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The fall and spring CNRE career fairs, networking events, and interviews connect current students with employers seeking to fill full-time or part-time positions, as well as internships. Each year, hundreds of career-ready students from our college and across Virginia Tech visit with employers. Mark your calendar for the fall and spring events, and then check out the information below just for students and employers.

Fall career events

Networking Reception for Students and Employers

Lane Stadium, University Club of Virginia Tech
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
6 to 7:30 p.m.

Fall 2022
TBA

On-campus Interviews

Career and Professional Development / Smith Career Center
Thursday, October 6, 2022
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fall 2022
TBA

Spring career events

CNRE Spring Career Fair and Packaging Fair

Squires Student Center - Commonwealth Ballroom
Wednesday, February 22, 2022
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(Registration opens late fall 2022)

Fall 2022
TBA

On-campus Interviews


Thursday, February 23, 2023
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Locations TBA

Spring 2024
TBA

Questions?

Contact John Freeborn, employer relations director, at 540-231-1138 or freeborn@vt.edu.

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, please register in advance.
  • Dress is business casual.
  • Make sure you register to attend the training session prior to the career fair so you know how the Brazen platform works and what you can do to get the most out of this experience. You can watch a 5-minute overview of the Brazen platform:

Details about the CNRE Career Fair

  • Make sure you register to attend the training session prior to the career fair so you know how the Brazen platform works and what you can do to get the most out of this experience. You can watch a 5-minute overview of the Brazen platform:

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.

If you have any questions or if you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact John Freeborn at 540‑231‑1138 or freeborn@vt.edu at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Questions about the career fair and registration

Refund/cancellation policy

If you need to cancel your registration, please email CNRECareerFair@vt.edu. If you email by Friday, September 16, 2022, you will receive a full refund. There will be no refunds after September 16.

In the unlikely circumstance that this event is canceled 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, cancellation fees, or other charges.

Details about the career fair

  • TBA
  • Check in will be from 8 to 9 a.m. Students will be available to assist you with transporting materials at the loading dock area. Please enter from the Alumni Mall side of Squires Student Center. Loading and unloading areas will be marked. Pastries and coffee will be available from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the rear of the Commonwealth Ballroom.
  • Each employer will be provided with one 8′ x 6′ booth (with electric 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 Commonwealth Ballroom in Squires Student Center and ends at 3 p.m.
  • Lunch is provided and takes place from noon to 1 p.m. in the rear of the Commonwealth Ballroom.
  • You may take down your displays and pack up from 3:15 to 5 p.m.
  • The event is open to all Virginia Tech students.

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 information will be sent two weeks prior to the career fair.
  • Please note that parking will be necessary in the Chicken Hill parking lot. Shuttle vans will be running throughout the day between the parking lot and Squires Student Center.
  • Directions to Squires Student Center from Interstate 81 are as follows: Take exit 118B onto 460 West towards Virginia Tech. Continue for 8.5 miles to the Prices Fork Road exit for “Downtown.” The exit ramp will veer right. Continue on Prices Fork Road for 1.2 miles. At the traffic circle, take the first exit onto N. Main Street and continue for 0.4 miles. Turn right onto Alumni Mall. Proceed on alumni mall and complete a U-turn near the end of Alumni Mall. As you head back toward North Main Street, Squires Student Center and the loading / unloading area will be on your right with signage. You may drop your materials here and then proceed to the Chicken Hill parking lot.  Additional information will be sent to registrants ahead of the career fair event.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact John Freeborn at 540‑231‑1138 or freeborn@vt.edu at least 10 business days prior to the event.