The 32nd Annual CareerFest is planned for Friday, February 12, 2021 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  CareerFest will include local and regional employers offering internships, and full-time positions in business, government, healthcare, manufacturing, non-profits, science, and social services.

Using an online platform, students will be able to meet with employers and hiring organizations at their virtual booths through 1-1 sessions and interviews.

If you are a student seeking full-time or internship opportunities plan to participate in CareerFest.  With a chance to connect with employers in a variety of career fields including business, government, and non-profits who value the skills and experiences unique to students from small, private liberal arts colleges.

Be ready to showcase your 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, 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 32nd year of offering opportunities for students and employers to connect.

Event Name: CareerFest 2021

Date: Friday, February 12, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Registration Link: https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/18118/

Parking will be available in close proximity for your convenience.

Student Registration Instructions     

Registration Opens: January 1, 2020

Registration Deadline: February 10; we recommend students register no later than Friday, February 5 in order to sign up for group info sessions and 1-1 sessions

Registration Link: https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/18118/

There is no cost for students or alumni to register for Career Fest.

Students from Handshake Schools

Augustana College, Aurora University, Dominican University, Elmhurst College, Illinois Wesleyan University, Knox College, Lewis University, Millikin University, Monmouth College, North Central College, Trinity Christian College, University of St. Francis

  • Sign into your Handshake Account
  • Under Events/Career Fairs, search and register for CareerFest 2021 (CCCI- College Career Consortium of IL)
  • Review all employers and opportunities
  • Sign up for employer sessions in advance. You can only attend sessions you registered for. Learn more here.
  • If you sign up for employer sessions that conflict with a class, please check with your professor ahead of time.
  • Update your profile. Some employers set qualifications to define which students can register for their sessions. To ensure you qualify for employer sessions, make sure you have filled out the following fields on your profile:
  • Double check your technology. You’ll need an internet connection, speakers and a microphone, webcam, and a supported device. Learn more about technical requirements for virtual fairs here.  The Chrome web browser works best.

Students from Schools with other platforms (non-Handshake Schools)

Benedictine University, Concordia University Chicago, Eureka College, Illinois College, Moody Bible Institute, Rockford University

  • Access the fair through Handshake’s Open Network: https://www.joinhandshake.com/
  • Complete your free profile; search for your institution
  • You will have access to jobs, internships, and public career events.
  • Under Events/Career Fairs, search and register for CareerFest 2021 (CCCI- College Career Consortium of IL)
  • Review all employers and opportunities
  • Sign up for employer sessions in advance. You can only attend sessions you registered for. Learn more here.
  • If you sign up for employer sessions that conflict with a class, please check with your professor ahead of time.
  • Update your profile. Some employers set qualifications to define which students can register for their sessions. To ensure you qualify for employer sessions, make sure you have filled out the following fields on your profile:
  • Double check your technology. You’ll need an internet connection, speakers and a microphone, webcam, and a supported device. Learn more about technical requirements for virtual fairs here.  The Chrome web browser works best.
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Only registered students and alumni from the College Career Consortium of Illinois (CCCI- formerly known as ISCPA) member institutions are able to attend Career Fest.