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.
Upcoming events, all run Noon to 3:00p.m.
- Part-Time Job Fair (August 30, 2023)
- Diversity Career & Internship Fair (September 27, 2023)
- Healthcare Opportunities & Professional School Fair (October 25, 2023)
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
Connect with organizations who are dedicated to justice, equity, inclusion, accessibility and diversity in their organizational culture. The participating organizations are excited to meet VCU students and alumni, to share what skills and experiences they are looking for in an employee, to chat about how to become engaged professionals within their organization, and to help you learn about employee resource and affinity groups in addition to other professional development opportunities. These organizations are seeking students and alumni for internship and full-time career opportunities. We recognize and affirm that justice, equity, inclusion, accessibility and diversity involves multifaceted, intersectional identities, and we are committed to creating an environment where all are welcomed, respected, and supported as they contribute their unique and important ideas, skills, and perspectives to the world. Everyone is welcome!
Healthcare Opportunities & Professional School Fair
Connect with healthcare and community based 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, including VCU, 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 (January 31, 2024)
- RVA Internship & Experiential Opportunities Fair (February 7, 2024)
- Reverse Arts Fair (March 22, 2024)
- Nonprofit, Public & Human Services Fair (March 27, 2024)
- Spring Career Fair (April 17, 2024)
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.
Nonprofit, Public & Human Services Fair
This fair will feature employers from the nonprofit, government, public service, 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. The participating organizations 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.
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.
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024, 3:30-4:30 pm: We invite GEO students to learn about how to job search using Handshake and LinkedIn, as well as more information about OPT & CPT.
Wednesday, February 14, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Want to participate in an internship but it is unpaid or doesn't pay enough to cover your expenses for the summer? Apply for funding through the VCU Internship Funding Program! Funding will be awarded as a direct deposit and can be used to supplement costs for travel to your internship, housing costs, childcare, professional attire, supplies, and more! This virtual info session will cover how to submit a competitive application, and have time for participants to ask questions. NOTE: If the Register button is giving you an error, click the following link to register via Zoom: https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsdO2tpzkrHtUnZ9Uacmo8UvJ4gn-MUVu-
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, 3:30-4:30 pm: We invite GEO students to learn more about developing and/or updating their resumes.
Wednesday, March 20, 3:00 - 4:00 pm: Join us for interviewing tips and tricks