Connect with Employers and Alumni

The Career Center hosts large career and internship fairs as well as smaller industry-specific fairs and networking events to connect Boston College students with alumni and employers. Fairs and networking events are an opportunity to discover different industries and organizations and make connections in person. All events can be found in Handshake.


Career and Internship Fairs

The Career Center hosts career and internship fairs to connect students directly with employers looking to recruit Boston College talent. We host two large fairs at the start of each semester that cover a wide range of industries. We also host smaller, industry-specifc fairs for students with more targeted interests. 

For the 2020–21 academic year, all fairs will be hosted virtually on Handshake.

Upcoming Fairs:

Fall Career and Internship Fair
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Steps to Prepare

Complete your Handshake profile

You must have a complete Handshake profile before registering for the event.  Use our Handshake guide to get started.

Research attending employers

View the list of attending employers in the Handshake event to see who you might want to connect with. Check back often for new employer registrations. 

Register for the fair 

You must register for the fair in order to attend. Registration open dates will be announced via the weekly student newsletter. 

Sign up for sessions

Once you register for the event, you will be able to schedule one-on-one and group sessions with employers. All schedules are booked on a first-come, first-served bases.

Networking Events

The Career Center hosts industry-specific networking events throughout the year to provide students the opportunity to explore career fields of interest, gain insight, make connections, and build their network. Below is a summary of major networking events. You can find all events listed in Handshake. 


Schedule of Major Events:

  • Nursing Career Night, October 2020
  • Careers in Nonprofits Week, October 2020
  • Careers in International Affairs Week, October 2020
  • Arts and Entertainment Week, November 2020
  • Endeavor (for all industries), January 13-15, 2021
  • Bank Week, February 1-5, 2021
  • Sports Business Society Networking Night, March 2021
  • Media and Communications Night, March 2021

What is the difference between a career fair and a networking event?

While both events provide an opportunity to network and make connections, a career fair is designed to help students make connections with recruiters who are seeking to fill full-time or internship roles. Networking events are more informational and designed to help students explore career fields of interest. 

From the Career Center Blog
Three Reasons It’s OK to Skip the Career Fair  Link to article
No, that’s not a typo. The Career Center IS telling you it may be OK to skip the fair. Let
February 11, 2021
Six Post Career Fair Tips  Link to article
You did it! You attended a career fair. Congratulations on taking a positive step forward in your career journey! Do
September 15, 2020
How to Research an Organization  Link to article
Do you want to stand out at the career fair or during an interview? The best way to do this
September 11, 2020