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:

  • EECS Career Fair: Hosted by the EECS Alliance, the EECS Career Fair is the perfect opportunity for students and researchers to connect with some of the worlds leading industries looking for talent in the electrical engineering and computer science fields. Industries will be recruiting for full time employment, internships, and 6A internship positions. The EECS Career Fair is only open to EECS Alliance member companies. If an employer wishes to participate, they need to be a member of the EECS Alliance.
    • Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023 from 4pm – 7pm
    • Location: MIT Media Lab – 6th floor
    • Open to students who are enrolled in course 6 or those who have appointments with the EECS department to join this unique opportunity.

  • 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.
    • 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)
    • Date and location: TBA
  • Deep Tech Career Fair: Hosted by the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL), MIT.nano and the Center for Quantum Engineering (CQE). Explore career and internship opportunities in electronics, quantum, computing, materials, and other deep-tech industries. MIT students, postdocs, researchers, and alumni are invited to meet with representatives of the member companies of the MIT.nano Consortium, Microsystems Industrial Group, and Quantum Science & Engineering Consortium. This focused career fair will provide networking and career opportunities with leading global companies seeking MIT talent for a variety of roles and industries. Meet potential employers and build relationships with companies in your areas of interest. There will be opportunities to learn more about specific openings with participating companies for permanent placements and internships.
  • 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 22, 2023, 10 – 4pm ET
    Virtual Fall Career Fair – Friday, October 13, 2023, 1-4pm ET

    Employer Registration: June 15, 2023
    Student Registration: August 16, 2023
  • Diversity Opportunities Fair at Harvard University
    • Friday, October 6, 2023 from 2-4:30pm
    • Location: 10th Floor, Smith Campus Center (1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138)
    • Please ask your students to fill out this form by 5pm on Wednesday October 4th to be included on the attendee list. MIT students who do not fill out the form in advance may still attend the expo, but they must present a photo ID at the security desk upon arrival.
    • List of participating organizations – Additional organizations will be added on a rolling basis 
  • Engineering Career Fair Collaborative: This in-person event is open to students from six different engineering schools in New England, bringing together candidates with employers actively hiring for engineering positions. In order to register, employers must: [1] have active job openings in engineering, and [2] have openings outside of software roles. This ensures there are diverse engineering roles being recruited for at this event.
    • Date: Friday, November 3, 2023, 2 – 5pm ET
    • Location: Sheraton Commander Hotel, 16 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138
    • Employer registration in Symplicity is by invite only and will open July 10, 2023. Rates: $300 for profit employers and $100 for non-profit/government employers. Employers interested in participating should have jobs posted in Handshake that are not software engineering focused. If you think your company is a good match email with details about roles that are a match for this fair.
    • Candidate registration is now open in Handshake
    • 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 MIT programmers and 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.
    • Sponsoring Organization: MIT Battlecode
    • Date and location: TBA

  • Harvard Biotech, Pharma, & Healthcare Expo: Friday, January 27th, 2023 from 2:30-5:00pm
    Harvard Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH) – 59 Shepard St., Cambridge, MA 02138
    The Biotech, Pharma, & Healthcare Expo will bring undergraduates, master’s, and PhD students as well as postdocs together with employers to discuss opportunities in the life sciences sector, including in pharmaceutical, healthcare, and biotechnology fields. This event is hosted by Harvard FAS Office of Career Services and Harvard Chan School of Public Health, Office of Career and Professional Development.
    *MIT students and postdocs may attend the fair without advance registration
    *List of participating organizations, updated on a rolling basis

  • Harvard Startup Career Fair: Friday, February 3rd, 2023 from 1:00-4:00pm
    Harvard iLab (125 Western Ave) & Harvard SEC (150 Western Ave) – Allston, MA 02163
    The Startup Career Fair will bring undergraduates, master’s, and PhD students together with innovative startup and entrepreneurship organizations across all industries. This event is sponsored by Harvard FAS Office of Career Services, Harvard Innovation Labs, and Harvard Business School Career & Professional Development.
    *MIT students may attend the fair without advance registration
    *List of participating organizations, updated on a rolling basis

  • 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.
    • Candidate Audience: Open to all MIT students
    • Sponsoring Organizations: TechX and Tau Beta Pi
    • Format: In-person
    • Date and location: TBA
  • The 2024 MIT Energy and Climate Career Fair – This fair is a unique recruiting opportunity where students will be able to meet energy and sustainability companies from across the industry, with sectors including solar, energy storage, transportation, finance/consulting, and many more! Companies will be recruiting at all levels of education, for internship and full-time positions, across multiple disciplines.
    • Location – TBA
    • The event is free to attend and open to all students in the Greater Boston/Cambridge metro area.
    • Friday, February 23, 2024
  • Spring Career Fair
    • Date: Wed. February 28, 2024
    • Location: Walker Memorial, Building 50
    • Candidate Audience: MIT undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, and recent alums
    • Sponsoring Organization: Career Advising & Professional Development (CAPD)
    • Registration dates: TBA
  • 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.
    • Format: In-person
    • 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
    • Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024
    • Location:

  • MIT Asian Career Fair: MIT Asian Career Fair is an official recruiting event at MIT during the spring semester that aims to establish interactive and efficient conversations between Asia based employers and young talent in the US. Candidates will have the opportunity to attend in-depth information sessions hosted by employers alongside a virtual fair.
    • Candidate Audience: Open to all MIT students, postdocs, and alumni interested in career opportunities in Asia, as well as candidates from other colleges and universities
    • Sponsoring Organization: MIT Asian Club
    • Date and location: TBA
  • 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.
    • Candidate Audience: All MIT Graduate Students
    • Sponsoring Organizations: MIT Sloan Master of Business Analytics (MBAn) program and the MBA Class of 2022
    • Date and location: TBA
  • Graduate Career Consortium PhD & Master’s Virtual Career Expo: Sponsored by the Graduate Career Consortium (GCC) – an international organization supporting the career and professional development of graduate students and postdocs. Connecting PhD & Master’s students, Postdocs and Alumni from STEM, Humanities, and Social Sciences to employers for networking and recruitment.
    • Candidate Audience: Open to all MIT graduate students, postdocs, and recent alumni
    • Sponsoring Organization: Graduate Career Consortium
    • Date and location: TBA
  • 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.
    • Candidate Audience: Open to MIT juniors, seniors, graduate students, PhDs, Postdocs, and recent alumni
    • Sponsoring Organization: MIT Biotech Group
    • Date and location: TBA
  • 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.
    • Participating Schools: BrownUChicagoColumbiaCornellDartmouthDukeHarvardMITPennPrincetonStanford, and Yale
    • Date and location: April 16, 2024, 1-4pm, Handshake platform
    • Registration – details will be posted by December
  • MIT Sloan Career Fair: Join us in April for the MIT Sloan Career Fair to meet master’s degree candidate from our portfolio of programs seeking full-time and internship opportunities. This conference-style event will give you an opportunity to promote your company to all attendees and then engage in small-group discussions at virtual tables with candidates interested in your company’s open roles.
    • Candidate audience: Current MIT Sloan master’s students
    • Sponsoring organization: MIT Sloan Career Development Office
    • Date and location: TBA