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Calvin in Chicago Career Fair

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Join us for the third annual career fair in Chicago on Tuesday, October 28, 10 a.m. to noon, followed by a networking lunch from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the University Club in downtown Chicago!

Jori Brink, Ingalls Memorial Hospital

Student Information

Are you interested in working or interning in the Chicago area? Take this opportunity to network with employers!

Final instructions

Please carefully review these details about transportation, dress code, and other expectations for the day. In addition, see the "Prepare" section below for additional resources.


  • Register online ASAP! $25 includes transportation, career fair and lunch. Please note: there is no discount if you do not use transportation and/or meals provided.
    Students can include Student ID to have $ fee charged to their miscellaneous account; young alumni pay via credit card.
  • Email your résumé to us
    Use "Chicago Career Fair résumé" in the subject line. We'll send this to employers.


Buses leave from the Spoelhof flagpole at 7 a.m.; please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Following the fair, lunch with employers and Chicago alumni will be provided, then free time in downtown Chicago. Buses will leave Chicago at 3:30 p.m. (CST) to return to Grand Rapids.


  • Business formal or business casual dress is required. The University Club does not allow jeans or gym shoes.
  • Bring multiple copies of your critiqued résumé printed on high-quality paper.
  • See our handout about succeeding at a job fair.
  • Practice how you will introduce yourself.
  • Research participating employers.
  • Attend a training session on Thursday, October 23, 4 p.m., Meeter Center Lecture Hall, if you would like to learn more about what to expect and how to prepare.
  • Read about how Ross Venhuizen '14 used this career fair to land a full-time job.


Laurie Lemmen | (616) 526-8744
Calvin Career Development Office

Arie Wilgenburg, Deloitte

Alumni Networking Lunch

Calvin alumni and friends are invited to join students and recruiters in the University Club's Cathedral Room for a 12:15-1:15 p.m. luncheon. The cost (subsidized by the Alumni Association) is $20. Register now »

Employer Information

Are you looking for excellent job or internship candidates? Recruit Calvin students from a variety of majors that will attend this event!



Includes a booth at University Club (76 E. Monroe), and networking lunch after the fair with fellow recruiters, local alumni and students.

Register now »


10 a.m. to 12 noon Career Fair
12:15-1:15 p.m. Lunch

About Calvin

  • overview
  • list of majors
  • Accounting: Calvin ranks 6th in the nation for CPA pass rates
  • Computer Science: Calvin’s average student score on the ETS exam is above 99% nation-wide
  • Engineering: 96% of 2012 engineering grads passed the FE exam on the first attempt
  • 80% of Calvin students complete an internship by graduation


Susan Buist | (616) 526-8520
Calvin Alumni Association