Confluence: Our Student Job Fair

Each year more than 70 of the country’s top companies attend Confluence, the School of Design’s career event, to tap into our pool of talented graduates. In the weeks leading up to Confluence, our students work closely with faculty advisors to prepare their resumes, portfolios, and interview skills. Students have the chance to speak with prospective employers, discuss their work, and take them on tours around campus.

Confluence - 2023

February 16-17, 2023

Thursday, February 16
  • Confluence, 10am-1pm - Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall
  • Creative Arts Career Fair, 2:30-6p - Wiegand Gym, Cohon University Center
Friday, February 17
  • Continuing conversations at the discretion of interested employers 

If you’ve never attended Confluence before, you might anticipate a typical career fair with booths, students with stacks of resumes, and other normal sites. Confluence, however, is anything but your typical career fair. Instead, students open the door to their studios to showcase their work, talk about what their passions are and how they manifest in their designing, and what they hope to find in full-time or internship opportunities.

This year, Confluence will return to its traditional in-person format within Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall with dozens of students excited to engage with employers around design work, career aspirations, and professional opportunities. Employers are welcome to browse our undergraduate and graduate student profiles before and after the event, but Confluence exists to bring seasoned and young professionals together in a hands-on, exciting way. No matter how you meet CMU’s Design students and familiarize yourself with their work, you and your organization won’t regret getting to see what we do here at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Design.

Employer Registration - Confluence
Deadline: February 14

Employer Registration - Creative Arts Career Fair
Deadline: February 11

Questions? Contact Caedyn Busche from the College of Fine Arts Career and Professional Development Center

These companies—and many others—have attended and recruited our students at Confluence in recent years: