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Career Fairs

Student talking with recruiter at career fair

BEAM Career Fairs

Stanford hosts 17+ Career Fairs during the academic year, covering a wide variety of industries, majors and degree levels. Career Fairs are open to all students - from freshmen to PhDs & Postdocs - and are an excellent way to connect with employers to learn about opportunities and what skills they are seeking. The Fall Career Fair is our largest fair, and provides an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from approximately 300 employers. Additionally, we have smaller boutique fairs, such as the Social Impact and Start-up fairs, which cater to students interested in specific sectors.

Making the Most of Your Career Fair Experience

It is easy to feel intimidated at a career fair - that's why it's helpful to do your homework ahead of time. Here are some ways you can prepare:

  • Review the list of employers attending the fair in Handshake beforehand and prioritize your top preferences
  • Conduct research on the employers that are high on your preference list using sites such as LinkedIn and Glassdoor
  • Prepare questions for employers based on your goals for the fair, such as career exploration or job search
  • Create your resume and bring copies with you
  • Complete your Handshake profile and make it viewable to employers

Learn more about how to make the most of a career fair


Check out our 2015-16 Career Fair schedule on Handshake or view below.


Career Fairs Date Time Location
Engineering Alumni Job Fair August 26, 2015 4pm - 8pm Arrillaga Alumni Center
Fall Career Fair **Download the Career Fair + App for latest updates! October 1, 2015 10:30am - 4pm White Plaza (outside)
Kickstart Your Social Impact Career - A Cardinal Careers Event October 7, 2015 5pm-8:30pm Paul Brest Hall
Startup & Emerging Companies Fall Fair  **Download the company guide October 13, 2015 12pm-4pm Tresidder Memorial Union
Earth, Energy & Environmental Fair October 15, 2015 12pm-4pm Tresidder Memorial Union
Graduate School/Serve-a-Year Event October 20, 2015 12pm-4pm Tresidder Memorial Union 
Startup Winter Fair January 14, 2016 12pm-4pm William R. Hewlett Teaching Center
Engineering Opportunity Job Fair January 23, 2016 10:30am-3:30pm Huang Engineering Center
Design & Technology Fair (Formerly ME Design & MedTech) February 3, 2016 12pm-4pm Tresidder Memorial Union
Structural Engineering, Sustainable Design & Construction Fair February 4, 2016 5pm-8pm Tresidder Memorial Union
Liberal Arts (H&S) Conference February 10, 2016 12pm-4pm Tresidder Memorial Union
Social Impact Fair - A Cardinal Careers Event February 23, 2016 5pm-8pm Tresidder Memorial Union 
Spring Career Fair April 14, 2016 12pm-4pm White Plaza (outside)
Stanford University Senior Class & Employer Mixer April 14, 2016 6pm-8pm Tresidder Memorial Union