At home, abroad, working, interning?  Wherever you are this summer, contact OCS or make an appointment for a virtual advising session. We are available all summer! 

Throughout the year, OCS works with employers to host industry networking events and individual information sessions where students meet employer representatives and learn about their organizations. View a list of upcoming employer events, including company presentations, coffee chats, and office hours, in Yale Career Link under the Events tab, Information Sessions.

Dress Attire for Employer Events: Business casual dress is appropriate for Yale career fairs, employer information sessions, and other on-campus employer information sessions. Business casual attire includes pants, shirts, skirts, and dresses that, while not formal, are appropriate for a professional environment. Clothing should be pressed and should be neither too loose nor too tight. Examples of acceptable business casual attire include a sweater or blouse with khaki pants or a skirt. This does not apply to interviews or Consortium events unless indicated by the employer; please review Interview Attire for more information.

OCS Industry-Specific Networking Events

Industry-specific networking events offer students the opportunity to connect with employers and learn about opportunities. Information and participating employers can be found under the Events, Career Fairs tab of Yale Career Link.

To learn how to navigate these events view this quick 3-minute video.

2024-2025 OCS Networking Events/Career Fairs

  • Consulting Networking Event
    September 6, 2024 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.
  • Finance & Quant Trading Networking Event
    September 11, 2024 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.
  • Common Good & Creative Careers Peer to Peer Networking Event
    October 24, 2024 4:00 – 6:00pm.
  • Common Good & Creative Careers Networking Event
    February 21, 2024 1:00 – 3:00pm.

Consortium Events co-hosted by the Office of Career Strategy

Engineering Career Fair Collaborative – Friday, November 8, 2024

  • Description: Connect with representatives from engineering firms recruiting for full-time and internship opportunities in robotics, energy, medical devices, environmental services, transportation, and design. Students from Yale, Harvard, Boston University, Olin College, Tufts, and MIT are invited to attend.
  • Date: Friday, November 8, 2024, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Eligible Students: This event is open to Yale College and GSAS students.
  • Location: Sheraton Commander Hotel, 16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA.
  • Additional Details: Available in October.

LAUNCH – January 2025 (dates TBD)

  • Description: LAUNCH offers seniors from Yale, Brown, Connecticut College, Cornell, Swarthmore, Union and William & Mary an opportunity to be selected for virtual interviews with employers seeking talent for legal, marketing and research positions.
  • Dates: TBD
  • Eligible Students: This event is open to Yale College seniors.
  • Location: This event will be held virtually.
  • Additional Details: Visit the website in November for details on participating employers and for how to register and apply.

All-Ivy Environmental & Sustainable Fair – February 2025 (date TBD)

  • Description: Each year, the eight Ivy League schools come together to produce a unique and inspiring career fair that provides companies unparalleled access to students who have the skills and knowledge to address the complex sustainability and climate challenges of our global economy.
  • Date: TBD
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Location: Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University, NYC. More event details will be available in Fall 2024.
  • Eligible Students: All Yale students and alumni are welcome to attend.
  • Additional Details: Visit the main page for the Fair.

Georgetown Nonprofit & Government Expo – February 2025 (date TBD) 

  • Description: The annual Government and Nonprofit Career EXPO brings top employers to recruit for internships and full-time jobs across the government, education and nonprofit sectors.
  • Date: February 7, 2025
  • Eligible Students: All Yale students and degreed alums are welcome to attend.
  • Location: this event will be held virtually on Handshake
  • Additional Details:  Student registration opens January 2025.

Ph.D. & Master Virtual Career Expo – March 2025 (date TBD)

  • Description: Connecting Ph.D. and Master’s students, Postdocs and Alumni from STEM, Humanities and Social Sciences to employers for networking and recruitment.
  • Date: TBD
  • Eligible Students: All Yale Ph.D., Masters students, Postdocs, and recent alumni are welcome to attend.
  • Additional Details: Visit the main page for the Fair.


Ivy+ ‘Just in Time’ Career Fair – April, 2025 (date TBD)

  • Description: This Ivy+ Consortium event brings together 60+ employers with active openings for internship and full-time roles across all industries. Students from Brown, UChicago, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, MIT, Penn, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale.
  • Date: TBD
  • Time: 1:00 – 4:00PM EST
  • Eligible Students: Undergraduates, GSAS, phds, post-docs, and recent alumni of participating schools.
  • Location: Event is held virtually on Handshake.
  • Additional Details: Student registration opens in February.


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