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Most spring semester fairs are held in February and March.

 

SHOULD I GO? CAN I GO?
If events are listed here, it's because students are invited, by the sponsor, to attend.

See each event website to learn any limitations, expectations, advance requirements.
Any decision to attend a fair should be based on advance research and preparation:
Students should view each fair website and the list of attending employers to determine whether those employers have needs that match your qualifications.
Be aware that the employment world is not organized by majors and colleges!
More on: Should I go? How to prepare for a job/career fair.

 

Virginia Tech sponsored or affiliated event

indicates Virginia Tech sponsored or affiliated events.


JANUARY
What / when / where Sponsor / Contact Recruiting of / by:

Annual Roanoke Holiday Career & Lifestyle Fair
Tues. Jan. 8, 2013
Roanoke Civic Center
(held in late Dec in 2011 and prior years)

Sponsors:
City of Roanoke Economic Development Department, WDBJ7, The Renick Group, National College, City of Roanoke
Contact:
Ms. Lisa Soltis
lisa.soltis @
roanokeva.gov

(540) 853-1694

College students, young adults returning to or locating in Roanoke; local employers, entrepreneurial orgs, quality of life orgs showcase Roanoke’s professional, social, personal opportunities.


FEBRUARY
What / when / where Sponsor / Contact Recruiting of / by:

2013 Sports Industry Networking & Career (SINC) Conference
Fri-Sat Feb. 8-9, 2013
George Washington Univ.
Washington, DC

Sponsors

Contact:
202-783-5500
info@sinc-conference.com

Why students should attend.
Education, networking, job and internship opportunities; access to leaders in the field.

School systems: Teaching candidate interviews on VT campus
Wed. & Thur.
Feb. 13 & 14, 2013
Smith Career Center
[part of On-Campus Interviewing Program through Hokies4Hire]

Virginia Tech sponsored or affiliated event

Sponsor:
Career Services, Virginia Tech

Contact:
Ms. Lisa Boothe
Career Services
Smith Career Center
lisa.boothe@vt.edu
(540) 231-8875

NOTE: there is no fair prior to interviews; Application deadline based on interview date. VT students log in to Hokies4Hire to apply for interviews [find by interview date or employer]. School systems will review applicants and schedule interviews in advance.
[More teaching fairs.]

Education Job Fair at Radford University
Fri. Feb. 15, 2013
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Radford Univ. Peters Hall Gym
[More teaching fairs.]

Sponsor:
Radford Univ. Career Services
Contact:
Ms. Carolyn Sutphin
RU Career Services
csutphin@radford.edu

Virginia Tech students welcome to attend; advance registration not required; seeking employment in K-12 schools; meet, interview w/ schools in Va. & neighboring states.

1st Annual Spring Business Horizons Career Fair
Mon. Feb. 18, 2013
1:00 - 6:00 pm
Cassell Coliseum

Virginia Tech sponsored or affiliated event

Sponsor:
Pamplin College of Business
Contact:
Mr. Stuart Mease
smease@vt.edu
(540) 231-6602

Recruiting business and related students seeking permanent positions, internships and co-ops.

Computer Science Resources Consortium Career Fair
Mon. Feb. 18, 2013
3:00 - 7:00 pm
Squires

Virginia Tech sponsored or affiliated event

Sponsor:
Computer Science Resources Consortium
Contact:
Libby G. Bradford
bradford@vt.edu
540-231-3209

Computer Science majors, including undergraduate and graduate students.
See event website for complete details prior to fair.

Connection Co-op & Internship Job Fair
Tues. Feb. 19, 2013
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Squires Student Center
(Interviews next day)

Virginia Tech sponsored or affiliated event

Sponsor:
Career Services, Virginia Tech
Contact:
Career Services
Ms. Carolyn Rader
raderc@vt.edu
(540) 231-8086

Internships & co-ops.
Majors specified by employers; some employers are open to hiring students in any major. See event website for complete details prior to fair.
[Teaching candidates and school systems: see teaching interviews at VT and education fairs list]

CAMEO Engineering CareerFest
Thur. Feb. 21, 2013
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Squires

Virginia Tech sponsored or affiliated event

Sponsor:
CAMEO (Council for the Advancement of Minority Engineering Organizations)
Contacts:
Ms. Sabrynn Edouard
CAMEO Chair
cameo@vt.edu
(540) 231-7337

Graduating students, interns and co-ops; engineering majors.

School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech Career Day
Mon. Feb. 25, 2013
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Inn at Virginia Tech, Latham Ballroom

Virginia Tech sponsored or affiliated event

Sponsor:
School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech
Contact:
Ms. Trudy Epperly
tepperly@vt.edu
(540) 231-5384

Architecture and design students.
See event website for complete details prior to fair.

Civil Engineering Spring Career Fair
Tues. Feb. 26, 2013
(Interviews next day)

Virginia Tech sponsored or 
									affiliated event

Sponsor:
Via Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Contact:
Ms. Kara Lattimer
(540) 231-7148
karalatt@vt.edu

Students interested in civil engr. design, inclu.: environmental,  geotechnical, land dev., structural, transp., and water resources. See event website for complete details prior to fair.

Destinations in HTM
Thur. Feb. 28, 2013
South End Zone, Lane Stadium
(Interviews next day)

Virginia Tech sponsored or 
									affiliated event

Sponsor:
Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Virginia Tech
Contact:
Ms. Lindsey Ramey
Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management
Virginia Tech
(540) 231-5515
liwilli2@vt.edu

Hospitality and Tourism Management students for internships and full time employment. HTM dept is also hosting hospitality students from Virginia State University. See event website for complete details prior to fair.


