Spring 2024 Northeastern Talent Connect Event

Thank you for your interest in Northeastern University’s Spring 2024 Talent Connect! Employer registration is now CLOSED.

Registration closed on Monday, February 5th.

Please see the information below in regards to participation requirements, registration process, Best Practices, and the Spring 2024 Talent Connect Schedule.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to [email protected].





Talent Connect is Northeastern University’s biannual, university-wide, boutique, virtual recruiting event.  It enables employers to host an open student/job-candidate forum.  This event is not designed as a traditional virtual career fair, but rather as a group interaction to facilitate effective recruitment. The Talent Connect sessions allow for learning more about each other – the employers’ businesses and career opportunities, and the students’ interests and qualifications. Following these sessions, employers have the ability to identify and interview appropriate students towards the goal of meeting their recruitment needs.

Employer Engagement & Career Design will be hosting the Spring 2024 Talent Connect using NUworks. Students and employers will access the event through their NUworks account, which is powered by Symplicity. NUworks is the same platform used for organizations to post jobs and internships.

The event will take place over the course of several days.

Please note, the event is $150 for participating employers.


Event Schedule

Mon 2/12
1:00pm – 5:00pm ET
Tue 2/13
1:00pm – 5:00pm ET
Wed 2/14
1:00pm – 5:00pm ET
Thu 2/15
1:00pm – 5:00pm ET
Fri 2/16
“Ask a Recruiter”: Business Day 1“Ask a Recruiter”: STEM Day 1“Ask a Recruiter”: Arts/Media/Social Impact“Ask a Recruiter”: STEM Day 2
Mon 2/19Tue 2/20
1:00pm – 5:00pm ET
Wed 2/21
1:00pm – 5:00pm ET
Thu 2/22
1:00pm – 5:00pm ET
Fri 2/23

President’s Day – Campus Closed

“Ask a Recruiter”: Healthcare“Ask a Recruiter”: STEM Day 3“Ask a Recruiter”: Business Day 2

To participate in the Northeastern Talent Connect event, employers must be able to commit to:

  • Posting one or more open positions on our career portal, NUworks;
  • Hosting an “Ask a Recruiter” group session with our students; and
  • After the group session, hosting 1:1 interviews with appropriate students.

We have designated specific days for a particular recruiting focus. Please sign up for the day or days that best fits your organization’s current hiring needs. The categories are:

  • Business (Finance, Marketing, Consulting, FinTech, Banking, etc.)
  • STEM (Engineering, Research, Software/Hardware Development, Bioinformatics, etc.)
  • Social Impact/Arts/Media (Journalism, Non-profit, Government, Television, Graphic Design, etc.)
  • Healthcare (Pharmacy, Clinical Research, Mental Health, etc.)

To Register:

  • If you are new to the system, go to https://nuworks.northeastern.edu/employers and follow the “Sign Up” instructions (versus the “Sign In” path). If you have forgot your password, go to https://nuworks.northeastern.edu/employers and click “forgot password” to sign in.
  • Log into NUworks with your employer email address and password.
    • Click on ‘Events’ in the left-hand sidebar, then ‘Career Fairs’
    • Click on the title of the fair you wish to sign up for – each fair day is listed separately
    • Choose ‘Northeastern Talent Connect’ from the drop-down menu at the top of the page
    • Fill out the registration form with as much detail as possible, including all of the representatives who will be present at the fair
    • Once you have submitted your registration, you will be taken to your invoice to pay your registration fee. Please note that your registration will not be confirmed until you have paid your invoice.

Choosing your Talent Connect Date:

  • The group sessions span two weeks, with specific days designated to a specific recruiting focus. Please feel free to register for as many days as appropriate for your recruitment needs. The $150 registration fee will cover two days of registration, but if you wish to attend more than two days, you will be charged a second time.

Scheduling 1:1 interviews:

  • After you host your group session, employers must schedule, at their convenience, 1:1 interviews with appropriate Northeastern students.

1) Post Your Jobs & Internships BEFORE the Event (Required)

  • Before the Talent Connect event, post your available job, internship, or co-op opportunities in NUworks.
    • To promote your opportunities to students, please notify us when they have been posted at [email protected].

