Fairs & Events

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reports that more than 95 percent of employers and recruiters use career fairs to recruit candidates for internships, co-ops, project-based learning experiences, and jobs, making such events vital to connecting students and graduates with opportunities. Below, find a selection of upcoming, Butler-produced events.

Important Dates for 2022–2023

The Career and Professional Success office is hosting several fairs for students and alumni to connect with employers and organizations. Please see the list below and follow links for additional information.

Get Hired! Part-Time Job Fair

This fair is an opportunity for students to interact with on-campus employers and outside organizations offering part-time jobs. There will also be community partners looking to hire Federal Work Study eligible students.

August 25 3–5 PM in Atherton Union, Reilly Room

Students can visit here for more information.

Employers can visit here for more information and to register.

Lacy School of Business Fall 2022 Career Fair

This fair is for employers and students seeking internship and career opportunities in marketing, finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, insurance, management, economics, and applied business systems. This fair is open only to invited employers.

September 7, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM, Dugan Hall Atrium

Students can visit here for more information.

Fall Internship and Career Fair

This event is a chance for students of all majors and class years (including alumni) to interact with organizations seeking to hire interns and full-time employees. Over 60 employers from all over will be in attendance.

Tuesday, September 27, 4:30-6:30 PM in the Dugan Hall Atrium

Students can visit here for more information.

Employers can visit here for more information and to register.

Fall Virtual Career Fair

This virtual fair will feature employers, graduate schools, and service organizations seeking candidates from all majors and class years (including alumni). This event is easy for both students and organizations to attend from anywhere.

Wednesday, October 26, 4:30-6:30 PM on Handshake

Students can visit here for more information.

Employers can visit here for more information and to register.

Students: Need help preparing for any of our events and fairs? Please schedule a time to meet with us on Handshake at https://butler.joinhandshake.com

More Info and Resources

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Students are encouraged to report any barriers to accessibility on or around campus.

Everyone is encouraged to create accessible versions of informational flyers and materials for digital distribution. Read how to create accessible documents in Microsoft Word.

For further reading (including info on imagery and video captioning), please read Butler’s Accessibility Standards guide.

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Going to a job fair is a very efficient way to explore different organizations and can help you find a full-time position or internship.

  • Register for the fair, if necessary.
  • Obtain a list of the organizations and research and prepare questions for those that are of interest.
  • Review standard interview questions so that you are prepared to answer them clearly and effectively.
  • Prepare and practice a brief (30 seconds) “commercial” in which you will introduce yourself, describe your interest in the organization, connect your skills, interests, and relevant experience with what the company seeks, and present your resume.
  • Have your resume critiqued by CAPS and bring several copies to the fair. You may also bring a portfolio to hold your resumes, letters of recommendation, references, and samples of your work (if applicable).
  • Be familiar with the fair location and parking. Bring money for food and the registration fee if needed.
  • Dress for success. Conservative business attire is always best.
  • Check in, if necessary, and obtain a copy of the layout of the room to locate companies.
  • Explore the fair on your own to avoid appearing too dependent upon your friends.
  • Always conduct yourself professionally because you never know when an employer may be watching.
  • Before approaching a company, review the information you gathered about the organization. Organize the materials you want to have available for that employer, and check your appearance.

Note: Be flexible with the order in which you visit employers. If you see a line forming, move on to another organization and return later.

  • When approaching the employer, wait patiently if there is another candidate ahead of you and conduct yourself courteously and confidently by smiling, establishing and maintaining eye contact and presenting a firm handshake when introducing yourself.
  • During the meeting:
    • Be interested and interesting, listen actively, speak clearly and confidently, and offer coherent, concise, and honest responses to the employer’s questions.
    • Maintain your professionalism. Even though a job fair is a more relaxed atmosphere than a formal interview, it is still part of the interview process.
    • When the interview is wrapping up, ask the employer for his/her business card or FuseMe, if you may follow up with the employer and, if so, when. Be sure to thank them for their time.
  • After the meeting, note the items you discussed, any interesting information you learned, follow-up information and any other information that may be helpful later.

Send thank you letters to the employers within one week. Mention something specific that you discussed to make sure they remember you. Thank them and express interest in a formal interview.

Butler’s online employment portal, Handshake, collects even more career fairs and events:

  1. Log into Handshake and view Fairs and Events by selecting those options on your dashboard.
  2. View Fairs and Events on Google Calendar.

CareerEco is a virtual recruiting platform and talent community for jobseekers, prospective graduate students, academic institutions, and employers who leverage the power of technology and embrace innovation in order to accomplish their professional and academic goals.

CareerEco’s cloud recruiting events offer a unique method of connecting virtually that allows everyone to save time and eliminate the many burdens and costs associated with travel

View CareerEco’s Events calendar.

Indiana Black Expo (IBE) is a local non-profit that has been a pillar of Indy’s African-American community for decades. As a year-round, multifaceted community service organization with 12 chapters, IBE works to create, produce, and advance opportunities for families in central Indiana.

View Indiana Black Expo’s Events calendar.

Indy Pride is a local non-profit that produces programming honoring and celebrating the diversity of Indianapolis’ LGBTQ+ communities. Their organization provides leadership development, educational programs, and community events (including a career fair).

View Indy Pride’s Events calendar.

The International Center is a local non-profit that aims to promote events in Indiana that highlight and celebrate cultural diversity and international relations, including diplomacy engagement opportunities for students. Working in collaboration with businesses, non-profits, government agencies, educational institutions, and individual citizens, the Center has served as a guide to the world’s cultural landscape and a catalyst for Indiana’s international growth for more than 40 years.

View the International Center’s Events calendar.

Butler’s career development partner Techpoint curates a list of community events for those who want to learn new skills, make new connections, and keep up with happenings around town.

View Techpoint’s Community Events calendar.

Launch

Students and graduates: put a plan into action.

Apply the skills and knowledge you have gained to actively pursue opportunities that align with your goals. Continue to reflect upon your progress and refine your plan as needed.

In addition to utilizing the resources above, please don’t hesitate to reach out at any time: