Career Services provides a full range of programs to directly link employers with Cal Poly students and alumni. Career fairs are a great chance to network and meet face to face with employers and learn about potential jobs and internships, and be considered for same-day or next day interviews.
Attention Employers: This page is intended for students. If you are interested in registering as an employer, please visit our full calendar and registration details!
Upcoming 2020-2021 Career Services Career Fairs
We’ve been planning new ways to help you prepare for your job search and connect with employers virtually. Check out these resources prior to the Career Fair to help you make the most of your Virtual Career Fair experience:
- MustangJOBS, powered by Handshake's Guide to Attending a Virtual Fair
- Signing Up for & Managing Virtual Career Fair Sessions
- Participating in a Virtual Fair
- MustangJOBS, powered by Handshake Video Requirements & Troubleshooting (Students)
Important Notes About Virtual Career Fairs on Career Fairs & EventsMustangJOBS, powered by Handshake
What is a Virtual Career Fair?
Virtual career fairs on MustangJOBS, powered by Handshake give you the opportunity to meet recruiters and other employees through video sessions. You’ll learn more about employers hiring at Cal Poly, and connect with companies that will want to hire you.
Attending video sessions, instead of an in-person fair, means there is no waiting in line to talk to recruiters. When you register for a virtual career fair on MustangJOBS, powered by Handshake, you sign up for specific session times—securing your spot to meet with the employers you’re interested in.
There are two types of virtual fair sessions:
Group sessions. During these sessions you’ll join other students to meet recruiters and other employees at the organization. You’ll learn about job and internship opportunities, company culture, and more. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask your own questions.
One-on-one sessions. This is an opportunity to chat directly with a recruiter about jobs and internships. Recruiters that want to meet you will be able to invite you to attend virtual sessions with them.
Recruiters will likely review your profile before a session, so be sure to update your Handshake profile with your role and location preferences, as well as skills, organizations, and work experience!
Register for Virtual Career Fair and Sign Up for Sessions
- In order to sign up for sessions with employers, you must be registered for the career fair.
- For details on this process, please see Signing up For Virtual Fair Sessions.
- To sign up for Group or 1:1 sessions, your profile privacy will need to be set to Community or Employers.
- For more information on profile privacy, please see Profile Privacy Options in Handshake.
- Review which employers are attending the Career Fair (follow employers you want to check back in with)!
- You'll be able to sign up for sessions up to one (1) minute before the start time; once the session has started, you'll be unable to sign up for the session.
2020-2021 Career Fair & Event Schedule
All Fall 2020 career fairs will be hosted virtually within MustangJOBS, powered by Handshake. Event locations are TBD (or may be conducted virtually) and dates may be subject to change, please check back regularly.
|Computing Career Fair||5:00-8:00 p.m.; Tuesday, October 6, 2020||The Computing Career Fair is a unique opportunity to meet with companies interested in connecting with Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Systems, Math, Statistics, and Physics students and related majors.||Hosted virtually within MustangJOBS, powered by Handshake
STUDENT ZOOM ROOM HELP: If you need help prior or during the event, drop into our Zoom Room which will be staffed by a career counselor from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on October 6th.
|Fall Career Fair||10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; Wednesday, October 7 & Thursday, October 8, 2020||
Whether you're looking for a job, internship, co-op position or you just want to network with employers, the Fall Career Fair is for you! This is your opportunity to network and learn about full-time, internship and co-op opportunities and be considered for same-day or next-day interviews. All students are welcome to attend, regardless of career interests or majors.
Hosted virtually within MustangJOBS, powered by Handshake
On the day of the virtual fair, you'll be able to join sessions via the Your Sessions tab in the career fair. You'll see a banner on your dashboard that will take you directly there.
STUDENT ZOOM ROOM HELP: If you need help prior or during the event, drop into our Zoom Room which will be staffed by a career counselor from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on October 7th.
|Architecture & Environmental Design Career Fair||Thursday, January 14, 2021||The Architecture and Environmental Design Career Fair is a targeted recruiting event for Architecture Engineering, Architecture, City and Regional Planning, Construction Management, Landscape Architecture, and Transportation Planning students and related majors pursuing a career within these fields.
|Student + Employer Diversity Mixer||Tuesday, January 19, 2021||This annual event is co-hosted by Career Services, Student Academic Services and the Cross Cultural Centers.
The purpose of this event is to connect allies and advocates from recruiting organizations with students from groups that are underrepresented in the workplace, which may include but are not limited to cultural background, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification, disability status, and first-generation students.
Students, don’t miss the opportunity to connect with industry professionals who are eager to meet you and support your career exploration and planning.
|Winter Career Fair||Wednesday, January 20, & Thursday, January 21, 2021||
Winter is the perfect time to start looking into jobs, internships, and co-ops for the summer or after graduation! Don't miss this opportunity to meet with over 200 employers at our Winter Career Fair! This is your opportunity to network and learn about full-time, internship and co-op opportunities and be considered for same-day or next-day interviews. All students are welcome to attend, regardless of career interests or majors.
|Local Career Fair||Thursday, February 4, 2021||
Do you want to stay in the area after graduation or want career-related experience during college? This is a great opportunity to meet with companies looking to fill part-time, internship, co-op and career positions in San Luis Obispo County and northern Santa Barbara County.
|Packaging Career Fair||Tuesday, February 23, 2021||
Are you an Industrial Technology or Packaging, Graphic Communication, Food Science, Marketing, Industrial Engineering major or related major? Or are you interested in the packaging industry? This career fair is for you!
|Teacher Job Fair||Thursday, March 4, 2021||
Join us for the Teacher Job Fair to network and learn about full-time opportunities with school districts and organizations around California. All majors welcome!
Spring Career Fair
|Wednesday, April 14, and Thursday, April 15, 2021||
Join us for last Career Fair on the year. Whether you're looking for a job, internship, co-op position or you just want to network with employers, the Spring Career Fair is for you! This is your opportunity to network and learn about full-time, internship and co-op opportunities and be considered for same-day or next-day interviews. All students are welcome to attend, regardless of career interests or majors.
Career Services is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons and provides services to our students and employers on a nondiscriminatory basis. If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Career Services Events. Requests can be served more effectively if notice is provided at least 10 days before the event.