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Career Expos/Fairs

Organizations send representatives to Career Expos and Fairs to assess the quality and diversity of the student body. These events give companies opportunities to determine the potential effectiveness of recruiting on a campus and meet with students to evaluate the academic and personal qualifications of a large number of potential candidates. A successful career fair experience can confirm the importance of returning to the campus for the next step in the recruitment process, the on-campus or screening interview. 

For students, this offers an opportunity to learn more about a specific company or industry. Frequently, company representatives at Expos are also the individuals conducting on-campus interviews. Students who have met their interviewers at a fair and company presentation, enter the screening interview with enhanced self-confidence as they have a larger accumulation of company knowledge and greater ease with employers, with whom they have met on one or two prior occasions.

The purpose of a career fair is for students and employers to meet and exchange information. Take the initiative and introduce yourself. Walking up and introducing yourself to a recruiter may be uncomfortable, and you may feel awkward and unsure about how to begin a conversation. However, recognize that, as in any new situation, first impressions begin with the moment you approach an employer. Make that moment count!                                          

Spring 2016 (Upcoming Events)

Spring Career Expo 
Friday, February 5, 2:00-6:00 pm

Architecture Career Fair 
Thursday, February 18, 4:00-7:00 pm

Communication & Interactive Media Meet-Up
Wednesday, March 30, 6:00-8:00 pm

SEC/ACC Virtual Career Fair
April 5-6

Education Meet-Up
Thursday, April 7, 1:00-3:00 pm

Cross the Finish Line Career Fair
Friday, April 8, 12:00-3:00 pm

Athlete Career Fair
Monday, April 11, 4:00-7:00 pm

*For more information, please contact Toppel at or 305-284-5451.

Fall 2015

Pre-Expo Student Reception (hosted with Multicultural Student Affairs)
Thursday, September 17, 6-8:00 pm

Fall Career Expo & Graduate Fair
Friday, September 18, 3:00 - 7:00 pm

Friday, October 2, 12:00 - 3:00 pm

Wednesday, October 14, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Global Careers Meet-Up
Wednesday, November 4, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

*For more information, please contact Betty Zambrano, Assistant Director of Career Events, at

Toppel Career Center
Physical Address:
5225 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone: 305-284-5451
Fax: 305-284-3668
Mailing Address:
PO Box 249175
Coral Gables, FL 33124-5610