Career Expo 2018 / Education Career Fair 2018 student & alumni information

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Noon – 3:30 pm
Springfield EXPO Center
635 E. St. Louis Street
Springfield, MO
See map and directions to Springfield Expo Center.

Employers: Please visit the Career Expo page for employer and recruiter information.

This year, Career Expo 2018 and Education Career Fair 2018 will take place the same day, time, and location. Recruiters from business, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, public and private school systems, and graduate schools are invited to attend this major hiring event. Employers from a variety of industries will be recruiting for internships and full-time positions.

Students of all majors and all class levels from Missouri State University, Drury University, Evangel University, Southwest Baptist University, and College of the Ozarks are encouraged to attend this all-inclusive career fair.

The Fairs App

Shuttle service

  • This year’s Expo features continuous looping shuttle service from campus. Service begins at 11:45 a.m. and runs until 4:15 p.m., with stops at Bear Park South, Carrington Hall, Plaster Student Union, the Expo parking garage, and the front door of the Expo Center.
  • Students may also take the Kentwood shuttle and walk across the street.

Parking options

  • Parking is available in the Jordan Valley Car Park at 815 E. St. Louis St. (just east of the Expo Center). The cost is $5 (cash only).
  • Some parking may be available across the street in the University Plaza Convention Center parking lot.
  • Lot 39 is open parking with any university parking permit. It is located south of Kentwood off Walnut.
  • Other options may be available near the Expo Center.

Professional headshots from Visual Media

For individuals who would like to have a professional photograph for their LinkedIn profiles, photographers will be available during the event to take professional headshots. These can be purchased for $5 through Visual Media.

Career Expo preparation workshops

Prepare for the Career Expo by attending one of our optional preparation workshops; you also can view the Career Expo Preparation Workshop Video. In these workshops, you will learn what employers expect of students and alumni, how to talk to employers, how to dress appropriately, and what to bring with you to the Career Expo.

Note: Career Expo 2018 / Education Career Fair 2018 is hosted by the Career Center, so the workshops are not a requirement in order to attend the event. These workshops do NOT meet the COB Career Fair waiver option.

The workshops, Career Expo 2018 / Education Career Fair 2018, and JobTracks are free to current students and alumni.

For more information, contact the Career Center:
Phone: 417-836-5636