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20+ VT-affiliated career fairs and 15+ sponsors

There are more than 20 Virginia Tech-affiliated career fairs each year. Most are sponsored by academic departments and colleges to serve their students. Career and Professional Development (CPD) sponsors fairs that are open to employers who recruit students from any major.

For EMPLOYERS: which VT fairs to attend

For STUDENTS: preparation, which fairs to attend, and going beyond VT

Virginia Tech-affiliated career fairs

Lists compiled by Career and Professional Development (CPD) to help students and employers.


Fall semester VT career fairs

  • SEE EACH EVENT WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION, including contact information for questions.
  • Details are under control of sponsor and are subject to change.
  • CPD has no control over fairs (and their websites) sponsored by other departments, colleges, or students organizations.
  • Employers who are new to attending VT fairs: PLEASE contact CPD Employer Relations staff for advising on which fair(s) might best meet your needs.
Fair name linked to website with details and contact information Sponsor / controls this event Date(s) according to sponsor's website
REAL Fall Career Fair Real Estate Program Tu. Aug. 31, 2021; virtual
Business Horizons Fall Career Fair Pamplin College of Business Th. Sep. 2, 2021; virtual
Wed. Sep. 8, 2021; in person
Engineering Expo Sponsor is a student organization: Student Engineers Council
Faculty advisor: Dr. Bev Watford
Sep. 14-17, 2021
Sep. 14-16, 2021; in person
Sep. 16-17, 2021; online
Natural Resources and Environment Fall Career Fair College of Natural Resources and Environment Tu. Sep. 21, 2021; virtual
CareerScope Hospitality and Tourism Management Career Fair VT Hospitality Management Association Sep. 21-23, 2021
Aerospace, Defense, and Intelligence Career Fair Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Department and Hume Center Tu. Sep. 28, 2021; in person
Wed. Sep. 29, 2021; virtual
Fall Connection: open to employers recruiting for all career fields Career and Professional Development Wed. Sep. 29, 2021; virtual
Capital CoLAB Digital Tech Career Fair No information about which VT office is the sponsor. Sep. 30, 2021
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Virtual Job and Externship Fair Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Oct. 2, 2021; virtual
Civil Engineering Fall Career Fair Civil Engineering Department Tu. Oct. 12, 2021; in person
Mining and Minerals Career Fair Mining and Minerals Engineering Department Tu. Oct. 12, 2021; virtual
Construction Industry Fall Career Fair Myers-Lawson School of Construction Oct. 28-29, 2021; in person
RVA Fall Career Expo Richmond Alumni Association Chapter TBA for future when can be in person
Last year: Tu. to Fr. Oct. 13-16, 2020; virtual

Spring semester VT career fairs

  • Spring 2022 fair dates are listed when sponsors publish their dates on their websites.
  • SEE EACH EVENT WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION, including contact information for questions.
  • Details are under control of sponsor and are subject to change.
  • CPD has no control over fairs (and their websites) sponsored by other departments, colleges, or students organizations.
  • Employers who are new to attending VT fairs: PLEASE contact CPD Employer Relations staff for advising on which fair(s) might best meet your needs.
Fair name linked to website with details and contact information Sponsor / controls this event Date(s) according to sponsor's website
Business Horizons Spring Career Fair Pamplin College of Business Th. Jan. 27, 2022; virtual
Wed. Feb. 2, 2022; in person
REAL Spring Career Fair Real Estate Program TBA for 2022.
last year: Feb. 3, 2021
Spring Connection: all career fields Career and Professional Development Wed. Feb. 16, 2022; in person
Wed. Feb. 23, 2022; vitual
Destinations in Hospitality & Tourism Management Hospitality & Tourism Management Department Th. Feb. 17, 2022
CAMEO Career Fest Sponsor is a student organization, CAMEO (Council for Advancement of Minority Engineering Organizations)
Faculty advisor: Ms. Taylor Cupp
Feb. 22, 2022; virtual
Feb. 24-25, 2022; in person
Construction Industry Spring Career Fair Myers-Lawson School of Construction Tu. Feb. 22, 2022
Civil Engineering Spring Career Fair Civil Engineering Department TBA for 2022.
last year: Feb. 24, 2021
School of Architecture + Design Career Day School of Architecture + Design / Kelly Cooper Mon. Feb. 28, 2022
Natural Resources and Environment Spring Career Fair College of Natural Resources and Environment TBA for 2022.
last year: Mar. 3, 2021
Property Management Career Fair Property Management major in Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management Department Mar. 24, 2022; in person
SEC-ACC Virtual Career Fair: All majors & degree levels CareerEco.
Career and Professional Development is the Virginia Tech contact office for this event.
Wed. Apr. 6, 2022

Beyond VT: More virtual career fairs

Many virtual fairs focus on particular career fields or populations.
Many employers have excellent opportunities, but cannot participate in all the fairs offered by specific universities. Virtual fairs open a world of opportunity for more students and employers to connect. Take advantage.

Sponsor/contact for questions: CareerEco.

See the CareerEco Virtual fairs list for all specific fairs and details.

CareerEco hosts a wide variety of career fairs, including focus on populations and career fields. CareerEco is also the platform for some university-hosted career fairs. CareerEco virtual career fairs have included fairs for:

  • Architecture and design
  • Bank talent
  • DVM
  • STEM
  • Engineering
  • Students with disabilities
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • ...and more

Questions and deciding which VT career fairs to attend

For employers with questions about a specific career fair

  • There is a contact person for each fair. The VT fairs list above has a link to each fair website, where you can find complete details and contact information.

For employers: advice on which VT career fairs to attend

  • For advice on which VT fair(s) may best serve your need, please contact our employer relations staff in Career and Professional Development. We are here to advise and assist you. We know your time is valuable, and that you incur expenses to participate in fairs. With so many VT-affiliated fairs, we understand that choosing among them can be confusing. We want to assist you in selecting events that will work best for your recruiting goals!

Which VT career fairs should students attend? There is no short-cut answer!

  • At each fair, a wide variety of employers may participate, and each employer specifies their own hiring needs for majors, academic levels, and types of hires including internships, co-ops, and post-grad jobs.
  • Some employers seek very specific majors, and some employers seek a wide variety of majors, both in and outside the sponsoring college or department.
  • The employment world is not organized like universities, by majors and colleges, and many employers seek professional qualities and personal characteristics that are not exclusive to a specific major.
  • Investigate the website for each fair to learn which employers are participating, their hiring needs, and other protocol of each fair.
  • Be aware that the specific individuals representing an employer during a fair might not know about all the hiring needs of the whole organization, especially if the reps are not from their HR department.
  • The best way to have success at a fair is to do two things:
    • First, plan in advance which employers to connect with based on your research, and have a customized introduction (Example: I’m interested in your organization because of the opportunity to work in a project team….” Never ask, “what does your company do?”).
    • Second, participate with willingness to be flexible and adaptable in connecting with employers. Be ready for the unexpected, and be personable, friendly, and a good listener.
  • Unsure if you are ready to participate in a fair? Then be a volunteer. Being a volunteer gives you a reason and purpose to participate in a fair, and structure on how to interact. For an in-person fair, that could involve helping employers carry supplies, delivering water, etc. That will help you see the event from a different viewpoint, and demystify the event, helping you when you are ready to participate as a job-seeker. To find out about volunteering, look at each fair website, and/or contact the sponsor, and watch for publicity seeking volunteers.
  • More on how to prepare for a career fair.
  • You are always welcome to seek advising when you are thinking about whether to attend a career fair. We encourage you to plan in advance. Demand for advising is very high when career fair dates are approaching.