Fairs & Events

Our fairs, networking receptions, and special events provide employers the opportunity to meet and network with our students in a variety of settings.

Known for our hospitality and high caliber student talent, the University of Notre Dame hosts a variety of on-campus career fairs for employers of all sizes across all industries to engage with undergraduate and graduate students.  

Our Fall and Winter Career Fairs are conveniently held on the 7th and 8th floors of Duncan Student Center (upstairs from our 5th floor career center), overlooking historic Notre Dame Stadium to the east and our campus to the west. Our annual line up of large fairs include:

Fall Career Fair Week

Notre Dame's largest career fair is held the week after Labor Day and spans three days. Our three-day format provides flexibility for employers to meet with students in both large traditional fair settings and at smaller receptions. Our fair provides employers of all sizes across all industries the opportunity to promote full-time employment, internship, and other career opportunities to students from all class years and all academic majors.

2020 FALL CAREER FAIR MOVING TO VIRTUAL FORMAT

Due to the size of our fall career fair (traditionally 3,000 students in a confined space meeting with 220+ employers) and recognizing that many employers have already implemented travel restrictions for their recruiters, Notre Dame’s 2020 Fall Career Fair Week will be held virtually September 14-16.  

Full details for the week will be available on our Fall Career Fair page.

In an effort to support our employer partners with planning, we are providing advance notice of our fall fairs. Our future fall fairs will be held:

  • September 13-15, 2021
  • September 12-14, 2022
  • September  11-13, 2023

Winter Career Fair

About half the size of the Fall Career Fair, Notre Dame's Winter Career Fair provides employers of all sizes the opportunity to promote full-time employment, internship, and other career opportunities. Every year, undergraduate and graduate Notre Dame students from all areas of study attend our annual Winter Career Fair, looking to explore and connect with potential employers from a variety of industries. Our fair typically welcomes 1,000 undergraduate and graduate Notre Dame students to meet with more than 100 employers.

Registration for employers will open each year on Handshake by the end of September.

In an effort to support our employer partners with planning, we are providing advance notice of our winter fairs.

  • January 25-26, 2021
  • January 24-25, 2022
  • January 30-31, 2023
  • January 29-30, 2024

Law School Fair

In conjunction with the Midwest Association of PreLaw Advisors (MAPLA), the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development annually hosts more than 40 law school admissions representatives to meet with students interested in considering law school. Dates for our Law School Fair will be announced by no later than August 1. Notre Dame has historically held its event in late September or October.


Questions about any of our fairs can be directed to our Employer Engagement team. You may also email us at hire@nd.edu or call 574-631-5200.