For more than 45 years, the STEM Career Fair (SCF), formerly 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.

The SCF 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 in person on Wednesady, September 13 and Thursday, September 14, 2023 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET in the Wiegant Gymnasium and Rangos Ballroom and virtually on Tuesday, September 19 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. via the Handshake platform. 

If you are attending the virtual fair, you must sign up for 10-minute slots in Handshake in order to meet with employers.

If you are attending in person, please review the schedule. Due to space constraints, the SCF will operate as follows on the in-person days: 

  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Undergraduate students
  • 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Grauate students

Undergraduates can line up starting at 9:30 a.m. and no earlier. No students will be admitted after 12:45 p.m.

Graduate students can line up starting at 1:30 p.m. and no earlier. No students will be admitted after 4:45 p.m.

Please adhere to these guidelines. They are necessary so that all students have an opportunity to atend and ensure the safetly of all employers, students, and staff. There will be no exceptions. 

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

No backpacks or bags will be permitted into the fair. A bag check area will be located in the Activities Room on the second floor of the CUC.

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.