Events & Career Fairs

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Career Fairs Dates for 2021-2022

In-Person Fall Engineering Career Fair               

  • 09/30/2021
  • 12:00-4:00 PM CST

Fall Virtual All Majors Career Fair                      

  • 10/06/2021                 
  • 12:00-4:00 PM CST

In-Person Spring Engineering Career Fair           

  • 02/10/2022                 
  • 12:00-4:00 PM CST

Spring Virtual Fair                                            

  • TBD                             
  • TBD
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BME Discovery Day

BME Discovery day is a one-day virtual conference where BME students, faculty, staff, and alumni can come together to foster career exploration and occupational guidance, learn about industry trends, and build relationships through networking.

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Diversity Networking Reception

The Diversity Networking Reception aims to connect underrepresented (women, ethnic minority, and first-generation) students with companies offering opportunities to enhance their personal and professional development.






Each year the College of Engineering holds two career fairs, one in late September/early October and another in early February. This is a great way for students to meet over 100 engineering, manufacturing, consulting and governmental organizations to discuss full-time, co-op and internship opportunities in the areas of Biomedical, Chemical, Civil & Environmental, Electrical & Computer, Industrial & Systems, and Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science.

The Spring 2021 Virtual Engineering Career Fair will be held virtually through Handshake on Thursday, February 11 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Companies will be in attendance looking for recent and upcoming graduates, interns and co-ops. Be prepared, dress professionally, and consider these other virtual interviewing tips.

Registering for the fair is easy through Handshake.

  1. Sign into your Handshake account
  2. Select “events,” then filter by clicking on “Career fair”
  3. Next click on the Spring 2021 Virtual Engineering Career Fair
  4. Click “Register”
  5. Lastly, begin looking through and signing up for 1:1 and Group Sessions to build your schedule.


The fairs officially kick off the start of our fall and spring on-campus recruiting seasons. With over 100 companies and 800-1400 students attending each fair, regular presence on campus is essential to build and maintain your company's brand recognition and recruit top engineering talent.

The Spring 2021 Virtual Engineering Career Fair will be held on Thursday, February 11 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Registration will begin in late October on Handshake.

We strongly encourage companies to set up on-campus interviews the day after and fill their schedules at the fair. Companies are also welcome to come back to campus a few weeks later to conduct interviews. 

With the competitive market for engineers, companies that attend our fairs have a marked advantage in recruiting our engineering students for co-ops, internships and full-time employment. It is vitally important to build your pipeline now and begin cultivating relationships with underclassmen as they begin exploring careers and companies.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Engineering Career Services at 1-319-335-5763.