Career fairs provide an opportunity for networking and building contacts, a way to search for an internship or job, and a forum for professional development.

Before the career fair

  • Download the Career Fair Plus app. This app will be used for resume drops at this year's career fairs.
    • Complete your candidate profile in Career Fair Plus.
    • Upload your resume (after you've had it reviewed by BCS).
  • Review the list of participating companies.
  • Target companies of interest to research. Know something about the organization, their general opportunities and why you would be interested in working there.
  • Prepare your resume keeping your career focus in mind. Have it critiqued by Business Career Services. Print extra copies to take to the career fair with you.
  • Prepare a one-minute introduction including your name, major and career interests. This will allow you to briefly and enthusiastically demonstrate to employers your skills, interests, experiences and strengths. Practice before attending the career fair.
  • Identify and have in mind specific experiences where you have demonstrated your strengths. Be able to back up your skills with specific examples.
  • Plan your professional attire. Business professional attire is preferred; however, if you do not own a suit yet, business casual is acceptable. Keep in mind you likely will be walking a lot and waiting in lines.
  • Develop a list of questions to ask employers.
  • Apply to job postings in

2024 Career Fair dates

Accounting Career Fair
1–3 p.m. September 20
Burge Union

Business Career Fair
12 p.m.–3 p.m. September 27
Kansas Union: 4th and 5th floors

General career fair tips

Get your free professional LinkedIn photo taken at the career fair.

  • Companies typically table in the Capitol Federal Hall atrium within the first few weeks of school, close to the dates of the career fairs and before resume deadlines. 
  • Students can casually network with company representatives and ask questions about the organization and their opportunities.
  • Pick up your career fair kit at Business Career Services (1130 Capitol Federal Hall) the day before the career fair.
  • The kit includes career fair details, step-by-step directions, a name badge and ribbons.
  • Pre-registering will save you time at the career fair and your name badge will be required for entry into the event. 
    • Attach one of these ribbons to your name badge: 
      • Yellow “Exploring Careers” ribbons are for students attending the event in order to learn about companies and careers. 
      • Blue “Internship” ribbons are for students actively seeking internships. 
      • Red “Full-Time” ribbons are students pursing full-time employment. 
  • Go to and click on "Students" or "Alumni." 
  • Log in using your KU online ID (not your email address). 
  • When prompted, answer a few questions and update your account information.
  • Now you are ready to apply for full-time and internships.

Follow Business Career Services on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

  • Include #KUBusFair in your social media posts the day(s) of the career fairs to share your experience and engage with employers.

Contact the Business Career Services team with additional questions about the career fairs.

Using Career Fair Plus

Download Career Fair Plus to access: 

  • Employer listings 
  • Interactive floor plans 
  • Announcements 
  • Career Fair tips 

Complete the following steps: 

  1. Download the Career Fair Plus app on your smartphone 
  2. Search for “The University of Kansas”
  3. Find the Fall 2024 KU School of Business and Accounting Career Fairs
  4. Complete your candidate profile
  5. Update and upload your resume (after you've had it reviewed by BCS).

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