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Career Link Virtual Career Fair: Employers

Thursday, September 8th, 11am-3pm

Career Link Career Fair – VIRTUAL

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*Employers who previously attended CareerFIRE (Finance, Insurance & Real Estate) are encouraged to attend this event! Career Link will provide the opportunity to speak informally with highly-qualified students interested in learning about your organization and collect resumes from interested students. The fair is attended by undergraduates from Wharton, College of Arts and Sciences, and Engineering, as well as a variety of non-MBA graduate students. Students seeking post-graduate positions and sophomores and juniors seeking internships will attend.

There are two versions of the Career Link Career Fair this year:

  • Virtual, Thursday, September 8th
  • In-Person, Friday, September 9th

Employers have the choice to register for the type of interaction that aligns your recruiting approach. Join us for one of Penn’s main recruiting events in the fall that focuses on connecting employers with Penn’s diverse population of students from various majors, backgrounds and disciplines. Take this opportunity to showcase your internship and full-time opportunities to 1000+ students and alumni.

This career fair has a particular emphasis on opportunities for students interested in consulting, communications, consumer products, education, finance, manufacturing, marketing, non-profits and retail.

Participate in this virtual career fair to enjoy these featured advantages:

  • ACCESS TOP TALENT: Penn undergraduate/graduate students and postdocs are driven and engaged, and bring with them strong research experiences, and transferable skills applicable to careers beyond research.
  • ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A PRESENCE AT PENN: Build a recruiting pipeline for future candidates by sharing best practices about your hiring and opportunities.

Penn’s students are eager to make a connection with employers interested in their wide range of technical and transferable skills, and you can be confident that you will find the high caliber of students that you are seeking.

What is the format?

We are excited to be offering both in-person and virtual versions of the Career Link Career Fair this year. For this virtual event, employers will be able to use the Handshake platform to schedule 1:1 and groups sessions with students. For more information on the Handshake virtual career fair experiences, please click here.

Employers with specific job opportunities can identify these during the registration process by uploading positions to Handshake, and then easily linking to these during the registration process. These opportunities will be highlighted in the pre-event outreach and marketing to students and postdocs interested in attending the fair.

If you are interested in participating in the in-person Career Link Career Fair, please click here.

Don’t forget to view our other 2022 career fairs to find the events that are the best fit for your recruiting strategy. You can find more information on the fairs below on our website:

  • Engineering Career Fair
  • BioSciences Career Fair
  • Non-Profit and Government Career Fair
  • Nursing Career Day

Registration Fees and Deadlines

The registration fee is $500 per company and $250 for start-ups, non-profits, government entities, and Penn affiliates. There is an opportunity for employers to sponsor this event, and details are provided during registration. Payment can be made by credit card or check – details about payment methods can be found during the registration process, and on the invoice you will receive once your registration is confirmed. Registrations will be confirmed after July 2022. If you have any questions about the different populations of students or postdocs who attend this fair, then please contact Anne Dickinson ( or Megan Chambers ( You may also call (215) 898-7529 to reach us by phone.