Career Fair Info for Students
2024 WINTER RECRUITING: SAVE THE DATE!!
The Dartmouth Engineering Virtual Winter Career Fair will take place Thursday, January 25, 2024 via Handshake. Come ready to have virtual conversations with alumni and industry experts.
Dartmouth Engineering Virtual Winter Career Fair 2024
Thursday, January 25, 2024 between 11:00AM - 3:00 PM (ET)
VIEW REGISTERED EMPLOYERS to date click here!
Dartmouth Engineering brings together employers who are seeking to hire you - students with an engineering or technical background - for a variety of roles in engineering and tech fields. Most employers have openings for summer internships or full time roles, and ALL of them want to meet you.
All Dartmouth undergraduate, graduate students and alumni are invited!
Visit Handshake for information about the 2024 Winter Virtual Career Fair. Student registration for the 2024 Winter Virtual Career Fair begins January 2, 2024!
Preparing for Career Fairs
- VIDEO: Tips & Tricks for Career Fair Prep with Local Engineering Firm, Creare (9/15/22)
- Handshake Tips & Advice on Career Fairs
- Tips for developing questions that will help you learn more about employers.
- Know your job interests and qualifications:
Practice a 30 second elevator pitch highlighting your strengths, academic preparation, and related experiences. Focus on how you can contribute to the company, NOT what the employer can do for you.
- Have your resume reviewed by Thayer Career Services.
There is nothing like a fresh pair of eyes to proofread it one last time! Make an appointment with us!
- Know who is attending:
Peruse the attending employers on Handshake; make a list of companies you want to meet with beforehand.
- Research companies in advance:
Visit company websites that pique your interest; read their featured articles; show their representatives that you have prepared ahead of time.
- Prepare questions, such as:
What specific skills/qualifications does your organization look for in its candidates?
What's the company culture like?
How does your organization train its new employees?
- Dress appropriately.
Wear professional, business casual attire. Long-sleeved, buttoned, solid shirt are safe for all genders. Avoid tight or baggy clothing.
- Ask questions, take notes, and speak clearly and concisely.
Refer to the questions you prepared in advance and never underestimate the power of eye contact. Here is a list of questions you can use at career fairs.
Make connections with employers, alumni, and fellow students.
- Say: "Thank you".
Thank the representatives for their time, and that you look forward to being in touch.
- Follow-up with employers within 48 hours.
Email or (if possible send message via Handshake) with a thank you note to the recruiters you met with.
- Another idea, if you engaged with more than one employer:
Send each a personalized message and state your interest in the company. Add something specific that you talked about, and use this opportunity to ask additional questions.
- Email Amy Keeler, Director | 603.646.2375
- Email our office, Thayer Career Services | 603.646.0630
- Schedule an appointment via Handshake.
Why do employers want to hire Dartmouth engineers?