Upcoming Career Fairs and Networking Events

  • Save These Dates for Fall 2022

    September

    • 7 - Goal in the Grove, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Oak Grove
    • 13 - Professional Panel Series, (Focus: Careers in Government: State, Local, and Federal) 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Hybrid - Zoom and B20 Stabley Library, Zoom Link https://iupvideo.zoom.us/j/98743893043
    • 15 - Roving Résumé Reviews
    • 19 - Career Ready Seminar Series (CRSS) and Six O'Clock Series, Graduate School: Is It The Right Step For Me?, panel format, 6:00 p.m., Great Room, Elkin Hall
    • 22 - Coffee and Career Conversations
    • 28 - Fall Career Expo and Graduate School Fair, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., KCAC
    • 28 - CRSS, Back to Basics: Résumé Writing, Interviewing, and Preparing for the Job Search, 6:00 p.m., Great Room, Elkin Hall

    October

    • 4 -Roving Résumé Reviews
    • 6 - Professional Panel Series, (Focus: Liberal/Fine Arts) 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Hybrid - Zoom and B20 Stabley Library, Zoom Link https://iupvideo.zoom.us/j/95085387299
    • 12 - Western PA Collegiate Career Fair, Monroeville Convention Center, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
    • 17 - CRSS and Six O'Clock Series, What to Say, How to Say It: Reestablishing the Art of Spoken Communication, 6:00 p.m., Great Room, Elkin Hall
    • 20 - Coffee and Career Conversations
    • 27 - Professional Panel Series, (Focus: Careers in the Media) 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Hybrid - Zoom and B20 Stabley Library, Zoom Link https://iupvideo.zoom.us/j/98329288580

    November

    • 1 - CRSS, Crafting Your Personal Brand: Showcasing Your Professional Self, 6:00 p.m., Great Room, Elkin Hall
    • 3 -Roving Résumé Reviews
    • 7, 8 - Etiquette Dinners, 5:30 p.m., Blue Room, Sutton Hall
    • 15 - Professional Panel Series, (Focus: Entrepreneurship) 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Hybrid - Zoom and B20 Stabley Library, Zoom Link https://iupvideo.zoom.us/j/99978715653
    • 17 - Coffee and Career Conversations

* 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.