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Career Fairs

Registration Fee

The Department of Agriculture sponsors the Agriculture Career Fair with funds donated to our Agriculture Alumni Association. If your business wishes to make a donation, please follow the instructions below. If paying by credit card or another payment method, please use the following link to the Career Fair Donation/Foundation Account. Please designate Ag Career Fair for your donation in the Gift Notes. If you have any questions on donating, please contact Sally Little at (309) 438-5655 or

If paying by check:

  1. Make checks payable to ISU Foundation.
  2. Note on the check or accompanying letter that the donation is for Ag Career Fair by the Department of Agriculture.
  3. Complete the registration form.
  4. Mail the donation to:

    Dr. Rob Rhykerd
    Department of Agriculture
    Campus Box 5020
    Illinois State University
    Normal, IL 61790-5020

Thank you for your donation. Your donation decision does not affect our desire to have your business represented at Agriculture Career Fair or other events on campus.

Additional Information

  • Parking

    Student volunteers will be on hand to help carry and erect displays. The room is available for setup at 8 a.m. and the doors open to students at 9 a.m. The event concludes at 1 p.m. We will provide you with a parking pass at the registration desk.

    Keep the parking entrance ticket and submit the ticket along with the pass to the lot attendant as you exit the parking lot.

    You may use the M65 parking spot to drop off materials. Parking is available in the Bone Student Center Pay Lot.

    Additional parking options can be found on the Campus Parking Map

    Address for navigation purposes: 200 N. University St, Normal, IL 61761

  • Displays and Materials

    All displays or materials being sent in advance must be received by noon, Monday, September 23, 2024, in order for them to be transported to the event location on Wednesday morning and placed at your assigned table. Items should be shipped directly to the Department of Agriculture at the following address:

    Attn: Dr. Rob Rhykerd
    Campus Box 5020
    125 Ropp Agriculture Building
    Normal, IL 61790

    Please prepare the labels and secure them on the display items that you plan to ship after the fair. Once all items are labeled, leave them at your booth and we will handle getting them to the proper location for pick up.

  • Interviews

    Plese contact Career Services to request interview rooms by phone at (309) 438-8933.

  • Food/Beverage

    Coffee, tea, juice, and pastries will be available in the morning, and lunch is provided beginning at about 11:00 a.m.

  • Accommodations

    There are a couple of hotels near campus: