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Sales and Marketing Job Fair

Internships and Networking Opportunities

This Fall, the Illinois State University Department of Marketing is proud to again host our Meet the Firms career fair and networking event. An In-person, on-campus fair will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2023,  from 4 p.m. to 7 the Bone Student Center, ISU ..

Company representatives will have the opportunity to interact with students who are interested in pursuing careers in marketing analytics, sales, promotions, and other areas of marketing. Upon registration for the In-person  event,  we will share with you information on how to set up your sessions.

Illinois State University has an outstanding undergraduate Marketing Program in which students can pursue a general Marketing degree or specialize in one of four sequences: Advanced Marketing Analytics, Integrated Marketing Communication, Professional Sales, or Accelerated Advanced Marketing Analytics. We have over 800 students enrolled as Marketing majors. Our students complete three required courses in marketing, and then additional required and elective courses in the sequences.

Register now to participate

In-person - On Campus
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
from 4:00 - 7:00 pm.

To register and see additional information

Create a student account in Handshake

STUDENTS – Meet companies that have various sales roles, such as Account Management, New Business Development, and Indirect Sales (Manufacturing representative selling to Distributors) roles. Find roles with outside territory sales or sales from an in-office environment, or remote. Most of these companies use a base salary, plus commission, and bonus compensation package. These companies have career paths with future opportunities like moving into the Marketing and / or training department, sales management, even a path for a Management Trainee internship to one day become the CEO – two attending companies have CEO’s in place that did begin their careers as a Management Trainee!

Industries Represented – Medical Device, Insurance, independent, agency, and broker; food processing commodities, vehicle rental industry in vehicles and/or commercial equipment, paint and coatings industry, industrial equipment and supplies. Information technology services, logistics, financial products provider, financial planner organizations, Bank lender roles, and professional staffing services organizations, plus many more.

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Tuesday | September 12, 2023

Bone Student Center
4:00 - 7:00 pm

Handshake virtual platform

Please contact Mike Boehm if interested at 


  • In-Person Fair

    Registering on Handshake provides you the option to make your resume “Public” so that the attending companies can review YOUR resume and possibly contact you to their booth! Plus, you’ll be able to check the latest list, and descriptions, of attending companies updated as companies register, so check often.

    Register for the In-Person Fair

  • Virtual Fair

    Tip: Dress professionally and make sure your Video is “ON”.

    New to Handshake? Learn how to create an account in Handshake to participate

    Register for the Virtual Fair


Interact with students interested in pursuing a career in sales with candidates from the Professional Sales Institute's 15-credit hour B2B Sales Sequence, as well as, all majors on campus.

Change the In-person fair date to 3/02/23.

The Professional Sales Institute is proud to host a fair focused on sales careers.

RECRUITERS – Interact with students interested in pursuing a career in sales with candidates from the Professional Sales Institute's 15-credit hour B2B Sales Sequence, as well as, all majors on campus.

Did you know this about sales students?

  •  Shorter Ramp up time!
  •  They know the job is challenging, and they’ve learned the discipline to be successful.
  •  They ask the tough questions.
  •  Coachable, they want their manager’s input to improve.
  •   Strong Work Ethic!
  •  They are Competitive!

Sales Curriculum

  • MKT 234 – Consultative Personal Selling and Relationship Marketing
  • MKT 334 - Sales Management
  • MKT 311 - Marketing & Sales Forecasting
  • MKT 324 - Advanced Personal Selling & Negotiation
  • MKT 325 - Key Account & Relationship Management
  • MKT 329 - Purchasing Policies & Procedures
  • MKT 326 – Professional Sales Planning & Analysis
  • MKT 335 – Retail Management & Promotion 


Registration Fee

Attend both fair for one registration fee.

Registration Payment Online

Alum Nick Birlingmair ’16 encourages you to attend the PSI Sales Career Fair. Nick is now an Enterprise Business Development Representative for Zoom Video Communications, Inc. in Denver, CO.