Career Week

Career Week is a series of fairs that Syracuse University Career Services, in collaboration with each School/College, hosts every semester. At each fair, employers come to recruit students for internship and full-time, entry level opportunities. Students can expect to gain confidence speaking with future employers, while uncovering opportunities that fit their career goals, and even obtain offers!

Students can prepare for Career Week throughout the academic year by meeting with their career coaches to revise and update their resumes. They should also attend workshops to gameplan for networking with recruiters. When Career Week is quickly approaching, students should also ensure they have appropriately registered for fairs most aligned with their career goals and create a schedule with attractive and exploratory companies in attendance before the fair.

Fall 2021 Virtual Career Week

Hosting nearly 300 employers over three days, students are invited to prepare and register for Fall 2021 Virtual Career Week events.

Career Fairs

All students, regardless of class year and major, are welcome to attend all Fall 2021 Career Week Fairs.

This is a unique fair where students sign up to meet with 150 graduate and law school representatives from around the country. Students will network with graduate school admission vendors and learn about their programs, processes, and statistics. The fair is open to all majors and designed for students considering additional schooling to achieve future career objectives. 

Learn more and register in Handshake!

The STEAM Career Fair is for students interested in the areas of science, technology, engineering, architecture/arts and mathematics. All students looking for opportunities within health and human services, engineering, information and data, technology, architecture and planning, arts and entertainment, and design are encouraged to attend. 

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The Government, Education, and Non-Profit Career Fair is for students interested in working in the government, education, and non-profit sectors. All students looking for careers in government administration, public policy, national security and defense, international affairs, NGOs, education, philanthropy, health and human services, public health, non-profit organizational management, and think tanks are encouraged to attend.  

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The Business and Communications Career Fair is for students interested in business and communications. Students interested in accounting, broadcast and digital media, business analytics, consumer services, entertainment, entrepreneurship, financial services, graphic and interactive design, human resources, journalism, management consulting, marketing and advertising, music, podcasting, public relations and communications, real estate, retail, sport, and supply chain and logistics are encouraged to attend.

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Event Requirements

Per each event, it is important for students to register and to create an event schedule before attending. Please follow the instructions below and contact the Syracuse University Career Services team for questions or for additional support.

If this is your first time using Handshake, please visit the Handshake webpage for additional information and instructions.

Student registration for Fall 2021 Virtual Career Week activities will open on Friday, Sept. 17.

  1. Login to Handshake using your NetID and password.
  2. Confirm that the Handshake privacy setting is set to “Community.”
  3. From the homepage, select “Events” and use the “Virtual” filter to locate Syracuse University events.
  4. Register for event(s) and create a virtual schedule per event.
  5. Create a schedule starting from the event webpage by selecting “Available Sessions.” (Top left and under the event title.)
  6. Explore available opportunities to connect per employer. (e.g., Group Sessions, One-on-One Sessions)
  7. Add to the event schedule by selecting the session and then by selecting “Confirm.”

Prepare for Career Week

Don’t forget to prepare your resume, explore networking best practices and attend a virtual drop-in session to help answer any questions you may have!  Explore below for available workshops.

For more information, please contact Syracuse University Career Services by calling 315.443.3616 or emailing careers@syr.edu.

SessionFacilitatorsDate and TimeRegistration
Resumes and Cover LettersChristopher Perrello; Jeffrey FoutsMonday, Sept 13, 8:15-9:30 p.m.
Career Fair Crash Course: Business and CommunicationsSue ClaytonTuesday, Sept. 14, 4-5 p.m.
Job and Internship Search StrategiesChristopher Perrello; Jeffrey FoutsThursday, Sept. 16, 8:15-9:30 p.m.
Navigating the Business and Communications Virtual Career Fair
(In-person Session)
Bridget LichtingerThursday, Sept. 16, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Navigating the Business and Communications Virtual Career Fair
(Virtual Session)
Bridget LichtingerThursday, Sept. 16, 6-7 p.m.
CRASH COURSE: Editing your ResumeJessica PitcherMonday, Sept. 20, 4-4:30 p.m.
CRASH COURSE: LinkedIn: Building Your ProfileJessica PitcherTuesday, Sept. 21, 4-4:30 p.m.
CRASH COURSE: Connecting to Alums and EmployersJessica PitcherWednesday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m.
Interview EssentialsChristopher Perrello; Jeffrey FoutsThursday, Sept. 23, 8:15-9:30 pm
LinkedIn HeadshotsAdam CapozziThursday, Sept. 23, 1-5pmRegistration coming soon!
LinkedIn HeadshotsAdam CapozziFriday, Sept. 24th,  11-3pmRegistration coming soon!
Leveraging LinkedIn WorkshopChristopher Perrello; Jeffrey FoutsMonday, Sept. 27, 8:15-9:30 pm
Federal Government ApplicationsJennifer Pluta; Kelli Young; Kristen AustMonday, Sept. 27, 12-12:45 p.m.
Resume and Interview PrepJackie FloresMonday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m.
Navigating a Virtual Career FairJackie FloresTuesday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m.
Navigating a Virtual Career FairKristen Aust; Kelly BarnettTuesday, Sept. 28, 12-12:45pm
Career Fair Tips for International StudentsDan Pack; Ling LeBeauMonday, Sept. 27, 4-5 p.m.