While you are working hard earning credentials in the classroom or out in the field, it’s also important to start planning for your next job. Attending a career fair can be a great place to make connections, learn about an industry and figure out your future plans. Career fairs happen at various times throughout the year and feature a variety of employers all seeking new talent. These events can be good opportunities to practice your elevator pitch—think a 15-second introduction to who you are and what skills you bring to the table—and they can help guide you down a path toward your next job.
Most career fairs provide registered attendees with a list of participating employers, which gives you the information you need to plan ahead and prioritize your time connecting with companies in your preferred industry. It’s a good idea to do some background research on the companies you are interested in before the event, as having a few talking points can help break the ice during your initial conversation. You never know what opportunities await, so be sure to check out our list of upcoming career fairs happening this fall:
Boys & Girls Clubs of America 1st Annual Career Fair and Open House
When: September 7, 2022 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: 4103 Benning Road NE, Washington D.C. 20019
McAIRLAID’S, INC. JOB FAIR
When: September 10, 2022 – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: The Franklin Center, 50 Claiborne Ave., Rocky Mount, VA 24151
Positions Available: Machine Operators and Packers
Greater Roanoke Workforce Development Board Hiring Event
When: September 14, 2022 – 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Kirk Family YMCA, 520 Church Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
United States Postal Service (USPS) In-Person Hiring Event In Charlottesville
When: September 15, 2022 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: 944 Glenwood Station Lane, Charlottesville VA, 22901
TECHEXPO Top Secret Returns In-Person on September 14th and September 15
When: September 15, 2022 – 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Westin Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 2520 Wasser Terrace, Herndon, VA 20171
NGIC 2022 HIRING FAIR
When: September 16, 2022 – 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: UVA North Fork Town Center Four, 994 Research Park Blvd, Charlottesville, VA 22911
Entry-Level Roanoke, VA Virtual Job Fair
When: September 21, 2022 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
When: September 28, 2022 – 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Foundry at Historic Tredegar, 480 Tredegar Street, Richmond, VA 23219
TCC Fall 2022 Health Professions & Human Services Job Fair
When: September 29, 2022 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach Campus Student Center, 3rd Floor, 1700 College Crescent, Virginia Beach, VA 23453
LIVE, LOVE, & WORK IN VIRGINIA!
When: October 5, 2022 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
RVA Career Expo
When: October 21, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060