2021-22 Industry Meetups

Meet with employers hiring in several different industries at our seven different meetups!

These industry meetups are a great opportunity for you to connect with alumni and recruiters from various industries that are looking for candidates like you! Employers will be virtually available to speak with you about internship and post-graduate opportunities. Explore the various fields at each industry meetup and gather information to help you make career decisions in the future. We hope to see you there!

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Industry Meetup

Date

Time

Registration Link

2021 Fall Semester Meetups   (Virtual)
Business & Technology Meetup Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021  1:00-4:00 PM Register here
Williams & Amherst College Diversity Day Meetup Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Register here
Arts & Communications Meetup Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 2:00-5:00 PM Register here
2022 Spring Semester (Virtual or Hybrid, TBD)
Education Meetup Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022 2:00-5:00 PM COMING SOON!
Careers in Social Impact Meetup Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 2:00-5:00 PM COMING SOON!
Science & Health Professions Meetup Thursday, March 3, 2022 2:00-5:00 PM COMING SOON!
Entrepreneurship & Startups Meetup Wednesday, April 6, 2022 2:00-5:00 PM COMING SOON!

Introduce yourself. Ask questions. Make connections!

Keep an open mind! Even if you already have plans for next summer or after graduation, attend a group session or sign up for a 1:1 chat with an employer representative and learn about opportunities for the future. Employer registrations are still coming in, so check back often for the most up-to-date list. All class years and majors are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Start preparing now by reviewing the full list of employers on Handshake. If you have any questions, please contact our Employer Relations team at [email protected].

Helpful Information for Virtual Handshake Meetups

Preparing for the fair

Here are some best practices to help you prepare for a successful fair: 

Check out our blog post for more tips on how to stand out in a virtual fair!

Registering and signing up for sessions

  • In order to sign up for sessions with employers, you must be registered for the meetup. 
  • To sign up for Group or 1:1 sessions, your profile privacy will need to be set to Community or Employers. 
  • Review which employers are attending the meetup (follow employers you want to check back in with)!
  • You’ll be able to sign up for sessions up to one(1) minute before the start time; once the session has started, you’ll be unable to sign up for the session.

Participating in the fair

All sessions will have the option for Handshake video, audio and text based chat. There is no customization for types of interaction; it is up to the employer and student joining the session to determine how they would like to connect.

FAQs

Q: Can I sign up for more than one meetup group session that is happening at the same time? 

A: No, you aren’t able to sign up for simultaneous sessions. However, you can sign up for multiple group sessions. 

Q: Can I sign up for sessions without registering for the meetup?

A: No, you have to be registered for the meetup in order to sign up for the group sessions or 1:1 chats with employers.

Q: Will I be able to submit my resume to employers? Without joining sessions?  

A: Yes! You will be able to sign up to meet with employers in 1:1 and group sessions during the virtual meetups, and employers will have access to your resume before and after the meetup. 

Q: If I live internationally, will I be able to participate? 

A: There are no restrictions by location, so as long as you are logged into Handshake you will be able to participate.