Job Fairs

Upcoming Fairs

For the Fall 2020 fairs, the Smith Career Center will be using the Handshake Virtual Job Fair system.


Part-Time Employment Expo Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: VIRTUAL on Handshake

Open to all Bradley students who are seeking paid, part-time jobs and 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.

Expected number of employers: TBD More info after August 15

Fall Job & Internship Fair Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location: VIRTUAL on Handshake

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.

Expected number of employers: TBD More info after August 15

Academic Majors & Minors Fair Date: Monday, October 19, 2020
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Location: TBD
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.
Note: Not an employment event

Graduate & Professional School Fair Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Location: VIRTUAL
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: TBD Note: Not an employment event

Health Professions Career Fair Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: VIRTUAL
Open to all Bradley Students who seek full-time and internship positions from health related employers in particular. This includes nursing, physical therapy, counseling, health science, medical lab technology, pre-med, science majors, IT for healthcare, and Health Information Management, CNA, dietetics, and social work.
Expected number of employers: TBD

Spring Job & Internship Fair Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2020
Time: TBD Location: TBD
Open to all Bradley students and alumni who are seeking internships or full-time positions. This all-majors job fair attracts a variety of employers.
Expected number of employers: TBD


Past Fairs

2019-2020

2018-2019

2017-2018

2016-2017


2015-2016

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I attend?

Attending a virtual 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 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 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.

Can I talk with 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 prepare 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.

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Thank You to our Fall Job & Internship 2020 Sponsors!