Fairs & Events

ELCS provides a variety of events each academic year! Our goal is to provide you with a diverse range of opportunities to develop and hone your skills while also finding your passion! See our list of annual events below, and keep an eye on our calendar for other upcoming events!

Introducing: Virtual Events!

Starting Autumn 2020, ELCS is bringing career fairs to you! All fairs for the 2020-2021 academic year will be entirely virtual via Handshake.

 

Virtual Fair Help

Students

Due to the new virtual format, students must register for fairs, and have their Handshake profiles viewable by employers. 

Students will be able to browse registered organizations and sign up for group or 1:1 sessions that interest them. We encourage you to sign up for sessions BEFORE the event so recruiters are able to plan their day!

New to Handshake? Read our intro guide here!

We also suggest reading Handshake's Guide to Attending Virtual Career Fairs

Employers

At each fair, you will be able to engage with students in a variety of formats including:

Note: During registration, you will be asked to share the number of representatives who plan to attend the fair – up to 15 representatives per employer are able to participate in the fair. Each representative you register will be able to create their own unique schedule to engage with students at the fair. To learn more about these features visit this Handshake-hosted training webinar.

Be aware that each representative will need to have a Handshake profile to participate.

If you are new to Handshake, we suggest viewing the articles in the Handshake Help Center to help you get started! Here are a few essential tutorials:

Our Events

The University of Montana VIRTUAL Educators' Career Fair will take place Monday, March 22, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Schools & Organizations:

Registration Cost: $50.00

The UM Educators' Career Fair will be coordinated through Handshake, the University of Montana's employment platform. Handshake allows you to set up a schedule of 30-minute group sessions and 10-minute 1:1 meetings. We encourage you to arrange your schedules as soon as possible to allow time for students to sign up for your sessions.

If you would like to host a group meeting using your own meeting link during the fair, you’ll be able to enter an external video meeting link and host the meeting in the system of your choice.

This event gives you the opportunity to meet highly qualified prospective candidates and to share information about your district. You may choose to focus your efforts on answering questions, offering applications, and accepting resumes. In addition, you can set up 1:1 sessions and conduct interviews.

Please remember this is a career fair and not just a job fair. While many students who attend will be searching for full-time positions, some will be exploring career options. your positive and informative interactions with these students who are not yet looking for positions will be a valuable investment for your recruiting future.

Upon registration, we'll review the details you submitted for approval. Instructions on how to set up your schedule for the day will be sent to you from an ELCS team member. In the meantime you can find updated information about the fair here: Scheduling Overview for Virtual Fairs.

Employers: Register for the Educators' Career Fair here!

Students:

This virtual event will include employers both regionally and nationally. Students seeking part-time and full-time positions in an educational setting should attend this fair. Those who are looking to network and build relationships with employers for future positions are also welcome.

UM's Educators' Career Fair will be held on Monday, March 22, 2021, on Handshake, UM's employment platform. Employers and hiring organizations will be able to host 30-minute group sessions and 10-minute 1:1 meetings. Students should make sure their Handshake profile is up-to-date and upload an updated resume so employers can view their qualifications. Remember, your Handshake profile is the "first impression" an employer has of you in a virtual format; making sure it looks professional is key!

CAREER FAIR PREPARATION:

Prior to the day of the fair:

On the day of the fair:

  • Log into your Handshake account.
  • Visit with employers about the opportunities they offer. Keep track of their contact information and follow up with them.
  • If you have any questions on the day of the Fair, you can speak to an ELCS staff member at the following Zoom meeting https://umontana.zoom.us/j/6298759261, or call us at 406-243-2022

Students: Register for the Educators' Career Fair here!

The University of Montana Career & Involvement Fair will take place on Wednesday, March 31, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Employers

Registration Cost: $50.00

The UM Virtual Career and Involvement Fair will be coordinated through Handshake, UM's employment platform. Handshake allows you to set up a schedule of 30-minute group sessions and 10-minute 1:1 meetings. We encourage you to arrange your schedules as soon as possible to allow time for students to sign up for your sessions.

If you would like to host a group meeting using your own meeting link during the fair, you’ll be able to enter an external video meeting link and host the meeting in the system of your choice.

This event gives you the opportunity to meet highly qualified prospective candidates. You may choose to focus your efforts on answering questions, offering applications, and accepting resumes. In addition, you can set up 1:1 sessions and conduct interviews.

Employers: Register for the fair here!

Students

This virtual event will include employers both regionally and nationally. Students seeking internships, part-time and full-time positions should attend this fair. Students who are looking to network and build relationships with employers for future positions are also welcome.

UM's Virtual Career and Involvement Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, on Handshake, UM's employment platform. Employers and hiring organizations will be able to host 30-minute group sessions and 10-minute 1:1 meetings starting March 11, 2021. Students will be able to sign up for these group sessions and 1:1 meetings. Students should make sure their Handshake profile is up-to-date and upload an updated resume so employers can view their qualifications. Remember, your Handshake profile is the "first impression" an employer has of you in a virtual format; making sure it looks professional is key!

Students: Register for the fair here!

How to Prepare for a Virtual Fair

Prior to the day of the fair:

On the day of the fair:

  • Log into your Handshake account.
  • Visit with employers about the opportunities they offer. Keep track of their contact information and follow up with them.
  • If you have any questions on the day of the Fair, you can speak to an ELCS staff member at the following Zoom meeting https://umontana.zoom.us/j/6298759261, or call us at 406-243-2022

Occurring every Autumn term, this fair connects current students seeking work study, non-work study, part-time, internship, and volunteer positions with campus employers and organizations around Missoula!

This year, the fair will be split into two, more specialized sessions:

On-Campus Opportunities - Wednesday, August 26th from 11:00am - 2:00pm

  • This session is meant for on-campus employers who have open work study, non-work study positions to meet with students who are looking for part-time work during the school year

On-campus employer registration

Student Registration

Off-Campus Opportunities - Thursday, August 27th from 11:00am - 2:00pm

  • Organizations from around Missoula are invited to recruit students looking for part-time employment while they attend school

This fair allows students to connect with organizations around Missoula that are looking to recruit students for internship and volunteer opportunities.

Completing an internship or serving as a volunteer while going to school offers students career-enhancing experiences, helps develop employment skills, and provides better preparation for the job market upon graduation. Current students from all majors are encouraged to attend!

Join us on Tuesday, September 8th from 11:00am - 2:00pm for the virtual event.

 

 

 

 

This event is for students looking to connect with local and regional organizations that are looking to hire students for part-time, full-time, and internship positions. Expand your network, develop your professional communication skills, and learn about various organizations and career opportunities.

Join us for UM's Virtual Pharmacy Fair on Friday, October 30th from 11:00am - 2:00pm MDT.

Registration for this fair will open soon!

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, there will be no Service Saturdays in the Autumn 2020 semester.

ELCS, in partnership with Volunteers in Action,  plans one-time service projects on Saturdays at different nonprofits in Missoula several times a month during the school year.  Past Service Saturdays include socializing cats at Animeals, serving food at the Poverello Center, harvesting vegetables with Garden City Harvest, raking leaves for the elderly through Missoula Aging Services, and much more!

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, there will be no Alternative Breaks in the Autumn 2020 semester.

The Alternative Breaks program places teams of college students in community service and experiential learning positions during their summer, fall, winter or spring breaks. Students perform short term projects for community agencies and learn about issues such as literacy, poverty, racism, hunger, homelessness and the environment. UM coordinates Alternative Breaks during Spring and Summer Breaks. Alternative Break trips has an optional attached service learning independent study credit.