Recruiting Calendar

Recruiting at MIT for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters. Please also take into consideration religious holidays.

Fall 2024

July 8
First day for scheduling Fall On-Campus or Virtual Interviews allowed through Handshake (Schedule Interview)
July 8
First day to book a Fall On-campus Company Presentation
July 8
First Day to Book an On-Campus Program/Event through Conference Services (link TBD)
September 2
HOLIDAY – Labor Day
September 3
Registration Day – Fall Term
September 4
First Day of Classes
September 5
First day to host a Fall On-campus Company Presentation
September 16 – 19 No Recruiting – Fall Career Fair Week
September 20 Fall Career Fair – IN-PERSON
September 23 First Day for Fall On-Campus or Virtual Recruitingthrough Handshake (Schedule Interview)
October 14, 15
HOLIDAY – Indigenous Peoples Day (No Recruiting)
November 6
First Day for scheduling Spring On-Campus or Virtual Interviews allowed through Handshake (Schedule Interview)
November 11
HOLIDAY – Veterans Day (No Recruiting)
November 15
Last day for Fall Recruiting Activities (Interviews & Events)
December 2
Earliest Internship Offer Deadline (or four (4) weeks, whichever is longer)

IAP 2025

January 6 Independent Activities Period (IAP) Begins
First Day to host Virtual Event (Book a Company Presentation)
First Day for 2025 Virtual Recruiting (Schedule Virtual OCR Interviews)
January 20 HOLIDAY – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 31 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 2025

February 3 First Day of Spring Semester Classes
February 10 First Day for Spring On-Campus or Virtual Recruiting through Handshake (Schedule Interview)
February 17 HOLIDAY – Presidents Day (No Recruiting)
February 27 Spring Career Fair (Undergraduate & Graduate students, and Postdocs)
March 24 – 28 Spring Break (No Recruiting)
April 21 HOLIDAY – Patriots’ Day (No Recruiting)
April 29 Last Day for Spring Recruiting Activity (Interviews and Events)
May 13 Last Day of Classes
May 16 – 21 Final Exam Period
May 28 – 30 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.