MIT Spring Career Fair Makes Connections between Students and Employers

Katie DiOrio, Career Assistant, GECD

“Make it Happen” was the theme of MIT’s Spring Career Fair this year, held on April 5 in Johnson Athletic Center. Organized by Global Education and Career Development (GECD), the fair gives students an opportunity to meet with recruiters, explore career opportunities, and network with companies from a variety of industries. Over 1,000 students (a 24% increase from 2016) and 70 employers attended the event this year.

attendees at the Career FairOne of the goals of the Spring Career Fair is ensuring there are a diverse range of opportunities, from all courses, for students who are still looking for jobs and internships. In an effort to curate a wide range of participating companies, interested employers go through an application process and are vetted by a committee based on the types of positions they have available to students in a variety of majors. This year’s fair featured the most diverse selection yet, with employers seeking candidates from among more than 30 courses, as well as over 10 companies which had open positions relevant to students from all courses. Following the fair, 11 companies set up on-site interviews with potential student candidates.

Students who registered early had the opportunity to have their resumes submitted in advance to employers, both those in attendance as well as those who could not get space at the fair. The Fairsey app was also available for students to download so that they could research employers beforehand, navigate the fair, and follow up with contacts afterward.

For more information, visit the MIT Spring Career Fair website.