Engineering Career Fair

Spring 2021 Engineering Career Fair

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Recruiters from all over the country will join us at the Engineering Career Fair,
the cornerstone event of campus recruiting activities for engineering students.

For employers:

  • 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.

Log into HandShake

HandShake logoGet started on today's Career Fair by logging into Handshake here.
Users can also access Handshake on their mobile phones. Login or download Handshake here.

Need help?

  • General questions: Look for the live chat on the right side of this page, active during business hours.
  • Zoom links will be available through Handshake for student and employer questions during the event.

For students:

  • The virtual Engineering Career Fair will take place on Handshake.
  • 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.

Contact us

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

Virtual fair tips and resources

Source News: College’s first virtual career fair a big success!

Engineering Career Fair, Spring 2020Nearly 700 students in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering talked with 64 employers virtually at the college’s semi-annual Career Fair October 1. For most students, this was the first time they’d ever had a virtual interview. Employers conducted 105 group interviews and more than 1,600 individual interviews with students for internships and jobs.

“We are grateful to the employers, students and our partners at the CSU Career Center who helped us make this first virtual Career Fair a positive experience,” said Anthony Marchese, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs.

Find out what the students interviewed had to say about the Fall 2020 Engineering Career Fair.

Benefits of a virtual fair

While the pandemic won’t allow us to enjoy the excitement of cramming 100 employers and 1000 students into Canvas Stadium, 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 week, students will have opportunities for the SHPE Resume Rush, NSBE Mock Interviews, industry info sessions, NSBE Professional Photos, and career guidance sessions.

On the day of Career Fair, 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.

Engineering Career Fair Week Events

Daily Events

Monday, February 8

NSBE Mock Interviews; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) will be hosting their bi-annual Mock Interviews event in collaboration with volunteers from industry. Students will have the opportunity to have a 30 minute interview, followed by feedback from a professional. The mock interviews will be conducted via Zoom in several breakout rooms where a NSBE volunteer will guide the students into their scheduled interviews. Registration form here.

Tuesday, February 9

SHPE Resume Rush, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) will be hosting their bi-annual Resume Rush to help students in the reviewing process in preparation for the Engineering Career Fair. SHPE will be holding this event virtually on Zoom. This event will allow students to attend a resume fundamentals session hosted by an industry representative, followed by breakout room sessions with their desired company representative from a list to choose from. Registration form here

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 Spring 2021 Career Fair companies filtered by the majors they are interested in hiring:

Companies interested in Environmental Engineering students and graduates

  • Kimley-Horn
  • Olsson
  • Ayres Associates
  • Antea Group USA
  • Martinez Associates, Inc.
  • Jacobs
  • Platte River Power Authority
  • Colorado Department of Transportation
  • JVA Consulting Engineers
  • CORE Consultants
  • Facility Engineering Associates, PC
  • WSP
  • Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & IMF
  • CDM Smith
  • SGM
  • Kansas Department of Transportation
  • Shimmick Construction Co., Inc.
  • Terracon
  • Natural Resources Consulting Engineers, Inc. (NRCE)
  • Matrix Design Group, Inc.

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