INTERNSHIP FAIR 2018
INTERNSHIP FAIR SCHEDULE
Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
Employers check in at 28 North Clark St., 5th Floor – Student Affairs/Career Services will be there to welcome guests and escort them to their assigned tables, in The Matrix, room 530.
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Internship Fair begins!
End of Internship Fair
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When, where and what time is the Internship Fair?
The 2018 Internship Fair will take place on Wednesday, February 21st from 12:00PM - 2:00PM and will take place on campus, 28 N. Clark Street in The Matrix, room 530.
Who can attend the Internship Fair?
The 2018 Internship Fair is open to all students who are in good academic and financial aid standing and who have registered to attend. Students must also submit a résumé for approval by Career Services in order to attend.
What do I need to bring with me?
In order to attend the Internship Fair you must bring at least 25 copies of a Career Services approved résumé. Bonus items include: portfolios, reels and/or other project samples. You are free to bring laptops and/or tablets to show your work.
Résumés are due to Career Services by end-of-day, Wednesday, February, 14th at firstname.lastname@example.org - If you miss this deadline, you will NOT be able to attend the Internship Fair.
Can I attend the fair without a résumé?
No. You must have your résumé approved by Career Services in order to be approved for attendance.
How do I get my résumé approved by Career Services?
Submit your résumé to and Career Services will provide you with feedback.
What if I don't have a résumé?
E-mail email@example.com to set up a time so that they can assist in helping you develop one.
Where do I register?
Click here to register.
What should I wear?
We suggest business casual attire. This generally means neat, yet casual clothes and is generally more casual than informal, but more formal than casual. Please avoid clothes with holes, stains, wrinkles or offensive language and/or images.
What type of questions should I ask employers?
How will you evaluate my performance?
Expressing your interest in feedback will help show you’re interested in learning, focused on professional growth and willing to be taught. Ask what tasks or skills you may be evaluated on, and who will be performing your evaluations.
How long have you been offering internships?
It's recommended to ask how long the organization has employed interns. You want to see if the organization is used to using and working with interns. For some interns, it may not be a good fit to work with an employer that lacks established procedures, rules, and so on.
How have you managed interns in the past?
Asking about the company’s past experience with interns can help give you more information about what it will expect from you. It's suggested to ask what made past interns successful, and how you could best make a valuable contribution through your internship, if hired. The questions will not only show that you view the internship as way to develop your skills, but to also help the company. In addition, the answers will help you figure out if the company sees the internship as an opportunity to help you develop your skills, or simply an opportunity to bring someone on to help with menial tasks.
What will a typical workday be like?
This will help you find out about any scheduling expectations managers have for the position, such as your office hours and breaks. Knowing from the start whether overtime or late nights at the office are expected can help prospective interns find a work environment that fits with their schedule and fosters their professional growth.
With whom will I be working?
In some organizations, interns are assigned to work for a specific person or department, while in others they’re pooled together. In a pool situation, interns may not have a chance to establish a good relationship with a mentor, or may only get a high-level view of the organization rather than a deeper dive into a specific function. On the other hand, groups of interns may be able to work on larger, higher-profile projects than individuals ones do.
How much interaction will I have with other employees?
Interns should take full advantage of being in a professional environment. Try asking, “What opportunities will there be for me to talk to and interact with people outside of my department?”
Could you tell me more about the company’s...?
Internship candidates should ask questions that demonstrate their knowledge of the company by inquiring about news items related to the organization or requesting more details on information they found on the company's website. Students can also demonstrate their interest in being engaged employees by asking questions about how the organization contributes to its industry and community, and how as an intern they will be working towards these causes.
How often do you hire interns for full-time jobs?
It's never too early to find out whether the company considers interns as potential employees. But even if it doesn't work out after graduation, you can still leverage your internship experience to help you get your first job out of college.
If you have any questions that aren't covered here, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org