Online registration

Registration for the 2020 ACES &  LAS Career Fair tentatively opened June 1, 2020.

Register online by using your Handshake @ Illinois account.

  1. Login at Handshake @ Illinois
  2. Select “Career Fairs" on the left column.
  3. Select the “Register” tab for ACES and LAS Career Fair on the bottom of the screen and complete the online form.

Help registering for the career fair as an employer.

The standard registration fee includes one career fair booth space (8 feet by 5 feet), electricity, wireless internet, lunch for two recruiters, and parking in lot E-14 with a shuttle to the ARC. You have the option of purchasing one additional career fair booth space and additional lunches (if you need more than two) when registering.

The event sponsor fee includes all of the standard registration items, as well as the following benefits: prime booth location at the fair, two reserved parking spaces in lot E-24, the opportunity to participate in pre-career fair First Impression Event, and recognition of your support on the website and marketing materials.

  • Business and industry fees: Early bird: $355; Regular: $405, 
  • Non-profit and government fees: Early bird: $205; Regular: $255;
  • University of Illinois department/unit: $55
  • Sponsor fee: $1,200 *Limited availability
  • Additional booth space: $355
  • Additional lunches: $20


Sponsor fee: $1,200 *Limited availability

Important dates

ACES & Sciences Career Fair is held annually; these dates represent the 2020 schedule:

  • June 1, 2020: Registration opens
  • July 22, 2020: Early bird registration and payment deadline* note if payment is not received by July 22, then the Early Bird Registration Rate is void.
  • September 2 to 21, 2020 : Best Expo accepting shipped materials during these dates
  • September 5, 2020: Registration fee due – unpaid reservations may be cancelled
  • September 3, 2020: Last day to cancel with refund minus $75 administrative fee
  • September 14, 2020: Last day to complete and send Best Expo (shipping) order form
  • September 21, 2020: Just In Time Career Fair Prep Workshop (sponsors may participate)
  • September 24, 2020: Day of the fair
  • September 25, 2020: Day after interviews

On-Campus Recruiting (OCR)

If you wish to conduct on-campus interviews following the career fair, please contact:

Jean Drasgow, 217-333-0981

For Chemical Sciences
Patricia Simpson, 217-333-1050

If you have scheduled interviews for September 25, the day after the career fair, we will provide details to your team on the day of the fair. All interviews on September 25 will be in the ARC. We will provide one parking hang tag for each interview booth.

Contact information

Questions concerning the ACES & LAS Career Fair should be directed to:

  • Jean Drasgow at 217-333-0981
  • Patricia Simpson at 217-333-1050