University of Southern Indiana

CareerLINK Information for Students

Students and employer at the CareerLINK job fair
 Wed., September 23, 2020 Wed., February 24, 2021
VIRTUAL - Video chat Details To Be Determined
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Our 2020 fall recruiting events will look a bit different than in the past, but there are some great options for students to meet employers. We will be hosting a VIRTUAL Career Fair on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Employers and students will connect with video chat on the day of the fair.  

Students will need to register through Career Launch and upload their resume before the fair. You will be able to see which employers are attending the fair and what majors they will be recruiting.

On the day of the fair you will log in to Career Launch and click to join the queue for the employers you wish to speak with. Some will have 1 on 1 chats and some will have group chats. It will tell you about how long the wait is to speak with each employer. You can join the queue for up to 3 employers at a time. When it is your turn you'll get a notification and there will be a built-in chat module that will quickly connect you to the employer via their video chat link. 

CareerLINK is the largest Internship and Job Fair we host at USI and is held in both September and February.  Students from all majors except nursing and education are invited to this fair.  

  • Students should dress professionally in slacks/skirt and a nice shirt or business suit. First impressions matter, even through a video screen.
  • Plan to have a quiet room or location for the day of the fair so you are not interrupted when video chatting with employers.
  • Plan early to ask off work for the day and check your class schedule. Talk to your professors, many will allow an excused absence to attend the career and internship fair.
  • We strongly recommend having your resume reviewed before the fair by our career coordinators. They have appointments availalbe all semester leading up to the fair. Don't wait until the last minute as slots will fill up quickly. Contact Career Services and Internships to schedule an appointment at 812-464-1865 or view availability and schedule on Career Launch.
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  Reasons To Attend CareerLINK

  1. Potential career opportunities - Employers come to CareerLINK specifically to recruit USI students for jobs and Internships. They will have information about their current openings, which should also be listed on Career Launch so you can do your research before the fair.
  2. Networking - Employers like meeting students face to face.  This is your chance to shine!  It is sometimes hard to get an interview at the most desirable companies, but everyone gets a chance to chat with employers at a career fair. 
  3. Attending CareerLINK is a great way to get in a professional frame of mind.  You will have the chance to dress professionally, introduce yourself to others, hear some of the questions employers and students are asking each other.  This can help give you insight into how to prepare for a formal interview.
  4. Talk to employers and find out if there are any classes you should be taking to prepare for a future in their industry.
  5. Even if you know where you will be working following graduation, it doesn't hurt to network with other companies and employers.  You never know when opportunity will come knocking.

University of Southern Indiana CareerLINK is held in the Screaming Eagles Arena (Map of Campus)  

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