Student outreach schedule

We are always excited to meet the next generation of engineers, scientists, and software programmers, as well as administrative, finance, legal, and human resources professionals. Each year, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) engages with college students across the country to recruit the best and brightest to join America’s Innovation Agency at our headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, or in one of four regional offices in:

We are looking to connect with top engineering talent at your college or university this fall! Recruiters from the USPTO’s Patent Corps will participate in and host a series of hiring events from September through early November 2022. All events listed below are virtual. The team will connect with engineering students at more than 30 colleges and universities across the country about what it takes to become a patent examiner. Attending career fairs and information sessions is a great way to speak with USPTO recruiters, learn more about our mission, and ask questions about careers, salary, benefits, and more.
The events are free, but only open to current students and alumni. Schedules for this season are posted below. Please contact your school for specific event and registration details and safety protocols if you plan to attend in person.

October career fairs

  • October 5, 2022
    • Rose-Hulman Institute of Tech - 2022 Fall Career Fair
  • October 6, 2022
    • Rowan University - Fall 2022 Career Fair
  • October 11, 2022
    • Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach - Fall 2022 Industry/Career Expo
  • October 21, 2022
    • Sacramento State University - Fall 2022 Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair