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Careers fairs provide you with the chance to meet employers face-to-face, to learn about current vacancies and opportunities available, and to market yourself to prospective employers. Most of our fairs have several talks you can attend as well, about the sector and opportunities within it – and often the opportunity to get advice on your CV from professionals. See each fair booklet for further details.

If you’re attending a fair, we recommend you read our information on how to prepare for a careers fair for useful tips.

If you are an employer interested in attending a careers fair, please find our employer’s page here.

Michaelmas Term fairs
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How to to prepare for a careers fair

Oxford University Careers Fair

Saturday 17 October 2020 – exhibitors from 11:00-14:30
Exam Schools, Oxford
Twitter tag: #OxCareersFair

Oxford University Careers Fair 2019 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.


Finance Fair

Monday 19 October 2020 – exhibitors from 14:30-17:30
Oxford Town Hall

Finance Fair 2019 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxFinanceFair


Management Consultancy Fair

Tuesday 20 October 2020 – exhibitors from 14:30-17:30
Oxford Town Hall

Management Consultancy Fair 2019 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxManConFair


Law Fair

Saturday 24 October 2020 – exhibitors from 11:00-14:30
Exam Schools, Oxford

Law Fair 2019 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxLawFair


Careers in Computing

Tuesday 27 October 2020 – exhibitors from 15:00-17:30
Mathematical Institute, Oxford

Careers in Computing 2019 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxCareersInComp


Science, Engineering & Technology Fair

Saturday 31 October 2020 – exhibitors from 11:00-14:30
Exam Schools, Oxford

Science, Engineering & Technology Fair 2019 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxSciEngFair


Internship Fair

Thursday 5 November 2020 – exhibitors from 14:30-17:30
The Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road

Internship Fair 2019 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxInternFair


Jobs for Mathematicians

Tuesday 17 November 2020 – exhibitors from 16:00-18:00
Mathematical Institute, Oxford

Jobs for Mathematicians 2019 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxJobsForMaths

Hilary Term fairs
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Creative Careers Night

Thursday 6 February 2020, 17:00-20:00
Ashmolean Museum, OX1 2PH

For more details, see the Creative Careers Night webpage


How to to prepare for a careers fair

OX and Start-Ups Fair – co-hosted by Enterprising Oxford

Wednesday 12 February 2020 – exhibitors from 16:30-18:00
H B Allen Centre, Keble College, Oxford

OX and Start-Ups Fair 2020 booklet (pdf)

The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OXPostcodeFair


Careers Conference for Researchers

Wednesday 25 March 2020
Manor Road, Social Sciences Building

Careers Conference for Researchers 2019 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.

Trinity Term fairs
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How to to prepare for a careers fair

Summer Recruitment Event

Graduate Jobs and Internship Opportunities

Summer Graduate & Internship Fair 2019 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxSummerFair

Previous Fairs
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International Careers Day

Saturday 19 January 2019 – exhibitors from 11:00-14:30
Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG

International Careers Day 2019 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxICD


The Oxford Spinouts Careers Fair

In association with Oxford Entrepreneurs

Thursday 2 March 2017, The Saïd Business School
The Oxford Spinouts Careers Fair 2017 booklet (pdf)


OX– Postcode Fair

About the fair

The Oxford Spinouts Careers Fair has now merged with the OX Postcode Fair – Please see Trinity Term Fairs for 2018 details.


Teaching & Education at The Oxford Careers Fair

Saturday 13 October 2018 – exhibitors from 11.00-14.30
Exam Schools, Oxford

Teaching & Education Fair booklet 2018 event (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.

The Teaching & Education Fair has now merged with the Oxford University Careers Fair – Please see Michaelmas Term Fairs for 2019 details.


Arts, Advertising and Media Fair

Thursday 25 October 2018 – exhibitors from 14.30-17.30
The Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road

Arts, Advertising and Media Fair 2018 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxAMMFair

The Arts, Advertising and Media Fair has now merged with the Oxford University Careers Fair – Please see Michaelmas Term Fairs for 2019 details.

China Fairs
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Oxford Chinese students, research staff and alumni may be interested in our series of fairs aimed at Mandarin speakers. Working in collaboration with other UK universities, we organise fairs both in the UK and in China for you to meet global recruiters and Chinese companies with graduate roles in China. Find out more and book your place for 2020 on our China Careers page.

This information was last updated on 31 March 2020.
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Recent blogs about Careers Fairs

China Careers Insight continues!

Blogged by Julia Hilton on 05/03/2020.

The China Careers Insight programme continues to offer a number of webinars from employers in China (and globally) aimed at the recruitment of Chinese students studying at Oxford and other UK institutions. This programme was setup recently in place of the Warwick China Fair which had to be cancelled due to the spread of corona-virus. As before, the best way to stay in touch with all of the latest information is via the China Insight Careers App.  Details of the new webinars are as follows:

Advertising, Marketing and New Media Career Advice

Wednesday 11 March, 12:00-13:00

In this session, consultant Coolio Yang will be introducing his career with global agencies and as a blogger himself. He will be also talking about prospective in overseas students’ strengths and weaknesses when it comes to finding a job, or setting up their own businesses in China.

Executive Sharing of Dell Technologies

Thursday 12 March, 9:30-10:15

Join us for this webinar to find out more about Dell and what it is like working for a multinational organisation, including competitive advantages and disadvantages as a UK graduate.

