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Venture Events

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Stanford hosts 15+ Venture events during the academic year, covering a wide variety of industries, majors and degree levels. Venture are open to all students - from freshmen to PhDs & Postdocs - and are an excellent way to connect with employers to learn about opportunities and what skills they are seeking. The VentureSU (formerly known as Fall Career Fair) is our largest career connections event, and provides an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from approximately 300 employers. Additionally, we have smaller boutique events, such as the Venture Social Impact and Venture Start-up, which cater to students interested in specific sectors. 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 Events

It is easy to feel intimidated at a Venture Event - 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 questions for employers based on your goals for the event, such as career exploration or job search
  • Create your resume and bring copies with you
  • Complete your Handshake profile and make it viewable to employers

Learn more about how to make the most of a Venture Event

Career Fairs Date Time Location

Venture: Engineering Alumni

Career Connections for all Alumni seeking jobs in Engineering Industry

August 28, 2018 4pm - 8pm Arrillaga Alumni Center

VentureSU (formerly the Fall Career Fair)

Our largest career connections event of the year, with opportunities for all majors and industries

October 2, 2018 11am - 3pm White Plaza (outside)
Venture: Startups (formerly the Startup Fair)


October 30, 2018 4:30pm-7:30pm Tresidder Memorial Union 

Venture: H&S

opportunities in non-technical roles

January 23, 2019 6:00pm-8:00pm Ng Humanities House

Venture: Structural Engineering, Sustainable Design & Construction 

meet students from construction management, civil engineering, architectural design, sustainability and more

February 12, 2019 5:00pm-8:00pm Tresidder Memorial Union

Venture: Phd & Postdoc

Opportunities for students in Masters and phd programs 

February 13, 2019 5:00pm-8:00pm Tresidder Memorial Union

Venture: Social Impact &  Education

Opportunities for students interested in Social Impact/Social Justice careers. IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION 


February 26, 2019 5:00pm-8:00pm Tresidder Memorial Union

Venture: Frosh/Soph

Opportunities for frosh and sophomores

February 27, 2019 6:00pm-8:00pm Tresidder Memorial Union

VentureSU Spring (formerly known as Spring Career Fair) 

Our year-end career connections event for students from all majors seeking internships & full-time roles

April 16 & 17, 2019 1:00pm- 4:00pm Tresidder Memorial Union