Career Fairs/Networking Events

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.

Individual Employer Events: 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 LinkBusiness casual attire.

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

2023-2024 OCS Networking Events/Career Fairs

  • Finance Networking Event
    September 7, 2023 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.  Registration details available in August.
  • Consulting Networking Event
    September 13, 2023 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Registration details available in August.
  • Common Good & Creative Careers Peer to Peer Networking Event
    October 27, 2023 from 1:00 – 3:00pm. Registration details available in September.
  • Common Good & Creative Careers Networking Event
    March 2024 – Details available this fall.

Consortium Events co-hosted by the Office of Career Strategy

Engineering Career Fair Collaborative – Friday, November 3, 2023

  • 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 3, 2023, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Eligible Students: This event is open to Yale College and GSAS students.
  • Location: This event will be held in Boston (location tbd)
  • Additional Details: Beginning in late October register for the event in Handshake . Select ‘sign in’ and sign in with your address. 

LAUNCH – January 2024 (date tbd)

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

All-Ivy Environmental & Sustainable Fair – February 2024 (date tbd)

  • Description: This Ivy League collaboration provides organizations unparalleled access to undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students with the skills to address the complex sustainability challenges of our global economy.
  • Date: February 2024
  • Time: tbd
  • Location: This event has been held in-person and virtually. Event details will be available in Fall 2023.
  • Eligible Students: All Yale students are welcome to attend.
  • Additional Details: Visit the main page for the Fair.

Georgetown Nonprofit & Government Expo – Friday, February 16, 2024

  • 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: Friday, February 16, 2023
  • Eligible Students: All Yale students and degreed alums are welcome to attend.
  • Location: tbd
  • Additional Details: Event details will be available in Fall 2023.

Ph.D. & Master Virtual Career Expo – March 2024 (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: March 2024
  • 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.

IMPACTlink – Spring 2024 (date tbd)

  • Description: This recruiting event provides graduating seniors from Yale, Brown, Harvard, New York University, Swarthmore and the University of Virginia the opportunity to virtually interview with employers that are driven by a mission to make a positive impact on society.
  • Date: To be determined.
  • Eligible Students: This event is open to Yale College seniors.
  • Location: This event will be held virtually.
  • Additional Details: Available in 2024.

Ivy+ ‘Just in Time’ Career FairSpring 2024

  • Description: This Ivy+ Consortium event brings together 100+ 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: tbd
  • Eligible Students: Undergraduates, GSAS, phds, post-docs, and recent alumni of participating schools.
  • Location: Event is held virtually on Handshake.
  • Additional Details: Event details will be available in Fall 2023.


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