Carnegie Mellon University


encompass Career & Networking Event
Tuesday, January 26 & Wednesday, January 27
1:30-5:30p.m. EST
Platform: Handshake Virtual Career Fair Platform

This signature 2-day virtual recruiting event will bring together arts, business, computer science, engineering, humanities, and science students to discuss all types of opportunities. Employers from all industries looking to fill numerous and varied roles with diverse CMU Talent are encouraged to attend encompass. Employers will have the ability to pre-schedule group and 1:1 sessions to maximize your time during the event.

Included in your Registration:
Encompass employers will have the
 opportunity to register for jumpstart! Preceding the encompass Career & Networking Event, jumpstart is a special two-hour early engagement event that allows employers to virtually connect with freshman and sophomores to discuss internships available at your company. 

jumpstart will be held from 11am-1pm on each day of encompass at NO ADDITIONAL COST.

Employers do not need to register for encompass to attend jumpstart. please visit the jumpstart webpage if you are only interested in attending jumpstart.

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.

Encompass Registration Fee:
$750 (Each Day)
Day 1 registration in Handshake
Day 2 registration in Handshake

Registration Deadline Date:
Friday, January 22, 2021 at 12pm EST

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:
Thursday, January 14, 2021 

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Cancellations must be emailed to Janet Vojtash at on or before January 22, 2021, for a full refund. Cancellation requests after January 12 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 January 22, 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 January 27 & 28 are for students you have met at encompass on January 26 & 27. Please indicate within the Handshake registration if you would like to virtually interview students on January 27 and/or January 28.