University of Southern Indiana

CareerLINK Information for Students

Students and employer at the CareerLINK job fair
 Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Wednesday, September 23, 2020
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

If you attended the Career Fair, please fill out the 2020 Spring CareerLINK Student Survey to let us know how we can improve it for next year.  Thank you!

All USI students are encouraged to attend CareerLINK. Employers will be on campus recruiting most majors for internships and part-time/full-time jobs. They will be looking for students graduating soon and for undergraduate internships. CareerLINK is in Screaming Eagles Arena from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the fall and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the spring.  

Students should dress professionally in slacks/skirt and a nice shirt or business suit. Bring 10-12 copies of your resume to share with potential employers. You should plan to attend the fair for at least an hour to have time to talk with multiple employers. You can see which employers will attend on the Career Services and Internships website.

Plan early to ask off work for the day and check your class schedule. Talk to your professors, many will allow an excused absence to attend the career and internship fair.

If you would like your resume reviewed before the fair, or have any questions, contact Career Services and Internships to schedule an appointment at 812-464-1865.

CareerLINK Internship and Job Fair is the largest fair we host at USI and is held in both September and February.  Click on the links to the right to see which employers will attend the fair, if you should attend and how you should prepare.    (A fair specifically to recruit  Education majors is held in the spring.)

8 Steps To A Career Fair
Video - Eight Steps You Need To Know About Career Fairs

  Reasons To Attend CareerLINK

  1. Potential career opportunities - Employers come to CareerLINK specifically to recruit USI students for jobs and Internships.  Bring several copies of your resume to give employers.  They will have information about their current openings, which should also be listed on Career Launch so you can do your research before the fair.
  2. Networking - Employers like meeting students face to face.  This is your chance to shine!  It is sometimes hard to get an interview at the most desirable companies, but everyone gets a chance to chat with employers at a career fair. 
  3. Attending CareerLINK is a great way to get in a professional frame of mind.  You will have the chance to dress professionally, introduce yourself to others, hear some of the questions employers and students are asking each other.  This can help give you insight for how to prepare for a formal interview.
  4. Talk to employers and find out if there are any classes you should be taking to prepare for a future in their industry.
  5. Underclassmen should attend the fair to get familiar with how CareerLINK works.  When you are looking for an internship or job you will be prepared and know what to expect!
  6. Even if you know where you will be working following graduation, it doesn't hurts to network with other companies and employers.  You never know when opportunity will come knocking.

University of Southern Indiana CareerLINK is held in the Screaming Eagles Arena (Map of Campus)  

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