18 - 22 August 2024
San Diego, California, US

SPIE Optics + Photonics Job Fair

Find your dream job. Find your ideal employee.

Meet with companies that are interested in you

Take advantage of this opportunity to hone interviewing skills and connect with potential employers.

Companies can use this time to search out and meet potential new hires.

The SPIE Job Fair runs two days — access is made available through your free exhibition registration.

Learn how to connect with a potential employer as the:

Job Seeker

Learn how to connect with a potential new hire as the:

Job Provider

2024 Job Fair schedule

Convention Center Sails Pavilion  
Tuesday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   20 August 2024
Wednesday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM  21 August 2024

See past participants from the 2023 Optics + Photonics Job Fair

BAE Systems

General Atomics

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

KLA Corp.

Quartus Engineering


Xcimer Energy

The Job Fair: learn about the benefits to the job seeker

For candidates
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 participate 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

The Job Fair is held in conjunction with SPIE Optics + Photonics Exhibition.



  • 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 story.
  • 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 conversation.


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

The Job Fair: learn about the benefits to the job provider

For employers
Participating in the Job Fair is a great way to meet qualified engineers and technical talent to strengthen your employment brand and make direct hires. Explore all the packages available from job listings to exhibiting at SPIE Optics + Photonics Job Fair. Learn more. 

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

  • Company logo on SPIE Website
  • Company description listed in online directory
  • Three 30-day online job postings
  • Online, searchable access to the SPIE resume database

    Review the 2024 Job Fair Exhibitor contract:

    View the contract

    Unable to attend?

    Sign up to recruit

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