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Design Career Fairs

2023 Design Career Fair

Make plans to attend ISU Career Fairs, especially Design Career Fairs! Career fairs at Iowa State offer an opportunity to begin building long-term relationships with professionals, many of whom are ISU alumni. Each academic year, several fairs are held both in-person and virtually, and there are often employers recruiting design students at all of them. Use CyHire to check current registration lists, learn about employers, and indicate you are attending. Contact Design Career Services with questions or to schedule a one-on-one meeting , and check out online resources for preparing to attend, practicing answers and introductions, finding attire, and more

2023 Design Career Fair 
Wednesday, February 15, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
ISU Memorial Union (Durham Great Hall, 2nd floor)

Format is set up similar to a resource fair or trade show, meaning you arrive at the time that works with your schedule and each employer will have a table. You may walk from table to table to speak with representatives. 

Virtual ISU Career Fairs 
Dates TBA
CyHire + preferred meeting platforms

ISU virtual fairs are held using CyHire, Iowa State’s online career management system, and a video meeting hosted by representatives on their preferred platform (Zoom, WebEx, Teams, etc). Participants will be able to:

  • Have one-on-one conversations with employers
  • Register and indicate interest in an employer prior to the event
  • Make notes to revisit later

To participate in a virtual fair, use CyHire to see the current employers list, view a video demo, and complete your chat profile, then log in when the event begins to join employers’ queues to chat. 
*View sample instructions*

Want to get involved in planning a career fair and related events? Student volunteers are always needed. If you’d like to help, please sign up here or contact Design Career Services for more information. 

Interview days: Some employers will hold next-day interviews following an on-campus career fair. All interviews are scheduled directly with employers, at (or prior to) the career fair. Please review ISU’s Interview Cancellation Policy.