For more than 45 years, the Technical Opportunities Conference (TOC) has been the largest career fair on Carnegie Mellon’s campus, focusing specifically on employment for engineering, science, and computer science students.

We have decided to change the name to the STEM Career Fair (SCF) to more accurately depict what the event is, as well as to be more reflective of the majors that are represented at the fair.

The SCF (formerly TOC) offers students a great opportunity to connect with companies for both full-time and summer employment. The SCF starts off the recruiting season and gives students a head start in connecting with companies.

Various other networking events and information sessions also surround the SCF, increasing the opportunity to make valuable relationships. A variety of companies attend the SCF to match the diverse academic technical interests on campus.

While the SCF is sponsored by the College of Engineering, it is open to students from all over campus who are pursuing technical studies. We welcome students from SCS, MCS, Dietrich, Tepper, Heinz, and CFA, as well as from Engineering.

The SCF is run by the Society of Women Engineers, a student organization on campus, and is supported by the College of Engineering.

Student registration

Student registration takes place through Handshake.

Pre-registration is required.

Event details

This year’s STEM Career Fair (formerly the Technical Opportunities Conference) is scheduled to take place virtually via Handshake on Monday, September 12 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and in-person on Tuesday, September 20th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. the Weigand Gym and Rangos Ballroom.

Students must sign up for 10-minute slots in Handshake in order to meet with employers. For the in-person day, students without scheduled appointments will not be admitted, so set your schedules ahead of time.

Student check-in will take place 10 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment time. There will be check-in tables in both Weigand Gym and Rangos Ballroom. You will not be permitted to check in more than 10 minutes in advance of your scheduled appointment time.

The STEM Career Fair is only open to CMU students, so students must have a valid campus ID to gain admission to the SCF.

Preparing for the SCF

The Career and Professional Development Center provides a number of resources that may be helpful to you in preparing for the STEM Career Fair.