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.

Spring 2022 Career Fairs

Students: For a complete list of companies attending each fair, please use the Handshake preview links posted below with each event.  Professional attire and resumes are requested at these events.  

All Industry Career Fair (Macon)
Hatcher Conference Center (Jones/PSC Buildings
Students/Alumni: 
Click for a list of employers

For a detailed breakdown of opportunities, students and alumni can also use this PDF document to begin research.

 
March 15,
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Student Registration on Handshake

Employer Registration on Handshake

Aviation Career Fair (Eastman)
City of Eastman Room
Students/Alumni: 
Click for a list of employers
March 31,
11 a.m.- 3P.m.

 

Student Registration on Handshake

Employer Registration on Handshake

Statewide Virtual Career Fair
Sponsored by the Georgia Association of Colleges & Employers
April 6
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Student and employer registration will open in February through the GACE website.

 

 

 

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."