USF to Host Annual Career & Internship Fair

Feb. 20, 2018 | Joliet, Ill.

USF will host its annual Career & Internship Fair on February 28, 2018.

Looking for that perfect summer internship or first job after graduation? Be sure to stop by the Career & Internship Fair, hosted by the University of St. Francis Career Success Center, on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. to Noon in the Sullivan Recreation Center, 500 Wilcox St., Joliet. A variety of companies looking to fill open positions will be on hand to accept resumes and discuss positions.

“Employers from all over the Chicago metropolitan area will be here seeking qualified candidates for open positions,” said Maribeth Hearn, director of the Career Success Center. “This is the perfect opportunity to put your resume in front of decision makers and have conversation about your qualifications.”

Hearn recommends that every student planning to attend do the following in order to be prepared:

  • Polish your resume and have it reviewed beforehand.
  • Wear a conservative and professional outfit, including appropriate shoes. It should be clean and well pressed.
  • Have a leather portfolio or similar folder to hold resumes and information gathered.
  • Research employers ahead of time. Know a little bit about the company and jobs they are hiring for.
  • Practice your hand shake, introduction and responses to basic interview questions.

Companies attending the fair include Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Lemont Park District, Trinity Services, U.S. Customs & Border Patrol, Legacy Professionals LLC, Sam’s Club and many more.

The USF Career Success Center provides interview preparation, career assessment and interest inventories, career counseling, job and internship posting and workshop seminars to students, alumni and employers. Students who utilize the Career Success Center will have access to several programs and services such as Handshake and OPTIMAL Resume. Handshake is an online recruiting platform specifically for students and alumni from the University of St. Francis. Students can log in using their MyUSF credentials and access job postings and connect with recruiters. OPTIMAL resume helps students to create an effective resume using samples, word banks and templates.

Founded in 1920, the University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., is a Catholic, Franciscan university that serves 4,100 students nationwide; offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are more than 48,000 USF alumni across the globe.

University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose.