You can use Handshake to explore and register for Career Fairs! This article provides steps to register for an in-person career fair with a physical location!
If you're interested in participating in a virtual fair, refer to Handshake's Guide to Attending a Virtual Fair.
1. Click Events on the left navigation menu.
2. All events and fairs posted to your school will load by default — click the white button Medium.
3. Add a check next to In-person, then click View results.
- If your school has partnered with Handshake, these are fairs either hosted by your school or that your school is invited to participate in.
- If your school has not yet partnered with Handshake, these are fairs hosted by partner schools, but shared with you to participate in.
Tip: to view fairs only hosted by your school, click More filters, then add a check next to Posted by my school.
4. Use use the magnifying glass icon and filters to find a fair of interest — Then click on the name of the fair to load the fair overview page.
Information displayed includes:
- A list of dates and times of sessions, right under the title
- Fair location - click the address to open the location in Google Maps
- Fair description
- Employer attendees - click See more Employers to access the full list of employers attending.
- School attendees - if other specific schools are invited to the fair, they'll be listed in this section
- Contact - the point of contact from the host school's Career Center
For more information on finding fairs of interest, check out Discover Events & Fairs in Handshake.
5. If you'd like to register for the event, click Join Event in the upper-right corner of the page. The button will automatically change to green and state Registered. This indicates you've registered successfully!
- To leave the event or hide your attendance, click the green button Registered, then choose the action you'd like to take from the dropdown.
- Note: if you choose to hide your attendance and the fair is hosted by your school, your career services center will still be able to discover you as an attendee. This option only hides your attendance from other students and employers.
If the fair is full, you'll have the following options:
- Join Waitlist: click this to join the fair waitlist. A waitlist indicates the school has set a limit for the number of students that can attend, and this number has been met.
- If you have joined the waitlist and space becomes available, you'll receive an email confirmation when you are registered for the fair successfully.
- Join Session: click this to register for a particular session within the fair.
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