Carnegie Mellon University


Creative Arts Virtual Career Fair (Part of CAOC)
February 18, 2021
2:30-6pm EST
Platform: Handshake Virtual Career Fair Platform

The Creative Arts Virtual Career Fair is focused on connecting employers of all different industries with our students interested in creative role. Employers will have the opportunity to pre-schedule group and 1:1 sessions to network with interested CMU creative talent!

We will be using the Handshake Virtual Career Fair Platform for this event.


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, HCII Connect, and the Creative Arts Virtual Career Fair!


February 16, 2021
Architecture Interchange-Virtual Open Studio
Time: 9am-9pm EST
Please contact Caedyn Busche if Interested

February 17, 2021
Design Confluence-Virtual Open Studio
Time: 9am-9pm EST
Please contact Caedyn Busche if interested

February 17, 2021
Virtual HCII Connect
Time: 4pm-7pm EST
Register in Handshake if interested

Registration is NOW OPEN in Handshake!  Online registrations will be taken until the date listed below.  Once online registration has closed, please email Janet Vojtash at and registrations will be taken if room is available.

Creative Arts Virtual Career Fair Registration Fee:

Registration Deadline Date:
Thursday, February 4, 2021

Virtual Platform & What is Included:
The CMU CPDC is excited to partner with Handshake to run career fairs in a virtual format. 

Upon registration, we’ll review the details you submitted for approval. At our virtual event, you’ll be able to engage with students in a variety of formats, including:

  • Video, audio, and chat communication with students
  • Group meetings with up to fifty students
  • 1:1 meetings scheduled in advance or after a group session
  • By sharing your values and documentation with students ahead of time

Note: During registration, you’ll be asked to share the number of representatives who plan to attend the fair—up to 100 representatives per employer are able to participate in the fair. Each representative you register will be able to create their own unique schedule to engage with students later this summer. To learn more about these features check out this virtual fair training webinar recording, which was hosted by Handshake.

Student Registration & Session Signup Starts:
Thursday, January 21 at 8am EST

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Cancellations must be emailed to Janet Vojtash at on or before February 4, 2021, for a full refund. Cancellation requests after February 4 for event registration, additional representative fees, and/or interview table(s) will not be refunded. All unpaid registration fees are due upon cancellation.

No-Show Policy: Career Fair "no-shows" are responsible for their entire registration fee and are not eligible to roll the registration package over to another event. To avoid being considered a no-show, please email and cancel no later than February 4, 2021. All unpaid registration fees are due immediately.

If you have any questions, please contact Janet Vojtash at 

Carnegie Mellon University
Career and Professional Development Center - Employer Relations Team

Virtual Interviews on February 19 are for students you have met at the Creative Arts Virtual Career Fair on February 18. The CPDC Interview Center offers a private, quiet room for those students who are physically on campus that you wish to interview.

Please indicate within the Handshake registration if you would like to learn more about this process.