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CareerLink Career Fair (Day 1: Virtual)

Join us online on Thursday, September 8th for the CareerLink Virtual Career Fair 2022, our University-wide career fair covering a range of industries. Enhance your search for full-time postgraduate positions and/or summer internships by taking the opportunity to connect to a variety of employers.
PLEASE NOTE: Student Registration begins Thursday, September 1st at 12:00 PM ET. Both large-group information sessions (30 minutes each) and 1-to-1 meetings between students and representatives from each organization (10 minutes each) will be available to attendees, but you MUST register in advance of the event (beginning at the above date/time), and select each group session and/or 1-to-1 session you'd like to attend. Space is limited based on how many individual representatives are offered by the organization (anywhere from 1 to 15 representatives per organization) It is to your advantage to be prepared in advance and register for your selected sessions as early as possible, for participation is first-come, first-served.

See these step-by-step details on managing your registration and signing up for sessions for additional information.

1. When you register for the event, update your Handshake profile completely as employers will be able to see it.

Be sure to complete all fields in your Handshake profile including job and industry interests.
To sign up for Group or 1:1 sessions, your profile privacy setting will need to be set to “Community” or “Employers”.
Because employers can set requirements on the following fields for eligibility to sign up for 1:1 meetings in the virtual career fairs, make sure that the basics are accurate: graduation date, school year, major, GPA and work authorization. Click on the pencil icon in your Handshake profile to make any necessary changes. Students who have not yet declared a major or concentration should feel free to add their intended choice. Since only one school automatically transfers into Handshake, dual degree students should add their second school. Note to transfer students, first-year graduate students, certain PhD students, and post-docs: If you don’t have a Penn GPA, put in the GPA from your previous institution or previous degree for the career fairs so that you are not screened out based on not having a GPA in the system.

CareerLink is open to all Penn students served by the Career Services office. Please see the "eligibility for services" section here.

For information directly from Handshake on how to best update your Handshake account and prepare for the event, including what you'll want to understand about each step of the registration process, please see: