Career fairs can be a daunting experience. But they can also mean the difference between another summer of working for your lowly part-time job and the first steps of a career.
Career fairs can range from casual drinks events to wholly online experiences. We scoured the web for the best career fairs for engineers.
We’ve included events across the globe for engineers at all stages of their work lives.
Career fairs for diverse audiences
Equal Engineers recognize that the engineering industry isn’t always inclusive. They aim to focus increase diversity and inclusion of underrepresented groups in engineering through career fairs and training.
Last winter equal engineers launched their Equal Engineers Apprenticeship Fairs. The fair toured Bristol, London, Birmingham, and Manchester in the UK.
More than 100 representatives from over 40 engineering and technology companies spoke with over 700 apprenticeship-seekers.
In addition to these physical fairs, Equal engineers host plenty of other career opportunities. Check their calendar for an event closest to you.
Ohio State Women Engineering Career Fair
The Ohio State University’s Society of Women Engineers Career Fair is an annual career fair hosted in partnership with Engineering Career Services.
The event raises money for engineering student organizations on campus as well as funds for scholarships and programs.
The next event is on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, from 1:00pm-6: 00 pm.
Fairs in Australia
The University of Sydney hosts an annual career fair for students who specialize in engineering, project management, and information technologies.
Their next annual Career Fair will be held on Monday, 4 March 2019.
The Big Meet is Australia's largest careers fair. This free event pairs leading companies from all areas with graduates and undergraduates.
The Big Meet takes place in all major Australian cities. Some 2019 dates have already been set. Check out the Bog Meet website to find your closest event.
Fairs in Singapore
STJobs Career and Development Fair
STJobs Career and Development Fair is Singapore's largest job fair isn’t just for engineers but this massive event is a great place for people in a range of industries across all levels of your experience.
The next fair will be in March 2019.
Singapore Startup Specific
If disruption is your middle name, then head over to the Action Community for Entrepreneurship to sign up for their events that range from career fairs to networking events for engineers keen to make a mark on the world.
Fairs in Turkey
The Turkey Engineering Career Fair (TECF) is an annual event that aims to provide career development opportunities to all students who have trained as engineers in Turkey.
Companies from both inside and outside the country come to tight to meet enthusiastic engineers across all disciplines. Check the TECF website for next years dates.
Fairs in the UK
The Imperial College London hosts a popular career fair each year that focuses on graduate and internship opportunities to Imperial students from all engineering disciplines. Physics and mathematics student are also invited to attend.
You can find more info on the college's website.
The Scottish Graduate Fair is celebrating its 30th year in 2019. It brings together the best of many industries including a range of engineering disciplines to meet and mingle with ambitious graduates and students.
The huge fair hosts 3,500 students and graduates of all disciplines and around 100 graduate employers and postgraduate recruiters.
Ulster University in Northern Ireland hosts The Engineering Graduate Recruitment & Work Placement Fair. The annual fair gives recruiting employers the opportunity to connect directly with students from the School of Engineering in a range of programs.
Fairs in the US
The Engineering Consortium Career Fair organized Columbia University provides job-seeking candidates with the opportunity to meet recruiters, employers and hiring managers.
The one-day event includes space for interviews and meet and greets with renowned companies and organizations. Check the website for the 2019 dates.
Georgia Tech hosts The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering Career Fair. Some of the largest aerospace engineering firms are present looking for the brightest talent.
Fairs in Berlin
Berlin Tech Job Fair
While not strictly for engineers the Berlin Tech Job Fair is a great opportunity to meet the leaders in the startup scene. Whether you are a graduate or an experienced leader, the fair even this sure to provide some brilliant opportunities to meet potential new employers.
Next event is on March 28, 2019. Register now for your free ticket.
Fairs in South Africa
The University of South Africa holds an annual careers fair across most major South African Cities. The diverse fair is open to all graduate and postgraduate students as well as those that have recently completed their study.
Check the website for 2019 dates.