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Career Fairs and Events

Ohio University's career events provide you with opportunities to network with employers in a variety of industries. Build meaningful connections with employers no matter where you are in your career journey. Whether you're actively searching for jobs/internships, or you're exploring industries and possible career paths, attending a career event can help you achieve your goals.

Accounting, Finance, and Business Career Fair 

Wednesday, September 7, 1 - 4 p.m.

Baker University Center Ballroom, Athens campus

The Accounting, Finance, and Business Career Fair is open to all majors and seeks to connect employers with students who are seeking jobs and internships in these industries. Network with employers who are looking to hire candidates for positions in finance, accounting, marketing, business analytics, business administration, and many other business support areas. Pre-registration for this event is not required to attend.

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Fall Career and Internship Fair 

Wednesday, September 28, 20221 - 4 p.m. 

PING Recreation Center, Athens campus

Network with employers right on Ohio University's Athens campus at the bi-annual Career and Internship Fair. Employers representing a diverse array of industries travel from across the country to recruit Ohio University students and alumni. Connect with recruiters, explore industries, and practice your networking skills while seeking an internship or job. Pre-registration for this event is not required to attend.

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Diversity First Career Fair (Virtual) 

Wednesday, October 12, 1 - 4 p.m.

Virtual- Handshake's Career Fair Platform

Join us for the third annual Diversity First Career Fair! This optimal networking opportunity connects students with employers to learn about their diversity programs, recruiting initiatives and potential positions. This event is a professional networking opportunity for students and professional dress is highly encouraged.

This fair will take place through Handshake's virtual fair platform, where you can sign up for 30-minute information sessions and 10-minute one-on-one sessions with companies that interest you. Registration is required so you can sign up for sessions in advance! To learn more about the virtual fair platform, view Handshake's Guide to Attending A Virtual Fair.

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Grad School Fair (Virtual)

Wednesday, October 26, 1- 4 p.m.

Virtual- Handshake's Career Fair Platform

It’s never too early to explore graduate education programs throughout the region. Get to know the variety of opportunities available in your interest area and meet recruiters from those universities in a virtual environment. This virtual event is open to all majors and class standings.

This fair will take place through Handshake's virtual fair platform, where you can sign up for 30-minute information sessions and 10-minute one-on-one sessions with programs that interest you. Registration is required so you can sign up for sessions in advance! To learn more about the virtual fair platform, view Handshake's Guide to Attending A Virtual Fair.

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Law Fair

Thursday, October 27, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Baker University Center Ballroom, Athens campus

Students who are considering a career in law or law school are invited to attend the annual Ohio University Law Fair. The Ohio University Law Fair will feature dozens of law schools around the country who will be on hand to answer questions about their law school, applications, financial aid information, and more. Students are encouraged to pre-register using their Handshake account and free registration will be available at the Law Fair.

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What to Expect 

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In-Person Career Fairs

First time attending? Here's what to expect! At an in-person career fair, employers have tables set up in a room. Students go from table to table to learn more about companies, open job/internship positions, and possible career paths. We recommend bringing copies of your resume and dressing to impress. 

Virtual Career Fairs

Virtual Career Fairs take place through Handshake's virtual fair platform, where you can interact with recruiters through audio, chat, and videoconferencing. Registration is required to attend virtual career fairs because you must sign up for sessions in advance! After you register for the fair, you'll be prompted to sign up for 30-minute group/information sessions and 10-minute one-on-one sessions with companies that interest you. Sessions are first-come, first-served, but we also recommend revisiting your schedule closer to the event, as employers add new sessions frequently. 

To make the best impression, the Career Network recommends:

Career coaches are available to review resumes, share networking tips, and more. 

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