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Recruit at Illinois Tech

Illinois Tech students are tech-savvy and skilled in disciplines that will drive innovation in the future: energy and sustainability, analytics, engineering, high-tech computing, and entrepreneurship, just to name a few. Our recruitment opportunities give you access to bright, growing talent, connecting our students and alumni with excellent employment opportunities while giving you a direct line to the next generation of innovators and leaders.

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Sponsorship Opportunities


On-Campus Recruitment OVERVIEW

Career Fairs
On-Campus Interviews (OCIs)
Employer-in-Residence
Career Connections
Employer Spotlights
Game Nights
Hackathons (coming soon!)
Information Table

Presence-Building
Partner with Student Organizations
Illinois Tech’s Signature “IPRO” Event
Illumination Sessions
Guest Resume Reviews
Mock Interviews
Informational Interviews
Gifts in Kind – Equipment or Technology

View our Recruiting Policies page for deadlines, logo promotion guidelines, and more.

Recruitment Request

You can schedule your recruitment event on campus in one of the following ways: contact Celestine McGee, Employer Relations Specialist at cmcgee1@iit.edu or 312.567.6484, or download and complete the request form below.

Download Recruiting Request Form

Recruitment Opportunities

Career Fairs
Held once per semester, our campus-wide Career Fair events draw thousands of undergraduates, graduates, and alumni from all disciplines looking for internships, co-ops, and full-time positions. Spots for our Career Fairs fill up fast. In addition to our campus-wide Career Fairs, we offer a limited number of smaller Career Fairs each semester. These events are typically more industry-specific, and often include partnership with student organizations on campus. For information about recruiting at one of our Career Fairs, click below.
Career Fairs


On-Campus Interviews (OCIs)
On-campus interviewing is an effective vehicle to interview and hire Illinois Tech students and alumni seeking full-time, co-op, or internship positions. Companies may choose an open call session for candidates based on their criteria. Companies can pre-select candidates to interview through the Jobs4Hawks link or by receiving vetted resumes. Request OCIs through Jobs4Hawks under the On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) tab in the top banner, and select Request a Schedule.

  • 1 room/hour = $40 (6 hours or more = $200)
  • 2 rooms/hour = $70 (6 hours or more = $350)
  • 3 rooms/hour = $100 (6 hours or more = $500)
  • Registration includes parking passes, beverages, lunch at the Pritzker Club for two representatives, access to customized outreach to eligible candidates through Jobs4Hawks, customized resume packets of qualified candidates through Jobs4Hawks, and reminder emails or texts to students/alumni for the interviews. The interview length is determined by the employer.

Career Connections or Specialized Industry Career Fairs
Career Connections are networking events similar to smaller career fairs; they provide an opportunity for employers to recruit Illinois Tech students and alumni in a less formal, less structured setting for internships, co-ops, and full-time positions. Meet well-qualified students and alumni of various majors and experiences interested in your field, and work with specific colleges or student organizations for a customized event with a specific industry focus. Space is limited to a first come, first served basis.

  • fees: vary based on scale of event; contact us for details
  • Registration includes space for up to three representatives, parking, and beverages
  • Sponsorship options are available; see our sponsorship page

Employer-in-Residence
One of the best ways to recruit talent is to meet students in their element. Employers will join us for a half-day (four hours) and will be provided with an office within Career Services from which they will host either individual meetings or small group meetings with students focused on a range of topics including company briefings, resume critiques, mock-interviews, or other. Especially popular for start-ups, Employer-in-Residence sessions provide an opportunity for students to learn about your business and culture. Sessions can be open to walk-ins (mimicking open office hours) or require appointments.

  • $150 for all organizations
  • Registration includes parking passes and a space to host office hours for up to four hours
  • Wifi, audio/visual equipment (if requested)
  • Meal passes and coffee for two representatives included

Employer Spotlights
Spotlights are information sessions that will introduce students to your organization. This typically consists of a presentation, an overview of available opportunities, and a question and answer session, though all components are customizable. Employer Spotlights are open to all students unless the employer specifies it be closed. Closed spotlights are limited to persons previously selected for interviews. Employer Spotlight also may be made a prerequisite for an interview. Reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis. Contact us at recruit@iit.edu for information on fees and catering requests, or register through Jobs4Hawks via the “Events” tab.

