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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.

Download our fair app!

Download our app – ‘Oxford Careers Fair Plus‘ – to navigate our larger fairs. This free app lets you:

  • Read all about the recruiters attending each fair
  • Filter organisations by sector, to make your own list of attendees
  • See where they are on the floorplan, and plan your fair strategy
  • Star the ones you particularly want to meet!

Download the app for free now from your app store: it’s available on iTunes and Google Play!

Michaelmas Term fairs

Oxford Careers Fair

18 October 2016 – exhibitors from 14.30-18.00
Oxford Town Hall
Twitter tag: #OxCareersFair

Oxford Careers Fair 2016 booklet (pdf)

Finance Fair

19 October 2016 – exhibitors from 14.30-18.00
Oxford Town Hall
Finance Fair 2016 booklet (pdf)
Twitter tag: #OxFinanceFair

Management Consultancy Fair

20 October 2016 – exhibitors from 14.30-18.00
Oxford Town Hall
Management Consultancy Fair 2016 booklet (pdf)
Twitter tag: #OxManConFair

Careers in Computing

25 October 2016
Careers in Computing 2016 booklet (pdf)
Twitter tag: #OxCareersInComp

Science, Engineering & Technology Fair

29 October 2016
Exam Schools, Oxford
Science, Engineering & Technology Fair 2016 booklet (pdf)
Twitter tag: #OxSciEngFair

To read about all the recruiters who attended in 2015, you can download our app – ‘Oxford Careers Fair Plus’ for free from either the iTunes appstore or Google Play!

Teaching & Education Fair

1 November 2016
The Careers Service
Teaching & Education Fair booklet 2016 event (pdf)
Twitter tag: #OxTeachingFair

Internship Fair

2 November 2016
Oxford Town Hall
Internship Fair 2016 booklet (pdf)
Twitter tag: #OxInternFair

Arts, Media & Marketing Fair

3 November 2016
Oxford Town Hall
Arts, Media & Marketing Fair 2016 booklet (pdf)
Twitter tag: #OxAMMFair

Law Fair

5 November 2016
Exam Schools, Oxford
Law Fair 2016 booklet (pdf)
Twitter tag: #OxLawFair

Jobs for Mathematicians

22 November 2016
Jobs for Mathematicians 2016 booklet (pdf)
Twitter tag: #OxJobsForMaths

Hilary Term fairs

International Careers Day

21 January 2017
Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG
International Careers Day 2017 booklet (pdf)
Twitter tag: #OxICD

The Get A Head-Start Fair

Thursday 23 February
The Careers Service
The Head-Start Fair 2016 booklet (pdf)
Twitter tag: #OxHeadstartFair

Trinity Term fairs

OX– Postcode Fair

2017 date to be confirmed
The Careers Service
OX Postcode Fair 2016 booklet (pdf)
Twitter tag: #OXPostcodeFair

Summer Graduate & Internship Fair

2017 date to be confirmed

Town Hall
Summer Graduate & Internship Fair 2016 booklet (pdf)
Twitter tag: #OxSummerFair

Related pages

We recommend that, before you attend our fairs, you read our Using Careers Fairs advice page.

This information was last updated on 17 January 2017.
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International Careers Day 2017

Blogged by John Gilbert on January 10, 2017.
  • When: Saturday 21 January 2017, 11.00-15.00
  • Where: The Blavatnik School of Government

Find a global career at our biggest fair of Hilary

  • Explore international careers  – from postgraduate study to policy consulting, and from international development to diplomacy.
  • Meet over 30 exhibitors at the fair, and attend presentations about their opportunities.
  • Learn from professionals at our two panel talks – about working with international organisations.
  • Get your CV checked at our International Development CV Clinic! Slots open for booking on CareerConnect from Wednesday 18 January.


Fair booklet now available online

Download the preview of our fair booklet to see details about exhibitors at the fair.

