Career Fairs for Employers

Career fairs, held throughout the academic year, are an excellent way to meet MIT students and strengthen your company brand on campus. MIT offers fairs both small and large, from boutique fairs with a specific industry focus to the Fall Career Fair with over 350 employers.

All MIT career fairs are organized by student organizations with the exception of the Spring Career Fair, which is organized by us. For information about registration, payment, or event logistics, contact each career fair directly. Also, be sure to read our "Advice for a Successful Career Fair Experience for Employers."

Important Note: Employers participating in a career fair or other event to recruit MIT students on or off campus are expected to abide by MIT’s Recruiting Policies.

Annual Career Fair Offerings

Please note: As of March 16th, 2020, all on-campus career events at MIT for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester have been cancelled in an effort to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Spring Career Fair - Virtual will be held online on April 8th, 2020. 

Fall Career Fair - Friday, September 18th, 2019

This career fair kicks off the fall recruiting season and is the largest fair on-campus with over 350 companies in attendance. Registration for employers is now closed.

Biological Engineering Career Expo – Friday, October 4, 2019

Organized by: MIT Biological Engineering Department (Course 20)
The annual MIT Biological Engineering Career Expo is organized for recruiters with internship and full-time positions to meet MIT undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students who are interested in pursuing full-time, co-op, or internship opportunities in biotech, pharma, venture-capital, and related fields. Students in attendance will not only be from the Biological Engineering department, but will also include MIT students from the Departments of Biology and Chemistry, along with Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering students who have a biological or biochemical emphasis. We anticipate several hundred students and trainees will attend the event. You can find more information about the Expo, including employer registration information, HERE.

Engineering Career Fair Collaborative - November 15, 2019

Sponsored by the career offices of Harvard University, Boston University College of Engineering, Olin College, Tufts University, MIT, and Yale.

Analytics Career Night - February 4, 2020

Organized by: The MIT Sloan Master of Business Analytics (MBAn) and the MBAn Class of 2019

The MIT Analytics Career Night is an evening dedicated to exposing the MIT community to graduate opportunities in data science and business analytics. Each year, during the first week of the spring semester, companies from all industries and sizes come to the MIT Media Lab to showcase their analytics excellence and recruit future talent. The event is organized and hosted by the MIT Sloan Master of Business Analytics (MBAn) program and run by the MBAn Class of 2020 students. Employer registration opens in October 2019.

European Career Fair - February 22, 2020

Organized by: The MIT European Club 
The MIT European Career Fair (ECF) is an annual recruiting event, organized by the MIT European Club and taking place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA. Their mission is to connect top-tier US students and young professionals with European companies, universities and non-profit organizations and to generally inform about career opportunities in Europe.

xFair - February 25, 2020

Organized by: TechX and The MIT Chapter of Tau Beta Pi.
xFair (which joins Techfair and TBP's career fair) is a career fair and expo combined. Companies can showcase their products and services to thousands of MIT students in order to build their brand at MIT and give students a better idea of what they could work on during a potential internship or job.

Asian Career Fair Online - March 2020 

Open to MIT, Harvard and prestigious colleges and universities around Boston.
MIT Asian Career Fair (ACF) 2020 will be held online via a webinar platform on Mar 2020, to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. ACF provides a wonderful opportunity for candidates who are looking for potential positions in industry and academia in Asian market. ACF is an annual event held by MIT Asian Club, attracts companies and research institutes from all over the world who provides job opportunities in Asia. 

Spring Career Fair - Virtual  - New Date - April 8, 2020

Organized by: MIT Career Advising & Professional Development. 
MIT's Spring Career Fair has been transitioned to a virtual event on Wednesday, April 8 (9 AM - 5 PM)! Previously registered employers will be updated accordingly, and employers not previously registered may contact us at for more information on opportunities to join the virtual version of this event. Please note that employers will need to register and be approved in Handshake before they are permitted to sign up for the Spring Career Fair on the virtual career fair platform we will be using.

This is one of the last career fairs of the 2019-20 academic year and in past years has been attended by approximately 1,500 students and 80 employers. This fair serves the greater MIT community so whether you make code, vaccines, data visualizations, policy-influencing research, medical devices, or robots, you will find the right candidates at this event.

Polymer Day - POSTPONED TO FALL 2020

Organized by: The Polymer Graduate Student Association

Due to the move to a remote campus effective March 16th, 2020 to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, this event will not be held in Spring 2020. A tentative date of October 7, 2020 has been set for the Fall semester. Please contact if you have any questions.

Energy Career Fair - CANCELLED

Organized by: The Energy Club

Due to the move to a remote campus effective March 16th, 2020 to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, this event will not be held in Spring 2020

MIT Biotech Group Career Fair 2020 - CANCELLED

Organized by: MIT Biotechnology Group, produced in partnership with the MIT Departments of Biology, Biological Engineering, and Brain & Cognitive Sciences, the Program of Health Sciences & Technology, and the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science at MIT​

Due to the move to a remote campus effective March 16th, 2020 to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, this event will not be held in Spring 2020

Advice for a Successful Career Fair Experience for Employers

  • Build your booth’s audience before the career fair.

    • Use CareerBridge to search for students that you think would be a good fit for your company, and send individual students a personal invite to speak with you at the fair.
  • Have more than one representative available to speak to students.

    • Ideally, the representative should be able to answer questions about the work associated with the open position.
    • Increased booth staffing will eliminate long lines with can deter students from approaching your booth.
  • Make a splash at the career fair!

    • Bring company brochures, business cards, and other promotional materials. Students appreciate receiving useful information about your company or the position to help them in preparing for the interview and identifying if the company or opportunity is a good fit for their career interests and skills.
    • Use video displays, large banners, games -- anything visual to attract students.
    • Display a challenge for students to solve and provide enticing prizes.
    • Provide information on the wide array of opportunities your company has to offer, not just engineering or computer science-focused positions. Many students have a wide breadth of interests and skills and would appreciate hearing of all the opportunities within your company.
  • Hand out “swag” or promotional items to continue to build your brand beyond the career fair.

    • Tip: The best “swag” items are useful or unique.
  • Talk with freshmen and sophomores about your company and opportunities available to students.

    • Building your company’s brand at MIT starts with fostering good relationships with freshmen and sophomores. Even if your company is only offering opportunities for upperclassmen, it is strategic to speak with freshmen and sophomores and educate them on your company and how they can possibly work for your company in the future.
    • Collect resumes from promising students -- even if they are not qualified for your current positions or internships. Stay in contact with the students that you would like to hire in the future by inviting them to your information sessions, campus events, or local area events throughout the year.
  • Plan to hold interviews on campus soon after a fair if appropriate to the time of year and your recruiting needs.

    • Companies can reserve interview space through CAPD's on campus recruiting program.
    • Reservations for fall and spring recruiting fill quickly. Be sure to review the recruiting calendar to plan when you will set-up your interview schedule. Additional opportunities may be available to interview on campus through the organization(s) in charge of a particular career fair.
  • Collect resumes or have students check-in at your booth.

    • Use LinkedIn or some other online check-in method so that you can follow-up with students after the fair and reduce the need to collect paper resumes!
  • Read "Tips for Maximizing Your Career Fair Success" by NACE for more helpful tips.