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  If you are an employer or graduate program seeking more details about our career fairs and recruiting opportunities, please visit our Employer page.

Fall 2020 Virtual Career Fairs

This fall, we will host two virtual career fairs and participate in the virtual GACE Statewide Career Fair.  To participate in a virtual career fair, you will need to pre-register and select 1:1 and group sessions to attend.  For the Handshake events, 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.  

MGA Aviation Career Fair
Register and select sessions by 9/29
October 1,
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Student Registration on Handshake

Registration link for employers

Georgia FinTech Academy Virtual Career Fair with Fintech South Conference (jobs in the financial Technology Industry)
October 9,
10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Student Registration on Handshake
MGA All Majors Career Fair
Register and select Sessions by 10/18

List of Opportunities for Students & Alumni

October 20,
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Student Registration on Handshake

Registration link for employers

GACE Statewide Virtual Career Fair
Use this information to prepare for the fair.
November 10
Registration Details and Information for Event On CareerEco


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.

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 the day of the career fair.

Contacting Us for Assistance 

Prior to the virtual 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.  In addition, you can schedule an appointment in Handshake by going to "Career Center" and then "Appointments."  

On the day of the event, please use the following information to contact us if you need assistance.  

Aviation Career  Fair - October 1
On the day of the event, you may contact us in the following ways for technical assistance: 

All Majors Career Fair - October 20
On the day of the event, you may contact us in the following ways for technical assistance: 

GACE Virtual Statewide Career Fair - November 10 (hosted in CareerEco)
Please note that for this career fair, technical assistance is offered by CareerEco rather than by the CCLD staff.