CEE Job Fair

Thank you to all the companies and CEE students who helped make the CEE Fall 2020 Virtual Job Fair a success!

The CEE Spring 2021 Virtual Job Fair will be hosted on Thursday, February 25, 2021, via virtual platform vFairs from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST. Registration will open on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. CST.  Sign up will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Job Fair information for students can be found here.



General Information

Please find below important information regarding the job fair.

Click below for quick access to important sections.


Chat and Resume Search

Recruiters can learn about the virtual job fair chat and resume search functionality by watching this video:

A copy of the Recruiters Guide: Chat and Resume Search is available here.

Contact Information

All questions concerning the CEE Job Fair should be directed to Keely Ashman. E-mail is the most reliable contact method and will result in the quickest response, but please read all the information below before sending a message to the event coordinator.

Keely Ashman
Coordinator of Alumni & Corporate Relations 
1117 Newmark Civil Engineering Lab
205 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL  61801
(217) 333-6454

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Important Dates

April 14, 2020
Registration Opens
Note: Companies are encouraged to register early. The CEE Job Fair tends to fill up quickly.

August 28, 2020
Last day to register or cancel registration with full refund.
No refunds for cancellation requests received after this date.

September 4, 2020
Last date to input company booth information and job postings on virtual VFairs platform.

September 23 & 24, 2020
10:00am-4:00pm CST each day

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Cost, Equipment, and Services Provided

The cost of attending the virtual CEE job fair is $700.

All companies who select CHECK as payment type will receive an invoice after registration is completed.

Each company will receive the following:

  • Virtual booth (can include company logo, brochures, company information and website and company video);
  • Up to 8 company representatives can be present per booth;
  • Group and private chats available per recruiter;
  • Resume book offered through VFairs. Search functions available.

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Interview Space

No in-person interview spaces will be available following the Fall 2020 Job Fair. We encourage all companies to facilitate and schedule their own virtual interviews via Zoom, Skype or other options.

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Company Descriptions and Job Announcements

Brief company descriptions should be uploaded during registration. Company names and descriptions will be made available to students in advance of the job fair.

Companies wishing to post job announcements in advance of the fair should do so via Handshake, our new online job board. No individual listings will be sent to students. Please contact Engineering Career Services (217-333-1960) if you have questions about posting on Handshake. Important: entering postings into Handshake does not register you for the job fair. To attend the job fair you must complete the CEE registration form.

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Please be aware that the latest possible date to cancel registration with a full refund is August 28, 2020.

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Payment Information

Credit card payments are preferred and you will be directed to the payment portal upon completion of your registration.

Check payments are due by August 28, 2020. Please make checks payable to “University of Illinois".

All checks should be sent to the following address. Be sure to include the room number or your check will not be delivered:

CEE Job Fair
c/o Keely Ashman
Room 1117 Newmark Lab
205 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801

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CEE Networking Night

Due to COVID-19, there will be no CEE Networking Night for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Job Fairs.

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Guidelines for Employment Offers and Acceptances

To facilitate opportunities and partnerships between students and employers, the University of Illinois Career Services Council has established policies that provide a consistent operational position. Please review our University guidelines for employment offers and acceptances. Additional questions about employment offers and acceptances can be directed to Engineering Career Services at 217-333-1690.

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EEOC Guidelines and Compliance

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is committed to diversity and Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity (see statement on policy). The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign requires that companies recruiting Illinois students be in compliance with guidelines established by the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission. 

See examples of campus' application profiles and interview questions/guidelines.

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