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.
OHIO Business Career Fair
Tuesday, January 31
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Baker University Center Ballroom, Athens campus
The Business Career Fair is open to all majors and seeks to connect employers with students who are seeking jobs and internships in business related 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.
Spring Career and Internship Fair
Wednesday, February 22
10 a.m. - 2 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.
Education Career Fair 2023
Wednesday, March 29
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Ping Recreation Center, Athens Campus
Network with top candidates from Ohio University interested in a career in education. The Education Career Fair is highly attended by Ohio University education majors and open to other majors looking for opportunities within the education field, including HR, Speech Language Pathology, Operations, Counseling, etc. Organized as a networking and interviewing event, the fair provides employers and candidates an opportunity to consider numerous options.
What to Expect
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. 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:
- Updating your Handshake profile
- Attaching your resume to your Handshake profile
- Testing your tech ahead of time
- Finding a quiet place free from distractions
Career coaches are available to review resumes, share networking tips, and more.