The 32nd Annual CareerFest is planned for Friday, February 12, 2021 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

The virtual event will include students and recent graduates of 18 small, private liberal arts colleges within Illinois Combined, the five local institutions enroll over 20,000 students in bachelor and master degree programs. Most of these students and recent graduates are seeking internships, and full-time positions in business, government, healthcare, manufacturing, non-profits, science, and social services.

CareerFest will be held on Friday, February 12, 2021 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. using an online platform. Employers and hiring organizations will be able to host virtual booths, hold 1-1 sessions, and interviews.

In this uncertain and ever-changing economy finding great candidates is still important.  This year’s Virtual CareerFest gives you the chance to connect 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, 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.

Employer Registration:

This will be a virtual fair hosted using an online platform.

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

Registration Instructions

Registration Cost (reduced from 2020)

  • For Profit Organization: $300.00
  • Non-Profit Organizations: $100.00
  • Government Agencies: $100.00


Payment is due upon invoicing; payment can be made via credit card or check per invoice instructions.

Cancellation & Refund

Cancellations must be made in writing via email to before February 5, 2021 at 5 p.m. CST. Employers who notify us prior to February 5 will receive a refund. Cancellations received after February 5 will not receive a refund.

At this time we are not offering sponsorship or advertising.

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.