Job Fairs

Upcoming Fairs


Part-Time Employment Expo Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon Location: Renaissance Coliseum

Open to all Bradley students who are seeking paid, part-time jobs or internships. Employers will feature on-campus and off-campus jobs that students can work throughout the year. On-campus job opportunities are very competitive and limited, so students are encouraged to consider off-campus employers as well. The Student Payroll Office, Financial Services Office, International Student Services Office, and CityLink will be present during the fair to answer questions regarding work study status, payroll, visa information, and Peoria transit options. If you do not have a vehicle, look into CityLink.

Expected number of employers: 60+ Click here to learn more

Fall Job & Internship Fair Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Location: Renaissance Coliseum
Open to all Bradley students and alumni who are seeking internships or full-time positions. This is typically the largest, all-majors job fair of the year and attracts a variety of employers. After Job Fair Interview participants will be advertised closer to the fair. Over 1,200 students typically attend this fair to explore career options, network with employers, and/or pursue internships or full-time positions.
Expected number of employers: 170+ Click here to learn more

Academic Majors & Minors Fair Date: Monday, October 16, 2017
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Location: To be determined
Open to current Bradley students who want to learn more about the various majors and minors offered at Bradley, the associated academic requirements, and the associated career paths.
NOTE : This is not a recruiting event

Graduate & Professional School Fair Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: 2nd Floor Ballroom, Michel Student Center
Open to educational institutions who seek soon-to-be Bradley graduates for their own graduate and professional programs. Students from a variety of majors, interested in attending graduate school, are in attendance.  Open to ALL students, especially Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors (200+ students expected)
Expected number of schools: 80+

Nursing & Physical Therapy Career Fair Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Location: 2nd Floor Ballroom, Michel Student Center
Open to all nursing, physical therapy, and health science students who are seeking internships and full-time positions. Use this opportunity to network for clinical opportunities or to pursue featured job opportunities.
Expected number of employers: 40+

Spring Job & Internship Fair Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Location: Renaissance Coliseum
Open to all Bradley students and alumni who are seeking internships or full-time positions. This is an all-majors fair. After Job Fair Interview participants will be advertised closer to the fair. Over 900 students typically attend this fair to explore career options, network with employers, and/or pursue internships or full-time positions.
Expected number of employers: 150+


Past Fairs

2016-2017


2015-2016


2014-2015


2013-2014


Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I attend?

Attending a job fair is as much practicing your networking skills as it is about applying for a job. It is an excellent chance to practice asking and responding to job-related questions, learning about the job application process, and listening to employer needs. It is also the chance to let your personality stand out and give employers a reason to choose your application from the hundreds of applications they receive via their web site.


How long should I plan for the event?

If you have planned ahead and identified potential employers of interest, you should be able to speak with most of them within 1-2 hours. Come early to avoid long lines.


How many employers should I target?

Be open minded. Select at least 5-10 employers to visit.


What impresses employers?

Employers appreciate students who are prepared. Knowing a few facts about the employer and introducing yourself in a confident manner (including a firm handshake) will catch a recruiter's attention. A short list of appropriate questions also helps spark conversation.


What if I am nervous?

Nerves are understandable. Warm-up by starting with employers where you have interest, but are not necessarily at the top of your wish list. You can also practice your handshake and introduction with a career advisor before approaching an employee.


Can I visit an employer that does not list my major?

Yes! Employers may have a wish list of majors, but will often consider candidates that have related experience that matches the job description. They may also have unexpected openings for positions not on the job fair list.


Does "any major" mean that the employer is desperate to hire just anybody?

No! Employers that hire "any major" often have strong training programs. They are looking for hard working, smart, flexible individuals who have the desire to learn the operations of the organization and work their way up.


Do I need to bring cover letters?

No. Cover letters are used after the fair when following up with employers.


Is "apply on-line" just a brush off?

No! Most employers today consider online applications step #1 in the hiring process. Though a resume is helpful for contact information, most recruiters cannot invite you to interview until an online application is completed.


What if I can't find an employer?

Find a Smith Career Center staff member at the student help desk or on the floor and ask! They will know which employers have cancelled and will give additional follow-up direction.