The career fairs below are sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences Career Success Office. All students, regardless of major, are welcome and encouraged to attend. Ohio State sponsors a number of other career fairs throughout the academic year; for a complete list, visit the Buckeye Careers website.
Spring Career Fair
The Spring Career Fair is typically held in late January from noon to 5 p.m. at Ohio Union. In response to the 2020/2021 pandemic, we've also added virtual portions to this career fair.
Contact us to participate in this year's event!
The Ohio State University Spring Career Fair is an annual job and internship fair held during Spring Semester. The event is open to all current Ohio State University students and recent graduates and provides an opportunity for students to network with employers and learn about internship and career opportunities. The 2021 Spring Career Fair will be a virtual event.
Attending employers recruit across a broad range of disciplines. There will be a large number of private sector companies recruiting for business and technical functions such as communications, business analysis, logistics, retail management, general management, graphic design, human resources, marketing, sales, financial planning, and other related areas.
In addition there are opportunities for science and technology students in areas such as laboratory based research and development in medical and industrial settings, as well as computer science and engineering roles.
Federal and State government agencies will also be well represented offering opportunities in administration, fiscal management, technology, diplomacy, and law enforcement and security related functions.
Advanced research on Handshake is recommended. Students are able to register for both group sessions and 1:1 sessions with employers before the event so you are encouraged to check Handshake frequently for added employers.
Attending employers seek to fill full-time, entry level positions as well as summer internships.
Students must register for the Spring Career Fair in Handshake before the event. Students also need to have their profile set to “Community” to be able to access both the group employer sessions and the 1:1 sessions with employers.
The Ohio State University Spring Career Fair welcomes all Ohio State students and recent graduates. It is, however, primarily marketed to undergraduate students from the following colleges (click the links to see related majors):
- The College of Arts and Sciences
- The Fisher College of Business
- The College of Education and Human Ecology
Register for the Event
Nonprofit Organization or Government Agency: $75.00
Ohio State Department or Organization: $15
We appreciate your interest in recruiting Ohio State students and look forward to working with you for this year's Spring Career Fair!
Career Fair Strategies Tip Sheet
Writing Your Commercial Tip Sheet
Questions to Ask at Career and Job Fairs - courtesy of Quintessential Careers
Invited to participate in an interview after meeting with an employer at the Spring Career Fair? Check out these resources.
Ohio State University Spring Career Fair Prep Workshops
Check back soon for a list of preparation events.
Summer Internship and Opportunity Fair
This virtual event features a wide variety of corporate, nonprofit, and government employers seeking Ohio State candidates for summer internships, volunteer opportunities, part-time and full-time summer jobs, and other resume building experiences. Students who are interested in pursuing resume-building experiences for careers in business-related areas, nonprofit management, sports and recreation, education, and other areas are encouraged to attend. The Summer Internship and Opportunity Fair is scheduled for March 4, 2021. Details will be provided.
The Summer Internship and Opportunity Fair targets undergraduate students interested in obtaining a resume building opportunity for Summer Term 2020. Employers are excited to connect with you and discuss available internships, volunteer opportunities, and part-time work in the following areas:
For example: communications, advertising, public relations, marketing, retail management, sports management, and finance/financial services
Organizations represent a variety of focus areas including the arts, healthcare, social services, women’s issues, and others
Summer and recreation camp counseling and management
Summer day camps and resident camps will be in attendance as well as other recreational sports organizations
No pre-registration is required for students, but you are required to present a valid BuckID on the day of the event. You are also encouraged to prepare for the fair by having your resume reviewed. Walk-in hours for resume reviews for Arts and Sciences students are posted here. Other career services also offer a resume review service; see here for more details.
This event targets undergraduate students seeking internships, volunteer opportunities, part-time and full-time summer employment, and other resume building opportunities for Summer 2020. Candidates who attend this event seek to gain exposure to business-related functions, nonprofit organization management, and summer and recreational camp counseling and management.
Private Sector Employers (51 Employees or above) - $625.00
Private Sector Employers (1-50 Employees or above) - $275.00
Government and Nonprofit Employers - $149.00
OSU Offices/Departments - $75.00
Your registration includes a 6' table with tablecloth, two chairs, advance shipment of ONE package, and parking for two representatives of your organization. It also includes beverages and light snacks throughout the day, and a brief company profile and position descriptions in the guidebook for students. Should you wish to send more than two representatives, there is a $30.00 charge per additional attendee, which covers parking, beverages, and snacks.
Access to electricity is available, but not always in close proximity to your table. Employers are REQUIRED to bring their own extension cords.
No refunds for this event will be granted after February 12, 2020.
Should inclement weather or another situation beyond the control of the Arts and Sciences Career Services Office or The Ohio State University cause the closure of the Ohio Union (the event venue), all participating organizations will be granted a refund of their registration fees. Because the university rarely closes during severe weather conditions, you are encouraged to call the Ohio Union (614-688-4636) should there be inclement weather on an event date.
Shipping Display Materials
Procedures for shipping boxes before the 2020 Summer Internship and Opportunity Fair will be handled by the Ohio Union. Please be aware that your career fair payment covers shipment of ONE package. It does not cover your costs for the Ohio Union to receive/store additional packages. You will be invoiced separately following the event for any additional shipping and drayage charges accrued. You must pre-arrange for your packages to be picked up after the fair and prepare shipping labels ahead of time. Due to limited storage, packages cannot be accepted more than two (2) business days prior to the event. Additional charges will be applied to materials shipped and held more than two days before the event.
Name of Your Organization/Business
2020 Summer Internship and Opportunity Fair
Name of Your Organization/Business Contact Attending Event
February 26, 2020
Total Number of Packages (e.g. 1 of 4)
Ohio Union Shipping & Receiving
1739 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
Rates for receipt/delivery of packages/containers to event space:
Package 1-50 lbs. $10.00 each
Display Cases/Crates/Pallets $30.00 each
Rates for receipt/delivery of packages/containers if held for more than 2 days:
Package 1-50 lbs. $10.00 each/day
Packages over 50 lbs $10.00 each/day
Display Cases/Crates/Pallets $10.00 each/day
Directions and parking
The fair will be held in the Ohio Union, building 161 on the campus map, at the corner of 12th Avenue and High Street. Employers may park in the Ohio Union South Garage, building 288.
Questions? Contact Us!
Director of Industry Connections
Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success
100 Denney Hall, 164 Annie & John Glenn Ave, Columbus, OH 43210
As you work on polishing your resume in preparation for the Summer Internship and Opportunity Fair, consider uploading it to VMock to get instant feedback on how the text aligns with the positions in which you are interested. Or, schedule a Zoom appointment with a Career Coach who can assist you with your resume as well as address any questions that you have about attending a career fair. If you have a quick question about your resume or other preparations for the career fair, take advantage of our virtual drop-in hours. And, if you haven’t already discovered our collection of tip sheets, make sure you view the Writing Your Elevator Pitch document and consider practicing your pitch with a Career Coach.
You may also consider checking our Events Page for any career fair preparation events we plan leading up to the fair. For Spring 2021, consider:
- Launch Your Career: Virtual Resume Palooza - Wednesday, February 24th 2021 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- Diversity Mini Cse Study Competition - Date is in February, 2021, TBA.