ACES + LAS Career Fair(s)

In-person event
Sept. 20, 2023, 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. (registration forthcoming June 1, 2023)

Virtual event
Sept. 26, 2023, 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. (registration forthcoming June 1, 2023)

Recruiter Registration


  • In-person Registration: $500 ($350 non-profit/government)
  • Virtual Registration: $200 ($100 for non-profit/government)
Standard Registration

The standard registration fee includes:

  • one career fair booth space (8 feet by 5 feet)
  • electricity
  • wireless internet
  • lunch for two recruiters
  • parking

You have the option of purchasing one additional career fair booth space and additional lunches (if you need more than two) when registering.

Help registering

    Resources for Recruiters

    Virtual Fair Resources

    Below are resources for employers to review for a fantastic virtual career fair experience:

    Virtual Fair Features on handshake @ Illinois include:

    • Pre-scheduled 1:1 (10-minute) sessions with candidates. Be sure to schedule lots of one on one sessions EARLY so you can meet all the great candidates.
    • 30 minute group sessions are available
    • Easy registration for employers who already use Handshake @ Illinois and for students as they automatically have accounts.
    • One stop shop for posting jobs and recruiting students.

    Interviews & Events

    For interviews with the following majors, note the contact who may best assist you:

    ACES + LAS First Year Connect - This is an event that is focused on connecting ACES + LAS first-year students with employers. This event will be held via the virtual career fair platform on Handshake @ Illinois. However, the intent of this event is for first year (freshman/transfer) students to meet employers and practice introducing themselves. There is no fee for employers to participate in this event. The dates is TBD. More information will be coming.

    Additional fairs will be held this fall; registration information can be found on Handshake @ Illinois.

    Logistics for Recruiters


    Traveling by Car

    The University of Illinois is easily accessible by using Interstate 74, Interstate 72, and Interstate 57.


    Parking is free and available at the I-Hotel and Conference Center.

    Traveling by Air

    The University of Illinois is serviced by the University of Illinois Willard Airport (CMI) which has American Eagle as a major carrier. CMI is located about 5 miles southwest of the University of Illinois. It offers a variety of ground transportation options including taxi service and onsite car rentals from Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National.

    Other major airports within a 160-mile radius of Champaign-Urbana include: Chicago O’Hare (four-hour drive), Chicago Midway (three-and-a-half-hour drive), Bloomington (50-minute drive), and Indianapolis (two-hour drive).

    Hotel Information

    The I Hotel and Conference Center
    1900 S. First Street, Champaign, IL 61820

    Hilton Garden Inn
    1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820

    Hawthorn Suites
    101 Trade Center Drive, Champaign, IL 61820

    Illini Union
    1401 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801

    The Hyatt Place
    217 N. Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820


    Please have any display items needed shipped to: 

    I Hotel and Conference Center
    College of Agriculture Career Fair Event
    Attn: (Name of person/vendor who will claim the shipment in the Conference Center)
    1900 S. First St.
    Champaign, IL 61820

    Shippers are responsible to track packages to ensure delivery has been made. At the conclusion of the conference, packages to be shipped from the I Hotel and Illinois Conference Center should have prepaid labels attached to each package and vendor should confirm that Fed Ex, UPS, etc. agrees to pick up the package based on the label provided. Vendors must bring the packages to the Conference Center desk and not leave them at their booth.

    For over-sized shipments that will arrive/depart by freight, the vendor should contact the Conference Center to discuss size and weight. We do NOT have a lift gate. Trucks must arrive with their own lift gate. We have limited storage and over-sized deliveries should be discussed in advance.