Career Fairs and Professional Development Events

IU Kokomo offers a variety of on-campus career fairs that are both major-specific and open to all majors.

Before you go

Career Fair Tips

Professional Business Attire

Always dress for success - Assume you will be interviewed and dress the part! Even if you don't get an interview at the job fair, you have already made a great impression!

You are invited to schedule a résumé critique prior to events. Schedule an appointment by calling the office at (765)-455-9301 or stop by and see us in room 200 in the Kelley Student Center. For more information you may email us at

Events Hosted by IU Kokomo Career Services

Please check back often for the most up-to-date information.


Dress for Success Fashion Show and Get Dressed workshops

The professional world brings a whole new set of expectations for your wardrobe. Are you—and your closet—up to the task?

Dress for Success Fashion Show and Interview Skit is a professional development program that is a fun and informational event to prepare students for their first interview, internship, and/or first job. It will include a runway walk with fellow students in professional attire and a “What-Not-To-Do” Interview Skit. Following the program there will be two break out “Get Dressed” workshops one for men and one for women. There will be refreshments and door prizes!!! Learn how to impress and land your first job!!! If you are interested in participating as a model, please contact the Career Center at (765)455-9301.

Where: Alumni Hall
When: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Fashion Show and Interview Skit Time: 11:30 A.M. – 12:25 P.M.
Get Dressed Workshops Time: 12:30 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. Where: TBD

Cha-Ching- Financial Literacy

Crunching numbers can be overwhelming, especially when you’re trying to create a budget for yourself. Learn how to make the most out of your income.

Where: IU Kokomo KC 130
When: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time: 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Knock, Knock- Social Media Workshop

The door to your future doesn’t open by itself. In this “Leveraging LinkedIn” session, led by a LinkedIn insider, you’ll learn to harness the power of professional networking in the online world.

Where: IU Kokomo KC 130
When: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Time: 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

What the Fork- Etiquette Luncheon

Be ready to impress at your next professional event. An etiquette coach will guide you through the elements of etiquette in the most common professional settings. From utensils to handshakes to tipping.

The luncheon is available for all students. All students must register and pay the $10.00 (non-refundable) fee to attend by calling 765-455-9301 or visiting the Career Center, Kelley Center Room 200.  Professional business attire is required.

Where: IU Kokomo KC 130
When: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time: Sign in 11:00 A.M. Program: 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. with Q&A 1:30 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Career Fairs

Job, Internship, Volunteer Extravaganza (JIVE)

JIVE offers an excellent opportunity to meet and network with prospective employers. Whether you are looking for a full-time, part-time, internship, or volunteer position - this event is something you won't want to miss. It is open to all students and alumni.

Where: IU Kokomo Alumni Hall and KC 130
When: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Time: 10:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Health Sciences Career Day

Health Sciences Career Day is a career fair for all students interested in working in the health field. A diverse population of healthcare facilities will be on campus to discuss current and/or future opportunities.

Where: IU Kokomo KC 130
When: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Time: 10:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Kokomo Area Spring Job Fair

Area job fair coordinated by Ivy Tech Kokomo and IU Kokomo. This job fair is open to all students, alumni, and community members. This event is an excellent opportunity to meet and network with prospective employers, whether you are looking for a full-time, part-time, internship, or volunteer positions. As always be sure to dress in professional business attire and bring your résumé in case an employer asks for one.

Where: Kokomo Event Center
When: TBA
Time: 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Backpack to Briefcase
Career Development Mentor Series

Workshops; key topics all students must know to succeed at transitioning from being a student to a professional!
  • Designing a “Yes” Resume
  • Building on Experiences; Leadership, Volunteering, and Internships
  • Coffee & Careers; Workplace Etiquette, Salary Negotiation/Expectations, Generation Differences, and Career Obstacles
  • Graduate School
  • Finding the Right Fit; Career Assessment

Non-Affiliated Events

The Big Ten+ Graduate School Exposition

Where: Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana
When: September 21 and 22, 2014

For full details:

Chatty Job Virtual Career Fair

When: October 1, 2014

More than 40 leading industry companies will be in attendance


Graduate School + You Virtual Information Session

Where: Register online at

When: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Time: 1st session- 12:00  Second session- 4:00 (attend either sessions as the same information will be presented at both