Job Fairs / Career Events

Main Campus Career Fairs

Second Year (Sophomore) and First Year (Freshman) fairs listed below are open to all majors except Automotive, Collision, and Diesel programs - there will be a separate career fair held for students in those programs at our Transportation Center.

Second Year (Sophomore) Career Fair (for currently enrolled Second Year students graduating in May 2023 and alumni)
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
Location: Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC)
Time: 10:30am to 1:30pm
Business and industry partners: Registration is closed until November 15 so the Career Services team can assess numbers and ensure they have representation at each event across program majors. In the meantime, please consider completing our waitlist form. Please check back soon on/around November 15 for updates in regard to registration re-opening.

First Year (Freshman) Career and Internship Fair* (for currently enrolled First Year students looking for summer internships and for pre-major students)
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Location: Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC)
Time: 10:30am to 1:30pm
Business and industry partners: visit our official registration page for information on how to participate in this event. 

*Hiring an intern is a great way to introduce students to your business early on. More than 70% of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology students who worked in their field the summer between their first and second year ended up staying with that company when they graduated (class of 2019).

Transportation Center Career Fair

Students majoring in Automotive, Collision, and Diesel programs participate in this event. 

Transportation Career Fair (for currently enrolled First and Second Year students in the Automotive, Collision Repair, and Diesel Technology programs)
Date: Thursday, February 16 from 10am to 2pm
Location: Thaddeus Stevens College Transportation Center
Business and industry partners: visit our official registration page for information on how to participate in this event.


Recap: Spring 2022 Career Fairs

Our Spring 2022 Career Fairs were held in person and on campus this year.  View photos from the events.

A recap:

  • Total companies in attendance: 216 (more than 50 attended more than one event)
  • Total employer representatives in attendance: 550+
  • Total alumni employer representatives: 65+
  • Total student attendance: 836 (80% of student population)

Transportation Career Fair

  • Transportation Center: open to all first-and second-year students from Automotive, Collision Repair, and Diesel Technology programs
  • 25 companies, 50 employer representatives

Second Year (Sophomore) Career Fair

  • Main Campus MAC Building: for students graduating in May looking for full-time employment upon graduation. Open to all second-year students AND alumni.
  • 130 companies attended, 260 employer representatives

First Year (Freshmen) Career Fair

  • Main Campus MAC Building: For students looking for summer internships/summer work experiences. Open to all first-year, pre-major, AND academics-only students.
  • At the request of students, this was the first time first-year (Freshmen) students had a career fair event specifically for them
  • 116 companies and 230+ employer representatives registered – max capacity: 116 companies/232 employer representatives

Masonry Construction Mini-Job Fair

  • Additional job fair added specifically for our Masonry Construction first and second-year students.
  • 8 companies, 16 employer representatives

Recap: Spring 2021 Career Fairs

Due to COVID-19, employers were not permitted on campus during the 2020-2021 academic year. Career Services hosted two virtual job fairs, and is grateful to all who participated!

  • We utilized Brazen for our Virtual Job Fairs. 
  • Students from all program majors were included in both job fairs - half of the students attended the February event and the other half attended the March event (in theory - there were some exceptions). 
  • While we know this was not perfect (it was a first for us, too) and we would much rather see you all in person, this was the "next best thing" for now.   

Combined Totals for Thaddeus Stevens’ Spring Virtual Job Fairs (February and March):

Students

  • 871 students registered; 654 students (75%) attended – 65% higher than national average – benchmark for student attendance for all of Brazen’s College Virtual Job Fairs is 40-50%).
  • Note: In February 2020, during our Face-to-face, on-campus Job Fairs, 924 students attended the events (with more than 200 companies attending) – considering virtual events were our only option this year, our student participation was exceptional (much better than expected)!

Employers

  • 113 individual companies attended over the two events (48 of those companies attended both job fairs).
  • Note: the platform limited us to 80 booths per event – we were able to squeeze in an additional few booths at the March event.
  • 227 Employer Reps attended the two events (101 attended both events)

Chats

  • A total of 2,421 chats were completed!
  • On average, 3.7 chats/student

Prep Sessions

  • Between February 1st and March 26th, the Career Services office completed 51 Virtual Job Fair Prep Sessions (AAS program majors – Freshmen and Sophomore; and some short-term classes as well) – THANK YOU FACULTY for giving up time for me to visit with your students!
  • We were able to reach roughly 900 students via Zoom/Teams virtual meetings during those sessions.

Employer Best Practices - Student/Graduate Recruitment

In addition to full-time employment opportunities for our graduates, we are always looking for internship placements for current students over the summer and throughout the academic year.


Contact

Contact Laurie Grove, Director of Career Services, for answers to questions or to share employment and/or internship opportunities:

717-396-7188