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Event leadership | 14 March 2016

Career Fairs 2016: The Best Events For Job Seekers

Daniel Mendelson

Searching for an awesome job? You’ve come to the right place – this directory features the best career fairs of 2016. The events listed are divided by state and are in chronological order, making it an ideal tool for those interested in finding a great local event to attend.

As with our tech and marketing directories, we are committed to updating event listings on a rolling basis – so check back soon to see more listings!

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Best Career Fairs Of 2016


NameCityDescriptionStart Date
Greater Phoenix Job FairPhoenixCome see why Jobertising’s job fairs have been bringing outstanding diversity job seekers together with equally outstanding and proactive diversity-minded companies since 2006.4/21/2016
National Careers – Phoenix Career Fair PhoenixYou will have the opportunity to meet top employers and to interview for several positions during the course of the day, meeting the people who make the hiring decisions.4/27/2016



NameCityDescriptionStart Date
21st Annual Los Angeles Job FairLos Angeles

This career fair, hosted at Dodger Stadium, offers access to a wide range of employers as well as excellent features like a mock interview booth for some extra tips.

Silicon Valley Career Fair – Career IntroSanta Clara

Meet Local, Regional, and Fortune 500 Companies Face-to-Face! This FREE career fair is a great opportunity for you to meet local recruiters and decision makers who are hiring right now for open positions.

Los Angeles Job FairLos Angeles

Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles, this job fair will bring together employers, professionals, and entry-level individuals. The theme for the event is “Diversity Empowers Employers and Job Seekers”.

Free Sacramento Career Fair – SacJobsSacramento

SacJobs is Sacramento California’s premier local job board, serving the people of Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Yolo Counties. You will find both full time and part time local job opportunities in a variety of career fields.

17th Annual San Jose Career FairSanta Clara

Hosted by Diversity Career Group, this event provides the opportunity to meet with Fortune 500 employers from a range of industries from sales to marketing.

Fall Career Fair – Cal Poly PomonaPomonaThe Fall General Career Fair typically hosts over 3,000 students, and employers come from a diverse range of industries.10/26/2016


NameCityDescriptionStart Date
National Career – Hartford Career FairHartford

You will have the opportunity to meet top employers and to interview for several positions during the course of the day, meeting the people who make the hiring decisions.



NameCityDescriptionStart Date
UF Summer Job & Internship FairGainesville

At this outdoor event, employers representing industries from various parts of the country can attend and recruit UF students.

Ft. Lauderdale Job FairFt. Lauderdale

Attend this event to connect with employers for opportunities in sales, business development, and marketing.

HireMiami Career FairMiami

Whether you’re looking for a new career in investment banking, marketing, technology, media, consulting or sales, you will find all the best employers at HireMiami.




NameCityDescriptionStart Date
Hire A Hero: Spring 2016 Career FairAtlanta

The Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO) is hosting a Career Fair as part of its mission to assist veterans with obtaining employment. This event will provide employment opportunities for any veteran seeking to join the workforce. Employers will be interviewing and hiring onsite.



NameCityDescriptionStart Date
Hawaii Career ExpoHonolulu

Visit with Hawaii’s best employers, submit an application, and discover career opportunities.




NameCityDescriptionStart Date
The Marketer’s Career FairChicago

The Chicago AMA Marketers Career Fair brings hiring companies and staffing firms together with prospective marketing talent to connect and learn the latest opportunities in the marketing career front in Chicago.

HACE National Conference and Career FairChicagoHACE’s annual conference offers members an opportunity to connect with recruiters from over 30 companies and organizations, attend career and leadership development workshops and receive one-on-one coaching from our expert volunteers!4/19/2016
2016 Career Fair (Illinois Tech)ChicagoIllinois Tech’s campus-wide event typically draw thousands of undergraduates, graduates, and alumni from all disciplines looking for internships, co-ops, and full-time positions.9/21/2016



NameCityDescriptionStart Date
Baltimore Career Fair (Choice Career Fair)Baltimore

Organized by Choice Career Fair, with over 130 annual job fairs, at the Baltimore Career Fair you will meet face-to-face with decision makers in the hiring process.




NameCityDescriptionStart Date
National Career – Boston Career FairBostonYou will have the opportunity to meet top employers and to interview for several positions during the course of the day, meeting the people who make the hiring decisions.4/13/2016
5th Annual Jobs Rebuild BostonBostonJoin the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts for the 5th Annual Jobs: Rebuild Boston Community Conference and Career Fair. This signature event is one of the largest of its kind and attracts over 40  employers in high demand industries who are seeking diverse and skilled talent.6/2/2016


NameCityDescriptionStart Date
Spring Career Expo – University of MichiganAnn ArborSpring Expo connects students with organizations that do just-in-time hiring or have on-going needs. The event targets UM-Ann Arbor students, however, non UM-Ann Arbor students may attend.3/22/2016
Upper Great Lakes Collegiate Job FairMarquetteThe fair brings together students and employers from the Midwest to explore today’s exciting job outlook. Many employers will be interviewing students for positions with their organizations. This year’s Upper Great Lakes Collegiate Job Fair will be hosted by Northern Michigan University.3/23/2016
Detroit Technology Job FairDetroitThis event is geared toward matching technology professionals and experts (software, developers and programmers) with local and national companies.3/30/2016

