Engineering Career Fair

Fall 2020 Engineering Career Fair

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Recruiters from over 100 companies will join us at the Fall 2020 Engineering Career Fair,
the cornerstone event of campus recruiting activities for engineering students.

The Engineering Career Fair is going virtual! The Fall 2020 Virtual Engineering Career Fair will be held on Handshake on October 1, 2020. The Handshake app offers new and exciting advantages for engagement between students and recruiters, and is already popular with CSU students and companies alike.

Engineering Career Fair Week Events

Wednesday, September 30

SWE Evening with Industry, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will be hosting their bi-annual SWE Evening with Industry. For the past 12 years, CSU’s SWE Evening with Industry has become a one-of-a-kind networking event, allowing students and recruiters to meet and mingle the night before the Engineering Career Fair. This year’s Evening with Industry will be held virtually on Zoom and all WSCOE students are invited to register free of charge. As usual, EWI is a business casual, resume free networking event. To facilitate networking in the virtual environment, SWE plans to provide a resume book to all the recruiters after the event is over. Registration and full details on the event can be found here.

Thursday, October 1: Engineering Career Fair!

Fall 2020 Virtual Engineering Career Fair

While the pandemic won’t allow us to enjoy the excitement of cramming 100 employers and 1000 students into Canvas Stadium this Fall, we have worked with our partners at the Career Center and Handshake to develop an innovative Virtual Engineering Career Fair platform that will maximize the quality of interaction between students and prospective employers. Throughout the day students will be able to attend video information sessions and private one-on-one video meetings with employers, which means there will be no waiting in line to talk to recruiters. When you register for the virtual career fair on Handshake, you sign up for specific session times—securing your spot to meet with the employers that you are interested in. Register in Handshake here.

For employers:

  • Employer registration is now open in Handshake here.
  • Employers can host three 30-minute information sessions throughout the day.
  • Employers can screen candidate resumes using the familiar Handshake platform.
  • Virtual presentation allows for reduced registration fees for employers.
  • If you have an account in Handshake already, you’re ready to sign in and register for the event.
  • If you don’t have an account yet, no problem! Create a free Handshake account at the same link and register for the event.

Contact us

Contact the Engineering Success Center by calling (970) 491-6220 or visit the Engineering Success Center page for more information.

For students:

  • Students from all CSU colleges are welcome to attend.
  • Engineering career fairs are open ONLY to students and graduates of Colorado State University.
  • Students can sign up for an unlimited number of 10-minute breakout sessions with employers.
  • Students can follow specific employers for information and sessions within Handshake.
  • A complete list of employers attending will be available here before the fair.

Virtual fair tips and resources

Frequently asked questions

  • Are attendees only looking for full-time jobs?
    No! Employers need you for their internships, jobs, and co-ops!
  • Should I bring my resume to the career fair?
    Absolutely! A resume is an excellent conversation starter when talking to recruiters. For most companies, it will be how they remember your interaction and contact you in the future.
  • Do I need to any research ahead of time?
    Having an idea of the companies you’d like to talk to before you walk into the fair will help you be more confident and less scattered in what can be a chaotic environment.
  • How should I be dressed?
    The recommended attire at the career fair is Business Professional. First impressions are everything.
  • As a freshman, am I too young or inexperienced to attend the career fair?
    No! Students of all ages are encouraged to attend. Companies are looking to hire interns and even freshman get hired. Attending as a freshman is great practice for future career fairs and networking events.

Logging into HandShake

HandShake logoReady to get started? The Handshake app offers new and exciting advantages for engagement between students and recruiters, and is the way students can schedule career advice with our Engineering Success Center staff.

Users can also access Handshake on their mobile phones. Login or download Handshake here.


Students, view registered companies filtered by the majors they are interested in hiring:

Companies interested in Electrical Engineering students and graduates

  • SGM
  • Professional Engineering Consultants
  • Seagate Technology
  • Raytheon Technologies
  • Olsson
  • Jacobs
  • Kimley-Horn
  • Merrick & Company
  • Ricoh USA, Inc
  • DMC Inc.
  • Galloway & Company
  • Phoenix Contact
  • Kiewit
  • Westwood Professional Services
  • HDR, Inc.
  • Procter & Gamble (P&G)
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • HP Inc.
  • MiTek, USA Inc.
  • Emerson
  • Wolf Robotics A Lincoln Electric Company
  • Ardent Mills
  • SEAKR Engineering
  • J.R. Simplot Company

Students from all CSU colleges are welcome to attend engineering career fairs.