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Career Services offers ten signature Career Fairs per year, giving employers the ability to connect directly with Cal Poly students and alumni. Attending a Career Fair is also one of the most effective ways for you to gain visibility, build invaluable relationships on-campus, educate students about your company, advertise open positions and/or interview our talented students and alumni. Special rates are available for our non-profit and government partners. 

For questions or additional information on any of the Career Services Career Fairs listed below, please contact the Career Services Events Team or Soukita Thipsouvanh, senior event planner and career partners program coordinator, directly at 805-756-6094. You may also contact the Career Services Front Office directly at 805-756-2501

How Do You Register For a Career Fair?

  1. Log into MustangJOBS, powered by Handshake (please see special instructions for first-time MustangJOBS, powered by Handshake users below).
  2. On the left-side navigation bar, click on "Fairs."
  3. Search for "Cal Poly" in the search bar and click on the career fair that you would like to register for.
  4. Once you complete the career fair registration, our office will need to review the details you provided.
  5. Within 3 business days you should expect an invoice from us. Please note that your registration is not complete until payment is made and job descriptions are posted and approved. 

Important Notes About Registration For First-Time Handshake Users

For first-time users, you will need to create your personal account and link to your employer's Handshake page before you can register for the fair. (This is a one-time-only process.)

  1. Go to calpoly.joinhandshake.com/login
  2. Click on "Sign up for an Account" under the Handshake logo and then select "Employer" on the resulting page.
  3. To create your personal account, enter your information, email address, and create a password. Handshake will send you a confirmation email to verify your credentials.
  4. Check your email and click the link to confirm your account.
  5. Back in Handshake, follow the steps to set up your account, search for your employer and link to that account. (If your organization is not in Handshake, you will create its employer page.) Students and alumni will see these pages when searching in the system. You can also request access to Cal Poly during the sign-up process, notifying us that you would like to post jobs with us in the future.
  6. After you link to your employer or create your employer's account, you'll be on the home page of Handshake. On the left-side navigation bar, click on "Fairs." Search for "Cal Poly" on the resulting Career Fairs page, and click on our career fair to complete registration.

2019 - 2020 Career Services Career Fairs & Special Events

Save the date for the 2019 - 2020 Career Fairs! For a compiled list of career fairs, feel free to download the 2019 - 2020 Career Fair Calendar (.pdf). All dates are subject to change. Registration will open on MustangJOBS, powered by Handshake for the 2019 - 2020 Career Fairs approximately two months before the event. 
 

Fall 2019 Career Fairs

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Computing Career Fair
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Computing Career Fair is a unique recruiting event for companies interested in connecting with Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, Math, and Physics students and related majors.

 

REGISTRATION AVAILABLE 8/6/19

Alumni Networking Event

Alumni-Employer Networking Event
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Network and mingle with fellow alumni and colleagues, and reconnect with Cal Poly Faculty and Staff while enjoying appetizers and beverages. To register, add this event to your Fall Career Fair registration by checking the appropriate box. If you will not be participating in the Fall Career Fair, but would like to attend the Alumni-Employer Networking Event, please contact Soukita Thipsouvanh at thipsouv@calpoly.edu.

 

REGISTRATION AVAILABLE 8/6/19

Fall Career Fair

Fall Career Fair
Wednesday, October 2 & Thursday, October 3, 2019

Recruit students from all majors for career, internship, and co-op positions.

REGISTRATION AVAILABLE 8/6/19

Construction Management Career Fair Fall

Construction Management Career Fair
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Recruit students from all majors for career, internship, and co-op positions.Co-sponsored with the Construction Management department, this career fair is a unique recruiting event for companies interested in connecting with Construction Management students and related majors.

REGISTRATION AVAILABLE 8/29/19

Winter 2020 Career Fairs

Architecture Career Fair

Architecture & Environmental Design Career Fair
Thursday, January 16, 2020

This is a unique, targeted recruiting event for companies interested in connecting with Architectural Engineering, Architecture, City Regional Planning, Construction Management, Landscape Architecture, and Transportation Planning students and related majors.

REGISTRATION AVAILABLE 11/14/19

Alumni Networking Event

Student + Employer Diversity Mixer
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

To register, add this event to your Winter Career Fair registration by checking the appropriate box. If you will not be participating in the Winter Career Fair, but would like to attend the Student + Employer Diversity Mixer, please contact Soukita Thipsouvanh at thipsouv@calpoly.edu.

REGISTRATION AVAILABLE 11/20/19

Winter Career Fair

Winter Career Fair
Wednesday, January 22 & Thursday, January 23, 2020

Recruit students from all majors for career, internship, and co-op positions.

 

REGISTRATION AVAILABLE 11/20/19

 

Construction Management Career Fair Winter

Construction Management Career Fair
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Recruit students from all majors for career, internship, and co-op positions. Co-sponsored with the Construction Management department, this career fair is a unique recruiting event for companies interested in connecting with Construction Management students and related majors.

REGISTRATION AVAILABLE 12/5/19

Local Career Fair

Local Career Fair
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Recruit students from all majors and class levels for part-time, career, internship, and co-op positions. This event is open to employers within a 60 mile radius of San Luis Obispo County (or Northern Santa Barbara County) looking to fill part-time, internship and career positions. It is a great opportunity to interact with students exploring the community and job and internship options available in this area.


REGISTRATION AVAILABLE 12/5/19

Local Career Fair

Packaging Career Fair
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Co-sponsored with the Orfalea College of Business Industrial Technology and Packaging, the Packaging Career Fair is a unique recruiting event for companies interested in connecting with Industrial Technology and Packaging students and related majors.

REGISTRATION AVAILABLE 9/23/19

Teacher Job Fair

Teacher Job Fair
Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Teacher Job Fair is a unique recruiting event for organizations interested in connecting with knowledgeable, skillful and caring education professionals from Cal Poly's School of Education program


REGISTRATION AVAILABLE 12/19/19

Spring 2020 Career Fairs

Spring Career Fair

Spring Career Fair (and Clothing Drive*)
Wednesday, April 15 & Thursday, April 16, 2020

Recruit students from all majors for career, internship, and co-op positions.

*Representatives attending the Spring Career Fair can drop off their contemporary style, clean professional clothing for our Professional Clothing Closet on April 15th and 16th. Donation bins will be at the Career Fair shuttle pick up location from 8:00 -10:00 a.m. Items are tax deductible.


REGISTRATION AVAILABLE 2/19/20

 

Disability-Related Accommodations
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 the Career Services Events Team. Requests can be served more effectively if notice is provided at least 10 days before the event.

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