Job Fairs

Upcoming Fairs



Fall Job & Internship Fair Date: Thursday, September 13, 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 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. A professional photographer will also be available during the fair to take FREE LinkedIn headshots for students and alumni.
Expected number of employers: 200+ Learn more / Event Handout and Map
Searchable List of Employers

Academic Majors & Minors Fair Date: Monday, October 15, 2018
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Location: Renaissance Coliseum
Open to current Bradley students, Bradley University Academic Departments, and Bradley Alumni to help students learn more about the various major and minor Fields of Study offered at Bradley, the academic requirements, and careers associated with the field students choose for their major or minor. Bradley Alumni are encouraged to come to represent their Field of Study.

Graduate & Professional School Fair Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time: 12:00 – 3:30 p.m. Location: 2nd Floor Ballroom, Michel Student Center
Students and alumni can meet one-on-one with schools/programs to learn more about Masters, Doctoral, and other programs of study. Students from all majors interested in attending graduate school are invited. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are encouraged to attend.
Expected number of Schools/Programs: 80
Expected number of Students: 200+
Learn more / Event Handout and Map

Nursing & Physical Therapy Career Fair Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: 2nd Floor Ballroom, Michel Student Center
Open to healthcare employers who seek nursing and physical therapy majors in particular. Students who attend this fair seek full-time and internship positions.
Expected number of employers: 40 Event Handout and Map

Spring Job & Internship Fair Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019
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. A professional photographer will also be available during the fair to take FREE LinkedIn headshots for students and alumni.


Past Fairs

2017-2018

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. A professional photographer will also be available during the fair to take FREE LinkedIn headshots for students and alumni.


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'm 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.


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.
sponsors

Thank You to our Fall Job & Internship 2018 Sponsors!