The College of Built Environments 2021 Career Fair

The 2021 Career Fair will be virtual with Handshake. We look forward to hosting students, alumni, non-profits, and firms for this two-day event. The format of both days is the same allowing companies to choose the day and times that are convenient for them.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm              Thursday, February 25, 2021, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

 Registration is now open for employers. Students can view the fair starting February 1st and register starting February 10th.

We expect attendance from students in Architecture, Construction Management, Landscape Architecture, Real Estate, and Urban Design & Planning.

We encourage employers to consider attending even if your organization is not actively hiring.

2021 Participating Employers (as of 2/15)

Information for Employers

Register for Wednesday, February 24th                       Register for Thursday, February 25th


      • Your company or organization can choose the date, times, and format that work for you. You don’t need to be present for the full day or on both days.
      • Cost is $200 for firms and $0 for non-profit/government
      • Handshake will allow employers to schedule both group sessions to share information about your company or open positions as well as 10-minute one-on-one time with individual students.
      • Prior to the career fair, registered firms may host online information sessions or mixers (hosted on firm virtual platforms). CBE will assist in advertising these events to our students and alumni.
      • Employers may list any internship or job opportunity on the college Bulletin.

      Helpful Resources:

      CBE Virtual Career Fair Employer FAQ
      Troubleshooting Links
      Virtual Fairs in Handshake: A Guide for Employers
      Virtual Career Fairs: A Playbook for Employers on Handshake

      Handshake is a powerful job and internship board used by over 800 colleges and universities nationally, including the University of Washington. View step by step instructions for getting started by visiting this link

      Already a part of the Handshake system, but not yet connected to the University of Washington? View step by step instructions for doing so here. Questions? Contact



    • Information for Students & Alumni

      Register for Wednesday, February 24th                 Register for Thursday, February 25th

          • Student and Alumni Registration in Handshake opens February 10.
            You will have the opportunity to upload your resume on the Handshake system. If your resume or portfolio are too large to upload in Handshake please use this link to a CBE Google Drive. In the drive, create a subfolder with your materials titled with your last name, first name inside each company subfolder that you have registered with. CBE staff will transfer student/alumni information to firms you have registered for 1:1 with if received before February 20.
          • Student & Alumni Sign-Up for 1:1 sessions begins on February 17.
            Handshake Virtual Career Fairs are facilitated through sign-up/registration processes prior to the Career Fair. As available slots fill, employers may or may not have the ability to make more available.  Register early and often for sessions of interest!
          • Locating and Registering for Virtual Fairs
          • Signing Up for & Managing Virtual Fair Sessions
          • There is no cost to students or alumni
          • All UW alumni are invited to use UW Career Center’s free online job system (Handshake).
            • Your Handshake account remains active after you graduate. You may continue to log in using your NetID credentials. If you are an alumnus and would like to update the email address associated with your Handshake account, please email your request to
            • If you have never had a Handshake account, you may request an alumni account by completing and submitting the Alumni Free Handshake Access

      Helpful Resources:

      CBE Virtual Career Fair Student FAQ
      Handshake Student/Alumni Help Center
      Handshake Students Blog


      Note: Employers are added and their details change so check back frequently!


      What does the day of look like?

      On the day of the virtual fair, you’ll need to carefully monitor and manage the Group and 1:1 sessions that you’ve RSVP’ed for. Interactions with recruiters will take place through video platforms – embedded Handshake video for 1:1 chats and many Group sessions, with some employers hosting larger group sessions through Zoom or similar platforms.

      You don’t need to download anything – the Handshake Virtual Career Fair takes place entirely within the web-based Handshake system! Please note: The Virtual Career Fair is not optimized for mobile participation.

      On the day of each Handshake Fair, event hosts will also have an independent Zoom room available to provide last minute career coaching support, event troubleshooting or quick check-ins. Details available within each Career Fair entry in Handshake.

       Other Resources

       Need help? Not sure where to start? Email


      We look forward to seeing you on February 24-25, 2021 online. If you have questions about the CBE Career Fair please email Meegan Amen (