Engineering & Tech Recruiting

In addition to recruiting candidates from across the University of Pennsylvania through On-Campus Interviewing, Coffee Chats and Information Sessions, organizations interested in specialized recruiting events for Engineering and Computer Science majors are welcome to review the unique programs offered below.

Engage with candidates in engineering, scientific and technical disciplines through “Meet & Greet” events, showcasing your organization within the School of Engineering & Applied Science’s Levine Lobby – in the heart of the Penn Engineering complex. Bring your recruitment team, technical staff and/or Penn alumni to chat with undergraduate and graduate students between classes, and build your talent pipeline for internships and full-time opportunities. Meet & Greet events are a great way to build and expand your brand recognition on campus and bridge the calendar between career fairs.

Contact us to request your organization’s unique event date and schedule a planning call with our team where we can discuss your recruiting goals for the event.

Our students, especially at the graduate levels, are excited to engage your researchers, engineers and scientists through “Tech Talks,” where the focus of the session is the “how” and “why” involved in a specialized technology or process that your organization wishes to profile as a way to attract top talent. Typically presented by technically-focused staff members, Tech Talks also often have a recruiting component towards the end of the session and either formally or informally you’re welcome to speak with the students about opportunities and how they can be considered for your hiring needs.

Please contact our team and we’ll gladly work with you to determine the most appropriate space, target audience, and scheduling of your event.

Penn’s Career Services hosts many career fairs throughout the year to suit your recruitment timeline, with several events focused on STEM candidates. In the early recruiting days of the fall, Engineering and Technology Career Days (held in virtual and in-person formats), attract over 1400 students in engineering and STEM disciplines. Just a few weeks later, the Biosciences Career Fair aligns with opportunities in biotech, pharmaceuticals, and other life and physical science disciplines. In the spring, our STEM Fair draws over 1000 students from across engineering and STEM disciplines seeking internships and full-time opportunities. Visit our Career Fairs page to learn more about the different fairs Career Services hosts throughout the academic year, as well as All-Ivy, Ivy+, specialized and consortium events attended by Penn candidates throughout the year.

There are approximately 30 student organizations formally recognized by the Engineering Student Activities Council (ESAC) and Penn Engineering, each focusing on their own technical, affinity, social, academic, professional or community outreach initiatives, in addition to the broader environment of student groups on campus. Student groups exist at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our team would be delighted to connect you with the Penn Chapters and student leaders of any other groups of interest:

AIChE: The American Institute of Chemical Engineers

ASME: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

BMES: The Biomedical Engineering Society

CSS: The Computer Science Society

IEEE: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

MSES: The Materials Science & Engineering Society


Additional clubs outside of ESAC:
* Penn Quant Trading Club
* Penn Blockchain
* Penn Data Science Group
* Penn Quantum Computing Club
* Google Developer Student Club (GDSC) Penn Chapter
* oSTEM at Penn
* Women in Animation
* Cybersecurity at Penn

Have ideas about a different event you would like to organize or want to know what’s possible? From graduate research symposiums to our Senior Design competitions to department panels and seminars, there’s always a way to get more involved in Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.

If you are new to recruiting engineering and technology candidates at Penn, please fill out our interest form if you’d like to discuss your recruiting strategy, alternate event ideas, or opportunities for engagement with specific programs within Penn Engineering.

If you would like to discuss recruiting across the University of Pennsylvania (in addition to Penn Engineering), please connect here with our Employer Relations team.