Career Fairs

Fall 2018 Gies Business Fair Dates

September 17th and 18th, from 2 PM – 7PM (CST)

*Reminder, companies can only attend 1 day of the fair*


Illinois Business Spring 2018 Career Fair Numbers

133 Companies Participated

1963 Unique Students Attended


 Registration Fees

Each package includes lunch for a specified number of representatives per package, electricity/ WiFi, and free parking with shuttle transportation. We allow employers to register for only one day of the fair to allow our students to meet as many different employers as possible.

1 Table- 4 Representatives $650
2 Tables- 8 Representatives $1,300
3 Tables- 12 Representatives $1,950
Gov’t/ Non-Profit (1 Table with 4 Representatives) $300
Orange and Blue Package (6 to 8 Tables with up to 16 Representatives) *Limited to 3 packages per day- for details contact Business Career Services -217-333-2840 $3,500
Block- I Package (12-14 Tables with up to 32 representatives) *Limited to 2 packages per day- for details contact Business Career Services -217-333-2840 $5,000



Information For Those Attending An Illinois Business Career Fair


Invoice Information
Your invoice will be in the body of your confirmation email, and found on your employer account.



Amenities Available:

Each registration comes with at least one 6- foot table. Your total number of tables will be based on the type of registration package you purchase.  See the pricing guide for the offered packages above 
WiFi & Electricity
Wifi and electricity will be provided at all booths. If you have more questions about this, please contact a recruiting assistant @ 217-333-2840.
A light lunch will be available from Noon to 2pm. Beverages will be available throughout the day.
Other Important Information
Photocopy service is not available at the ARC. You should provide all printed materials.  Please note, there could be over 3,500 students/alumni in attendance per day.

Hotel Information
Contact List
Name of HotelContact Information
Comfort Suites
Phone: (217) 328-3500
Address: 2001 North Lincoln Ave., Urbana, IL
Hampton Inn by Hilton
Phone: (217) 337-1100
Address: 1200 W. University Ave., Urbana, IL
Hawthorn Suites by WyndhamPhone: (217) 398-3400
Address: 101 Trade Center Dr., Champaign, IL
Hilton Garden Inn
Phone: (217) 352-9970
Address: 1501 S. Neil St., Champaign, IL
Homewood SuitesPhone: (217) 352-9960
Address: 1417 S. Neil St. Champaign, IL
Hyatt Place
Phone: (217) 531-2800
Address: 217 North Neil St., Champaign, IL
iHotel & Conference Center
Phone: (217) 819-5000
Address: 217 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL
Illini Union Hotel, Located on campusPhone: (217) 333-3030
Address: 1401 W. Green St., Urbana, IL
The Candlewood SuitesPhone: 217-398-1000
1917 Moreland Blvd., Champaign, IL 61822
Holiday Inn ExpressPhone: 217-398-0328
1003 West Killarney St., Urbana, IL 61822
TownePlace Suites (Marriott)Phone: (217) 344-1600
Address: 603 S. Sixth St. Champaign, IL

Parking Information

Parking Location
Free parking will be available during the fair in the Southeast Corner of parking lot E-14 (west of the State Farm Center). Look for our event parking flags and park south of the blue line. You must park in the designated lot  E-14 to avoid any parking violations/tickets. Business Career Services will not be responsible for any tickets or tows received for parking in an incorrect parking lot. Metered parking is available around the ARC, but it will be at your own expense. Meter availability is not guaranteed and Business Career Services will not be responsible for any tickets due to expired meters.
Shuttle Service
SHUTTLE SERVICE: We will shuttle recruiters from the E-14 Shuttle Lot to ARC. Look for the Starr Limo shuttle vans or buses picking up in the lot. We will run the shuttles continuously from 10:45am to 6:45pm (the last shuttle will leave ARC at 6:45 pm).StarrLimo




Cancellation Information
All refund requests/cancellations must be made in writing by September 11th, 2018, at 5pm (CST). If a cancellation request is submitted after September 11th, 2018, at 5pm (CST), no refund will be granted.
** Please note that this time of year Illinois weather can change at a moments notice. In the case of inclement weather, if the University of Illinois campus is open, then all events will still go on as scheduled and your company’s participation will be at your discretion. Many vendors require advanced payment so no refunds will be issued. In the rare case that campus were to close due to weather, messaging will be sent via email and the event may then be rescheduled.




Questions? Contact a recruiting assistant at (217) 333-2840.