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VT-affiliated career fairs

All fall 2020 VT career fairs are virtual. 25+ VT career fairs each year; 15+ unique sponsors.

Teaching & education fairs

For teaching and school system jobs: explore teaching and education career fairs.

More virtual career fairs

Many more virtual career fairs help students and employers connect. Expand your world.

Virginia Tech-affiliated career fairs

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


All fall semester 2020 VT career fairs are virtual

  • In accordance with Virginia Tech plans for fall 2020 in light of COVID-19, the highest priority is safety, health, and well-being of all members of the community.
  • Departments at Virginia Tech who sponsor career fairs are committed to connecting students and employers while maintaining student, employer, and university employee health. All VT-affiliated fall 2020 career fairs are virtual.
  • FAIRS ARE LISTED BELOW IF THE SPONSOR HAS PUBLISHED THEIR FALL 2020 DATE OR FORMAT ON THEIR FAIR WEBSITE.
  • For questions about a specific fair, see its website and contact the sponsor.
  • Details are under control of sponsor and are subject to change.
  • CPD has no control over fairs sponsored by other departments, colleges, or students organizations.
  • Employers who are new to attending a fair: PLEASE contact CPD Employer Relations staff for advising on which fair(s) might best meet your needs.

FAIRS ARE LISTED HERE IF THE SPONSOR HAS PUBLISHED THEIR FALL 2020 DATE OR FORMAT ON THEIR WEBSITE.

Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center Career Summit
Sponsor: Virginia's  New River Valley
Host: Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center 
VIRTUAL: August 24-26, 2020

Fall Business Horizons Career Fair
Sponsor / contact: Pamplin College of Business.
VIRTUAL on Brazen: Thursday, September 10, 2020.

Engineering Expo
Sponsor is a student organization: Student Engineers Council.
Faculty advisor: Dr. Bev Watford.
VIRTUAL on Brazen: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, September 15-17, 2020.

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Job Fair
Sponsor / contact: VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine.
VIRTUAL on Brazen: September 18-19, 2020.

Natural Resources & Environment Career Fair
Sponsor / contact: College of Natural Resources & Environment.
VIRTUAL on Brazen: Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

Careers in Science
Sponsor / contact: Career & Professional Development.
VIRTUAL on Brazen: Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

REAL Fall Career Fair
Sponsor / contact: Real Estate Program at Virginia Tech.
VIRTUAL on Brazen: September 30, 2020.

Aerospace, Defense, and Intelligence Career Fair
Sponsors / contact: Aerospace & Ocean Engineering Department, and Hume Center.
VIRTUAL on Brazen: Thursday, October 1, 2020.

CareerScope Hospitality & Tourism Management Career Fair
Sponsor / contact: VT Hospitality Management Association.
VIRTUAL on Brazen: Thursday, October 1, 2020.

Fall Construction Industry Career Fair
Sponsor / contact: Myers-Lawson School of Construction.
VIRTUAL on Brazen: October 5-6, 2020.

Mining and Minerals Career Fair
Sponsor / contact: Mining & Minerals Engineering Department.
VIRTUAL on Brazen: Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

Fall Civil Engineering Career Fair
Sponsor / contact: Civil Engineering Department.
VIRTUAL on Brazen: Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

Fall RVA Career Expo
Sponsor / contact: Richmond Alumni Association Chapter.
VIRTUAL: Tuesday to Friday, October 13-16, 2020. VT fall break date; no classes.

Multimedia Journalism Career & Internship Fair
Sponsor / contact: Department of Communication.
Fall 2020 info "coming soon," per website. Last year's date: Friday, October 18, 2019.

Spring semester 2020 career fairs

  • For questions about a specific fair, see its website and contact the sponsor.
  • Details are under control of sponsor and are subject to change.
  • CPD has no control over fairs sponsored by other departments, colleges, or students organizations.
  • Employers needing advice on which fairs may best meet your needs, please contact CPD Employer Relations staff who are happy to advise you.

REAL Spring Career Fair
Sponsor / contact: Real Estate Program at Virginia Tech
Tuesday, January 28, 2020.

Business Horizons Spring Career Fair
(link is on the Pamplin College Career Services page
).
Sponsor / contact: Pamplin College of Business.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

Civil Engineering Spring Career Fair
Sponsor / contact: Civil Engineering Department.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

Connection: All-careers fair
Sponsor / contact: Career & Professional Development.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

Destinations in Hospitality & Tourism Management
Sponsor / contact: Hospitality & Tourism Mgt. Department.
Thursday, February 20, 2020.

School of Architecture + Design Career Day
Sponsor / contact: School of Architecture + Design.
Monday, February 24, 2020.

CAMEO Career Fest
Sponsor is a student organization, CAMEO (Council for Advancement of Minority Engineering Organizations).
Faculty advisor: Dr. Bev Watford.
February 24-25, 2020.

Construction Internship and Career Spring Fair
Sponsor / contact: Myers-Lawson School of Construction.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

Materials Science & Engineering Career Fair
Sponsor / contact: Materials Science & Engr. Department.
Monday, March 2, 2020.

National Capital Region Job Fair
Sponsor / contact: NCR Alumni Association Chapter.
Monday, March 9, 2020. During VT spring break.

Postponed: RVA Spring Career Expo
If their website is down, see Virginia Tech Alumni Relations Richmond Chapter information.
Sponsor / contact: Richmond Alumni Association Chapter.
Friday, March 13, 2020. During VT spring break.

Property Management Career Fair (scroll down to "announcement")
Sponsor / contact: Property Management Department.
Sponsor's published date: Thursday, March 26, 2020.

SEC-ACC Virtual Career Fair: All majors & academic levels
Sponsor: CareerEco. Career & Professional Development serves as the Virginia Tech contact for this event.
This event was virtual, so it was held!!!
Thursday, April 2, 2020.

Teaching and education job fairs

Often hosted by a specific university or by school systems.

Teaching & education job fairs

2020-2021 academic year dates.

Listed alphabetically by sponsor.
Details subject to change by sponsor.
For complete info and questions: Visit event website and contact the sponsor.
To learn about opportunities in specific counties or cities, visit that county or city school system website.

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, many of which have focused on populations and career fields. As universities move to hosting career fairs virtually, CareerEco is also the platform for some university career fairs. Past CareerEco virtual career fairs have included fairs for:

  • Internship and co-op
  • Finance
  • Orthotics and prosthetics
  • Bank talent
  • Retail careers
  • Public school system
  • Higher education careers
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Veterans
  • Students with disabilities
  • College athletes
  • International students
  • Retail careers
  • ...and many more

Questions about and choosing among VT fairs

For employers with questions about a specific fair

  • There is a different contact for each fair. 
  • Each fair in the VT fairs list above is linked to its website, and the sponsoring organization is listed. Visit the event website to find complete details and contact information.
  • Career and Professional Development has no control or authority over fairs that are sponsored by another department, or college, or student organization. However, our employer relations staff in Career and Professional Development are happy to advise you in determining which fair(s) may best meet your recruiting needs.

Which VT fairs should employers attend?

  • Employers are encouraged to visit the websites of all fairs of interest, and to speak with the sponsors of those fairs.
  • 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. There are many VT-affiliated fairs, and choosing among them can be confusing. We want to assist you in selecting events that will work best for your recruiting goals!

Which VT 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. Should events return to in-person formats when safety permits, being a volunteer gives you a reason and purpose to be there, and structure on how to interact (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.