Events

Career Services hosts career fairs, professional development workshops, and other programs throughout the academic year. A full list of our upcoming events can be found below and on Handshake, UAF's job board and networking platform.

Spring Career Fair Week 2023

Forge your path forward at Career Fair Week this spring! Join UAF Career Services for this semester’s two in-person career fairs — the Engineering Career Fair and the all-majors Job & Internship Fair. Both fairs are designed to help you identify potential career paths, connect with employers, and land your dream job or internship! All UAF students and alumni, regardless of major, class year, or degree level, are welcome to attend.

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Engineering Career Fair

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023  |  10am-2pm  |  UAF Wood Center

Join us at the Engineering Career Fair!

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023  |  10am - 2pm AKT  |  Wood Center

Explore jobs and internships with employers seeking candidates with an engineering or computer science background. Find positions in engineering and technical fields and network directly with industry professionals! All undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Engineering and Mines are welcome at this event, as well as other UAF students and alumni interested in these opportunities.

Registration for the Engineering Career Fair is now open. Log into Handshake and register to gain access to the full list of employers attending the fair. If you're new to Handshake and looking to get started, head to our Handshake help page.

On the day of the fair, make sure to check in at one of our welcome tables for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card!

To get ready for the fair and stand out from the crowd:

  • Visit our Career Fair Preparation guide to find tips and tricks for career fair success.
  • Join our virtual preparation workshops, where we’ll walk you through best practices to ace resumes, cover letters, interviews, and more.
  • Make an appointment with Career Services, where a career advisor will work with you one-on-one to review your resume, coach you in networking, and answer any career-related questions.
  • Don’t have time to schedule an appointment? Drop by our office in Eielson 304 during our walk-in hours for a quick resume review, no appointment required. Please bring your current resume with you.

Career Fair FAQs

You are not required to register ahead of time, but it’s strongly encouraged. Registering will let you see what employers will be attending and will give employers the opportunity to reach out to you before the fair, giving you an advantage over students/alumni who don’t register in advance. Career Services will also send registered attendees helpful tips and info leading up to the fair!

Yes! Please come to one of our welcome tables to check in. By checking in on the day of the fair, you will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card!

The fair will be held from 10am to 2pm in the Wood Center, downstairs in the Mall Area and upstairs in the Ballroom. Be sure to visit both floors! You can stop by any time and stay as long as you’re able.

The Wood Center’s physical address is 1731 South Chandalar Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775. For parking information, please visit the UAF parking page.

Some students and alumni might not be in Fairbanks, or your schedule might prevent you from attending. Even if you can’t make it, you can still apply for any jobs or internships posted on Handshake! Visit the Handshake event page to see the full list of employers attending the fair and all of their open positions.

UAF career fair attendees are not required to bring a resume. However, many employers collect resumes at our fairs. If you’re actively seeking a position, you should bring a few copies of your resume to hand out to employers you’re interested in.

For more advice on how to write or update your resume, check out our Career Fair Preparation guide or make an appointment with Career Services for one-on-one support!

Formal business attire is not required, but we recommend wearing a neat and clean button-down, sweater, or graphic-free shirt. Remember to bring comfortable shoes — you may be walking or standing for a long time.

For more career fair success tips and tricks, check out our Career Fair Preparation guide!

Registration for the Engineering Career Fair is now open! 

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023  |  10 am - 2 pm AKT
UAF Wood Center — 1731 South Chandalar, Fairbanks, AK 99775

University of Alaska Fairbanks Career Services invites you to join us for the Engineering Career Fair, one of two career fairs we are hosting this Spring Career Fair Week. By attending this fair, you will enjoy the opportunity to build your brand on campus and recruit highly qualified undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni for internships, seasonal, part-time, and full-time employment. We welcome all employers seeking candidates with an engineering or computer science background.

Our top attending majors and graduate programs are:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geological Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering

If you are recruiting for engineering and/or computer science positions, and for other types of roles, we encourage you to register for both spring fairs.

To register, and to find more event information, please visit our Employer Career Fair guide.

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Job & Internship Fair

Thursday, March 2nd, 2023  |  10am-2pm  |  UAF Wood Center

Join us at the Job & Internship Fair!

Thursday, March 2nd, 2023  |  10am - 2pm AKT  |  Wood Center

Connect with companies and organizations seeking candidates from all majors and discover full-time, part-time, seasonal, and internship positions. Represented industries include the arts, business, education, science, and more!

Registration for the Job & Internship Fair is now open. Log into Handshake and register to gain access to the full list of employers attending the fair. If you're new to Handshake and looking to get started, head to our Handshake help page.

On the day of the fair, make sure to check in at one of our welcome tables for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card!

To get ready for the fair and stand out from the crowd:

  • Visit our Career Fair Preparation guide to find tips and tricks for career fair success.
  • Join our virtual preparation workshops, where we’ll walk you through best practices to ace resumes, cover letters, interviews, and more.
  • Make an appointment with Career Services, where a career advisor will work with you one-on-one to review your resume, coach you in networking, and answer any career-related questions.
  • Don’t have time to schedule an appointment? Drop by our office in Eielson 304 during our walk-in hours for a quick resume review, no appointment required. Please bring your current resume with you.

