Common Searches

UMSL's career events offer students and alumni an unparalleled opportunity to connect with top employers, explore exciting career opportunities, and build invaluable professional networks. These events, accessible both in-person and virtually through platforms like Handshake, provide a comprehensive career development experience. Our career services team also equips you with the tools to make a lasting impression - from perfecting your resume and elevator pitch to researching companies and mastering interviews. Whether you're seeking internships, full-time positions, or looking to advance your career, UMSL's career events are your gateway to unlocking a bright professional future.

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Career Fairs

Unlock your future at UMSL's career fair! This is your chance to connect directly with top employers seeking talented students. Get face time with influential recruiters, learn about exciting career-launching job and internship opportunities, and make invaluable professional connections that could change the trajectory of your career.

Our career fairs are also open to all UMSL alumni. Update your network, discover new opportunities, or simply share your experience and insights with the next generation of professionals.

Don't miss this opportunity to accelerate your career!

Upcoming Career Fair

Preparation for Career Fairs

Learn how to make a great first impression with employers through a polished elevator pitch and professional dress. Career services staff can teach you to craft an error-free resume that highlights your skills and experience. Pick up tips on researching companies beforehand on platforms like Handshake so you can ask informed questions. Learn networking strategies to start conversations and represent yourself confidently. Attend workshops on acing interviews, negotiating offers, and more.

Walk away with the knowledge to successfully navigate recruiting and land your dream job.

Career Fair Prep
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Student speaks with employer at a career fair


Handshake is a powerful and comprehensive online platform that serves as a FREE one-stop shop for all your career needs. This cutting-edge employment website seamlessly connects talented UMSL student and alumni job seekers with top employers who are actively recruiting for internships, part-time roles, and full-time positions across all industries.

Through Handshake, you can easily search and apply for thousands of job postings from companies specifically looking to hire UMSL talent. But it's far more than just a job board. Handshake allows you to make valuable connections by participating in online events like virtual career fairs, employer information sessions, and on-campus interviews right from your device.

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