Recruiting Calendar

Recruiting at MIT for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters. Please also take into consideration religious holidays.

Fall 2023

July 5
First day for scheduling Fall On-Campus or Virtual Interviews allowed through Handshake (Schedule Interview)
July 5
First day to post Virtual Event on Handshake (Book a Company Presentation)
July 5
First Day to Book an On-Campus Program/Event through Conference Services (link TBD)
September 4
HOLIDAY – Labor Day
September 5
Registration Day – Fall Term
September 6
First Day of Classes
September 18 – 22
No Recruiting – Fall Career Fair Week
September 22
September 25
First Day for Fall On-Campus or Virtual Recruitingthrough Handshake (Schedule Interview)
October 9, 10
HOLIDAY – Indigenous Peoples Day (No Recruiting)
October 13
November 6
First Day for scheduling Spring On-Campus or Virtual Interviews allowed through Handshake (Schedule Interview)
November 10
HOLIDAY – Veterans Day (No Recruiting)
November 17
Last day for Fall Recruiting Activities (Interviews & Events)
December 1
Earliest Internship Offer Deadline (or four (4) weeks, whichever is longer)

IAP 2024

January 8 Independent Activities Period (IAP) Begins
First Day to host Virtual Event (Book a Company Presentation)
First Day for 2024 Virtual Recruiting (Schedule Virtual OCR Interviews)
January 15 HOLIDAY – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 2 Independent Activities Period (IAP) Ends
All Year Hire MIT students over IAP by posting a micro-internship. If you wish to post a part-time internship outside of official IAP dates, please contact us at

Spring 2024

February 5 First Day of Spring Semester Classes
February 13 First Day for Spring On-Campus or Virtual Recruiting through Handshake (Schedule Interview)
February 19 HOLIDAY – Presidents Day (No Recruiting)
February 28 Spring Career Fair (Undergraduate & Graduate students, and Postdocs)
March 25 – 29 Spring Break (No Recruiting)
April 15 HOLIDAY – Patriots’ Day (No Recruiting)
April 26 Last Day for Spring Recruiting Activity (Interviews and Events)
May 14 Last Day of Classes
May 17 – 22 Final Exam Period
May 30, 31 Commencement Activities
NOTE: Many Career Fairs are held at MIT during the Fall and Spring Semesters. For a complete list, please go to our Career Fair Page.