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National Labs Career Fair



Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Join us for National Labs Career Fair 2019!  This event highlights research, co-op, internship, and career opportunities at national laboratories across the United States. To date we have 13 FFRDCs (Federally Funded Research and Development Centers) registered.  These centers conduct research in the industries of defense, homeland security, energy, aviation, space, health and human services, and tax administration. FFRDCs are grouped into three categories focusing on different types of activities: 1) System Engineering and Integration Centers, 2) Study and Analysis Centers, and 3) Research and Development Centers (includes national laboratories).

Meet with Lab representatives to discuss co-op, internship, research and full-time opportunities for a wide variety of majors, including science, computing, engineering, and sustainability. 

Schedule - TBA


Past Participants

Here is a sampling of the organizations that have recently participated:

Air Force Research Laboratory – Information Directorate

Applied Research Laboratory at the Pennsylvania State University

CMU (Carnegie Mellow University)

Jefferson Labs

Los Alamos National Laboratory

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Naval Nuclear Laboratory (operated by Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation)

Naval Research Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Sandia National Laboratories

The Aerospace Corporation

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory


Information for Students

Q. Where can you get your resume reviewed?

A. Drop-in Hours at the Office of Career Services: Monday-Friday, 9:30-11:30; and Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 1:30-3:30, Bausch & Lomb Center. OR with your Career Services Coordinator, make appointment via Handshake

Q. What materials should I bring to the fair?
A.  Bring copies of your resume.  You may also want to bring copies of your unofficial transcript.

Q.  What are your tips for National Labs Day preparation?
A. There are a number of strategies:

  • Research attending Labs on Handshake and on their websites; see what jobs are listed and apply online to company websites before fair
  • Attend prep workshops – all are listed on Handshake, under Events
  • Prepare Micro Pitch - tailor your introduction to the skills and qualifications you have that will fill a need the Lab has, or an area(s) in which you will fit within the Lab
  • Have resume reviewed, and bring enough copies
  • Dress professionally to make a good first impression
  • Attend Lab information sessions (see schedule above) as you have time, so you can find out more information about the Lab

  • Get contact information and follow up after the fair – send thank you email


Students are responsible for requesting interpreting services. To submit requests go to



Mindy Blake, Career Services Coordinator