*Guest blog by Allison Kuehr of Indiana INTERNnet

Indiana INTERNnet is hosting its first online internship fair through CareerEco on March 28! This is the prefect opportunity for employers to connect with students and hopefully fill their upcoming summer internships. And unlike a traditional face-to-face career fair, an online internship fair provides employers and students with much more convenience. Want to participate? Here’s the important details:

What times does the fair take place?

The online internship fair runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST. However, your company doesn’t have to attend the entire time. Employers can indicate a specific timeframe that they’ll be available. Students can see all the registered employers’ availability so they can determine when they’d like to attend the fair to meet with their top prospects.

What’s makes this fair different from a traditional career/internship fair?

Zero travel is involved! Attend via your computer or laptop whenever is convenient to you. Employers won’t have to worry about hauling promotional banners and handouts. Students won’t have to trudge across campus in business attire while fumbling with copies of their resume.

While some traditional career fairs limit the number of recruiters who can attend, Indiana INTERNnet’s virtual internship fair allows organizations to register an unlimited number of recruiters for no additional fee. This is an important perk if your company is hiring interns in multiple departments. Also, if employers have a lull in activity, you can take the time to get work done while waiting for students to visit your virtual “booth.”

Finally, like IndianaINTERN.net, this fair is only for internships that take place in Indiana. Out of state and permanent positions are not permitted.

How does the fair work?

Each organization will have their own exclusive chat room for real-time engagement either as a group, or personalized one-to-one interactions. Students can enter organizations’ chat rooms if they are interested in learning more about the internship opportunities that are offered. Prior to the fair, organizations can post their available internships.

Employers can chat via text, audio or video. There is not a required method of chat, so use whatever you and your candidates feel comfortable with.

Employers also have access to search, preselect and capture resumes of registered candidates. Even if a particular student didn’t visit your “booth,” you’ll still be able to view their information and reach out for a follow-up.

For more in-depth look at the process click here.

How much does it cost?

Students: FREE

Employers: $395 – Early Registration (Register by March 1)
$495 – Regular Registration (Deadline to register is March 15)

Sponsorships are available to increase your company’s visibility of its logo, chat room and profile page.

How do I register?

Students and employers can click here to register.