Career Fairs and Company Presentations

Company Presentations

To safeguard the health and well-being of our entire community, CAPD has moved to remote operations, and all company presentations will be held virtually until further notice.

Companies hold presentations or receptions on or near campus to provide opportunities for students to learn about company culture, current projects and initiatives, and job or internship opportunities. Typically you can network with recruiters, and sometimes with MIT alumni that work for the company. These events are reserved for MIT students and alumni only. During the week of the Fall Career Fair, company presentations are managed by the Fall Career Fair student leaders. Visit the Fall Career Fair site to learn more and register.

Visit Handshake to view a full listing of events held by employers.

Employers: Interested in hosting a virtual presentation, tech talk, or other virutal event? Learn how to book a company presentation.


Career Fairs for MIT Students and Alumni

To safeguard the health and well-being of our entire community, all recruiting activities, including career fairs, will adopt a virtual format. Information on this page will be updated regularly.

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.

To get the most of your career fair experience, see our Tips for Career Fair Success. You can also view the CAPD events calendar for career fair workshops.


Fall Career Exploration Week - Monday, September 21st - Friday, September 25th, 2020

Organized by the 2020 Fall Career Fair Committee in collaboration with CPAD and Academic Departments

Career Exploration Week offers a series of events focused on helping students explore potential career pathways in a variety of fields. This includes exploring careers in industry and academia as well as considering the option of graduate school. Targeted events for first-year students help them start to explore how courses of study connect with career pathways. All Career Exploration Events can be viewed in Handshake, search "Career Exploration Week," or the Career Exploration Week webpage


Fall Career Fair Series - September - October 2020

Organized by the 2020 Fall Career Fair Committee in collaboration with CPAD and Academic Departments

The MIT Fall Career Series is designed to provide students with opportunities for their future careers and gives employers access to one of the highest caliber talent pools in the world. All fairs will be held from 10am - 3pm ET and hosted on the Brazen career fair platform. Due to demand, the Hardware, Robotics, Software Fair will be offering a second session from 3pm - 8pm ET — each session includes a different set of employers. Please reference the 2020 Fall Career Series Student Guide for more information and registration steps


Biological Engineering Career Expo – Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Organized by: MIT Biological Engineering Department (Course 20)

Biological engineers create conceptual frameworks to understand, control, and intervene in networks of molecular information flow in biological systems. Doing so, they develop instrumentation to measure biological phenomena, computational models to design experiments and interpret data, and design principles for creating new products based in biology.

The annual MIT Biological Engineering Career Expo is organized for recruiters with internship and full-time positions to meet MIT undergraduate, graduate, and postdocs who are interested in pursuing full-time, co-op, or internship opportunities in biotech, pharma, biomedical engineering, life-sciences consulting, and related fields. Attendees will be from Biological Engineering, as well as Biology, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering.

We anticipate several hundred students and trainees will participate in the event. View more information about the Expo, including employer registration information. This event will be held virtually using the Brazen online platform.


MIT SWE 41st Anniversary Celebration: An Evening of Networking - Monday, October 5th, 2020

Organized by: MIT Society of Women Engineers

The Celebration will be held from 7pm - 9pm EDT on Monday, October 5 via Gatherly, an online events platform.

All are welcome; our sponsors are waiting to meet you! You’ll also get the chance to chat with other students and meet members of MIT SWE (think: networking + mini career fair rolled in one).

Register here by 11:59pm PDT September 18th to receive two raffle ticket entries for prizes (including AirPods), or by 11:59 PDT September 27th to receive one raffle ticket entry. You must register to receive a link to join the virtual event! (RSVP form link: https://forms.gle/d9d1kjuVyuBaiH9e6​)


Data Analytics, Science & Technology Fair - Friday, October 9th, 2020

Sponsored by: Harvard University and MIT

The Harvard Data Analytics, Science & Technology Fair will bring Harvard and MIT students and employers together for discussions on the varied organizations and opportunities available, including: data analytics, machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence, UX/UI design, physical and life sciences, technology, and other STEM fields.

9.21.20 Update: Event registration Closed. If you are registered you will receive an email, one week prior to the fair, that includes event login information and tips. 


Media, Marketing, Humanities and Creative Careers Expo - Thursday, October 15th, 2020

Sponsored by: Harvard University and MIT

Considering a career in the arts, advertising, marketing, public relations, brand management, retail, fashion, social media/digital strategy, publishing, writing, journalism, entertainment, media, or design? CAPD and Harvard's OCS invites you to connect with organizations in the communication services fields and learn about job and internship opportunities.

Students must register in Handshake to receive access to the virtual career fair platform being used for this fair. An email will be sent to all registered students a week prior to the fair. 

View, search, and filter the current list of participating organizations. 


Engineering Career Fair Collaborative - Friday, November 13th, 2020

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

Meet representatives from engineering firms across the country seeking engineering students for full-time and internship opportunities in innovative fields including robotics, energy, medical devices, environmental services, transportation, and design. This event is a collaboration between Harvard, Boston University, Olin College, Tufts University, MIT, and Yale University. Engineering students from these six institutions are invited to attend! Please check back at this page and on the event website regularly for updated details about this event, including virtual platform and registration information.


Analytics Career Night - TBA Spring 2021

Organized by: The MIT Sloan Master of Business Analytics (MBAn) and the MBAn Class of 2021

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. 


European Career Fair - TBA Spring 2021

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 - TBA Spring 2021

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. xFair is more than booths, name tags, and blazers - it’s an exhibition of the latest pursuits by companies and students combined. The result is a unique showcase of raw talent, raw ideas, and raw passion.


Asian Career Fair - TBA Spring 2021

Organized by: MIT Asian Club

MIT Asian Career Fair (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. 


Energy Career Fair - TBA Spring 2021

Organized by: The Energy Club

The MIT Energy Career Fair provides an intimate environment for top caliber students with a passion for energy and companies to connect. Evolved from the Energy EXPO, which in previous years connected PhD candidates, MBA students, and undergraduates from all majors with several companies, the Energy Career Fair meets the demand for hundreds of students at MIT. 


Spring Career Fair - TBA Spring 2021

Organized by: MIT Career Advising & Professional Development. 

This just-in-time fair has been attended in previous years by typically 1,000 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 - April 2021 TBA

Organized by: The Polymer Graduate Student Association


MIT Biotech Group Career Fair - TBA Spring 2021

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​

The MIT Biotech Group Career Fair is a one-day event providing a platform for local companies in the biotech, medtech, consulting, and VC space to connect with talent within the MIT community. The fair is a cross-MIT collaboration, hosted by the MIT Biotech Group, in partnership with the MIT Departments of Biology, Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, the Program of Health Sciences & Technology, and the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science at MIT.