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Virginia Tech career fairs

for students and employers

As a service to students and employers, Career and Professional Development has assembled lists of VT fairs.

  • More than 25 Virginia Tech-affiliated career fairs each academic year, during fall and spring semesters.
  • Academic departments and colleges host fairs to serve their students and related industries.
  • Career and Professional Development (CPD) hosts fairs open to employers who recruit students from any major.
  • Chapters of the VT Alumni Association host fairs for employers in their geographic regions.

Fall semester VT career fairs

  • See fair host webpages for complete information, including contact for questions.
  • Career and Professional Development has no control over fairs (and webpages) hosted by other departments, offices, and organizations.
  • Employers: Please contact CPD employer relations staff for advice on which fair(s) meet your needs.
Fair / webpage link Host Date(s)
Business Horizons Fall Career Fair Pamplin College of Business Wed. Aug. 31, 2022, virtual.
Th. Sep. 8, 2022, in person.
REAL Fall Career Fair Real Estate Program Wed. Sep. 7, 2022, in person.
Aerospace, Defense, and Intelligence Career Fair Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Department and Hume Center Fr. Sep. 9 2022, virtual.
Tu. Sep. 20, 2022, in person.
Computer Science CS|Source Fall Career Fair; open to specific majors; see host webpage Computer Science Department Mon. Sep. 12, 2022, in person.
Engineering Expo Student organization: Student Engineers Council
Faculty advisor: Dr. Bev Watford
Tu., Wed., Th. Sep. 13, 14, 15, 2022, in person.
Fr. Sep. 16, 2022, virtual.
Construction Industry Fall Career Fair Myers-Lawson School of Construction Sep. 21, 2022, in person.
Fall Connection: open to employers recruiting for all career fields Career and Professional Development Wed. Sep. 28, 2022, in person.
Tu. Oct. 4, 2022, virtual.
CareerScope Hospitality and Tourism Management Career Fair VT Hospitality Management Association Th. Sep. 29, 2022, in person.
Mining and Minerals Engineering Fall Career Fair
For host's fair webpage search VT website.
Mining and Minerals Engineering Department Tu. Oct. 4, 2022, in person.
Natural Resources and Environment Fall Career Fair College of Natural Resources and Environment Wed. Oct. 5, 2022, in person.
Civil Engineering Fall Career Fair Civil Engineering Department Mon.-Tu. Oct. 10-11, 2022, in person,
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Career Fair Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Fri. Oct. 21, 2022
RVA Fall Career Expo Richmond Alumni Association Chapter Fr. Oct. 21, 2022, in person.
Agricultural and Applied Economics Career Fair Agricultural and Applied Economics Department Wed. Oct. 26, 2022, in person.

Spring semester VT career fairs

  • See fair host webpages for complete information, including contact for questions.
  • Career and Professional Development has no control over fairs (and webpages) hosted by others.
  • Employers: Please contact CPD employer relations staff for advice on which fair(s) meet your needs.
Fair / webpage link Host Date(s)
Business Horizons Spring Career Fair Pamplin College of Business Wed. Jan. 25, 2023; virtual
Th. Feb. 2, 2023; in person
Computer Science Spring Career Fair; open to specific majors; see host webpage Computer Science Department Feb. 6, 2023; in person
REAL Spring Career Fair Real Estate Program TBA FOR 2023.
LAST YEAR'S DATE: Wed. Feb. 9, 2022; virtual
Property Management Career Fair Property Management major Fr. Feb. 10, 2023; in person
Spring Connection: all career fields Career and Professional Development Wed. Feb. 15, 2023; in person
Tu. Feb. 21, 2023; virtual
Destinations in Hospitality & Tourism Management Hospitality & Tourism Management Department Feb. 16, 2023; in person
Construction Industry Spring Career Fair Myers-Lawson School of Construction Feb. 21, 2023; in person
Natural Resources and Environment Spring Career Fair and Packaging Fair College of Natural Resources and Environment Wed. Feb. 22, 2023; in person
CAMEO Career Fest Student organization, CAMEO (Council for Advancement of Minority Engineering Organizations)
Faculty advisor: Ms. Taylor Cupp
Th. Feb. 23, 2023; in person
Civil Engineering Spring Career Fair Civil Engineering Department Th. Feb. 23, 2023; in person
Mining and Minerals Engineering Spring Career Fair
For host's fair webpage search VT website.
Mining and Minerals Engineering Department TBA FOR 2023.
LAST YEAR'S DATE: Th. Feb. 24, 2022; virtual
Materials Science and Engineering Spring Career Fair Materials Science and Engineering Department TBA FOR 2023.
LAST YEAR'S DATE: Th. Feb. 24, 2022; virtual and in person
School of Architecture + Design Career Day School of Architecture + Design Mon. Feb. 27, 2023; in person
National Capital Region Job Fair NCR chapter of Virginia Tech Alumni Association TBA FOR 2023.
LAST YEAR'S DATE: Mon. Mar. 7, 2022
RVA Career Expo Richmond chapter of Virginia Tech Alumni Association TBA FOR 2023.
LAST YEAR'S DATE: Fr. Mar. 11, 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 fair.)
Wed. Apr. 5, 2023; virtual

Questions | 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 fair lists include links to the fair webpage maintained by the host, where they should provide details and contact information.

For employers: advice on which VT career fairs to attend

  • For advice on which VT fair(s) can best serve your recruiting needs, 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?

  • At each fair, a wide variety of employers might 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 applicants from specific majors, and some employers seek applicants in a variety of majors and colleges.
  • The employment world is not organized like universities, by majors and colleges. Many employers seek professional qualities and personal characteristics that are not exclusive to any major.
  • Investigate the fair webpages to learn which employers are participating, their hiring needs, and other details of each fair.
  • Be aware: the personnel representing an employer organization during a fair might not know all the hiring needs of the whole organization, especially if the reps are not from their human resources 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? Try volunteering. 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 webpage, and/or contact the sponsor, and watch for publicity seeking student 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 higher when career fair dates are approaching.

Great! We're glad you understand the reality that not all employers can or will participate in Virginia Tech career fairs. Virtual fairs give you access to more employers. We suggest CareerEco because they have been offering a variety of virtual career fairs since 2010.

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Not all employers attend Virginia Tech career fairs. Virtual fairs give you access to more employers.