october 13, 2021  | 11am – 4pm  |  virtual via handshake


 Each of our career fairs attract nearly 1,000 college students and alumni, making our events the most efficient way to recruit graduate students in Western Pennsylvania. Candidates must be current students or graduates of a college or university granting associates, bachelors and/or graduate degrees. Graduate Schools are invited to attend our Fall 2021 Fair.

what to expect from a virtual fair

Virtual career fairs allow employers, graduate schools and candidates to meet in virtual environments such as through voice calls or video chat rooms, and offer a number of advantages! Recruiters enjoy lower recruiting costs through the ability to virtually screen quality candidates, receive electronic resumes and save time and costs associated with traveling to participate in on-site events.


We will be working with Handshake to host our upcoming virtual career fair, to create an intuitive, user-friendly experience for students and employers. If you do not already have an employer account in Handshake, you will need to create one at and Here’s how!


After you register, we will follow-up with more detailed instructions on how to use Handshake and setup your session schedules.

Graduate school registration fees

Deadline for Graduate Schools to Register: October 1, 2021

Graduate School Standard Registration - $175

**You will need to create an account on Handshake to register for the fall 2021 career fair. You can sign up for your free account today at


 What is included in the Standard Registration Package:

  • Access to our Virtual Fair App where networking with take place between candidates and employer
  • Complimentary Video Chat option available within the app
  • Unlimited recruiter schedules available in the app
    NOTE:  On average, recruiters have the opportunity meet with 10 candidates per hour per recruiter schedule.
  • Support for how to utilize the app before and during the event
  • Specific instructions will be provided on how to setup schedules and use the Virtual Fair App
  • Opportunity to attend an Employer Q & A Session in the weeks leading up to the Fair

Registration Policy: WestPACS reserves that right to cancel any graduate school registration at anytime if the Executive Board determines the opportunities offered by your graduate school do not benefit our students and alumni. 

 Deadline to register is February 19th. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after the registration deadline.