To download the App:

  • Go to the Apple App store or Android Google Play.
  • Search for ‘Career Fair Plus’ and select the Careers Fair Plus green logo; it’s a free download.
  • Once the App has downloaded, select the ‘Organisation’ field and type in ‘Warwick’, then Click on ‘Warwick and Manchester China Careers Insight Week’
  • Click on this event and all the details will be there!, or

Download for Apple >>

Download for Android >>

China Careers Insight Week (in place of cancelled China Careers Fair at Warwick)

Blogged by Julia Hilton on 11/02/2020.

As you are aware, the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office has advised against all travel to and from mainland China due to the risk of Coronavirus.  In light of this, we have made the decision to transform our Joint UK Universities China Career Fair (due to be held on 22 February 2020) into a virtual event. The event has been re-branded China Careers Insight Week and will include a number of webinars from employers in China and the UK aimed at the recruitment of Mainland China students during the week of the 17 February.

We will be sending out a newsletter with a full list of events and how to register online, vacancies as well as information on the “China Fair App” which has now been repurposed to show you an interactive online resource of employer information, webinars and more. Information on this will be sent out in the next week on how to download.

In the meantime you can register for the following webinar:

Preparing for the China Careers Insight Week

Thursday 13 Feb, 17:00 GMT. Sign up on the webinar registration page >>

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. If you are unable to join the webinar live we will be sending out a link of the recorded session after the event as well.

This webinar will contain sessions on:

  • Which employers are attending the China Careers Insight Week , what type of jobs are on offer and how to interpret information in job adverts such as job descriptions/person specifications
  • Defining your own career goals, aims and aspirations
  • How to review and improve your CV
  • How to introduce yourself to prospective employers in a professional way
  • How to develop your networking skills

We will keep you update on developments and which employers will be joining is but as a taster we have Hilti, P&G, EY, CPA Australia, Hays, BOE, Haier & Airbus with more still confirming.

Thank you for your patience we apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope you will enjoy the alternative digital event delivered by joint universities.

If you have any questions, please contact julia.hilton@careers.ox.ac.uk.

China Job Fairs 2020

Blogged by Julia Hilton on 21/01/2020.

With more than 1,000 Chinese students currently studying at Oxford and a significant Chinese alumni group, the Oxford Careers Service is committed to supporting Chinese students and alumni with their job search. We know that navigating the job market in China alongside studying in the UK is extremely challenging. Whilst we see many Chinese students keen to stay to work in the UK, we are fully aware of the need to identify opportunities back in China too. For these reasons we are offering a series of China Careers events in 2020 exclusively for Chinese students, research staff and alumni to attend. The Careers Service is working closely with the Oxford University Chinese Students and Scholars Association and the Oxford University Chinese Society to raise awareness of these China focused events. We are grateful to both groups for their support and hard work.

Warwick China Fair 2020

WHEN: Saturday 22 February, 10:00-15:00
WHERE: Oculus building, University of Warwick

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW >>

Organised by Warwick, plus partner Universities (including Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Bristol, Bath, Oxford, Lancaster and Aston Universities), it will enable you to meet both UK and China recruiters with graduate roles in China.

The event includes a panel presentation about the current Chinese job market; a session on visas; plus a series of employer presentations.

Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong Careers Fairs 2020

Organised by the London School of Economics (LSE) in collaboration with partner institutions (University of Oxford, Imperial College London, University of Cambridge, Columbia University and University of Chicago) to bring you Careers Fairs in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong in August 2020. Full details will be updated on our China Careers pages as soon as we have them later this spring.

If you are fluent in Mandarin and would like to gain some social media marketing experience, we are also offering a China Fairs 2020 Marketing Assistant micro-internship at the Careers Service at the end of Hilary term. To find out more and apply visit CareerConnnect.

OX and Start-Ups Fair 2020

Blogged by Corina Lacurezeanu on 13/01/2020.

Looking to stay in Oxford after you graduate, or over the summer? The OX and Start-Ups Fair, co-hosted with Enterprising Oxford, brings together local employers and start-up companies from across Oxfordshire, all with vacancies for full-time jobs or internships!

  • WHEN: Wednesday, 12 February 2020 – exhibitors from 16:30-18:00
  • WHERE: H B Allen Centre, Keble College, OX2 6NN. Please use the entrance on 25 Banbury Road.

👍 Add the event to your Facebook calendar

Meet a diverse range of recruiters

For a full list of exhibiting recruiters, download the OX and Start-Ups Fair 2020 booklet (pdf).

Come and chat to recruiters. Think about what you would really like to know and ask them questions such as…

  • What is the sector actually like?
  • How can you build up the experience required?
  • What course of further study could you take?
  • How can you network successfully in that field?
  • Which aspects of your CV should you strengthen to be an outstanding candidate?

Oxford 3rd Sector Fair 2019

Posted on behalf of RAG. Blogged by Annie Dutton on 31/10/2019.

Event: Oxford 3rd Sector Fair organised by RAG
Date and time: 14:00-17:00 on Friday, 1 November
Where: Oxford SU, 4 Worcester St

Come along to Oxford SU, Friday of 3rd week to hear about the wide range of opportunities in the third sector.

Ten major charities, not-for-profits and graduate schemes will be present. Oxford University  Careers Service will also be there to provide information on how they can support you in applications and developing your skills and experience to get into this sector.

Drop in at any time to hear about roles in a sector that are often value driven and have far reaching social impacts. Whether you know where your career path will take you or not, this is a fantastic chance to hear from organisations such as The Wellcome Trust, Oxfam and Unlocked Graduates.

Running alongside will be 2 panel discussions.

You don’t need a ticket to attend the fair.

Oxford SU has step free access. For access info email rag-secretary@oxfordsu.ox.ac.uk

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