New Jersey

NameCityDescriptionStart Date
Communication Career Fair – Seton Hall UniversitySouth OrangeDon’t miss this industry-focused fair which will highlight communication industries, such as public relations, journalism, advertising, graphic design, publishing, marketing, sales, broadcasting, media and more.4/7/2016
NJ Statewide Career and Internship FairPiscatawayAn anticipated group of 160+ employers will network with more than 2,500 students and alumni to discuss full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities from a wide variety of fields. This event is open to Rutgers University students and alumni as well as the general public.4/29/2016
Trenton Career FairTrentonThis is a Live Hiring job fair, so just register and attend for the chance to get hired at the event!6/14/2016
Science and Technology Job Fair – Princeton UniversityPrincetonMore details coming in June 2016.10/14/2016
NJIT Fall Career FairNewarkNJIT hosts career fairs during the fall and spring semesters. Employers have access to a diverse group of students from a broad range of academic majors and degree levels who are seeking full-time, part-time, co-op, internship and summer positions.9/28/2016
Stevens Institute of Technology – Career FairHobokenThe Fair is targeted to full time employment opportunities only and attended by graduating students and employment seeking alumni.9/28/2016


New Mexico

NameCityDescriptionStart Date
Albuquerque Career Fair (Choice Career Fairs)Albuquerque

You’ll meet face-to-face with hiring decision-makers from some of the area’s top employers. Dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes, because they’re here to hire.



New York

NameCityDescriptionStart Date
Columbia Startup Career FairNew YorkThe Startup Career Fair is focused on connecting startup firms, primarily from the NYC area, with entrepreneurially minded students and alumni at Columbia. Numerous industries are represented including technology, sustainability, media and more.3/25/2016
The Professional & Diversity Job FairNew YorkMeet face-to-face with several of the New York area’s finest employers. Employers typically recruit for entry level and experienced professionals in areas ranging from sales to telemarketing.4/8/2016
Startup Job FairNew YorkThe NYC Startup Job Fair aims to connect talented job seekers with the best New York-based startups. The event is largely run by volunteers looking to foster a thriving startup community and to raise awareness about startup jobs in NYC.4/8/2016
Staten Island Career FairStaten IslandThis is a Live Hiring job fair, so just register and attend for the chance to get hired at the event!4/13/2016
Times Union Job FairAlbanyTimes Union Job Fair is the largest and longest running job fair in the capital region.4/26/2016
Diversity Career GroupNew YorkMeet, sit down and interview with Fortune 500 employers at NYC’s Premiere Sales & Professional events.5/11/2016
Technology Island Job Fair 2016Garden CityThis one-day Tech-focused Job Fair is created specifically to connect talented tech job seekers with Long Island companies’ seeking to fill 250+ technology-related positions.6/20/2016



NameCityDescriptionStart Date
Engage! Cleveland’s Young Professional Employment, Education, and Civic Engagement FairCleveland

The Employment, Education, and Civic Engagement Fair targets young professionals seeking to become more involved in the community, further their education or those looking for new career opportunities.




NameCityDescriptionStart Date
Campus Philly’s Online Job and Internship FairOnlineSearch through hundreds of internship and job opportunities online to find your fit this summer.3/21/2016
Professional and Technology Career FairPhiladelphiaEmployers are seeking candidates with experience and interest in sales, engineering, government, security, education, military, medical, banking, financial services and much more. The Professional Diversity Career Fair is FREE and open to everyone5/3/2016
Career Link 2016PhiladelphiaUPenn’s annual University-wide career fair for opportunities in Consulting, Communications/Marketing, Consumer Products, Education, Manufacturing, Nonprofits, Retail and more!9/16/2016


NameCityDescriptionStart Date
The Texas Job FairHoustonOne of the largest college job fairs in Texas! This event attracts over 1,500 students and alumni from HACCC institutions, in addition to graduates from institutions throughout Texas.3/30/2016
Career & Internship Fair – University of Texas at AustinAustinLiberal Arts Career Services at the University of Texas at Austin and Liberal Arts Council have partnered to present the Spring 2016 Career & Internship Fair at the Texas Union Ballroom.4/6/2016
Dallas Career FairArlingtonYou’ll meet face-to-face with hiring decision-makers from some of the area’s top employers.4/21/2016


Washington D.C.

NameCityDescriptionStart Date
American University Spring Job & Internship FairD.C

This high-impact fair connects representatives from 140 nonprofit organizations, companies, and government agencies with more than 1,200 students and alumni.

DCWW Tech Job FairD.CFar from the typical tech job fair, the DCWW Tech Job Fair matches women technologists with companies that are hiring.3/26/2016
East Coast National RPCV Career Conference and Job FairD.CAttend the East Coast National RPCV Career Conference and Job Fair and learn strategies to make yourself stand out from other job-seekers while networking with other RPCVs and RPCV-friendly employers.4/4/2016



NameCityDescriptionStart Date
Fall Career and Internship FairMadison

Our Fall Career Fair is an ideal setting for employers to talk with University of Wisconsin-Madison students seeking current full-time, summer, or internship positions. Connect with over 2,000 highly qualified UW-Madison students from over 100 majors.



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