Center 
  • 10-Western PA Collegiate Career Fair, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Virtual via Handshake
  • 10-Roving Résumé Reviews, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Kathleen Jones White Writing Center, Eicher Hall
  • 23-Pittsburgh Education Recruitment Consortium (PERC), 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Virtual via Handshake
  • * 28-Maximizing Your Executive Presence for Success with Dr. Tammy Manko, (followed by networking), Six O'Clock Series, 6:00 p.m., HUB Ohio Room

April

  • * 5-Fringe Skills: What They Are And Why You Need Them (followed by networking), 6:00 p.m., Elkin Hall Great Room
  • 7-Professional Panel Series, (Focus:  Hospitality),  11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Zoom/Watch Party Live in 305 Pratt Hall
  • 11-Food for Thought:  Career Lunch and Learn, (NACE Career Competencies), 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., North Dining Hall
  • 14—Roving Résumé Reviews, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., The HUB (near the fitness center)

* The CRSS Events are part of the IUP CareerReady 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

CPDC Guidance on Changes in University Operations (e.g., inclement weather, pandemic, etc.)

Career fairs, networking, or other career-related events may be canceled if conditions or circumstances beyond the control of the university arise; including, but not limited to, acts of God or war, changes in controlling law, regulations, orders or the requirements of any governmental entity, severe weather conditions, civil disorders, natural disasters, fire, epidemics/pandemics and quarantines, general strikes throughout the trade or other labor disputes affecting either party, and freight embargoes that would make it unsafe to hold the event and/or the university president elects to close the non-essential operations of the university. 

In such circumstances, and to offset incurred fees, organizations will receive a 75 percent refund of their registration fee. In the event the university moves to virtual operations, career-related events may be conducted virtually. If an organization is unable to participate in a virtual capacity, said organization will be credited their paid registration toward the next career-related event.

Although caution is advised, attendance at the career-related events will be up to the discretion of the attendees. The Career and Professional Development Center will not be responsible for ensuring that organizations or students/alumni/graduates/candidates will attend.