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 first fair of the year and largest annual recruiting event. This event welcomes hundreds of employers from a wide range of industries and with a diverse set of opportunities. Employer registration typically opens in June, and student registration opens in August. In the past few years, this event has been set up as a series of virtual fairs, with specific industry areas represented in different fairs.
  • 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.
    • Timeframe: Friday, October 1st, 10 AM – 3 PM EDT (Early Bird Registration Closes September 10th)
    • 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: Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, 1 – 4pm
    • Limited to 50 MIT students! (Register through Handshake)
  • Engineering Career Fair Collaborative: This 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.
    • Timeframe: Friday, November 5th, 1 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
    • Candidate Audience: Open to all MIT students, postdocs, and alums interested in engineering positions. Also open to the students of Boston University, Harvard, Olin, Tufts, and Yale.
    • Sponsoring Organization: Engineering Career Fair Collaborative, representing the career offices of Boston University, Harvard, MIT, Olin, Tufts, and Yale.

  • 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: Tuesday, February 17th, 2022 (Tentative)
    • 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
    • Candidate Audience: Open to all MIT students
    • Sponsoring Organizations: TechX and Tau Beta Pi
  • 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
    • Candidate Audience: Open to all MIT students
    • Sponsoring Organization: MIT Asian 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
    • Candidate Audience: Open to MIT and Harvard students
    • Sponsoring Organization: MIT Biotech Group
  • MIT Energy Career Fair: Candidates can meet and network with organizations in the energy industry at this typically more intimate career fair, often held in conjunction with the MIT Energy Conference.
    • Timeframe: March/April
    • Candidate Audience: Open to MIT community
    • Sponsoring Organization: MIT Energy Club
  • Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Fair: This just-in-time fair towards the end of the school year is specifically devote to connecting our graduate students and postdocs with organizations specifically looking to hire those with advanced degrees.
    • Timeframe: March/April
    • Candidate Audience: MIT graduate students, postdocs, and alums of those programs
    • Sponsoring Organization: Career Advising and Professional Development