Sciences Career Fair: Info for Students

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  • Workshops to help you prepare for the Career Fair 
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    Learn about Internships, Full-time Jobs and Graduate Programs  This is an opportunity to visit with representatives from approximately 100 sciences industries, consulting firms, governmental agencies, non-profit agencies, and graduate and professional schools from Texas and across the nation. Recruiters can tell you about internship and full-time job opportunities or about their graduate or professional school programs. 

    Network  A great opportunity to introduce yourself to representatives from companies and schools and begin building a networking relationship with important career contacts.

    Improve Communication Skills  You can practice the communication skills you will need during an interview by introducing yourself and asking about what you are seeking and describing your experiences.


    Meet with Recruiters  Approach a booth, shake hands, give your 30-second introduction (your name, major, what you are seeking), and ask a few questions of interest to you. Pick up brochures and printed information. Thank them for their time, ask for a business card, and ask if you may leave your resume with them.

    Speak Up  Career Fairs are noisy; so be sure to speak loud enough to be heard.

    Keep Your Visit Short  Be respectful of their time. If the booth is crowded, speak with them for only a few minutes.

    Write Notes  After your visit, write down information you learned in your conversation and follow up with a thank you note to the representative you spoke to.



    Attend Workshops  "Resume Writing", "Making the Most of the Sciences Career Fair", and "Resume Reviews" are offered by the Career Center to help you prepare. Click here for times and locations.

    Prepare Your Resume  Highlight your education, relevant experience, work experience, leadership experience, and volunteer experience. List all jobs, even if the job is completely unrelated to the career you want. Show your transferable skills, such as communication, organization, team work, and technical skills. You can add an objective, especially if you are looking for an internship.

    Research  Look at the above List of Participating Employers & Graduate Schools coming to the Sciences Career Fair.  Each has a website link.  Search for companies that are seeking your major, degree level, and work authorization or if they have internships or full-time opportunities.  Research graduate or professional schools that interest you.  Decide which recruiters you want to visit with.

    Write Down Questions You Want To Ask the Recruiters  Nothing impresses a recruiter more than a well-prepared student who knows what their company does or is familiar with a graduate/professional program and has thoughtful questions to ask.

    Prepare a Short 30-Second Introduction  This introduction to them should include your major, graduation date, what you are interested in and why you want to talk to them. This makes a much better impression than "Hi. What does your company do?"



    Portfolio  Have a portfolio in one hand and the other hand free to shake the recruiter's hand.  Inside your portfolio you will have copies of your resume and questions written down that you want to ask the different recruiters.

    Enthusiasm  Nothing is more appealing than a student who is excited (and well prepared).



    How you dress will vary with your reasons for attending the Sciences Career Fair. 

    Business Casual is appropriate if you plan to talk with numerous representatives and are seeking an internship or full-time job or if you are applying to graduate school. Your goal is to look professional. For men, wear ironed dockers and a polo shirt, or nice dress pants and a long sleeve shirt with collar, and polished shoes. A tie or jacket is optional, but you do not need to wear both.  For women, nice dress pants and blouse or a dress and polished shoes.

    Casual is appropriate if you are just stopping by between classes and want to pick up some information and see what the Career Fair is like.



    This career fair is for undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Geosciences, the College of Science, and the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. However, all students are welcome to attend the Sciences Career Fair.



    We need your volunteer help with the Sciences Career Fair!! Our goal is to greet all of our guests with a wonderful Aggie welcome, show them genuine hospitality and thank them for coming to Texas A&M University. Below is a pdf file with a list of the different Science Career Fair volunteer tasks available.  After each task, you will see a link to Jooners, an online program to organize volunteers.  To volunteer for a task, open the link, find a time you can volunteer and add your name in any empty box. At the top of the sheet, there is a box to enter your email address.

    Sciences Volunteer Task List 

      If you have any questions about volunteering, please email myeager@tamu.edu