College of Business Career Fairs

All updates regarding the Fall 2021 College of Business Career Fairs will be posted here. 

Fall 2021 Career Fairs 

School of Accountancy Career Fair

Wednesday, September 8th
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
University Plaza Hotel 

College of Business Career Fair

Tuesday, September 14th
10:00 am  - 2:00 pm
Springfield Expo Center

Who can attend the Career Fairs? 

Students must be a major in one of the following areas:

· College of Business
· Actuarial Mathematics
· Economics
· Computer Science

The Career Fairs are open to sophomores through Graduate Students. 

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

This fair is specifically designed to connect business, economics, computer science and actuarial mathematics students with employers searching for those precise majors.  At this time students pursuing a business minor without a business major will not be granted admission. We encourage all students to attend the MSU Career Expo held in the spring semester and to utilize the many services offered within the MSU Career Center.

Are classes canceled on the day of the fairs? 

School of Accountancy Virtual Career Fair: All SOA courses with start times between 9:00 AM to 2:59 PM are cancelled

College of Business Virtual Career Fair: All COB courses, except SOA and TCM, with start times between  8:59 AM to 2:59 PM are cancelled

Technology and Construction Management Career Fair: All TCM courses with start times between 9:59 AM to 2:59 PM. 

Is a workshop required in order to attend the fairs?

Yes, all students who plan to attend a COB Career Fair must complete the required COB Prepare for the Fair Workshop. The workshop has been moved to a completely online format, via Blackboard, for fall 2020.  No in person workshops will be offered.  All students who are eligible to attend the fairs have been enrolled in the Blackboard course.  If you do not see the COB Prepare for the Fair Workshop as a course in your Blackboard account, please email  

Several live Q&A sessions are available, via Zoom, should you have questions after the workshop.  These are optional and attendance is not required.  Complete details and Zoom links can be found in Blackboard.  

Workshop waivers are not available for fall 2020. All students who wish to attend the fall 2020 SOA, TCM, or COB Career Fair(s) must attend a Prepare for the Fair Workshop in calendar year 2020 (January 1, 2020 - September 15, 2020). 

How do I access information about employers attending the virtual fairs? 

Information for registered employers will be available via HandShake. All students are strongly encouraged to activate their HandShake account before attending a Prepare for the Fair Workshop.

What do I wear to the fair?

There is an official professional attire dress code for participation in either Fair.

A COB Suits4Students Assistance Program is also available for a limited number of participants with demonstrated financial need. Limited funding is available each year and participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, review the COB Career Fair student policies.

What if I am a College of Business alum?

You are welcome to attend the fairs however you must request entry by emailing Mary Grace Phillips, Special Event Coordinator at  The deadline to request attendance as an alumni is September 1. 

How may I request an accommodation?

If you need an accommodation to fully participate in either the Accounting and/or COB Career Fair event, please contact Mary Grace Phillips at 417-836-6351 or email . Missouri State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

For questions regarding either Career Fair contact Mary Grace Phillips, Special Event Coordinator and Marketing Assistant, or 417-836-6351.

Review the COB Career Fair student policies