COB Career Fair

College of Business Career Fair FAQ

When and where are the Fall 2017 Business Fairs? 

Accounting Career Fair
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Noon to 3 pm
University Plaza Convention Center
730 E. St. Louis Street

Click here to see the employers registered to attend

College of Business Career Fair
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
10 am to 2 pm
Springfield Expo Center
635 E. St. Louis Street  

Click here to see the employers registered to attend

Do I have to attend a workshop in order to attend the fair?

Yes, all COB students must attend the required one hour Prepare for the Fair workshop.  

Date Time Location
Thursday, August 24 5:00 pm Glass 108
Tuesday, August 29 5:00 pm Glass 108
Wednesday, August 30 (International students) 3:00 pm Glass 108
Wednesday, August 30 4:00 pm Glass 108
Tuesday, September 5 5:00 pm Glass 108
Saturday, September 9 10:00 am Carrington 208
Tuesday, September 12 5:00 pm Glass 108
Wednesday, September 13 4:00 pm Glass 108
Saturday, September 16 10:00 am PSU Auditorium

What is a workshop waiver?

If you have attended the workshop twice before you can request a workshop waiver. To do so please send an email to  Vickie will verify your previous attendance and then send you an email if you are granted the waiver.  Deadline to request a waiver is September 15. 

Are classes cancelled on Fair days?

Classes are NOT cancelled for the Accounting Career Fair on September 6. 

All College of Business classes will be cancelled on September 19 until 1:59 p.m.  Any class meeting at or after 2:00 p.m. will be in session.

How do I get to the fair?

For the accounting fair on September 6,  you can drive or take the BearLine shuttle to Kentwood Hall.  Kentwood is next door to the Convention Center.

On September 19, special COB Career Fair shuttles will run and students are encouraged to take the shuttles as parking will be limited and there may be a charge.  Two COB Career Fair marked shuttles will pick up students at Bear Park South and then loop to the Expo Center from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.  There will be sandwich boards at each location indicating the shuttle stop.

What do I wear to the Fair?

A business suit is required for all students. All of the career fair dress guidelines will be outlined in the required workshop. 

What if I’m not a business, economics or computer science major?

All College of Business majors and minors can attend the fair as long as they have attended the required workshop. 

What if I am a College of Business alum?

You are welcome to attend the fair but you must contact Vickie Hicks at for specific details and to get permission to attend.

Will there be a photo booth this year?

Since students will be dressed professionally, we will have a professional head shot photo booth set up at the fair.  Students can get their pictures taken and later purchase them from Photo Services for only $5.

 For questions regarding the fair contact Vickie Hicks, Corporate Relations Specialist at or 417-836-5646.