Career Fairs & Events

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Employers participate at career fairs to recruit Cal State East Bay students and alumni for jobs and internships. Academic Advising and Career Education (AACE) hosts four career fairs throughout the year.

All students are welcome to engage with representatives from various organizations and industries about their open  positions, hiring practices, and their work culture.

Check out the Make the Career Fair Work for You Guide-to-Go for helpful hints.

Career Fairs

Education, Healthcare, and Public Service Career and Internship Fair is open to all students and new graduates looking for internships and career opportunities in healthcare, speech pathology, education, law enforcement, communications, wellness, human and public services, and other related fields. Participation also gives you space to:
  • Explore open positions and new career paths
  • Learn about organizations hiring in specific industries
  • Gather information from employers
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively in a professional environment

Each employer you meet can eventually lead to a job, an internship, new prospects, and new connections.


Thursday, April 18, 2024
11 am-2 pm
New Student Union (New UU) MPR
Registration begins in September on Handshake

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Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism Career Expo is an excellent opportunity for all students and new graduates looking for internships and career opportunities related to hospitality, recreation, therapy, and other related fields. Participation also gives you space to:
  • Explore open positions and new career paths
  • Learn about organizations hiring in specific industries
Each employer you meet can eventually lead to a job, an internship, new prospects, and new connections.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
11 am-2 pm
New Student Union (New UU) MPR
For more information, click the link: HRT Career Expo
Meet the Firms is open to all accounting students seeking career and job opportunities with various accounting agencies and organizations. Participation also gives you space to:
  • Explore accounting options and new career paths
  • Gather information from accounting representatives and agencies

*Entrance Fee: $25 for non-candidates/members of Beta Alpha Psi. 


Candidates and Members are free, and the cost is included in your dues.
Please contact execvp.csuebbap@gmail.com with any questions or comments.

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For more information, please visit: https://www.csuebbap.club/calendar.
Business, Communication, and Engineering Career and Internship Fair is an excellent opportunity for all students and new graduates looking for internships and career opportunities related to business, computer science, healthcare, law enforcement, communications, engineering, construction management, IT, and other related fields. Participation also gives you space to:
  • Explore open positions and new career paths
  • Learn about organizations hiring in specific industries
  • Gather information from employers
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively in a professional environment
Each employer you meet can eventually lead to a job, an internship, new prospects, and new connections.

Thursday, March 7, 2024
11 am-2 pm
New Student Union (New UU) MPR
Registration begins in August on Handshake
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The Graduate School Fair is open to all students looking into graduate school and graduate school information. Participation also gives you space to:
  • Explore graduate school options and new career paths
  • Gather information from graduate school representatives and current graduate students

*Hosted by the Graduate School


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Construction Management Job Fair is open to all students and new graduates looking for internships and career opportunities in construction management, project management, and other fields. Participation also gives you space to:
  • Explore open positions and new career paths
  • Learn about organizations hiring in specific industries
  • Gather information from employers
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively in a professional environment

Each employer you meet can eventually lead to a job, an internship, new prospects, and new connections.

*Hosted by the Construction Management Department, please email or inquire about questions or participation to farzad.shahbodaghlou@csueastbay.edu


Thursday, March 8, 2024 (TBD)
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Student Union (New UU) MPR
Register on Handshake: CM Career Fair
The Criminal Justice Job & Internship Fair is open to all students and new graduates looking for internships and career opportunities in criminal justice, forensics, law enforcement, and other fields. Participation also gives you space to:
  • Explore open positions and new career paths
  • Learn about organizations hiring in specific industries
  • Gather information from employers
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively in a professional environment

Each employer you meet can eventually lead to a job, an internship, new prospects, and new connections.

*Hosted by the Criminal Justice Department, please email or inquiry about questions or participation to michelle.rippy@csueastbay.edu


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Career Fair Preparation

  • Research the organizations and opportunities before attending the Career/Internship Fair. Mention your research as you ask questions.
  • Dress professionally. Employers will make decisions based on professional appearance. 
  • Make a strong first impression. Introduce yourself, offer a firm handshake, make eye contact, state your purpose, ask questions, listen, and act professionally.
  • Communicate your purpose. State the type of position that interests you. Doing research in advance, such as job descriptions and open positions, can help develop targeted questions. 
  • Expand your focus. Approach employers that appear unrelated to your major. A technical company may have openings in human resources, marketing, public relations, computer science or accounting. Employers do look for candidates with a strong liberal arts background and internship experience. 
  • Highlight your strengths. Be prepared to discuss your qualifications that are most related to the job. Include clear, concise examples to demonstrate your qualifications. Practice your verbal presentation (a 30-60 second "elevator pitch" about you) so you can approach employers with confidence. 
Questions to ask: 
  • What entry-level positions for graduates are available in your organization?
  • What kind of background do you look for when filling these positions?
  • What advice would you give for someone looking to break into this field?
  • How did you get involved with this industry/organization? What are some highlights of this company?

Questions and things to avoid: 

  • What does your company do? You should do research about companies attending the event. 
  • Does your company have any jobs or openings? Identify current opportunities open at companies attending the event so you can discuss those further when meeting with employers or recruiters during the career fair. 
  • Saying you are willing to take any open positions or open to do anything at the company. Try to be more specific about your purpose and professional growth. 
  • Asking for giveaways at their table if you are not serious about engaging with the employer. Take the time to at least ask questions and get information before taking anything from employers.