Center for Career & Leadership Development

Career Fairs & Networking Opportunities

The Office of Career Development offers a variety of opportunities for students and alumni to connect with employers and graduate school.  To access the most current calendar of these opportunities, activate your Handshake account and access Events in Handshake at mga.joinhandshake.com.  If you are an employer or graduate program seeking more details about our career fairs and recruiting opportunities, please visit our Employer page.

Fall 2021 In-Person Career Fairs & Virtual Networking Events

This fall, we plan to offer our traditional career fairs in-person but will offer a few virtual opportunities to help students connect with employers who cannot travel to campus.  We encourage students and alumni to take advantage of both opportunities.   Students and employers are encouraged to wear masks for these in-person events.

For the virtual career fairs facilitated on Handshake, you get 10 minutes with employers during the 1:1 sessions, making it a great opportunity to sell your skills and experiences.  Virtual fairs mean no lines and a quiet place to talk with a recruiter.  Click here for steps for signing up for virtual career fairs on Handshake.

Aviation Career Fair (Eastman)
City of Eastman Room
October 28,
11 a.m.- 3P.m.

Student Registration on Handshake

Employer Registration on Handshake

All Industry Career Fair (Macon)
Hatcher Conference Center (Jones/PSC Buildings)
November 3,
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Student Registration on Handshake

Employer Registration on Handshake

Statewide Virtual Career Fair
Sponsored by the Georgia Association of Colleges & Employers
November 9
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Student Registration

Employer Registration

List of Employers (as of 11.1.2021)

All Industry Networking Event (virtual)

Opportunity to connect with students if you are unable to travel this fall or you're looking for a way to follow up with students after the in-person career fairs.  Employers who register and pay for the in-person events are eligible for a registration discount.

November 11, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Student Registration on Handshake

Employer Registration on Handshake

Virtual Employer and Graduate School Sessions 

Check Handshake for employer and graduate school sessions open to students at multiple institutions.  These virtual events connect you with a diverse set of opportunities that may be inside or outside the local region.  Our Center also host virtual events with employers and graduate schools that are advertised on Handshake.

Preparing for the Virtual Career Fairs in Handshake

If you have participated in a career fair in the past, many of the same principles apply.  The big difference is scheduling meetings in advance and preparing your technology. 

You must have a Handshake account to participate in our university-sponsored virtual career fairs.  You will also need to update your Handshake profile to include your correct major, GPA, graduation date, and school year.  We recommend adding a professional headshot, skills, and work and club experiences.  You should also add your resume to your profile so that the employers and graduate schools have easy access to your information - this is very important for follow-up after the career fair. If a company asks for additional documents, be sure to upload those to your profile as well.

For instances where the companies you talk to use Handshake's video platform, you want to do a network test prior to the career using this link.  Many employers will add a Zoom link to the group session chat or add it to your individual session join button.

Students:  Use the information below to ensure that you have a good virtual career fair experience.

Career Fair Prep Tips

Handshake's Guide to Attending a Virtual Career Fair

Instructions for Registering and Scheduling Sessions

Technical Requirements and Troubleshooting Guide for the Handshake Virtual Fair (Students)

Employers:  Use Handshake's Virtual Fair Launch Kit as you plan for your career fair experience.  Contact our staff for individual assistance prior to or on the day of the career fair.

Contacting Us for Assistance 

Prior to the career fairs, we recommend getting a career advisor to review your resume.  You can email your resume to  or upload to Handshake for a quick review or plan to attend one of our Resume Review Days advertised in our Handshake events.  In addition, you can schedule an appointment in Handshake by going to "Career Center" and then "Appointments."