Carnegie Mellon University


Creative Arts Career Fair (Part of CAOC)
February 16, 2023 2:30 - 6:00 p.m. ET
Cohon University Center, Wiegand Gym

The Creative Arts Career Fair is focused on connecting employers of all different industries with our students interested in creative roles. 

What is the CAOC?
The Creative Arts Opportunities Conference (CAOC) is an exciting week focused on connecting employers with our students interested in creative industries from the College of Fine Arts and beyond through opportunities including the Architecture Interchange, Design Confluence, and the Creative Arts Career Fair!


Architecture Interchange Open Studio
Date: February 16, 2023
Time: 10am-1pm 
About: Interchange is a recruiting event for the Undergraduate and Graduate programs at CMU SoA (Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture) where we invite you to view design and research work by students from two Undergraduate, seven Masters and four Doctoral programs. 

How to Register:
Please fill out the CAOC 2023 Employer Interest Form.

Design Confluence Open Studio
Date: February 16, 2023
Time: 10am-1pm
About: Confluence is anything but your typical career fair. Instead of standing behind a table in a gym, students showcase their work, talk about what their passions are and how they manifest in their designing, and what they hope to find in full-time or internship opportunities in their studio spaces, surrounded by their work. Browse Confluence to get a taste of what life is like for a School of Design student at Carnegie Mellon. 

How to Register:
Please fill out the CAOC 2023 Employer Interest Form.

Please email Caedyn Busche at with any questions. 

Creative Arts Career Fair Registration Fee:

Registration Deadline/Cancellation Date:
February 11, 2023 at 11:59pm EST

Student Registration & Session Signup Starts:
February 2, 2023 at 12:00pm EST


Cancellations: Cancellations must be emailed to Employer Relations at a week prior to the event for a full refund. Cancellation requests made 5 days prior to the fair or later will not receive a refund. 

No-Show Policy: Career Fair "no-shows" are not eligible for transfers or refunds. No-shows forfeit their registration fee and are not able to roll the registration fee to another event. No-Shows with unpaid registrations will be required to pay the fees in full.

As a part of the Creative Arts Opportunities Conference (CAOC), you may elect to host a table at the Creative Arts Career Fair to promote your company and meet our students. You may also choose to continue conversations and gain more connections through space rental in the Career Interview Center the following day, February 17. Continuing Conversations registration is combined with the Creative Arts Career Fair registration.

Please indicate within the Handshake registration if you would like to continue your conversations after the day of the CAOC.