Frequently Asked Questions

 


I. General Information About the Career Fair


II. Statistics About Participating Students


III. Statistics About Participating Companies


 

I. General Info About the Career Fair

1. How is MIT Asian Career Fair similar/different from other career fairs?
  • Similar to other career fairs at MIT, MIT Asian Career Fair is a student-run event under the direction of MIT Career Development Office. 
  • We highly value the participation of your company. Compared with other career fairs, our strength lies in the fact that we will, based on your company's recruiting need, target specific groups of students (e.g., engineering students, management students, students from specific regions, students interested in one specific area). We have different channels to reach out to different groups of students at MIT as well as other major universities in Boston. So please always feel free to let us know your recruiting need, and we will address the need accordingly.
  • We have data of successful recruiting cases from previous years' recruitment, as well as job market data for MIT students in general, which can serve as a guidance for your recruitment here. 
 

2. When was the last MIT Asian Career Fair and how long did the event last? What are the major events in the Career Fair?
  • The last MIT Asian Career Fair was held on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 from 10am to 4pm.
  • Info Sessions for each participating company were held during weekdays of the same week (mostly on Thursday and Friday). Each Info Session was around 1 to 2 hours long. The participation was from 40 students to 100 students.
  • Interview Sessions were held on the same day as the event.
 

3. When and where will the Fair take place?

  • Time: March 31st, 2018 (Career Fair); March 26th - 30th (Info Sessions)
  • Location: MIT Stratton Student Center (84 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139)

4. What are the prices for different levels?

  • Please see our information package. Note that early-bird registration ends at the end of December.

5. How do you publicize the event?

  • Publicity starts one month before the event. The closer it is to the event day, the more frequently we publicize.
  • From our previous experience, the publicity is a great channel to get exposure for your company to MIT students, and to other universities as well.
  • We use different kinds of channels to publicize the event and your company too. These include printed posters, emails, our website, Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter.
  • The printed posters will be set up on campus and emails will be sent to all students.
  • If you want to target a specific group of students, please let us know beforehand. With the collaboration of MIT Career Development Office and MIT International Student Office and other different organizations, we can almost certainly guarantee that we will connect your company with the students of your interest.  
 


II.ABOUT PARTICIPATING STUDENTS

1. How many students attended the event on the day of the Career Fair?

  • We have received 1181 resumes, and 962 students attended the Career Fair. For more information, please see our information package.

2. Where do the students come from?
  • Majorities of participants are from China for the previous event. However, we did have students from the United States, Canada, India, Korea, and other Asian and European countries. These students were interested in in Asia.

3. Do you have a break-down of different degrees and different majors of participating students?

4. Which universities do they come from?

5. How many of the students look for interns and how many for full-time jobs?
 

III.ABOUT PARTICIPATING Companies

1. How many companies actually attended the Career Fair?
  • Around 35 companies.

2. How did logistics go? What does the booth and interview room look like?
  • During the Career Fair day, companies usually start preparing the event 30 minutes before the Career Fair started.
  • For Info Sessions (before the Career Fair), companies need 15 minutes to set up the posters and audio/video devices and probably 30 minutes afterward for Q&A.
  • For Interview Sessions (on the same day of the Career Fair), we use MIT Career Office's interview room. It's cubicles specifically designed for interviews.
  • During the Career Fair, we use services provided by Dame Associates Inc. for booth set-up :

IV. ANY other questions

We will answer your questions through email and update it in the webpage if we think it of general interest.

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