Carnegie Mellon University


Creative Arts Opportunities Conference (CAOC)
February 19-20, 2020

The CAOC is focused on connecting employers with our students interested in creative industries from the College of Fine Arts and beyond through opportunities including the Career Fair, Design ConfluenceHCII Connect, and Architecture Interchange

Find talent for your full-time, part-time, summer, or internship positions.

February 19, 2020
HCII Connect
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Newell Simon Hall - 3rd Floor Atrium

February 20, 2020

CAOC Employer Check-In and Hospitality Area

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Connan Room, 1st floor - Cohon University Center
Coffee/water available                  

Confluence - Open Studio Tours
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Margaret Morrison Building - Room 110, 1st Floor 

Architecture Interchange
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Margaret Morrison Building - Room 307, 3rd Floor

Creative Arts Opportunities Conference - Career Fair
2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wiegand Gymnasium, 1st floor - Cohon University Center

Registration will open in November 2019 Handshake!

Registration and Deadlines
$200 through February 6
$250 February 7 - 13

What's Included
Registration includes one 6' x 30" career fair skirted table, 2 chairs, electrical outlet, Wi-Fi internet access, 1 parking access code per company, up to 4 representatives and one lunch voucher for each attending representative.

CAOC:  Goes Green            
The CPDC is dedicated to the University-wide Scotty Goes Green initiative.  As part of this effort, we ask that all Spark employers limit giveaways to those items that are practical and usable. These might include: candy, chapsticks, hand sanitizer, notebooks, pens, USB sticks. Please join us in taking steps towards a more sustainable future for us all! 

Company Displays/Banners
Company display/banner dimensions for CAOC cannot exceed 8’ high x 3’ wide.  Contact Janet Vojtash if your display/banner exceeds these requirements.  Although not guaranteed, every effort will be made for those employers who have displays/banners that go beyond the stated dimensions

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancellations must be emailed to Janet Vojtash at on or before February 6, 2020 for a full refund. Cancellation requests after February 6 for event registration, additional representative fees, and/or interview table(s) will not be refunded under any circumstances.

No-Show Policy

If you register but do not attend the event, you are not entitled to transfers or refunds at any time. No-shows forfeit their entire registration fee and materials, and are not eligible to roll the registration package over to another event. 

If you wish to interview students you meet at the CAOC, interview space is available February 21. Please indicate this within your CAOC registration. 

For your convenience, we've gathered a list of nearby area accommodations. Some offer discount rates to Carnegie Mellon visitors and free shuttle service to campus for your convenience. Not sure about locations? Check out our online campus map. The hotels closest to campus will be in Shadyside, East End and Oakland.

Hotels with an asterisk (*) indicate that Carnegie Mellon should have an annual contract in place for special pricing, group rates, shuttle services, etc. Unique terms and conditions may apply, please check with the hotel directly upon booking.


More information will be provided in November 2019

We will reserve one parking space per company in the East Campus Garage for the day of the CAOC. A parking access code will be emailed prior to the event. 

This code is also required to exit the garage and is only good for one entry and one exit.

Directions and Campus Map