The Center for Career Development is hosting virtual and in-person HireTigers Career Fairs to bring together students, alumni and employers for networking and career conversations.
There will be more than 150 organizations attending from a wide range of fields including:
Student registration opens in Handshake at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1 for both events.
Who are the fairs for?
Both career fairs are open to all undergraduate and graduate students, and provide an opportunity to meet employers interested in hiring Princeton students for summer internship and full-time jobs.
For students considering an internship or full-time job after this academic year, the fairs will help you learn about opportunities and meet recruiters, which can help your chances of landing a position.
For students who are still figuring out their goals, the fairs can help you learn about different career paths and opportunities, and start to build connections with employers. It's still helpful to attend fairs even if you are not actively looking for a job or internship.
What is the difference between the career fairs?
The goals for both types of career fairs are the same - to meet employers and learn about available internships and jobs.
You will see different employers at each event. You can review the employer list for each fair in Handshake. The lists will continue to be updated throughout early September, so check back for changes. Attending both fairs will increase the number of employers you can meet.
The in-person fair will be in Dillon Gym, and employers will be at tables having conversations with students. All the employers will be in a single space, and you can walk around and start speaking with employers when you're ready.
For the virtual fair, you will have to sign up for sessions beforehand. We recommend signing up early as sessions are first-come, first-serve, though there are often slots open the day of the event. There are two kinds of sessions:
- Virtual Fair Group Sessions: Multiple students attending a 30-minute meeting with an employer. These will vary by employer. We expect that many employers will choose to do a short presentation for part of the 30 minutes, and will then open the floor for questions.
- Virtual Fair One-on-One Sessions: A 10-minute meeting with you and a recruiter. This is an opportunity to introduce yourself and ask specific questions about the organization and the positions available based on research that you’ve done on that employer in advance. These 10 minutes are all yours - you won’t be sharing your time with other students.
What can I do to prepare?
A few steps you can take that are helpful for either fair include:
- Read our FAQs for virtual and in-person career fairs
- Meet with a career adviser at drop-ins for a resume review (or make an appointment with a PCA if you don't yet have a college resume), and review our resume guide
- Attend our Career Fair Prep program
- Research the employers coming to the in-person and virtual fairs
If you have more questions or want to learn additional strategies to prepare, come to a drop-in advising session.