VT-affiliated fairs
In 2018-2019, 24 VT-affiliated career fairs are being held. CPD sponsors three, plus the SEC-ACC virtual fair. Colleges, departments,  and alumni association chapters, sponsor the other 20.

Teaching | education fairs
Students seeking teaching and school system jobs should explore teaching and education fairs.

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Virtual fairs
Not all employers can travel to campus. That's reality. Expand your options by participating in virtual industry, population, and location-focused fairs.

VT-affiliated career fairs

Each event title is linked to its website where you will find the contact information and complete information for that fair.
Sometimes sponsors change their web address unbeknownst to us. We have sent our crystal ball out for repairs!

  • This list is provided by Career & Professional Development [CPD] as a service to students and employers. 
  • Most of these events are NOT under the control of Career & Professional Development.
  • Schedule, details subject to change; SEE SPECIFIC EVENT WEBSITE for complete information and to verify date.
  • Some events include interviews on or after the fair date; find that information on the specific fair website.

Want to request that we add your VT fair to this list?

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FALL SEMESTER CAREER FAIRS

Fair dates listed only. Some fairs have next-day interviews.
FOR QUESTIONS, VISIT EVENT WEBSITE AND CONTACT THE SPONSOR.

Business Horizons Fall Career Fair link is on the Pamplin College Career Services page.
Sponsor: Pamplin College of Business.
Thur. Sep. 6, 2018

Engineering Expo
Sponsor: Student Engineers Council.
Sep. 11 & 12, 2018

CareerScope HTM Career Fair
Sponsor: Hospitality and Tourism Management Department
Thur. Sep. 20, 2018

College of Natural Resources & Environment Career Fair
Sponsor: College of Natural Resources & Environment.
Tues. Sep. 25, 2018

Aerospace, Defense, and Intelligence Career Fair
Sponsors: Aerospace & Ocean Engr. Dept, and Hume Center.
Oct. 1, 2018

Mining and Minerals Career Fair
Sponsor: Mining & Minerals Engineering Dept.
Thur. Oct. 4, 2018

Spectrum: Careers in business, creative, human, and public services.
Sponsor: Career & Professional Development.
Tues. Oct. 9, 2018

Careers in Science
Sponsor: Career & Professional Development.
Wed. Oct. 10, 2018

Myers-Lawson School of Construction Internship and Career Fall Fair
Sponsor: Myers-Lawson School of Construction.
Oct. 15-16, 2018

RVA Fall Career Expo
Sponsor: Richmond Alumni Association Chapter.
Fr. Oct. 19, 2018. VT fall break date; no classes.

Civil Engineering Fall Career Fair
Sponsor: Civil Engineering Dept.
Tues. Oct. 23, 2018

Multimedia Journalism Career & Internship Fair
Sponsor: Multimedia Journalism major.
Fr. Nov. 10, 2017
TBA for fall 2018

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SPRING SEMESTER CAREER FAIRS

Fair dates listed only. Some fairs have next-day interviews.
FOR QUESTIONS, VISIT EVENT WEBSITE AND CONTACT THE SPONSOR.

Business Horizons Spring Career Fair link is on the Pamplin College of Business Career Services page.
Sponsor: Pamplin College of Business.
Wed. Jan. 24, 2018
TBA for spring 2019

Destinations in Hospitality & Tourism Management
Sponsor: Hospitality & Tourism Mgt. Dept.
Thur. Feb. 8, 2018
TBA for spring 2019

Civil Engineering Spring Career Fair
Sponsor: Civil Engineering Dept.
Tues. Feb. 20, 2018
TBA for spring 2019

CONNECTION: All-careers fair
Sponsor: Career & Professional Development.
Wed. Feb. 20, 2019

CAMEO Career Fest
Sponsor: Council for Advancement of Minority Engineering Organizations.
Thur. Feb 22, 2018
TBA for spring 2019

School of Architecture + Design Career Day
Sponsor: School of Architecture + Design.
Mon. Feb. 25, 2019

Myers-Lawson School of Construction Internship and Career Spring Fair
Sponsor: Myers-Lawson School of Construction.
Feb. 27-28, 2018
TBA for spring 2019

National Capital Region Job Fair
Sponsor: NCR Alumni Association Chapter.
Mon. Mar. 5, 2018. During VT spring break.
TBA for spring 2019

RVA Spring Career Expo
Sponsor: Richmond Alumni Association Chapter.
Th. Mar. 8, 2018. During VT spring break.
TBA for spring 2019

Property Management Career Fair
Sponsor: Property Management Dept.
Thur. Mar. 22, 2018
TBA for spring 2019

SEC-ACC Virtual Career Fair: All majors & academic levels
Co-sponsor: Career & Professional Development.
Tues. & Wed. Apr. 3-4, 2018
TBA for spring 2019

Multicultural Career Expo for Undergraduates
Sponsor: Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference, Blacksburg, VA.
Open to all undergraduate students, all majors.
Fri. Apr. 6, 2018
TBA for spring 2019

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Teaching / education job fairs

Listed alpha by sponsor.
2017-2018 dates are listed. 2018-2019 dates will be posted when announced by each sponsor.
Details are subject to change, so see event websites for complete information and to verify the date.

FOR QUESTIONS, VISIT EVENT WEBSITE AND CONTACT THE SPONSOR.

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Virtual career fairs

The virtual fairs focus on particular career fields or populations.
Many employers have excellent opportunities, but cannot travel to every campus to attend in-person fairs. Virtual fairs open a world of opportunity to students to connect with more employers. Take advantage!

SPONSOR / CONTACT FOR QUESTIONS, CareerEco.

See the CareerEco Virtual fairs list for all details; which includes 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

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.
  • Employers are also welcomed and encouraged to contact our employer relations staff for guidance. We know that your time is valuable, and that you incur expenses to travel to campus. 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 attend, 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 attending, their hiring needs, and other tips, such as attire, when to arrive, and other features of that particular fair.
  • Be aware that the specific individuals representing an employer at 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 approach 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, arrive with willingness to be flexible and adaptable in speaking with employers. Be ready for the unexpected, and be personable, friendly, and a good listener. 
  • Unsure if you are ready to attend a fair? Then be a volunteer. That 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 go 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.

To request that a Virginia Tech career fair be added to the list above, or to provide a future date:

Email Catherine Copeland | copeland@vt.edu, with the following:

  • Subject line: your event name, DAY(s) OF THE WEEK, and date(s) (fair day only).
    Example: [event name], WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019
  • In your email include:
    • Your web address for your event where students and employers can find complete details including the times, location, and your contact information.
    • Sponsor org/dept if not implicit from name of fair.

Do not send any attachments (PDFs, Word, etc.)