Organisations attending include:

  • Adam Smith International
  • ATD Fourth World
  • BARBRI International
  • Carfax Education
  • College of Europe
  • Crown Agents
  • Diplomatic Academy of Vienna – Vienna School of International Studies
  • French Embassy and Institut Franҫais du Royaume-Uni
  • Fulbright Commission
  • Global Academy Jobs
  • Guiyang Prime International Academy (贵阳普瑞国际公学)
  • Hertie School of Governance
  • Infosys Ltd.
  • INSEAD PhD in Management
  • International Committee of the Red Cross
  • The Internship Office – Oxford University Internship Office
  • Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford University
  • Oxford Analytica Ltd
  • Oxford Policy Management
  • Perm State University
  • Schwarzman Scholars
  • SOAS University of London
  • Study Options
  • Terre des hommes Foundation
  • TPP
  • Tsinghua University Education Poverty Alleviation Office
  • University of Oxford, Alumni Office
  • University of Oxford, Student Fees and Funding, Student Affairs
  • The World Bank Group

Panel talks

Policy and Practice Work with International Organisations

12:15 – 13:15 

Come and hear about the myths and realities of working in the development sector. Our speakers  have worked with a variety of organisations and will give candid accounts of the steps they took after University, what has enabled them to move into rewarding roles and advice about any changes in their sector affecting recruitment trends.


  • Dr Carla Ferstman, Director of REDRESS human rights organisation,
  • Dr Anna McCord, formerly ODI, economist, independent consultant for DFID and others on public works and governance programmes
  • Dr Terry Roopnarain, OPM, anthropologist specialising in social development and gender
  • Dr Leslie Groves, formerly DFID, independent organisational change expert specialising in inclusion and human rights


Research and Strategy Roles in Governance and Development

14:30 – 15:30

Working at the interface between research, strategy and implementation sounds exciting and rewarding – but what is it really like? What are the stepping stones following a degree at Oxford? And which skills and competencies count for joining or working alongside major international organisations today? Speakers in this panel will share their experiences and insights from their career journeys and current roles.


  • Mr Sam Daws,  Director, Project on UN Governance and Reform, Oxford, and former First Officer to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
  • Dr Annette Idler,  Director of Studies, Changing Character of War Programme, Senior Research Fellow at Pembroke College and DPIR, Latin American Centre Affiliate, University of Oxford; and Research Associate at the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding, Graduate Institute Geneva
  • Dr Neil McCullough, independent consultant in economics and governance, formerly Asia Foundation, Oxford Policy Management

Organisation Presentations

11:00 – 12:00: The World Bank
11:05 – 11:20: TPP
11:25 – 11:40: BARBRI International
11:45 – 12:00: Infosys Ltd.
12:00 – 12:30: OU Internship Office
12:05 – 12:20: INSEAD PhD in Management
12:25 – 12:40: Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford University
12:35 – 13:05: Schwarzman Scholars
12:45 – 13:00: Tsinghua University Education Poverty Alleviation Office
13:05 – 13:20: Fulbright Commission
13:25 – 13:40: Oxford Analytica Ltd
13:45 – 14.00: Adam Smith International
13:45 – 14:05: Oxford Policy Management
14:05 – 14:20: Crown Agents
14:10 – 14:40: ICRC
14:25 – 14:40: Diplomatic Academy of Vienna – Vienna School of International Studies
14:45 – 15:00: Global Academy Jobs
15:05 – 15:20: Carfax Education

International Careers Day 2017 – save the date!

Blogged by John Gilbert on December 20, 2016.
  • When: Saturday 21 January 2017, 11.00-15.00
  • Where: The Blavatnik School of Government

Hilary Term sees one of our biggest careers fairs, for students and researchers looking for an international career. We’ll have representatives from a whole range of sectors, with a particular emphasis on international development, governance, consultancy and further study – with exhibitors, organisation presentations and panel talks.

To get a taste for the organisations that attend see last year’s fair booklet – and watch this space for 2017’s!

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