Join us for the Year 3 Spring Virtual Career Fair!

Please join us for the 2021 EcoCAR Virtual Career Fair!

As part of the Career Connected Learning (CCL) Series, we will be hosting a Virtual Career Fair on February 11, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM ET to connect job seeking EcoCAR students with industry sponsors. We have partnered with Brazen, a virtual career fair and online hiring event platform, to enable our sponsors to engage with EcoCAR students who are searching for internships or full-time employment opportunities.

Through Brazen, the online chat feature will connect students and sponsors from the comfort of their own home, office, smartphone or tablet. There will be numerous competition-level sponsors at booths at the virtual event, hosted by recruiters from each organization. Students will have the opportunity to explore the available information and opportunities from each sponsor, and can take part in 1-on-1 text-based chats with representatives from participating sponsors.

Sponsors have begun setting up their booths and providing details on open positions. As shared in Episode 1 of the EcoCAR Podcast, Kristy Rasbach, Autonomous Vehicles Chief Engineer at General Motors (GM), noted that GM will be hiring around 3,000 employees through the 1st quarter of this year to achieve the company’s vision of an all-electric future.

Many AVTC students have gone into the automotive field to embark on exciting careers founded on experience gained from the competition. In fact, over the 33-year history of the competitions, more than 20,000 students have taken a variety of jobs in the field. Even in this new environment, AVTCs continue to provide these unique opportunities for students.

Hear from some of our participating sponsors below:

The U.S. Department of Energy, through Argonne National Laboratory, provides overall competition management, team evaluation, and technical and logistical support for EcoCAR, the premier DOE-sponsored student vehicle competition. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched its student vehicle competition program in 1988 to demonstrate and test technologies developed in laboratories. By combining the next generation of technical innovators with emerging advanced transportation technologies, the EcoCAR competition helps ensure a sustainable, environmentally responsible transportation future. DOE and its network of national laboratories maintain an aggressive research and development program in advanced vehicle technologies, including fuel cells, energy storage, hybrid systems, advanced materials, alternative fuels, and heat engines. DOE continues to develop new technology to improve vehicle efficiency and lessen our dependence on foreign oil. Through the student vehicle competition program, close to 16,500 students have received hands-on engineering experience and many of them have moved on to take jobs in the automotive industry, bringing with them an enthusiasm for advanced vehicle technologies. For more information, visit

For more than 15 years, General Motors (GM) has joined the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to sponsor several successful student engineering competition programs. GM will be hiring around 3,000 employees through the 1st quarter of this year to achieve the company’s vision of an all-electric future.


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Calling all Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering students! The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,000 associates worldwide and is looking to hire various Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering majors. Visit their virtual booth during the Career Fair to learn more on how to Work #LikeABosch!

Speak with experts and recruiters to gain more knowledge and insight for a future career with PACCAR. We welcome those in all engineering disciplines as well as program management and communications majors! We look forward to meeting you at this event!

We are hiring engineering graduates in five different specialty areas related to simulation and validation! This includes: Embedded software engineering, ADAS/autonomous driving, product support, software applications and modeling. We are a trusted innovation leader enabling technology and mobility pioneers to make life safer, cleaner, and easier. This is what we stand for as a company and what we strive for every day. It gives a sense of purpose to our employees and serves as a guiding principle for their actions.

DENSO, with its North American headquarters in Southfield, Michigan, is one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers of technology and components found in almost all vehicles around the globe. Our 23,000+ North American associates – brilliant engineers, ambitious researchers and skilled technicians – work across global offices to innovate and advance the future of Connected Cars, Automated Drive, Shared Mobility and Electrification. You can help create a mobility future that enables freedom of movement for people and things, eliminates accidents, revitalizes the environment and enriches society. Join us, and craft not only how the world moves, but also your career.

Headquartered in Greenville, S.C. Proterra was founded in 2004 with a vision to design and manufacture world-leading advanced technology heavy-duty vehicles powered solely by clean domestic fuels. With the launch of their fast charge EcoRide™ BE35 battery electric bus, Proterra has become the leading innovator of zero-emission commercial vehicles. Proterra’s products help transit agencies deliver clean, quiet-running, rider- and neighborhood-friendly vehicles that meet government regulations and local mandates. At Proterra, each bus made is purpose-built and designed to meet the test of time and the needs of tomorrow’s transportation market today. To learn more about Proterra and its advanced EV technology, please visit You can also like Proterra on Facebook and follow the company on Twitter.


Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where talented scientists and engineers work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity, from how to obtain affordable clean energy to protecting ourselves and our environment. Argonne provides overall competition management, team evaluation, and technical and logistical support for EcoCAR, the premier DOE-sponsored student vehicle competition. At Argonne, we view the world from a different perspective. Our scientists and engineers conduct world-class research in clean energy, the environment, technology, national security and more. We’re finding creative ways to prepare the world for a better future.


EcoCAR Organizers from Argonne National Laboratory are responsible for managing the competition, managing the various swimlanes, mentoring students, developing rules and goals for the program, and much more! If you would like to spend some time chatting with the EcoCAR Organizers and ask questions about the program, visit our booth to see some familiar faces. 

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