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2017 Internship Fair

Internship Fair, Nov. 15th, 3:30 - 5:30, Kansas Union

The University of Kansas will hold its annual Internship Fair on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the Kansas Union Ballroom.


The Internship Fair welcomes employers offering fall, spring, and summer internship opportunities. At the fair, students will find a variety of internships in a broad range of fields such as marketing, education, business, event planning, and sports management. The Internship Fair offers something for everyone; come and explore the possibilities made for you!


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Open to all KU students!

Internships and other experiential opportunities are very important in making yourself marketable in today's workforce, and the 2017 Internship Fair can help you find these opportunities! Employers will be present to promote their fall, spring, and summer opportunities, so dress professionally, bring copies or your resume, and be ready to make a great first impression!

More helpful information

View a list of attending organizations.

Prepare for the Event

Visit the One Stop Internship Fair Prep Shop on November 14th, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., in the Kansas Union, Traditions Area. Find out what to where, what to bring with you, what to say to employers, and who you should talk to at the event.

Volunteer at the Event

Want more opportunities to network with potential employers?  Volunteering at the Internship Fair will provide students additional opportunities to connect with attending employers.  Contact Kendyl Grender at ksiebart@ku.edu to volunteer today!

Get your LinkedIn picture taken

The University Career Center will provide free professional Linkedin profile pictures for students that attend the Internship Fair. The Linkedin booth will be available starting at 3:30 p.m., on the day of the event in the Kansas Union.

What to wear to the Internship Fair

Employers will expect students to be dressed in professional business attire. Business attire is conservative and consists of neutral colored suits and accessories.  Don’t have a suit? Visit the Professional Clothing Closet at the Business Career Services Center in Capitol Federal Hall. The closet provides FREE professional suits for men and women.

How to and why you should attend the Internship Fair

The Internship Fair is the best way to have face-to-face contact with a variety of employers who have internship opportunities in the fall, spring, and/or summer and want to speak with KU students. When you submit your resume to a company’s website, you are merely one of many. At the Internship Fair, you become more than just another application in the system. You are a real person with great skills to offer the employer.

They will remember you because you have engaged in a conversation with them. When you make a positive impression in person, it greatly increases the likelihood that an employer will do something with your online application. The Internship Fair only happens once in the fall – take advantage of it! You won’t regret it, and it may be the gateway to a wonderful opportunity you didn’t even know existed.

KU Career Services invites you to participate in the 2017 Internship Fair. This event offers your organization the opportunity to meet with college students to present your internship opportunities. For many organizations this is an extremely effective way to introduce your organization to potential candidates. The Internship Fair is open to all majors and all class levels, from freshman through PhD students.

Next-Day Interviews may be requested when you register for the event.

Registration information

Register today!

Standard rates: $125

Summer Camp/Government/Non-profit rates: $75

Raise your visibility to students at the fair
We are offering several advertising options to highlight your organization and promote your opportunities to students at the KU Internship Fair. The options include:
  • Social Media Package Instagram, Facebook and Twitter - $300
  • Company Banner (full color) on this webpage - $175
  • Printed Career Fair Guide, quarter-page sized advertisement (B&W): the four-page guide will have a list of employers and table numbers, a map of the career fair, and featured advertisements - $100

The deadline to reserve an advertising option is November 1, 2017. For more information, contact Kendyl Grender: ksiebart@ku.edu / 785-864-7653

The shipping address should read:
ATTN: 2017 Internship Fair The University Career Center
1300 Sunnyside Avenue, Summerfield 203
Lawrence, KS 66045

The University Career Center will arrange for pick-up by FedEx and UPS after the event. Because the fair ends at 6:00 p.m., items will not be picked up until the next morning. If you use another carrier and would like us to arrange a pick-up, please contact Kendyl Grender (ksiebart@ku.edu /785-864-7653) in advance. It would be helpful for us to know the dimensions and weight of your display, as well as the carrier and method of shipment (ground, express, etc.). Your response is appreciated. At the end of the fair, complete your shipping paperwork and place your shipment beneath the appropriate shipping sign located in the main ballroom.
The event begins at 3:30 p.m. We will have staff in the parking garage north of the Kansas Union to assist you 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Go to Level 4 of the parking garage to unload materials. We will have volunteers with carts ready to assist you.

Map and driving directions

Lodging: List of Accommodations

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For more information contact: 
Kendyl Grender: 785-864-7653 / ksiebart@ku.edu
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Kansas Union Ballroom

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    5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
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