Career fairs and events
VCU hosts career fairs during the fall and spring semesters. Each fair offers students and alumni the opportunity to network with employers from a wide range of industries. More information about career fairs and participating employers can be found on Handshake.
Although professional dress is not required to attend these events, it is recommended to support your best first impression with employers.
How to register for a career and internship fair
Register for any of our career fairs through Handshake. If you would like to discuss networking during a career fair, update your career materials, or update your professional wardrobe before attending a career fair, you can make a career advising or Suit Yourself Closet appointment through Handshake.
Federal Work Study Fair
This fair is designed for students who have accepted Federal Work-Study as part of their Financial Aid package. Meet with on-campus and local, off-campus employers seeking to hire students for Federal Work-Study positions.
Part-Time Job Fair
Come learn about part-time and hourly opportunities around RVA! This is a great time to see what openings are available to you—and how you can gain hands-on experience (and earn a paycheck) while you are in school.
Diversity Career & Internship Fair
This career fair will enable you to connect with recruiters and hiring managers from organizations that are committed to building a diverse workforce. The connected employer partners are excited to meet VCU students and alumni, to share what skills and experiences they are looking for in an employee, and to help students learn about affinity groups and internal opportunities for their employees to be engaged professionals in their roles. These organizations are seeking students and alumni for internship and full-time career opportunities. Everyone is welcome!
Healthcare Experiential & Professional Opportunities Fair
Connect with organizations offering opportunities that unite your academic goals to real-world experiences, including volunteer and service hours, that advances your career development. Explore your options for meeting your academic and professional school application requirements. Network with representatives from a variety of professional schools to learn about program offerings and admissions processes. This event is co-sponsored by VCU P.R.I.M.E.
Seasonal & Part-Time Job Fair
Connect with organizations around seasonal, part-time and hourly opportunities around RVA! This is a great time to see what openings are available to you—and how you can gain hands-on experience (and earn a paycheck) while you are in school and over breaks.
RVA Internship & Experiential Opportunities Fair
Connect with organizations offering opportunities that unite academic goals to authentic, real-world work that advances your career development. Gain exposure to a work environment you want to explore through internships, field work, externships or work study. Engage with departments that offer study abroad experiences or undergraduate research activities. Match your creative interests and critical thinking skills with real world applications. Network with community-based organizations that can provide you with opportunities to practice and improve your communication, management and leadership skills while making a positive difference in the world.
Social Impact Career & Internship Fair
This fair features employers from government, public services, human services and social assistance industries. Come connect with organizations who are looking to hire VCU students for internships (summer and fall), as well as full-time and part-time jobs.
Spring Career Fair
Graduating? Looking for an internship or experiential opportunity? Need a summer job? Meet with organizations across a range of industries who are looking to hire VCU students for full and part-time jobs, internships (summer and fall), and summer employment.