FAQ

candidates

 

When and where is the Career Fair?

The Career Fair is on September 21st. It will be located on the first and second floors of the Johnson Athletics Center (Building W34) and in Rockwell Cage.

 

The Fair will be open at 9:30am for freshmen and selected volunteers. Companies are expected to be ready at the Fair by this time. This Early Access Period will allow you to promote your industry, talk about your company, and reach out to future applicants. We kindly ask you refrain from handing out promotional goods during this period to help younger students focus on professional development. You are still welcome to hand out informational brochures or other educational materials. The Fair opens at 10:00am for the general student body. 

 

When is the deadline for candidate registration?

It is possible to register anytime before Career Fair, and even day-of. However, registering earlier and submitting your resume online will give you more opportunities to interact with companies.

 

When and where is the Interview Day?

Interview Day is September 22nd, from 10:00AM - 4:00PM. Many, but not all, companies attending the fair will schedule interviews with students they are considering hiring for this day. Interview booths will be located on the first and second floors of the Johnson Athletics Center (Building W34) and in the Career Development offices (Building E17-294). 

 

I'm an MIT alum. Can I submit a resume?

Yes; to register please use your @alum.mit.edu address.

 

Is the MIT Career Fair open to students outside of MIT?

No; the fair is only open to MIT students, postdocs, and alumni. Candidates must register with their MIT email.

 

I am a Freshman, can I use my resume from high school?

As the Career Fair is rather early in the year, it is true that it may be early to gain much MIT experience to put on your resume before the fair. However, we would recommend checking out the GECD’s resources on resumes and updating your resume as much as you are able to (for example adding MIT to your education section). 

 

What is the MIT Career Development Office?

MIT Career Services runs all recruiting opportunities for companies throughout the year, except for Fall Career Fair week specific activities. Career Services provides the following for employers: consultation on recruiting at MIT, recruiting guidelines, job postings, on-campus recruiting, sponsorship opportunities, and events such as panels, the Spring Career Fair, workshops and more. To find out about these opportunities and resources visit the Career Services employer site.

 

What is the Fall Career Fair Committee?

The Fall Career Fair Committee is a group of MIT undergraduate and graduate students who organize the MIT Fall Career Fair. This group is also known as the Fall Career Fair Directors. If you would like to learn more about the committee or are interested in being one of the 2019 directors, please email cf-directors@mit.edu.

 

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FAQ

employers

 

How do I pay for the fair?

You can pay for the fair by logging in using the “Login” button at the top of this page. Then scroll to the bottom of the “Services” tab to begin the process of payment.

By Credit/Debit Card:

Have card information ready to enter into the Cybersource interface.

By Check:

Pay to the order of: MIT Fall Career Fair 2018

Memo: [Your company name] + [your sponsorship tier]

Please send your check to the following address:

MIT Fall Career Fair

77 Massachusetts Ave. 

W20-500C

Cambridge, MA 02139

By Wire Transfer:

Please find the information for wire/ACH transfer below. Please note that these details only apply to non-government organizations. If you are representing a government organization, please contact cf-directors@mit.edu for further instructions.

Bank name: Bank of America, NA

Bank address: 100 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110

Wire Payment ABA Routing Number: 026 009 593

ACH ABA Routing Number: 011 000 138

Swift code: BOFAUS3N

Account name: MIT

DDA Account Number: #004632424694 (MIT Incoming Wire)

Wire Details: Please enter "MIT Fall Career Fair 2018 - 2859693".

The part in bold is very important. If it's not included in the details, MIT's Finance Department will not be able to determine who the money is for. If you do decide to take this route, in addition to clicking the button below, please also send an email to our treasurer Jonathon Brown (cf-treasurer@mit.edu) with the amount that you are wiring, so that he can let the MIT finance department know that she is expecting a transfer for a certain amount.

Please make sure to pick the correct routing number based on what type of transfer you are doing.

Please send an email to our Treasurer, Jonathon Brown, at cf-treasurer@mit.edu if you have any problems with payment.

When is the employer registration deadline for the Career Fair?

Employers and academic institutions are highly encouraged to register for the fair as soon as possible, but no later than August 3rd, 2018.

 

My account was approved for the career fair. What do I do now?

Login by clicking the "Login" button above and choose a sponsorship package. Go to the Services tab, and fill out all forms underneath Services Request Form. Also, submit payment in order to confirm your registration.

 

How do I keep track of deadlines for the MIT Career Fair?

Login by clicking the "Login" button above and click on the Resources tab. There is a “Schedules and Deadlines” tab as well as more information.

 

What is the standard booth layout?

The standard booth is 8' (2.44m) deep and 10' (3.05m) wide. The booth includes 8' High back drape, 3' High side drape, 6'x24"x30" Draped table, Two (2), Folding chairs, 7"x44" Exhibitor ID sign.

 

When should I ship our material? What is the shipping address?

All packages must arrive by August 31, 2018 in order to avoid missing packages for Career Fair Week. The packages should be sent to their respective location based on if they are week-of or day-of items. We are not responsible for packages lost in transit. (UPDATE: If you cannot send your package by this time, you must be in contact with cf-logistics@mit.edu.)

All packages that are for the day of the fair are to be shipped to:

MIT WW15

MIT CAREER FAIR DAY OF - [Company Name] - [Your Sponsorship Tier]

350 Brookline St.

Cambridge, MA 02139

All packages that are for the week of the fair (for a company event ONLY) are to be shipped to:

MIT W20, Room 415

MIT CAREER FAIR WEEK OF - [Company Name] - [Your Sponsorship Tier]

84 Massachusetts Ave

#415

Cambridge, MA 02139

It is highly recommended that you put a tracking number on your package. You also must fill out the Package Form on our website (will be made available soon). To do this, login by clicking the "Login" button above, go to the "Services" tab, go to Services Request Form, and click Package Form.

 

Where can I learn about discounted hotel arrangements?

Login by clicking the "Login" button above, then go to the "Resources" tab, and click on “Accommodations.” Email cf-logistics-week@mit.edu if you need assistance locating this information.

 

I requested parking. When will I hear back about parking?

We will not be providing shuttles this year. If you wish to use your own car, a limited number of parking permits at MIT for Thursday to Saturday will be awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis. You may request parking on the Day-of Logistics Form which will be released on August 24, 2018.

You can find information on public parking here: http://web.mit.edu/facilities/transportation/parking/visitors/public_parking.html.

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