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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

2017 EdCareers Internship Fair

Open to all graduate school of education students (including honors and minors)

October 2, 2017 5pm Ceras 101 & Lobby

VentureSU (formerly the Fall Career)
Our largest career Connections event of the year, with opportunities for all majors and industries

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

THE COMPUTER FORUM FAIR IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN STANFORD COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENTS, ENABLING CS & EE STUDENTS TO GET A HEAD START ON CAREERS AND INTERNSHIPS

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

Away from Stanford
Sponsored by Bing Overseas Studies , this is an opportunity to meet representatives offering opportunities "Away from Stanford", including: fellowships, internships, community engaged learning, study abroad, research,  and scholarships.

October 16, 2017 11 am - 2 pm Tresidder Memorial Union

Venture: Startups (formerly the Startup Fair)
FOR OPPORTUNITIES IN STARTUPS, FOR BOTH TECHNICAL AND NON-TECHNICAL ROLES

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

Venture: Graduate Schools (formerly the Graduate School Fair)

INTERESTED IN EXTENDING YOUR EDUCATION BEYOND GRADUATION?

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

Computer Forum

THE COMPUTER FORUM FAIR IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN STANFORD COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENTS, ENABLING CS & EE STUDENTS TO GET A HEAD START ON CAREERS AND INTERNSHIPS

January 17, 2018 11am-4pm Arrillaga Alumni Center
Venture: H&S

Opportunities for students seeking non-technical roles

TBD TBD TBD

Stanford BASES Startup Career Fair

21st Annual program for students interested in startup Careers

January 29, 2018 11am-4pm
McCaw Hall

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: Social Impact (formerly the Social Impact Fair)

Opportunities for students interested in Social Impact/Social Justice careers.

In partnership with the Graduate School of Education 

February 28, 2018 5pm-8pm Tresidder Memorial Union 
Venture: Frosh/Soph

Opportunities for Frosh and Sophomores 

March 1, 2018 4pm-7pm

Tresidder Memorial Union

VentureSU Spring (Formerly known as Spring Career Fair)

Our year-end Connections events for students from all majors seeking internships & employment

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