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Career Services provides a full range of programs to directly link employers with Cal Poly students and alumni. We offer employers a range of opportunities to connect and network with students and build invaluable relationships on-campus. Attending a career fair is one of the most effective ways for you to gain visibility and maximize your recruiting potential. We would like to help you maintain a strong visible presence on-campus and interact with students face-to-face.

Career Services Career Fairs & Special Events

For a compiled list of career fairs, feel free to download the 2017-2018 Career Fair Calendar (.pdf). All dates are subject to change.

For questions or additional information on any of the Career Services Career Fairs listed below, please contact Senior Event Planner: Soukita Thipsouvanh, thipsouv@calpoly.edu805-756-6094.

 

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: Soukita Thipsouvanh, Senior Event Planner at 805-756-6094 or email: thipsouv@calpoly.edu or Luis Lopez, Administrative Support Coordinator at 805-756-5915 or email: llopez45@calpoly.edu.  Requests can be served more effectively if notice is provided at least 10 days before the event.

 

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. You may view your registration at any time and leave comments for us with questions about status.

 

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 http://calpoly.joinhandshake.com
  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.

2017 - 2018 CAREER SERVICES CAREER FAIRS & SPECIAL EVENTS


Computing Career Fair - Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Registration fees: $800 per table/day. Non-profit fee: $300 per table/day

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

 

Alumni-Employer Networking Event

 

Alumni-Employer Networking Event - Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Registration fees: No cost to participate! Optional with your Fall Career Fair registration.

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.

 

 

Fall Career Fair - Wednesday, September 27 & Thursday, September 28, 2017

Registration fees: $850 per table/day. Non-profit fee: $300 per table/day

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

 


Construction Management Career Fair - Thursday, October 26, 2017

Online registration begins August 31, 2017

Registration fees: $700 per table/day. Non-profit fee: $300 per table/day

Co-sponsored with the Construction Management department, the Construction Management Career Fair is a unique recruiting event for companies interested in connecting with Construction Management students.

 


Winter Career Fair - Wednesday, January 24 & Thursday, January 25, 2018

Online registration begins November 29, 2017

Registration fees: $850 per table/day. Non-profit fee: $300 per table/day

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

 

Construction Management Career Fair - Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Online registration begins December 6, 2017

Registration fees: $700 per table/day. Non-profit fee: $300 per table/day

Co-sponsored with the Construction Management department, the Construction Management Career Fair is a unique recruiting event for companies interested in connecting with Construction Management students. 

 

Local Career Fair - Thursday, February 8, 2018

Online registration begins December 13, 2017

This event features tiered table pricing to support organizations of all sizes and budgets:

Tier 1 - Over 50 employees, $250

Tier 2 - 10-50 employees, $100

Tier 3 - 10 employees or less, $50

Recruit students from all majors for career, internship, and co-op positions. Open to companies located in San Luis Obispo County or Northern Santa Barbara County only.

 

Architecture & Environmental Design Career Fair - Thursday, February 15, 2018

Online registration begins December 13, 2017

Registration fees: $700 per table/day. Non-profit fee: $300 per table/day

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. 

 

Packaging Career Fair - Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Online registration begins December 1, 2017

Registration fees: $800 per table/day. Non-profit fee: $300 per table/day

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. 

 

Teacher Job Fair - Thursday, April 12, 2018

Online registration begins February 15, 2018

Registration fees: TBD

This is a targeted recruiting event to recruit students interested in teaching.

 

Spring Career Fair - Wednesday, April 18 & Thursday, April 19, 2018

Online registration begins February 28, 2018

Registration fees: $850 per table/day. Non-profit fee: $300 per table/day

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

 

2017 - 2018 CO-SPONSORED CAREER FAIRS & CAL POLY INDUSTRY EVENTS

 

Additional Cal Poly Career Fairs

Future in Finance Day - Date TBD

Hosted by Financial Management Association (FMA), the Futures in Finance Day is your chance to meet with finance related companies that are searching for candidates for career, co-op, and internship positions. 

Fall Symposium - Date TBD

Co-sponsored with the Cal Poly Accounting Club (CPAC), the Fall Symposium is a unique opportunity for large, regional, and Big 4 firms to get acquainted with Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, and Industrial Technology students.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Career Fair - January 26, 2018

Hosted by the Society of Civil Engineers (SCE) and the Society of Environmental Engineers (SENVE), the Civil and Environmental Engineering Career Fair is a good opportunity to meet both Civil and Environmental Engineering students. 

Careers in Accounting Day - Date TBD

Co-sponsored with the Cal Poly Accounting Club (CPAC), the Careers in Accounting Day is a unique opportunity for large, regional, and Big 4 firms to get acquainted with Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, and Industrial Technology students.

Biotechnology & Biomedical Engineering Career Day - Date TBD

This unique and targeted event is hosted in partnership with the Biotechnology & Biomedical Engineering departments for students who will be interested in meeting industry employers. 

Ag Showcase - Date TBD

Hosted by Cal Poly's Agribusiness Management and National Agri-Marketing Association Club, the AG Showcare provides students the opportunity to network with over 80 companies from a wide range of fields in the industry. 

Startup Career Fair - Date TBD

Hosted by Cal Poly's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) and the Cal Poly Entrepreneurs Club this is the perfect opportunity for you to meet motivated individuals looking to join growing enterprises. For more information, please visit: www.cpentrepreneurs.com

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