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Venture Events

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BEAM, Stanford Career Education

BEAM Venture Events

Stanford hosts 15+ Venture events during the academic year, covering a wide variety of industries. Did you know that these e are not just events for undergraduates? Many employers who attend the Venture events are also interested in hiring PhDs. Additionally, Venture PhDs & Postdocs in February brings together employers specifically looking for PhD level candidates. Even if you’re not yet looking for a fulltime opportunity, these events are a great way to network with employers and learn what specific skills they are seeking. Other departments  also host career connections events including the School of Engineering, School of Medicine, and School of Education.

Making the Most of Your Venture Event Experience

It is easy to feel intimidated at a career fair - that's why it's helpful to do your homework ahead of time. Here are some ways you can prepare:

  • Review the list of employers attending the event in Handshake beforehand and prioritize your top preferences
  • Conduct research on the employers that are high on your preference list using sites such as LinkedIn and Glassdoor
  • Prepare your questions for employers based on your goals for the fair, such as career exploration or job search
  • Create your resume and bring copies with you

Learn more about how to make the most of a career fair.

Career Fairs Date Time Location

Biotech Startup Fair
sponsored and hosted by the Stanford school of medicine career Center

August 23, 2017 12pm - 4pm Li Ka Shing Lawn, School of Medicine Campus

2017 EdCareers Internship Fair
open to all gaduate school of education students (including honors and minors)

October 2, 2017 5pm - 6:30pm Ceras 101 & Lobby

VentureSU (formerly known as Fall Career Fair)
our largest event of the year, with opportunities for all majors and industries

October 3, 2017 11am - 3pm White Plaza (outside)

Computer Forum
a collaboration between stanford computer science and electrical engineering departments, enabling cs & ee students to get a head start of careers and internships

October 11, 2017 11am - 4pm Arillaga Alumni Center

Venture: Startups (formerly known as the Startup Fair)
for opportuniites in startups, for both technical and non-technical positions

October 17, 2017 1pm - 4pm Tresidder Memorial Union

Venture: Graduate Schools (formerly the Graduate School Fair) 
INterested in continuing your education to Masters, phd or professional program?

October 23, 2017 4pm - 7pm Tresidder Memorial Union

PhD Computer Forum
A collaboratieon between stanford computer secience and electrical engineering departments , enabling phd-level cs & EE students to get a head start on careers and internships.

November 8, 2017 2pm - 6pm Arrillaga Alumni Center

Computer Forum

January 17, 2018 11am - 4pm Arrillaga Alumni Center

Venture: H&S
For phd students seeking opportunities outside academia

January 25, 2018 12pm - 4pm Li Ka Shing Lawn, School of Medicine Campus

Stanford BASES Startup Career Fair

21st Annual program for students interested in startup Careers

January 25, 2018 11am-4pm Huang Engineering Center

School of Engineering Opportunity Job Fair
sponsored and hosted by the stanford school of engineering diversity programs

January 27, 2018 10:30am - 4pm Huang Engineering Center

Venture: Structural Engineering, Sustainable Design, & Construction (formerly the Structural Engineering, Sustainable Design, & Construction Fair)
for students in se, sd & cm majors

February 7, 2018 5pm - 8pm Tresidder Memorial Union

Venture: PhDs & Postdoc Careers (formerly the Phd & Postdocs Career Fair)
opportunites in various industries for studnets in masters & phd programs

February 27, 2018 4pm - 7pm Tresidder Memorial Union

Venture: Social Impact (formerly the Social Impact Fair)
opportunities for students interested in social impact/social justice careers

February 28, 2018 5pm - 8pm Tresidder Memorial Union

VentureSU Spring  (formerly known as Spring Career Fair)
one year-end fair for students from all majors seeking internships & employment

April 24 & 25, 2018 1pm - 4pm Tresidder Memorial Union