Fall Career Fair – In-Person

Friday, September 23, 2022
10am – 4pm EST
Johnson Athletic Center, 120 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA
Candidate Registration opens in Handshake: August 17, 2022

Attending Employers

Booth Map – the fair is located in Johnson 1st floor, Johnson 2nd floor, and the Rockwell Cage

Employer List – sortable by industry cluster, location and special labels

A full list of employers attending the in-person fair will be available in Handshake for candidates to view the employer profile and filter through employers attending by industry, special fair labels, and more. Please visit the fair in Handshake to view employers by clicking on ‘show all employers’, and use the search and filter features to find employers of interest.  
Please note: As employers do not have to attend both fairs, there will likely be different employers at the in-person and virtual fair. Please review the attending employers in advance to determine which event will have the employers of interest to you. 

Fair Layout by Industry
This year’s In-Person fair will be organized by industry to help students navigate the fair. View the booth map to find out where the following industry clusters are located in Johnson 1st floor, Johnson 2nd floor, and the Rockwell Cage.

  • Aerospace, Defense, Transportation
  • Chemical Manufacturing, Materials, Supply Chain
  • Computer Science
  • Data Analytics, Consulting, Finance, Investment and Trading
  • Design, Engineering, and Research
  • Energy and Environment
  • Government, Non-profit and Social Impact
  • Hardware, Robotics, and Software
  • Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, and Sciences
  • Media, Marketing, Humanities, & Creative Careers

Find Employers that Match your Values and Interests

The Fall Career Fair Committee and CAPD launched a new initiative this year to help candidates find employers at the fair that not only have internship and job opportunities, but that also match what is important to them. At the time of registration, each employer was asked a set of questions to help us determine their fit for MIT, recruiting practices, and commitment to diversity, sustainability, and more. The information collected was used to determine which employers are eligible for one or more of the following labels. 

Label Criteria for an employer to be assigned a label
FYF = First Year Friendly For employers who stated in the employer registration questions in Handshake that they are willing to talk to first-year UG students
FYF+ = First Year Friendly PlusFor employers who offer internships that first-year UG students are eligible for or that solely target first-year UG students
SEE = Sustainability, Environment, EnergyFor employers who have one or more of the following:
– a sustainability initiatives website
– sustainability-related job openings
– a sustainability impact report (ESG or CSR) 
– one or more of the following credentials or memberships:
Ceres Network
FSC Forest Stewardship Council
RE100 – renewable energy initiative
Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTI)
Paris Alignment Investment Initiative
PRI Principles of Responsible Investment
DE&I = Diversity, Equity, & InclusionFor employers that indicated they have tailored programs and/or staff roles that provide support for underrepresented minorities
EPE = Equal Pay EffortsFor employers who have one or more of the following approaches to pay equity:
Transparency in pay, i.e. list pay and salary ranges on job postings
Take negotiation out of the interview process, i.e. don’t require that candidate list their previous salaries on the application, share if the job offer is negotiable in advance
Run pay equity analysis on salaries, bonuses and equity awards across occupations
Train managers on how to create a culture of pay equity
– Embed equal pay efforts into broader enterprise-wide equity initiatives
LGB+ = Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/ Questioning,
Intersex, and Asexual/ aromantic / agender
For employers that indicated they have tailored programs and/or employee resource groups for LGBTQIA employees

How to use these labels

  • Before the fair – As part of your employer research, sort through the career fair employers in Handshake by using the labels. Find employers that match your values, review their opportunities, and create your list of employers to visit at the fair.
  • At the fair – find these employers by looking for these labels on the Fair Booth Map.

For your convenience, we have developed the FCF ‘22 Employers by Industry spreadsheet as a quick and easy tool for you to sort by labels, industry cluster, and booth location at the fair. We highly recommend that you still log on to Handshake to view the internships and jobs being offered by employers of interest. 

Resources and Support

Prepare yourself for Career Fair success! Utilize our many online resources, attend a workshop or meet with an advisor online or in-person.

Career Fair Sustainability Initiative

The MIT Career Fair is a significant event each fall where students are introduced to hundreds of companies/organizations across a multitude of sectors: biotech and healthcare, finance, consulting, information technology, robotics, energy and utilities, transportation, defense, government, social, manufacturing and more. Increasingly, MIT students are becoming aware of all sectors’ responsibilities in reducing global emissions and creating environmental solutions. Students want to know that the business that they will be working for is having a positive impact.

In a partnership between the CAPD, the Climate and Sustainability Consortium, the Sloan Sustainability Initiative and the Environmental Solutions Initiative (ESI), the Career Fair Sustainability Initiative helps students recognize their potential employers’ commitments towards their environmental responsibilities, and the progress they are making toward meeting those commitments.

One key goal is to spark dialogue by preparing MIT students and their potential employers to engage in conversation about the company’s sustainability initiatives, and to bring to the forefront any job opportunities that are directly related to these efforts. Another goal is to provide historical data. There is no single, tidy metric that tells the full story for any given company, but we aim to provide information that will help students form their own opinions.

To view questions to ask, companies’ emissions data, the analysis methodology, examples of careers in sustainability, more about this project, go to the Career Fair Sustainability Initiative site.

If you have any questions please reach out to the Fall Career Fair Committee at: cf-directors@mit.edu.