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Upcoming Career Fair: Spring 2024
Wednesday, February 21, 2024   |   10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, Blackburg, VA 


About the Career Fair

The MLSoC Career Fair is typically held during the Fall and Spring semesters. It invites both undergraduate and graduate students to engage with representatives from the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. These companies range from large international firms to small local businesses, covering various sectors such as commercial construction, heavy civil construction, residential construction, and specialty areas.

The event aims to provide a platform for students to explore internships, co-op opportunities, part-time, and full-time positions. For employers, the MLSoC Career Fair presents a valuable opportunity to meet our high-caliber students, known for their comprehensive understanding of construction principles, strong technical skills, and ability to contribute to a team from day one.

100+

Companies present

500+

Expected students

#1

Largest one-day fair on campus


For Students

A wide range of companies hiring for full-time or internship positions in the AEC industries attend our career fair. This includes construction-related companies that work in residential through commercial, industrial, highway, land development, and specialty contractors, as well as civil engineering design firms.

Students in all majors interested in working in these and related areas are invited to attend the fair. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.

Ahead of each Career Fair, we send out resume books to companies. This is a great way to get your name out to recruiters ahead of the fair. To be part of this resume book, complete the list below before attending the career fair:

  1. Update your resume.
  2. Upload your resume to Handshake
  3. Sign up for the Construction Industry Career Fair on Handshake by February 6, 2024 at 5 p.m.
  4. Research the companies that will be attending.

While you can upload your resume after the deadline, please note that it will NOT be included in the book that is sent out to companies.

We encourage you to polish your resume by making a 15-minute mini-appointment with an advisor in the Career and Professional Development office

Every student has the opportunity to connect with potential employers, regardless of their nationality or visa status.

Understanding the unique circumstances of our international students, we've made it easy for you to identify which companies are most relevant to your career path and visa requirements. By using the "Categories" filter on the attending companies list on Handshake, you can easily see which companies "Accept OPT/CPT" or "Will sponsor or do not require a US work visa" — just click the corresponding checkboxes according to your needs under the filters on the employer list page.

This function empowers you to strategize your time at the fair effectively, helping you connect with companies that align with your career aspirations and visa needs.

Run by Virginia Tech Career and Professional Development, Career Outfitters provides students with free, donated clothing appropriate for career fairs, networking opportunities, and interviews. Currently-enrolled undergraduate and graduate students may schedule an appointment to shop the clothing closet in Smith Career Center, where you will have 1:1 assistance with fit, size, and style.

  • November 20, 8 a.m. - Career Fair Registration Opens
  • February 6, 5 p.m. - Resumes Due
  • February 20, 6 p.m. - Career Fair Social at Maroon Door
  • February 21, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Construction Industry Career Fair at Inn at Virginia Tech
  • February 22 - Interviews at Smith Career Center

For Companies

The Myers-Lawson School of Construction's highly anticipated construction Career Fairs provide a unique opportunity for architecture, engineering, and construction professionals to connect with our talented students for career employment, internships, and co-op opportunities.

Attendees include students from various departments, including Building Construction, Construction Engineering and Management, Civil & Environmental Engineering, General Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Systems Engineering, Real Estate, Architecture, and more.

Our career fairs are typically held at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Center. However, employers who can't attend the fair can still connect with our students by presenting information sessions on campus, purchasing resume books, or partnering with our student groups. For details about upcoming sessions or to host one, don't hesitate to email us.

For updates, announcements, and registration information for our career fairs, consider joining our email list.

When you sign up for the Construction Industry Career Fair, you can choose from the following levels. Each level is based on the location of your booth at the Inn at Virginia Tech. You can find the location on our Handshake page.

Gold Level - $5,000

  • Premiere location
  • Booth with table skirt, power strip, and signage
  • Two representatives* (includes food, chairs, and nametags)
  • Resume books before the event
  • Career Fair Social access 
  • Interview room 

Silver Level - $3,000

  • Priority location
  • Booth with table skirt, power strip, and signage
  • Two representatives* (includes food, chairs, and nametags)
  • Resume books before the event
  • Career Fair Social access 
  • Interview room 

Bronze Level - $2,000

  • Enhanced location
  • Booth with table skirt, power strip, and signage
  • Two representatives* (includes food, chairs, and nametags)
  • Resume books before the event
  • Career Fair Social access 
  • Waitlist for an interview room 

White/Base Level - $1,750

  • Downstairs location
  • Booth with table skirt, power strip, and signage
  • Two representatives* (includes food, chairs, and nametags)
  • Resume books before the event
  • Career Fair Social access

Upstairs Level - $1,500

  • Upstairs location
  • Booth with table skirt, power strip, and signage
  • Two representatives* (includes food, chairs, and nametags)
  • Resume books before the event
  • Career Fair Social access
*Each additional representative will be $250.

We do our best to accommodate every registration level preference, but due to the high demand of registrants, we can not guarantee you will receive one of your top picks. We assign booth numbers based on prior attendance and sponsorship. We track and update these numbers every year. 

Sponsorship is a great way to get your company name out there. We offer opportunities both before and during the Career Fair.

Bar Sponsor - $3,000 (4 total available)

  • Plaque with logo, made by our Build Lab, displayed on the designated bar
  • Logo included in all print promotional materials
  • Logo included in all social media/virtual promotional materials
  • Space to hand out promotional materials during social

Refreshments/Food Sponsor - $2,000 (4 total available)

  • Plaque with logo, made by our Build Lab, displayed on the designated food station
  • Logo included in all print promotional materials
  • Logo included in all social media/virtual promotional materials
  • Space to hand out promotional materials during social

Career Partner Sponsor - $1,000 (4 total available)

  • Space to hand out promotional materials during social
  • November 15 at 12 p.m. EST - Career Fair Opens
  • December 4 - Career Fair Booth Assignments are sent out and payments can be made
  • January 8 - Payment deadline
  • January 19 - Cancelation with full refund deadline
  • January 31 - Cancelation with 50% refund deadline
  • February 1 - No refunds given for cancelation
  • February 6 - Resume books sent out via email
  • February 9 - Deadline for pre-made representative name-tags
  • February 20 - Career Fair Social
  • February 21, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Construction Industry Career Fair
  • February 22 - Interviews

Send all items to Hollins Exposition Services using the format below:

TO: (Your Firm’s Name and Booth Number)

FOR: VT Construction Career Fair

C/O: HOLLINS EXPOSITION SERVICES

7615 Williamson Road NW

Roanoke, Virginia 24019

Myers-Lawson School of Construction is not responsible for any lost or delayed shipping. If you have a question about shipping your materials please contact 540-362-3940 or service@hollins-expo.com.

We have blocked several hotels for you to use during your time at Virginia Tech. Please use the links below to choose your preferred option.

Inn at Virginia Tech

Hyatt Place 

  • Hyatt Reservation Line: 540-552-7500 Group Name: VT Myers-Lawson Construction Career Fair

Residence Inn Link

  • Residence Inn Reservation Line: 540-750-4400 Group Name: VT Myers-Lawson Construction Career Fair

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