CEE Job Fair

Fall 2020 Job Fair will be hosted on Wednesday and Thursday, September 23-24, 2020. Location TBD. Registration will open on Tuesday, April 14, 10:00 a.m. CST. Sign up will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.


List of companies attending the Spring Job Fair available here. (updated February 12, 2020)

Information for students available here.


General Information

Please find below important information regarding the job fair.

Click below for quick access to important sections.

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

November 19, 2019
Registration Opens
Note: Companies are encouraged to register early. The CEE Job Fair tends to fill up quickly.

January 17, 2020
Last day to cancel registration with full refund.
No refunds for cancellation requests received after this date.

February 3-12, 2020
Packages must arrive during these dates.

February 12, 2020
CEE Company-Student Networking Night (see details below). Companies must be signed up for the job fair to attend this event.

February 13, 2020

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Cost, Equipment, and Services Provided

The cost of attending the CEE job fair is $700. All companies will receive an invoice after payment has been received. Each company receives the following:

  • One 6'x30" table and 2 chairs
  • Wireless internet (instructions for use will be provided on each table)
  • Electrical outlets are extremely limited and will be assigned in the order they are requested. Please submit your request during the registration process or e-mail Keely Ashman at kashman@illinois.edu.

Note that companies must bring their own computing and electrical equipment.

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Daily Itinerary

8:30am - 10:00am
Registration and Set-up*
Continental Breakfast
Location: Newmark Lab Crane Bay** (Note: due to construction, some building access information has changed. Please see details below.)

CEE Job Fair opens to students
Location: Newmark Lab Crane Bay

Luncheon provided (see below)

CEE Job Fair ends
Location: Newmark Lab Crane Bay

4:00pm - 5:00pm
CEE Alumni Social Hour
Lower level of Newmark Lab (recruiters lounge)
Join us for a free cocktail following the job fair!

*Set-up is not available in the hours or days leading up to the fair. Please arrive no earlier than 8:30am.

**To reach the Crane Bay, enter Newmark Lab from the main entrance off of Mathews Ave. Or to drop off your booth, head down Stoughton St. to unload at the south loading zone. Parking is available in the B22 parking lot on the corner of Clark St. and University Ave. Parking map 

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An assortment of boxed lunches will be provided in the lounge for all recruiters and faculty beginning at 12:00pm. The recruiters lounge will be located in the lower level of the Crane Bay.

Note: The fair will remain open to students throughout the lunch period; recruiters are welcome to take their boxed lunch back to their table.

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Interview Space

For Friday, February 14, 2020  

Formal interview space has been reserved through Engineering Career Services (ECS) for the day(s) after the job fair. To request your day after fair interview rooms, you can do so by contacting Keely Ashman either by phone (217) 333-6454 or via email kashman@illinois.edu. This block of rooms will be available on a first-requested, first-served basis. There is a maximum of 2 rooms per company. 

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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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Shipping Information

The following directions will aid our shipping/receiving center in handling packages.

Please ship your packages so that they arrive within our shipping window of February 3-12, 2020. Packages that arrive after February 12 are not guaranteed to be available to you. Mail all packages to:

Newmark Lab., University of Illinois
For: Your Company Name 
205 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801


FedEx Express and UPS will be picking up packages directly from Newmark Lab. Other FedEx services are not available unless you personally call to arrange for pick-up. Each individual company is responsible for providing their own return shipping labels and all shipping costs. Labels, tape, scissors, and other packing material will not be provided.

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Parking and Driving Information

The CEE Job Fair is held in the Crane Bay of Newmark Lab on the University of Illinois campus. Newmark Lab is located at:

205 North Mathews Drive
Urbana, IL 61801

Free parking spots are provided to CEE Job Fair participants in the B22 campus lot bordered by University, Goodwin, Clark, and Harvey (see map). Entrances are on Clark or Harvey. No parking pass is required.

Other parking is available at meters, which carry a charge of $1.00 per hour. These meters are located at:

  1. Mathews St. between Springfield Ave. and University Ave.
  2. Springfield Ave. between Wright St. and Goodwin Ave.
  3. North Parking Garage located at the corner of University Ave. and Mathews (use the Mathews St. entrance only)

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Lodging Information

Company representatives must make all overnight arrangements. Recommended hotels:

1900 S. First St.
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 819-5000
Recruiters rate of $139 per night. Follow this link to book directly at the recruiters rate. I-Hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle to any campus building during business hours

Hampton Inn
1200 W. University Ave.
Urbana, Illinois 61801
(217) 337-1100

Other hotels in the area include TownePlace Suites, Candlewood Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, and the Holiday Inn.

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Please be aware that the latest possible date to cancel registration with a full refund is January 17, 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 January 17, 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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Company-Student Networking Night

The format will consist of a five minute Company Speed Round. This is a brief five minute overview of your company, or a “mini” Information session, presented to all participating CEE Students. Please prepare your five minute Company Speed Round accordingly as presentations will be timed to ensure this event moves forward in a timely manner. At the five minute marker, the presentation will end. Once all company presentations have been given, informal networking with CEE students will take place in the NCSA Lobby. Each company will be assigned an area to continue discussions and answer questions from students. No company signage will be allowed and exchanging of résumés will be prohibited. Appetizers and beverages will be provided.

If you have any questions about the networking night, please contact Keely Ashman (kashman@illinois.edu).

Click here for more information or to register. Please check that page regularly for updated information.

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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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