Carnegie Mellon University

Recruiting Timeline

We offer a slate of exciting opportunities for employers to become more engaged with our world-renowned university, while meeting our tremendously talented students and alumni, and connecting with faculty and staff. Past recruiters have indicated that attending our career events gives them a decisive advantage in recruiting top talent.

Fall 2021 (Hybrid Virtual and In-Person Events)

Aug 30  First Day of Classes
Sept 7 Information Sessions Begin
Sept 7 First Day of Interviewing
Sept 9 Tepper Meetup (Virtual Networking Event)
Sept 13 Virtual Encompass Career Fair (Virtual Event)
Sept 14 Encompass Career Fair (In-person Event)
Sept 15 Day-After Encompass Interviews
Sept 16 CMU Summit Global Opportunities Virtual Career Fair (Virtual Event)
Sept 21-22

Technical Opportunities Conference and Converge (Virtual Event)

Sept 27

Tartan 2 Professional (T2P) Virtual Student Athlete Networking Event (Virtual Event)

Oct 14 Fall Break: No Recruiting
Oct 20 Spark: Startups and Emerging Companies (Virtual Event)
Oct 29 Engineering Virtual Career Fair (Non ECE/CS)
Nov 5 Community Day: No Recruiting
Nov 24-26 Thanksgiving Break: No Recruiting
Dec 3 Last Day of Classes - Last Day of Virtual Recruiting

Spring 2022

Jan 18 Classes Begin
Jan 27 Internship Showcase: Peer-to-Peer Industry Panel
Jan 24 Information Sessions & Recruiting Begins
Jan 31 Jumpstart (virtual)
Feb 1 Encompass Career Fair Day 1 (in-person)
Feb 2 Encompass Career Fair Day 2 (virtual)
Feb 9

Intelligence & Government Career Expo (virtual) 


Architecture Interchange-(CAOC)


Design Confluence-(CAOC)

Feb 16

HCII Connect-(CAOC)

Feb 17 

CAOC - Creative Arts Opportunities Career Fair (in-person)


Engineering Career Fair (virtual)

March 4-11

Spring Break-No Recruiting


PSIP Virtual Event (Invite Only)

Mar 21

Energy Career Fair (in-person)


Non-Profit Connections Virtual Career Fair


Data Science & Analytics Virtual Career Fair


International Opportunities Fair & Virtual Networking Event

Apr 7-9

Spring Carnival-No Recruiting


UI/UX Virtual Career Fair

Apr 29

Last Day of Classes


Alumni & New Grad Virtual Career Fair