The Technical Opportunities Conference (TOC) offers students a great opportunity to connect with companies for both full-time and summer employment. The TOC 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 TOC, increasing the opportunity to make valuable relationships. A variety of companies attend the TOC to match the diverse academic technical interests on campus. 

While the TOC 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 TOC 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

While pre-registration is not required, it is suggested. Pre-printed nametags will not be provided.

Event details

This year’s Technical Opportunities Conference is scheduled to take place from Monday, September 24 – Wednesday, September 26 in the Weigand Gym on the first floor of the Cohon University Center. There will also be large tech companies in Rangos Ballroom on September 24 only.  

Student check-in will take place in the hallways outside of the Weigand Gym and Rangos Ballroom.  Students are not permitted to line up before 9:30 a.m. for the morning session and 1:30 p.m. for the afternoon session. There are no exceptions due to fire code.

Students must have a valid campus ID to gain admission to the TOC. Nametags or materials to make nametags will not be provided.

No backpacks or laptop bags will be permitted in the TOC. A bag check will be available in the activities room on the second floor of the university center. We recommend that students check their bags BEFORE getting in line or they will need to step out of line and go to the end of the line when they return.

TOC app

We will have an app this year in lieu of a printed program. You can download the “TOC CMU” app from the app store. It will be available Monday, September 17. The app will have company information, booth maps, booth assignments, and other important information that will be useful to you.  It will be updated periodically with new information.  

Preparing for the TOC

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