College of Business Career Fair FAQ

College of Business Career Fair FAQ

When and where are the Fall 2018 Business Fairs? 

Accounting Career Fair
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Noon to 3 pm
University Plaza Hotel
730 E. St. Louis Street

College of Business Career Fair
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
10 am to 2 pm
Springfield Expo Center
635 E. St. Louis Street  

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.  Workshop dates will be announced in the summer 2018. 

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  Melissa will verify your previous attendance and then send you an email if you are granted the waiver.  Deadline to request a waiver is September 14.

Are classes cancelled on Fair days?

Classes are NOT cancelled for the Accounting Career Fair on September 5. 

All College of Business classes will be cancelled on September 18 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 5,  you can drive or take the Bear Line shuttle to Kentwood Hall.  Kentwood is next door to the Convention Center.

On September 18, 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 Melissa Price, Director, Marketing, Communication and External Relations, or 417-836-4268.