*We have reached capacity and are no longer accepting registrations for this event. If it were up to us, there would be unlimited capacity; unfortunately, we are limited by venue space. We will hold more events in the future.*
You MUST submit your resume before registering. If you do not submit your resume, you will not be registered for the career fair. If you have previously submitted your resume, you may submit an updated version if you would like to.
If you need assistance with your resume, you can find a career center offering job assistance services near you here.
The program runs from 6:00-9:00pm. You do not need to plan to attend the whole time. People who have registered are welcome to attend any time during that window.
An attorney from the law firm Vicente Sederberg LLC will be available to talk to people about eligibility to work in the marijuana industry, particularly if you have a past marijuana conviction.
Do I need to plan to be there from 6:00-9:00?
No. The event will be open for three hours, but if you’ve registered you can come at any time during that window. You can check the speakers’ schedule in advance to see if there are any particular talks you’d like to see.
Is it near public transportation?
Is there parking?
There is some parking available in a large lot to the west of the building. There is also metered street parking available around the building. Please bring quarters for the meters or purchase a parking meter card from the Boston Transportation Department.
What should I wear?
Our advice is to keep it business casual to business professional, depending on the situation. As a rule of thumb, it is always better to dress up than down. Wear what you’re comfortable in, but keep your clothes as neat as you can. Wear comfortable shoes since you may be standing for much of the time.
What should I bring?
It’s a great idea to have a business card you can pass out. If you don’t have a business card, you can order some inexpensively at websites like Vistaprint. You should bring paper copies of your resume, but also be prepared to send them electronically to people you meet after the event. You will want to collect business cards, too, so make sure you have a place to put them. Finally, bring a pen and something to write on (or a smartphone/tablet where you can comfortably take notes).
What should I expect?
This is a relatively small career fair because it’s a relatively small industry. There are only ten registered marijuana dispensaries currently open in Massachusetts. However, there will be many more opening soon. This event will have a mix of both open and soon-to-be-opening dispensaries, as well as other companies in the cannabis industry and advocacy organizations. Be prepared that it may be crowded and loud, and it may take a while to talk to the people you want to talk to.
How can I prepare?
You can read our brochure to find out more about the participants and what they are looking for. When you talk to an employer, you may only have a couple minutes to speak with them, so be ready to put your best self forward. Ideally, you will have practiced a short (30 seconds or less) “pitch” describing who you are and what you have to offer professionally. But don’t be nervous – this will be a fun, welcoming event and that will be plenty more down the line.