Annual Career Fairs at MIT

Throughout the academic year, MIT hosts and collaborates on over a dozen career fairs and large recruiting events. The array of career fairs are designed to provide a wide range of opportunities for students to connect with different industries, explore careers, and apply to internships, jobs and research opportunities. Below is a sampling of typical career fairs held at MIT and the audiences they are meant to serve:

  • MIT Fall Career Fair: This fair is the largest annual recruiting event, welcoming hundreds of employers from a wide range of industries offering diverse opportunities. Career Advising & Professional Development and a team of MIT student leaders organize the fair to support the career exploration and recruiting needs of undergraduate students, master’s, PhDs, postdocs and recent alumni.

    In-Person Fall Career Fair – Friday, September 23, 2022, 10 -4pm ET
    Virtual Fall Career Fair – Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 1-5pm ET on Handshake

    Employer Registration: Opens June 15, 2022 and closes August 17, 2022
    Student Registration: Opens August 17, 2022
  • Biological Engineering Career Expo: This fair provides students the opportunity to meet with employers in life sciences, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and scientific research who have opportunities related to biological engineering.
    • Date: Friday, September 30, 2022, Times TBA
    • Employer registration opens August 1, 2022
    • Candidate Audience: Open to students (undergraduate and graduate) in Biological Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, and related majors, as well as those undeclared students interested in a major or career in biological engineering
    • Sponsoring Organization: Biological Engineering Department (Course 20)
  • Harvard Media, Marketing, Humanities, & Creative Careers Expo:
    • Timeframe: October/November 2022
    • More information on MIT student registration available this Fall.
  • Engineering Career Fair Collaborative: This virtual collaborative event is open to students from six different engineering schools in New England, bringing together candidates with employers actively hiring for engineering positions. Employers are required to have active job openings in engineering, and must have openings outside of software roles, in order to participate to ensure that there are many different types of engineering roles being recruited for at this event.
    • Date: Friday, November 4, 2022, 1 – 4pm ET
    • Employer registration opens in Handshake on Tuesday, August 16th. This event is by invite only, but may open up toward the end of October if space is still available.
    • Candidate registration opens in Handshake on Monday, October 24, 2022
    • Candidate Audience: Open to all MIT students, postdocs, and alums from participating schools.
    • Participating Schools: Boston University, Harvard, MIT, Olin College of Engineering, Tufts, and Yale.

  • Battlecode (Final Tournament): Battlecode is MIT’s largest and longest running programming competition, with thousands of competitors from all around the world. As part of the larger event, Battlecode connects companies with some of the top programmers at MIT as well as other universities. Silver level and above sponsors will be able to meet competitors at the Finalists’ Celebration and obtain a collection of the competitors’ resumes.
    • Timeframe: Late January (IAP)
    • Format: TBA in Fall 2022
    • Sponsoring Organization: MIT Battlecode
  • European Career Fair: Bringing together students from a number of colleges and universities, this annual career fair is held at MIT and offers employers that have headquarters and/or significant operations in Europe, as well as European universities and governmental organizations, the opportunity to meet and recruit candidates from MIT and beyond.
    • Timeframe: February 2023
    • Format: TBA in Fall 2022
    • Candidate Audience: Open to all MIT students, postdocs, and alums interested in career opportunities in Europe, as well as candidates from other colleges and universities
    • Sponsoring Organization: MIT European Club
  • xFair: This annual technology fair is usually split into two parts: a candidate-focused demonstration session that allows our students to show off their creativeness and ingenuity to employers (and usually with employer-sponsored prizes), and a more traditional career fair session where candidates can meet with a variety of tech-focused employers.
    • Timeframe: February/March 2023
    • Format: TBA in Fall 2022
    • Candidate Audience: Open to all MIT students
    • Sponsoring Organizations: TechX and Tau Beta Pi
  • MIT Data Science & Analytics Career Night: The MIT Analytics Career Fair is an event dedicated to exposing the MIT community to graduate opportunities in data science and business analytics. Each year companies from all industries and sizes come to the MIT Media Lab to showcase their analytics excellence and recruit analytics talent.
    • Timeframe: February/March 2023
    • Format: TBA in Fall 2022
    • Candidate Audience: All MIT Graduate Students
    • Sponsoring Organizations: MIT Sloan Master of Business Analytics (MBAn) program and the MBAn Class of 2022
  • Master’s, PhD, and Postdoc Career Fair: This just-in-time fair towards the end of the school year is specifically devote to connecting our master’s, PhD, and postdocs (and alums of those programs) with organizations specifically looking to hire those with advanced degrees.
    • Timeframe: March/April 2023
    • Format: TBA in Late Fall 2022
    • Candidate Audience: MIT graduate students, postdocs, alumni and Harvard students.
    • Sponsoring Organization: Career Advising and Professional Development
  • Asian Career Fair: Connecting MIT students with companies with headquarters and/or operations in Asia, this fair has in recent years taken on the format of several company information sessions over the course of two weeks, along with a virtual networking night.
    • Timeframe: March/April 2023
    • Format: TBA in Fall 2022
    • Candidate Audience: MIT undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs interested in careers in Asia
    • Sponsoring Organization: MIT Asia Club
  • MIT Biotech Group Career Fair: This fair is meant to complement a similar event produced by Harvard’s Biotech Club in the Fall, and is open to students from MIT and Harvard with an interest in careers and job opportunities in the biotech industry.
    • Timeframe: March/April 2023
    • Format: TBA in Fall 2022
    • Candidate Audience: Open to MIT and Harvard students
    • Sponsoring Organization: MIT Biotech Group
  • Ivy+ Just in Time Virtual Career Fair: The Ivy+ Consortium helps connect students with representatives who are currently hiring for jobs and internships at top organizations. Graduate programs that are recruiting students should not register for this fair.
    • Timeframe: April 2023
    • Format: Virtual
    • Participating Schools: BrownUChicagoColumbiaCornellDartmouthDukeHarvardMITPennPrincetonStanford, and Yale