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Job Fair | 21 - 22 August 2018

Register for the free Optics + Photonics 2018 Expo and Job Fair

Come find your your dream job at SPIE Optics + Photonics in San Diego this August.

Between the Job Fair and 150+ exhibiting companies (Agilent Technologies, MKS Instruments, NASA, PerkinElmer and more), you'll have lots of opportunites to network and connect.

Register online now  ›

Job Fair Days and Hours

Tuesday 21 August 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 22 August 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

2018 Job Fair exhibitors

Leonardo DRS Daylight Solutions Johns Hopkins Univ Applied Physics Laboratory BAE Systems
Thorlabs Georgia Tech Research Institute II-VI Optical Systems
Quartus Engineering MKS Instruments Applied Materials
Ball Aerospace Appotronics China Corp Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co Magic Leap L3
Harris Technology Hamamatsu Intevac


Companies are added as they sign up, check back often.


Exhibiting in the Job Fair is a great way to meet qualified engineers and technical talent face-to-face, strengthen your employment brand and make direct hires.

Over the years SPIE has worked with more than 3,000 companies, recruiters and research institutions to help them find technicians, technical sales people, scientists and engineers. Each year hundreds of companies and research institutions participate in SPIE Job Fairs, onsite and online.

What you get

Exhibit space for recruiting in Job Fair (2'x6' table)
 • Company logo on bag insert stuffed in all technical attendee bags
 • Company logo on SPIE website and in Exhibition Guide
 • Company description listed in Onsite Exhibitor Directory
 • Three 30-day online job postings
 • Online, searchable access to SPIE's resume database

Unable to attend?

 • Become a sponsor of the Job Fair
 • Hang a job flyer in the Featured Employer Literature Rack
 • Post your jobs online on the SPIE Career Center:

Contact the SPIE Career Center to sign-up or learn more.
Call: +1 360 685 5551
Email: sales@spiecareercenter.org



Whether you're looking for a better job, re-entering the workforce or just starting out, plan to visit the Job Fair. Come prepared to discuss your skills and talents with industry leading companies. Free to attend but registration is required.

What you get.

 • Gain visibility with hiring companies
 • A variety of employers and hundreds of job opportunities
 • Network with employers and industry peers
 • Post your CV/Resume online

The Job Fair is held in conjunction with the Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation Expo. An 'Exhibit-Only' badge or any other type of conference badge is needed to enter the exhibit hall.


• Upload your CV or resume in advance to be found by employers. In-person attendance is not required to upload your resume.

• Be prepared to tell the recruiter about yourself in less than two minutes. That may not seem like much time but it's all you'll probably get.

• Write down everything you want them to know about you and then condense it as much as possible.

• Practice it until you feel comfortable and ask everyone you know to listen to your tale.

• During these practice sessions focus on talking slowly, because when you're nervous you're bound to speed up.

• Remember, the more you practice, the less likely you are to make a mistake during the actual event.

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