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Career Fairs

2022-2023 ISU Career Fairs & Events

Career fairs at Iowa State and other events offer an opportunity to begin building long-term relationships with professionals, many of whom are ISU alumni. Mark your calendar and check out online resources for preparing to attend, practicing answers and introductions, finding attire, and more. Use CyHire to check current registration lists, learn about employers, and let employers know you’ll be there.  Design Career Services hosts two events facilitating connections with multiple employers: 

Design Career Conversations & Connections 
Thursday, October 6, 2022
1 p.m. – 4 p.m., College of Design 

Connect with helpful resources, information, and opportunities supporting your professional journey in an informal, fun environment. Explore career paths in design, learn tips for navigating the world of work, meet employers, discuss internships and full-time jobs, and more.  

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

The format for career fairs is similar to resource fairs or trade shows, 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, ask questions, share your resume and your work.

Other ISU career fairs

There are opportunities for design students at most ISU career fairs! View each event using CyHire for more details and use filters to find those seeking your major. 

Career fair interview days

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

Virtual fairs 

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). 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.

Get involved

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