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Virginia Tech-affiliated career fairs

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

Fall semester 2020 career fairs

  • 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. Several sponsors have announced fall fairs in virtual format.
  • 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 needing advice on which fairs may best meet your needs, please contact CPD Employer Relations staff who are happy to advise you.

 

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

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

Careers in Science
Sponsor / contact: Career & Professional Development.
VIRTUAL: date TBA for fall 2020.

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

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

RVA Fall Career Expo
Sponsor / contact: Richmond Alumni Association Chapter.
TENTATIVE AND FORMAT TBA: Friday, October 16, 2020. VT fall break date; no classes.

Fall semester 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.

Welcome Week: Campus Jobs Fair
Sponsor: New Student and Family Programs.
Friday, August 23, 2019.

REAL Fall Career Fair
Sponsor / contact: Real Estate Program at Virginia Tech.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

Business Horizons Fall Career Fair
(link is on the Pamplin College Career Services page).

Sponsor / contact: Pamplin College of Business.
Thursday, September 5, 2019.

Engineering Expo
Sponsor is a student organization: Student Engineers Council.
Faculty advisor: Dr. Bev Watford.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, September 10-12, 2019.

Careers in Science
Sponsor / contact: Career & Professional Development.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

CareerScope Hospitality & Tourism Mgt Career Fair
Sponsor / contact: Hospitality and Tourism Management Department.
Thursday, September 19, 2019.

Natural Resources & Environment Career Fair
Sponsor / contact: College of Natural Resources & Environment.
Thursday, September 19, 2019.

Aerospace, Defense, and Intelligence Career Fair
Sponsors / contact: Aerospace & Ocean Engineering Department, and Hume Center.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

Construction Internship and Career Fall Fair
Sponsor / contact: Myers-Lawson School of Construction.
September 25-27, 2019.

Mining and Minerals Career Fair
Sponsor / contact: Mining & Minerals Engineering Deppartment.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

RVA Fall Career Expo
Sponsor / contact: Richmond Alumni Association Chapter.
Friday, October 4, 2019. VT fall break date; no classes.

Multimedia Journalism Career & Internship Fair
Sponsor / contact: Department of Communication.
Friday, October 18, 2019.

Civil Engineering Fall Career Fair
Sponsor / contact: Civil Engineering Department.
Thursday, October 24, 2019.

Spring semester 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

These have traditionally been fairs on college campuses or hosted by a school system or group of 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.

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.

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 needs, the employer relations staff in Career and Professional Development 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.