2) Check Your Tech

  • Check to make sure you are using the most up-to-date version of your browser. Please update the browser, closeout, and reopen the browser if you are not.
  • Double-check that your speaker/microphone and camera settings are enabled.
  • Please do not wait until the day of the fair to make updates to your registration, such as adding representatives or updating meeting links. Updates need to be approved by our team and can take up to an hour to appear to students even after approval. 

3) Finalize Your Student Engagement Plan

  • Confirm Video Chat Plans: Please check with your event team lead/booth manager (or share these details with your team) to confirm how your organization is planning to participate. Usually, this is the member of your team that submitted the event registration form.
  • Group Sessions: Consider coming prepared with 1-3 slides with information about your organization and opportunities. Organizations are welcome to host short presentations that start at specific times, but know that students will pop in and out of your group chat.
  • Contact Students: Before or during the Talent Connect event, you can encourage students to attend your session by contacting your RSVP’d students.

Conducting Group “Ask the Recruiter” Sessions:

  • Organizations can decide the format and schedule of group sessions. As a participating employer, you are expected to offer at least one “Ask the Recruiter” session on the day that you are registered. However, please note that you are also able to offer additional types of programming as well, such as workshops and panels, as long as the programming corresponds to the industry.
  • To highlight your group session(s), consider promoting this information in your registration’s “Description” section. This section displays prominently to students.
  • Based on previous experiences, we recommend hosting these as drop-by, open Q&A sessions. Consider coming prepared with 1-3 slides with information about your program/opportunities.
  • Organizations are welcome to host short presentations that start at specific times, but know that students will pop in and out of your group session.
  • Note, many students wait until the day of the event to register.

Tips and Tricks for Hosting Your Career Fair:

  • Employers tend to choose two different formats for group sessions. One format is more conversational/drop-by Q&A style, and the other format is more presentation style, with a few slides at the start and then time for a Q&A.
  • Both formats are completely fine, and it comes down to what the employer is hoping to get across to students and the level of connection you wish to make with students.
  • Logistically for your team, the easier option is the drop-by Q&A. However, starting with a short overview can be helpful so students can become acclimated to the chat.
  • Consider having two reps host the career fair together. We have heard feedback that when a rep hosts a fair solo, it can be challenging to talk and keep on top of the queue, etc. In addition, this means each rep can easily take a break!
  • If your meeting tool has the option to turn off audio ‘dings’ when students enter or leave a room (like in Zoom), this would be good to do to help avoid distractions for your reps.
  • If using Zoom, we recommend disabling the wait room feature once your group session starts since this can become challenging for reps to manage.
  • Your reps may want to consider sharing their emails or an HR email so that students can follow up after the fair. Think of this as allowing students to follow up with a thank-you, just like an in-person hiring/networking event.

After the event:

  • When the Talent Connect group event is over, you can filter students and download resumes from the student RSVP list in order to screen students for interviews.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I’ve read through this FAQ and am still confused about how the event will work. Can you help?

A: Absolutely! Please email our team at [email protected], and we are happy to answer any questions.

Q: What virtual meeting platform do I need to use?

A: We recommend that you use the built-in video service in Symplicity, but you can use any virtual meeting platform that your organization is comfortable with. The most common that we see are Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Meet, and WebEx.

Q: We are hosting a group chat and want to utilize breakout rooms. Will this work with Symplicity?

A: Symplicity will allow students to RSVP and join the appropriate link to your virtual meeting platform. You are welcome to facilitate the group conversation however you wish (e.g. using breakout rooms).

Q: Can I host an event on more than one day?

A: Absolutely! If you would like to recruit on multiple days, please submit separate registrations for each fair.

Q: Do you take checks for payment?

A: Unfortunately, no. The only payment method we can currently accept is credit card.

Q: Do I have to pay the registration fee for every day I want to attend the fair?

A: No! The $150 registration fee covers two days of registration – so if you wanted to sign up for both STEM Day 1 and STEM Day 2, we would waive your fee for the second day. However, if you also wanted to attend Business Day 2 the following week, you would be charged $150 for that third registration.

Q: My company can no longer attend the fair. Can I get a refund?

A: Yes! If you need to cancel your registration, you can get a full refund if you cancel at least 3 business days before your scheduled fair. If you cancel without three business days of notice, we cannot give you a refund.