Fall Career and Internship Fair - Virtual on Handshake

Virtual Fall Career and Internship Fair graphic, four images of WWU alumni and orange background with black letters: Oct. 27, 2021, 12:00PM-4PM, Virtual on Handshake

October 27, 2021
Noon - 4:00PM PST

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The Fall Career and Internship Fair provides an opportunity to meet with employers seeking to connect with students of all class levels/majors and alumni who are seeking opportunities to utilize their degree, acquired skills and experience! Please read through some commonly asked questions by students/alumni!

How/Where is this event taking place? The Fall Career and Internship Fair will be virtual and conducted through Handshake. Upon registration, students/alumni will need to pre-build a schedule of 1:1 timeslots and group sessions, signup for all sessions typically takes place in advance of the event but there could be some day-of available timeslots. Employer registration will be ongoing, please log into your Handshake account to view updated employer schedules.

What is the cost to participate? This event is FREE for the entire Western Community!

I’m a sophomore and have not declared a major, can I still attend? Yes! Similar to all career fairs hosted by WWU, students of all class levels, declared or undeclared majors and alumni are welcome to attend. The only criteria is that you are a WWU student or alumni!

How do I register? Log in to your Handshake Student Account and scroll to “upcoming career fairs” to sign up! Once registered, you will need to select available timeslots of 1:1 appointments and group sessions hosted by participating employers! Employers have until Monday, October 25th to register, so it’s important to routinely check the event page for new participating employers and schedule options!

I’m a Western Alum, can I participate in virtual Career Fairs? Yes! All Western Alumni -regardless of when you graduated or degree are always welcome at Career Fairs!

  • Graduates prior to 2018, will need to request a free Handshake account HERE.
  • If you graduated between 2018-2021 and remember the personal email address you submitted to WWU on your degree application form, use that email to log in HERE.
  • Not sure if you submitted an email address? Please submit your full name and email to Britta.Eschete@wwu.edu.

I’ve never used Handshake before -how do I navigate this system?. For information, please visit our Student Handshake Hub. You’re also welcome to request an appointment with Career Services to get started! Handshake provides options to search for jobs/internships, attend virtual information sessions and interviews, register for career fairs and network with the Handshake Community!

How can I learn more about employers participating in this event? Take a look at employer profiles featured in Handshake, visit employer websites, view their LinkedIn profile, or check for jobs, internships and/or upcoming virtual info sessions submitted to Handshake.

How can I best prepare to participate in a virtual career fair? Read through the Career Fair Guide for Students, check our events calendar for upcoming workshops that provide an introduction and best practices to participating in a virtual career fair, schedule an appointment with Career Services to prepare/review your resume, gain some practice interviewing skills or go over application materials.