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 22, 2023, 10 – 4pm ET

    Employer Registration: June 2023 TBA
    Student Registration: August 2023 TBA

  • 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.
    • Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, 4 – 7pm ET
    • MIT Media Lab – E15 Lower Atrium
    • 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)
  • Data Analytics, Science, & Technology Fair – Harvard
    • Friday, September 30, 2022, 1 – 4pm
    • Harvard Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH) – 59 Shepard St., Cambridge, MA 02138
    • Open to MIT undergraduate and graduate students only.
    • No advance registration required.
  • Deep Tech Career Fair: This Fair is hosted by MIT.nano for companies of the MIT.nano Consortium, MTL Industrial Group, and Quantum Science & Engineering Consortium.
    • October 4, 2022, 10 -1:00pm
    • Open to undergraduate students, master’s, PhDs, postdocs and recent alumni.
    • Building 13 lobby
  • Diversity Opportunities Fair – Harvard
    • Friday, October 7, 2022, 2pm – 4:30pm
    • Harvard Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH) – 59 Shepard St., Cambridge, MA 02138
    • Open to MIT undergraduate and graduate students only.
    • No advance registration required.
  • The 2022 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.
    • Friday, October 21, 2022, 11 – 2pm
    • La Sala de Puerto Rico W20-202, Stratton Student Center
    • The event is free to attend and open to all students in the Greater Boston/Cambridge metro area.
  • Harvard Humanities, Media, Marketing, & Creative Careers Expo
    • Friday, October 21, 2022, 2pm – 4pm
    • 10th Floor, Smith Campus Center (1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138)
    • The Humanities, Media, Marketing, & Creative Careers Expo connects Harvard undergraduates and graduate students together with employers to discuss opportunities in the arts, advertising, marketing, humanities, public relations, brand management, retail, fashion, social media/digital strategy, publishing, writing, journalism, museums, media, entertainment, sports, design, and more creative fields.
    • Open to MIT undergraduate and graduate students only. Register in advance through Handshake by 5pm on Wednesday, October 19th. MIT students who do not register in advance will need to provide photo ID upon arrival to the event.
    • View, search, and filter the current list of participating organizations. Note that organizations are added on a rolling basis.
  • 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 is by invite only. 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 hiremit@mit.edu with details about roles that are a match for this fair.
    • 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
  • 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 10, 2023
    • Format: In-person
    • Candidate Audience: Open to all MIT students
    • Sponsoring Organizations: TechX and Tau Beta Pi
  • 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 25, 2023
    • 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
  • 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: March 2, 2023
    • Format: MIT Media Lab (In-Person)
    • Candidate Audience: All MIT Graduate Students
    • Sponsoring Organizations: MIT Sloan Master of Business Analytics (MBAn) program and the MBAn Class of 2022
  • 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 10, 2023
    • Format: Walker Memorial (In-person)
    • Candidate Audience: Open to MIT juniors, seniors, graduate students, PhDs, Postdocs, and recent alumni
    • Sponsoring Organization: MIT Biotech Group
  • PhD and Postdoc Career Night: This just-in-time fair towards the end of the school year is specifically devoted to connecting our PhD and postdocs (and alums of those programs) with organizations specifically looking to hire those with advanced degrees.
    • Timeframe: March 16, 2023Format: 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
  • 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: Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 1-4pm
    • Format: Virtual on Handshake
    • Participating Schools: BrownUChicagoColumbiaCornellDartmouthDukeHarvardMITPennPrincetonStanford, and Yale
    • Employer Registration: TBA
    • Candidate Registration: TBA
  • 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.
    • Timeframe: April 10, 2023 11am – 2pm EST
    • Format: In-person
    • Candidate audience: Current MIT Sloan master’s students
    • Sponsoring organization: MIT Sloan Career Development Office