In this tight economy finding great candidates can be tough.  Attending CareerFest gives you the chance to meet students from 18 small, private liberal arts colleges seeking internships and full-time positions.  What sets our students apart is that their education includes not only a particular subject matter (though many of our students have more than one major) but also their exposure to all of the Career Readiness skills that are so critical in the workforce.

  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Oral/Written Communications
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Digital Technology
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism/Work Ethic
  • Career Management
  • Global/Intercultural Fluency

Hosted by the College Career Consortium of Illinois (CCCI- formerly known as ISCPA), CareerFest will provide you access to some of the best & brightest students across the state of Illinois all at one convenient location.  Join us in our 31st year of offering opportunities for students and employers to connect.

Registration Instructions  

  • Registration is open
  • Register here

Eighteen colleges will be represented at CareerFest. Click here for a full listing of colleges.

Career Fest Date:

Friday, February 14, 2020

Career Fest Day Of Schedule:

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Employer Check-in

Employer Materials Drop Off

Complimentary Morning Beverages Available (coffee, hot tea, assorted
sodas, water)

9:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Student Check-in

Water station available


10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

CareerFest Fair

Student Preparation Station

Professional Photographer


2:00 p.m.

CareerFest Ends


2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Employer Booth Take Down and Fair Clean up


Moraine Valley Community College:

Business and Conference Center

9000 W. College Parkway

Palos Hills, IL

Travel Directions

Google Map

Campus Map

Parking will be available in close proximity for your convenience. Lunch is provided for registered employer representatives, but there are also options to purchase your own lunch nearby.

Registration Instructions

Employers registered are only visible to students and alumni in Career Fest App after payment has been received. Registration deadline is Friday, January 31, 2020.

Registration Cost

For Profit Organization: $450.00
Non-Profit & Government Agencies: $200.00

Registration includes: 1 – 6′ table, 2 chairs, Wi-Fi, easily-accessible parking, morning beverages: coffee, hot tea, assorted sodas, water, and lunch: assorted sandwiches/wraps, salad, chips, cookies/dessert bars, water, soda, coffee, tea; lunch is portable and can be taken to employer booths or eaten in designated employer lounge area.


Payment is due upon invoicing. Payment can be made via check or credit card following instructions on invoice.

Cancellation & Refund

Cancellations must be made in writing via email to before January 31, 2020 at 5 p.m. CST. Employers who notify us prior to January 31 will receive a refund. Cancellations received after January 31 will not receive refund.

Registration Deadlines and Policies

Employers registered are only visible to students and alumni in Career Fair App and on website after payment has been received. Registration received after Friday, January 31, 2020 will not be included in printed Career Fest materials.

Digital Advertising (Career Fest App Banner)

Banner Ads are the best way to get candidates’ attention prior to the fair. Cost: $50.

Student Preparation Station

This station is at the entrance of the career fair giving students the opportunity to polish their look before entering the career fair floor. The sponsoring employer(s) will have their company logo, table number, and marketing materials (brochures) included in this area. Cost: $150.

Professional Photographer Sponsorship

There will be a professional photographer taking student head shots to be used for LinkedIn). The sponsoring employer will have their company logo, description, hiring opportunities and more included in the email body in which student photo is sent attached. Also included on the head shot is a thumbnail of sponsoring company logo or name at the very bottom of photo. This package includes 1 Career Fair Table Registration and Digital Advertising package. Cost: $850.00

If you have any questions, please contact Laura F. Kestner-Ricketts at
Please allow up to one to three business days for response.

Thank you for choosing to recruit students and alumni from the College Career Consortium of Illinois (CCCIllinois) formerly Illinois Small College Placement Association (ISCPA) – 18 small private colleges with GREAT TALENT.