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Corporate Relations

The Corporate Relations and Career Assistance Program provides students with opportunities for practical, real-world experience through several different programs, and helps them find great jobs after graduation. The program also assists employers in finding talented students for internships, co-ops, and permanent positions, and hosts an annual engineering and computer science career fair that draws hundreds of employers and thousands of students.

Career Fair

The Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources Career Fair is held on the engineering campus in late September or early October of each year. More than 130 employers, representing military, government, and the private sector, recruit for internships, co-ops, and permanent positions during the two-day event. Many contact individual on-campus interviews during a third day.

How to Register

The registration process for our Career Fair has been streamlined using our new online career assistance software, Handshake. You can access Handshake by visiting If you do not already have an account with Handshake, click Sign up here in the top right corner of the screen.

  1. Select the Fairs tab under Schedule in the left column.
  2. Use the filters and search bar on the left side of the screen to narrow down your search results, e.g. West Virginia University under School.
  3. Find the career fair you are interested in, click on it and read the details.
  4. Click + Register in the top right corner.
  5. Complete the registration questions and submit.

If you have questions or would like more information please contact:

Rachael Conrad


David Durham

Student Participants

Get your resume ready!! The companies attending the Career Fair will be looking for qualified and highly motivated students to fill opportunities with their companies and agencies for internships, co-ops and permanent positions.

A week or two before the Career Fair, you will begin to receive e-mails with more detailed information and maps of the layout for the Fair.

Also log on to your Handshake account to keep an eye on the list of employers attending and their individual employment needs.

Corporate Relations and Career Assistance

Career Resource Center

The Career Resource Center in the Engineering Sciences Building provides interview rooms for on-campus recruiting, information on companies who are hiring, access to Handshake, the WVU job search portal, and more.

Permanent Employment

Many companies recruit on our campus and specifically seek out our graduates. Most of our students receive at least one job offer before they graduate. Job placement among our students is very high, with some departments approaching 100%.

Looking for an experienced engineer or computer scientist?

Please feel free to contact Lloyd Ford at for information about our job search portal, Handshake.