Career fairs

MIT has a diverse range of career fairs, only a few of which are run by Career Advising & Professional Development. Others are managed by student organizations or academic departments. MIT students are also welcome at some fairs hosted by companies, professional organizations, and other universities. Career Fairs at MIT are open to MIT undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and recent alumni.

View the full list of Annual Fairs at MIT, both those produced by CAPD and those run by other groups in the wider MIT community.

Students

Career Fairs are just one type of recruiting activity for you to connect with employers, explore industries and learn about potential internship and job opportunities. To get the most of your career fair experience please see the following resources:

Employers

All employers participating in MIT-sponsored career fairs and recruiting activities, whether produced by CAPD or not, are expected to follow our recruiting guidelines. The following are additional resources for recruiting success at career fairs.

Visit our Employer page to learn more about recruiting at MIT.

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A smart casual dress code refers to a desired style of dress that is more kempt than casual and less …

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