Career Fair FAQs

You are not required to register ahead of time, but it’s strongly encouraged. Registering will let you see what employers will be attending and will give employers the opportunity to reach out to you before the fair, giving you an advantage over students/alumni who don’t register in advance. Career Services will also send registered attendees helpful tips and info leading up to the fair!

Yes! Please come to one of our welcome tables to check in. By checking in on the day of the fair, you will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card!

The fair will be held from 10am to 2pm in the Wood Center, downstairs in the Mall Area and upstairs in the Ballroom. Be sure to visit both floors! You can stop by any time and stay as long as you’re able.

The Wood Center’s physical address is 1731 South Chandalar Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775. For parking information, please visit the UAF parking page.

Some students and alumni might not be in Fairbanks, or your schedule might prevent you from attending. Even if you can’t make it, you can still apply for any jobs or internships posted on Handshake! Visit the Handshake event page to see the full list of employers attending the fair and all of their open positions.

UAF career fair attendees are not required to bring a resume. However, many employers collect resumes at our fairs. If you’re actively seeking a position, you should bring a few copies of your resume to hand out to employers you’re interested in.

For more advice on how to write or update your resume, check out our Career Fair Preparation guide or make an appointment with Career Services for one-on-one support!

Formal business attire is not required, but we recommend wearing a neat and clean button-down, sweater, or graphic-free shirt. Remember to bring comfortable shoes — you may be walking or standing for a long time.

For more career fair success tips and tricks, check out our Career Fair Preparation guide!

Registration for the Job & Internship Fair

is now open!

Thursday, March 2nd, 2023  |  10 am - 2 pm AKT
UAF Wood Center — 1731 South Chandalar, Fairbanks, AK 99775

University of Alaska Fairbanks Career Services invites you to join us for the Job & Internship Fair, one of two career fairs we are hosting this Spring Career Fair Week. By attending this fair, you will enjoy the opportunity to build your brand on campus and recruit highly qualified undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni for internships, seasonal, part-time, and full-time employment.

If you are recruiting for engineering and/or computer science positions, we recommend that you sign up for the Engineering Career Fair instead, as many engineering and computer science students will only attend that fair. If you are seeking candidates with an engineering or computer science background, and candidates from all other majors, we welcome you to register for both spring fairs.

To register, and to find more event information, please visit our Employer Career Fair guide.

To register and receive the link for any of our virtual workshops, visit our events page on Handshake. If you're new to Handshake, see our Handshake help page. If you are not a UAF affiliate and do not have access to Handshake, please contact Director of Career Services Nicole Goff at nrgoff@alaska.edu

Resume Basics

Virtual  |  Tuesday, February 7th  |  1:00pm - 2:00pm AKT  |  Register on Handshake
Join UAF Career Services for a virtual resume workshop. We will go over resume best practices and provide you with feedback on your own resume.

How to Use Handshake

Virtual  |  Thursday, February 9th  |  1:00pm - 2:00pm AKT  |  Register on Handshake
Join UAF Career Services for a virtual workshop for students & alumni to learn how to best use Handshake. We will go over how to create a profile, how to search for jobs, and many other features that Handshake has to offer!

Writing a Cover Letter

Virtual  |  Tuesday, February 14th  |  1:00pm - 2:00pm AKT  |  Register on Handshake
Join UAF Career Services for a virtual cover letter workshop. We will go over the basics of how to write a cover letter and provide you with feedback on your own cover letter.

Career Fair Preparation

Virtual  |  Tuesday, February 21st  |  1:00pm - 2:00pm AKT  |  Register on Handshake
Join UAF Career Services for a virtual career fair preparation workshop. We will provide information on how to get ready for the career fair and how to prepare an elevator pitch. 

Interview Preparation

Virtual  |  Thursday, February 23rd  |  1:00pm - 2:00pm AKT  |  Register on Handshake
Whether you have an interview coming up or just want to prepare, join us for a virtual workshop on interview preparation. We will go over the basics of interviewing, virtual versus in-person interviews, and much more!

Walk-In Advising — Resume Review

Eielson 304  |  11:00am - 3:00pm AKT
Friday, February 10th
Friday, February 17th
Friday, February 24th

Drop by Career Services in Eielson 304 for a quick resume review appointment. Please bring your current resume with you! These drop in appointments are typically 15-20 minutes long. No registration is required.

Need a virtual option? Join our Zoom drop-in room during any of the times above!

UAF JCPenney Suit-Up Sale

Friday, January 20th - Sunday, April 30th

Dress to impress at your next networking event, interview, and job by updating your wardrobe! UAF Career Services is excited to partner with JCPenney as they launch their annual sale. Join us for the JCPenney Suit-Up sale from January 20th to April 30th, 2023. Participate virtually or at your local store!

Text UAFAIRBANKS to 67292 to receive your 30% off coupon code.

For more information on qualifying coupon items, visit the event page on Handshake.