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


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


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

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!

Students at the Missoula College West Campus network with employers about internships and summer, part-time, and full-time employment. Missoula College programs represented at the fair include diesel technology, heavy equipment operation, precision machine technology, sustainable construction technology and welding are encouraged to attend.

Held every spring semester, this is an excellent opportunity for teacher candidates to network with Montana and Out-of-state School Districts to find full-time employment opportunities. Teacher candidates are invited to attend a strategy workshop and school district information sessions before the career fair.

This all-majors fair takes place every spring and is an excellent opportunity for students to connect with recruiters about employment opportunities such as full-time, part-time, volunteer, summer job, and internship positions. This is our biggest fair of the year! Current UM students and alumni are welcome to attend. 

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.