MARCH
What / when / where Sponsor / Contact Recruiting of / by:

Spring Construction Internship & Career Fair
Thur. Mar. 7, 2013
Squires Commonweatlh Ballroom
(Interviews next day)

Virginia Tech sponsored or affiliated event

Sponsor:
Myers-Lawson School of Construction
Contact:
Ms. Stephanie Randel
srandel@vt.edu
(540) 231-3804

All types of hires; students in building construction and engineering interested in a career in the construction industry.
See event website for complete details prior to fair.

National Capital Region VT Alumni Association Job Fair
Tues. Mar. 12, 2013
During VT spring break
2:00 - 6:00 pm
VT Northern Virginia Center, Falls Church

Virginia Tech sponsored or affiliated event

Sponsor:
National Capital Region Chapter of the VT Alumni Association
Contact:
Mr. Scott Pence
Nat'l Capital Region Chapter of VT Alumni Association
(703) 340-6447
jobfair@ncrhokies.org

Open to all Virginia Tech students and alumni;
See event website for participating employers to decide if this fair has opportunites for you.

Richmond Chapter VT Alumni Association Career Fair
Fri. Mar. 15, 2013
During VT spring break
1:00 - 5:00 pm
VT Richmond Center

Virginia Tech sponsored or 
                                    affiliated event

Sponsor:
Virginia Tech Alumni Association Richmond Chapter
Contact:
Patrice Strachan

Open to all Virginia Tech students and alumni seeking jobs in the Richmond area.
See event website for participating employers to decide if this fair has opportunites for you.

Annual Charlotte Bobcats Career Fair
Wed. Mar. 20, 2013
1:00 - 4:30 pm
Time Warner Cable Arena

Sponsor:
Charlotte Bobcats.
Contact:
Mr. Tim Barabas
tbarabas@bobcats.com

Meet prospective employers and get advice about careers in professional sports industry. Must register (special offer code: CAREER) $17 includes ticket to 7pm game v. Toronto Raptors.

Residential Property Management Career Fair
Thur. Mar. 21, 2013
Fair: 9-11am
The Inn at Virginia Tech
See event website for all details

Virginia Tech sponsored or affiliated event

Sponsor:
Residential Property Management Option in Department of AHRM
Contact:
Dr. Rosemary Carucci Goss
(540) 231-4784
rgoss@vt.edu

Opportunity for industry professionals to meet students for internships, summer employment, and full-time employment.
See event website for complete details prior to fair.

New River Valley Job Fair Expo
Wed. Mar. 27, 2013
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Edwards Hall, New River Community College

Sponsors:
Listed on event website:
NRCC Workforce Development Services, Virginia Employment Commission & three other organizations.

Variety of NRV businesses, agencies, organizations, including many in Blacksburg. See event website for participating employers to decide if this fair has opportunites for you.

Career Premiere Job & Internship Fair
Thur. Mar. 28, 2013
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Salem Civic Center
Salem, VA

Sponsor:
Consortium of Virginia colleges.
Contact:
Ms. Carolyn Sutphin
RU Career Services
csutphin@radford.edu

Juniors, seniors, and recent grads welcome.
VT students & grads are invited (register when you arrive). More info & prep.


APRIL
What / when / where Sponsor / Contact Recruiting of / by:
 

SEC & ACC Virtual
Career Fair

Tues, Wed, Thur.
Apr. 2-4, 2013
Student registration.

Virginia Tech sponsored or affiliated event

Sponsor:
ACC & SEC university consortium. Virginia Tech Career Services is a member.
Employers, jobs, majors, etc.

Internships, co-ops, jobs. Students, alumni chat online [video not required] w/ employers who might not attend events on VT campus. Employers' chat hours.


MAY
What / when / where Sponsor / Contact Recruiting of / for:

Roanoke Spring Career and Lifestyle Fair
Thur. May 16, 2013
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Roanoke Civic Center

Sponsor:
Roanoke Department of Economic Development and others.
Contact:
Ms. Lisa Soltis
lisa.soltis @ roanoke.gov
540-853-1694
www.roanokeva.gov/fairs

50+ organizations are expected. Recent college graduates and other job seekers invited.


JUNE
What / when / where Sponsor / Contact Recruiting of / for:
     

JULY
What / when / where Sponsor / Contact Recruiting of / for:
     
See Fall fairs for Aug. - Dec. events. Peak months are Sep. - Oct. for fall fairs.

 

 

Career & job fairs

Fall 2013 [Aug-Dec]

Spring 2013 [Jan-July]

Teaching job fairs

Fall Focus Career Fair

Connection co-op & internship fair

Academic fairs:

Majors fair

Grad & prof school fairs

Other events:

Grad/prof school prep

FOR graduate students

Semester events calendar

Prep help for students:

Preparation is key to success at a job or career fair: how to do it!

Contacts

Listed for each fair.

Complete information

Go to the event-sponsor website for complete information, including attending employers, directions, and other details. You should contact the sponsor if you need further information.

Update needed? Event to add?

Event sponsors who want an event listed or need updates to your event info listed on this page: send facts in body of e-mail (no PDFs, please), with your event as subject line, to copeland@vt.edu.
Include URL [web address] for your event.

What if the link to the event website isn't good?

Sponsors: please notify me if your event URL changes!

Students, employers: Call or e-mail event sponsor contact person.

 

Employers deciding which fairs to attend:

Not sure which fair to attend? See employer services and ask advice from our recruiting staff.

ABOUT CAREER/JOB FAIR WEBSITES LISTED / LINKED:

Career Services does not own or maintain the websites for these events (except for Connection) or for their sponsors and we are not always told if event details and web URLs change. Please place reliance on the website for the event (if one exists), and contact the event sponsor if you have questions. We provide information and links as a service to students and employers.