Campus branding and engagement – Faculty of Engineering

Campus branding & engagement

Make an impact

Are you ready to make a lasting impact with our highly versatile students? Our team presents an exclusive opportunity to participate in our curated series of high-impact events.

We have carefully crafted a calendar of events that will allow you to engage with our dedicated students, establish your brand, and create memorable experiences. Your involvement goes beyond traditional recruitment—it’s about leaving a lasting impression.

Campus recruitment and employer branding opportunities

Event Size: 100-300 students | Fall/Winter Term | Evenings

In partnership with Engineering Co-op & Career Services, our respective engineering student societies put on a collaborative networking event each year to connect students with industry. This is a great opportunity to meet and recruit students from targeted programs.

Networking Nights Include:

  •  Computer Science, Software & Mechatronics Engineering 
  •  Engineering Physics 
  •  Chemical Engineering 
  •  Health & Tech (Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology)
  •  Electrical & Computer Engineering 
  •  Mechanical Engineering 
  •  Materials Science & Engineering 
  •  Heavy Construction Student Chapter 

Event Size: 30-120 students| Fall/Winter | Day

For two hours, set up a booth in the Faculty of Engineering Lobby. Have former co-op students, HR staff and managers available to answer students’ questions about your company. Chat to students about your company in a space that is comfortable and familiar to students.

Campus-Wide Fall Campus Fair
Event Size: 2000 students | fall term | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | McMaster University

The Campus Career Fair is one of the largest career events on McMaster University’s campus. This is your opportunity to connect with McMaster University students across all faculties. Students will be actively seeking employment for full-time, co-op, part-time and internship positions.

Connect to Careers – Career Fair
Event Size: 2000 students | winter term | First Ontario Place, Hamilton

Connect to Careers is the best way to find and recruit new talent — presented in partnership by McMaster University; Mohawk College; Redeemer University; Workforce Planning Hamilton; and Economic Development, City of Hamilton.

For more information on how you can partake in this event as an employer, please reach out to the McMaster Student Success Centre.

Event Size: 200 students | winter term | evening

Meet and network with young women in engineering. This is not only an opportunity to help in the professional development of young women engineers, but also a great recruitment event for students seeking co-op or full-time employment. Bring your best and brightest McMaster Engineering Alumni along to provide mentorship to young women engineers.

Held annually since 2008, The Hunt is a professional development event hosted by the National Society of Black Engineers McMaster Chapter. The event provides the necessary resources for students to succeed in the professional working world, while also promoting diversity within the industry. We are looking for employers to critique cover letters and resumes, and pass on their wisdom in the form of mock interviews. In addition, there will be a small career fair to allow employers to network with top engineering, computer science and technology talent.

Event Size: 100-150 | Fall/Winter | Day/Evenings

Our team is pleased to announce our newest series, Industry of the Week. The Industry of the Week series focuses on connecting students with a wide variety of employers in a focused industry, during one week of high-impact events.

Participating in one of our industry weeks will give you an opportunity to connect and engage with amazing student talent across several programs in the Faculty of Engineering. You’ll have an opportunity to promote your company brand and network with students, while supporting them in understanding where their career can take them in industry. Employers will be asked to participate in one of three events during the week:

– Industry Panel – Discuss technology, advancements, industry outlook.
– HR/Talent Acquisition Panel – Discuss industry hiring best practices related to networking, resumes, interviews etc.
– Networking event – Network with students across different programs.

Experiential engagement opportunities

McMaster Engineering has over 60 engineering clubs, teams, committees, conferences and competitions with whom you can engage with as an employer. Enrich student life, contribute to student career & professional development, and recruit engineering talent. Our team can work with you to connect you to the right engagement opportunities and students to meet your recruitment and branding needs.

Check out the list of active clubs and teams!

Are you interested in engaging with students in McMaster hosted competitions, or do you have your own challenge you would like a student to solve? These activities are great branding opportunities and allow you to meet future co-op or full-time employees.

Our students benefit from company sponsorship to succeed academically, deliver high-impact projects annually, and get connected to top employers and industries. Sponsorship is a targeted way for your company to focus on engaging with top, highly-motivated groups of students. From car racing teams, to hackathons, to co-op and career events, to supporting equity-deserving students… there are many ways to maximize your support to McMaster Engineering.

Mentorship is an excellent way to give back to students and support their academic and professional success. It is also a great way to get connected with highly-motivated groups of students. From mentoring individual students through one-on-one sessions, to volunteering your time as judges or mentors for hackathons and other events, there are many ways to get involved.

Capstone projects can be done in all of the engineering programs and are final-year in-class projects tackling a real-world technical problem. Students in small groups work for either one or two semesters and help assist in creating a solution to an engaging work-related issue.

Each year, the Faculty of Engineering puts on a showcase of final year engineering student capstone projects. This showcase is a great way to connect with students who are close to graduation and may be seeking full-time employment.

Additionally, we are always recruiting industry judges for the projects and companies to propose an engineering problem to our students for a future capstone project; a great brand awareness and mentoring opportunity for your company.