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.
Full list of Annual Fairs at MIT offered throughout the year, both those produced by CAPD and those run by other groups in the wider MIT community.
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:
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.
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.
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 RosuSenior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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, …
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 MenghiSenior Associate Director, Career Services and Operations
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: …