Career Fair

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Information you need about the career fair

The CNRE Career Fair is an annual event that helps current students connect with employers who are seeking to fill full-time or part-time positions as well as internships. Mark your calendar for the main events listed below and then check out the specific information for students and employers.

Networking reception

Monday, September 21, 2020
5 to 7 p.m.
The Inn at Virginia Tech
(Registration available soon)

Fall 2020

CNRE Career Fair

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Squires Student Center
(Registration available soon)

Fall 2020

Next-day interviews scheduled by employers

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Squires Student Center and Cheatham Hall

Fall 2020


Contact the Advising Center

Contact John Freeborn, employer relations director

Please see the specific information below for students and employers

Details about the networking reception

  • This is your chance to talk with employers in a more informal setting and make a great first impression before the career fair.
  • Bring your elevator pitch for Speed Networking and receive feedback from employers on your pitch.
  • To attend, you must register in advance.
  • Dress is business casual.

Details about the CNRE Career Fair

Details about the next-day interviews

  • If an employer wishes to schedule an interview with you, he or she will speak directly with you to make those arrangements. Be sure to listen carefully for details about the time and location of the interview to ensure that it fits in with your schedule and so that you can be prepared.
  • Interviews may take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. You should arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time.
  • If you land an interview, dress appropriately. Business/interview attire is required.
  • Also, make sure you read the advice about what to do (and not do!) at an interview.

Details about registration, career fair, and interviews

  • Check back soon for details about how to register for the career fair, reserve space for interviews the day after the career fair, and more.

Details about registration

  • Register now for the career fair, networking session, and next-day interviews.
  • The registration deadline is Friday, September 6, 2019.
  • The fee for attending is $300 for for-profit companies and $100 for non-profit organizations.
  • If you need to cancel your registration, please email If you email by Friday, August 31, 2019, you will receive a full refund. There will be no refunds after August 31.
  • In the unlikely circumstance that this event is cancelled due to insufficient registrations or unforeseen circumstances, the university will refund your registration fee. However, Virginia Tech cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

Details about the career fair

  • Check in will be from 8 to 9 a.m. Students will be available to assist you with transporting materials at the service lane. Please enter from Beamer Way. Pastries and coffee will be available from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Bowman Room.
  • Each employer will be provided with one 8’ x 6’ booth (with electic and Wi-Fi access) and up to four chairs. Table linens will be provided or you may bring your own. Any materials or display hardware delivered to Cheatham Hall prior to the career fair will be placed at your booth. Please ship your materials to The Advising Center, 138 Cheatham Hall, 310 West Campus Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
  • The career fair begins promptly at 10 a.m. in the Cassell Coliseum Concourse and ends at 4 p.m.
  • Lunch is provided and takes place from noon to 1 p.m. in the Bowman Room.
  • You may take down your displays and pack up from 4 to 5 p.m.

Details about the interviews

  • If you are interested in holding interviews the day after the career fair, please request an interview space when you complete your registration form. Please note that space is limited.

Travel information

  • Visitor parking permits and parking information will be sent two weeks prior to the career fair.
  • Directions to Cassell Coliseum from Interstate 81 are as follows: Take Exit 118B (Christiansburg/ Blacksburg) onto U.S. Rt. 460 West Bypass towards Blacksburg/Virginia Tech. Take the Virginia Tech Southgate Drive exit. Keep right at the fork to continue toward Southgate Drive. At the first traffic circle, take the second exit onto Southgate Drive. At the next traffic circle, stay in the right lane to continue on Southgate Drive. At the light, turn left onto Beamer Way. Just past Lane Stadium (on your right), you will turn into the service lane beside Cassell Coliseum to drop off your materials and then proceed to park your vehicle.