  • $200 for all organizations
  • Parking is included in your registration fee; Catering options are available for an additional fee


Game Nights
Employer Game Nights are increasingly popular at Illinois Tech. These events provide a fun, informal opportunity to meet with smaller groups of students, socialize, and talk about your company. Game Nights take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. in the BOG (the basement game lounge in Hermann Hall). Catering is available for an additional cost. Many companies prefer to combine Game Nights with “Employer-in-Residence” sessions on campus earlier in the day.

  • $150 for all organizations
  • Parking is included in your registration fee; Catering options are available for an additional fee


Hackathons (Coming Soon!)
Hackathons are programming or coding events – usually competitions or contests – where student hackers get together to show off their technical skills. Terms and challenge objectives are determined by the employer, and fees vary on the scope of the event, catering requests, etc. Contact us for details.

  • Base price of $150 for the event
  • Catering, event space needs, and audio-visual equipment are available for an additional fee

Information Table
Companies are able to set up an information table on our McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) "Bridge," a central walkway in the campus hub for students. This “on-the-Bridge” recruiting is usually offered over the lunch hour, for up to three hours.

  • $100 for the lunch-hour period, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., which includes one table and two representatives
  • Audio-visual equipment and food/beverages are not available for this location
  • Meal pass for two representatives included

Presence-Building

Participating in specialized workshops and events creates a presence on campus and exposes your company to your ideal candidates. Participate in or host a workshop to provide professional input to students on their cover letters and resumes and connect with candidates and job seekers in your field. Contact us at recruit@iit.edu for information about these opportunities.

Partner with Student Organizations
Career Services actively works with student organizations to plan customized employer events like Career Connections, information or discussion panels, hackathons, and more. Collaborating with our student organizations gives your company access to student leaders and creates special connections with motivated students within in your field. Ask us how to engage in unique recruitment opportunities with student organizations.

Illinois Tech’s Signature “IPRO” Event
The Interprofessional Projects Program (IPRO) at IIT combines students from mixed disciplines to take on real-world problems. Teams often collaborate with businesses, sponsors, or community partners and provide innovative solutions to complex problems. Student teams consist of junior through graduate levels from mixed programs and disciplines. Each semester, IPRO teams exhibit their work and are evaluated by judges.

Illumination Sessions
This program establishes partnerships with the community, companies and alumni to provide discourse on global workforce practices, trends and culture, and engages the campus community -- students and alumni -- focusing on mapping their career path.  Thought leaders from a variety of industries are invited to share their valuable insight on effective strategies for personal and professional development, the culture of the business world and provide tips on how to skillfully succeed. Corporations and organizations can register to partner with Illinois Tech departments and student organizations to provide the ultimate illuminating experience. For more information, contact Lisa L. Montgomery, Director of Inclusion, Diversity & Employer Engagement at 312.567.3777 or lisa.montgomery@iit.edu.

Guest Resume Reviews
Employers have the options of participating in open resume review sessions, or industry-specific resume reviews that target specific groups of students. Career Services will promote the workshops or sessions with your company name and logo. Can be combined with Employer-in-Residence or Spotlights sessions.

Mock Interviews
Participate in general or industry-specific mock interviews with our office. Career Services will promote the interview sessions with your company name and logo. Can be combined with Employer-in-Residence or Spotlights sessions.

Informational Interviews
Connect with current students and talk about your career field while gaining valuable insight from individuals who are on learning the newest technology and cutting-edge ideas, and will lead innovation in your industry. Ask us about hosting an informational interview.

Gifts in Kind – Equipment or Technology
Our campus is a prime environment for introducing your technology or equipment to future architects, engineers, information technology specialists, and entrepreneurs. Moreover, your gift will enhance the education and experience of students that will enter their professional fields. We welcome discussions about your interests regarding in kind gifts.