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.

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Communicating effectively with employers

Whether you are meeting with recruiters at a career fair, networking with MIT alums or negotiating a job offer, feel confident and communicate effectively during these interactions by reviewing these tips. 

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2022 Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair

On August 24th, Firsthand will be hosting its second annual Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair. Women who are studying science, technology, engineering, or math or who are already in STEM roles are encouraged to attend. The fair will allow …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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Handshake Virtual Fairs

Through Handshake virtual career fairs, candidates can learn about employers and share their profile when participating in group sessions or 1:1 sessions with recruiters using their browser or Handshake’s mobile app. Students and employers will have access to video, audio, …

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Ivy+ Just in Time Virtual Career Fair 4/13/22

Master’s students, PhD students, and postdocs: Whatever career stage you’re in, come learn about job/internship opportunities, explore careers in your field, and network with potential employers. This fair represents a unique chance to connect with and learn about employers who are actively recruiting advanced degree candidates and postdocs from MIT.

By Tamara Raimundi Menghi
Tamara Raimundi Menghi Senior Associate Director, Career Services and Operations
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Quick facts: 2021 Virtual Fall Career Fair Series

Building on the model developed in 2020, MIT’s 2021 Fall Career Fair — a student-run event supported by Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD) — was hosted virtually on the Brazen platform. Employer booths were split across three dates, based on industry: …

By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist
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Communicating effectively with employers

Whether you are meeting with recruiters at a career fair, networking with MIT alums or negotiating a job offer, feel …

Through Handshake virtual career fairs, candidates can learn about employers and share their profile when participating in group sessions or …

Ensuring a Successful Career Fair Experience

Multiple fairs are held at MIT annually, and are an excellent way to connect …