Carnegie Mellon University


jumpstart Virtual Career Networking Event
Monday, January 31, 2022, 5-8 p.m. ET
Platform: Handshake Virtual Career Fair Platform

Preceding the  Encompass Virtual Career & Networking Event, jumpstart is a special three-hour early engagement event that allows employers to virtually connect with freshmen and sophomores to discuss internships available at your company.

Jumpstart will provide employers access to brand their organizations and identify/build future talent pipelines. It will also help students learn about employers, internship programs, and desired professional skill sets.

Note: jumpstart is FREE of charge to all employers!

Click here for jumpstart 2022 registration!

Jumpstart Registration Fee:

Registration Deadline Date:
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at midnight ET

Upon registration, we’ll review the details you submitted for approval. At our virtual event, you’ll be able to engage with first and second year 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.

We greatly value your partnership and look forward to connecting you with our students this spring!

Student Registration & Session Signup:
Monday, January 17, 2022 

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Cancellations must be emailed to Pati Kravetz at on or before January 25, 2022. Refunds are not applicable as this is a free event.

If you have any questions, please contact Pati Kravetz at

We look forward to hosting you at our Virtual Career and Networking Event!

Carnegie Mellon University
Career and Professional Development Center

Interviews on February 1st are for students you have met at jumpstart on January 31st. Please indicate within the Handshake registration if you would like to virtually interview students on February 1st.