Carnegie Mellon University


Spark Virtual Career Fair
October 20, 2021
12:30pm - 4:00pm
Virtual Career Fair
Handshake Virtual Fair Platform

Spark: Startups and Emerging Companies is an innovative virtual career event designed to provide a platform for small business and early stage start-ups to engage Carnegie Mellon University students and alumni. Companies will be afforded the opportunity to network with, and recruit our students and alumni, as well as share information about their company story, mission, and/or products with all in attendance. Spark is presented in collaboration with CMU’s Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship.

Event Time - 12:30pm – 4:00pm

For More Information: Please contact Kevin Collins or Ray Mizgorski with questions.

Registration is open in Handshake on Monday, May 10, 2021.

Registration Deadlines and Fees:

Registration Fee:

Registration Deadline:
Wednesday, October 15th at midnight

Student Registration & Session Signup Starts:
Wednesday, October 6th at 12 p.m. ET

Registration Includes:

  • Group meetings with up to fifty students
  • Video, audio, and chat communication with students
  • Up to as many as 100 individual reps can create a schedule
  • 1:1 student meetings scheduled in advance or after a group session

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancellations must be emailed to Janet Vojtash on or before October 18, 2021 for a full refund. Cancellation requests after October 18 for the event registration will not be refunded.

No-Show Policy

If you register and pay 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 are not eligible to roll the registration package over to another event. To avoid being considered a no-show, please email Janet Vojtash and cancel no later than October 18, 2021.

CMU is excited to partner with Handshake to run our career fair in a virtual format. Upon registration, we'll review the details you submitted for approval. As it gets closer to the virtual event, we'll follow up with details about how to engage with students in this virtual environment.

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. To learn more about these features, check out the Handshake Virtual Fairs Employer Guide.