Sciences Career Fair - Student Information

Welcome to the 2021 Sciences Career Fair!

Onsite: September 9, 2021 from 10am-3pm CDT
2300 MSC (Bethancourt Ballroom)

Student registration is optional but recommended for sharing your profile with recruiters
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Virtual:  September 14, 2021, from 10am-3pm 
HireAggies/Symplicity Virtual Career Fair

Student registration is OPEN
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Contact: TAMU.SciencesCF@gmail.com

The Sciences Career Fair is an opportunity to visit with representatives from industries, consulting firms, governmental agencies, non-profit agencies, and graduate and professional schools from Texas and across the nation. Recruiters can tell you about internships, full-time job opportunities, graduate and professional school programs.

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 and the Health Science Center. However, all students and former students are welcomed to attend the Sciences Career Fair.

Onsite Sciences Career Fair (Sept 9),  2300 Memorial Student Center
Check in with your student ID (former students also welcomed) and talk with recruiters face to face. Registration through HireAggies is optional but recommended to allow recruiters to see your resume and profile before, during and after the fair.
Virtual Sciences Career Fair (Sept 14),  Hire Aggies/Symplicity
Students must register (no cost). Registration is open up through the day of the fair. Register early, upload a resume prior to the fair, and choose to allow employers to see your information if you are actively seeking employment. This will allow employers to reach out to you in advance or on the day of the fair if they are interested in talking to you. 

NETWORKING EVENTS

Sciences Career Fair Networking Event

Date/Time:  Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 from 5:30-7:30 pm
Location:  Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Bldg. (ILSB) Lobby
 
Dress:  Business casual
Details:  Meet with employers participating in the Sciences Career Fair. Light hors d’oeuvres provided.

Sponsored by the Career Center, College of Science, College of Geosciences, School of Public Health, Bioenvironmental Sciences Program, Student Geosciences Council, National Assoc of Environmental Professionals and International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering

Students should bring student ID. No need for students to pre-register.
 
Contact:  Patti Edgar at the Career Center (patti.edgar@tamu.edu) or 979-458-2062.

WORKSHOPS TO HELP YOU PREPARE

Career Fair Prep and Resume Writing

Preparing for Career Fair Employer Panel - 8/25, 6 pm
VIRTUAL
Career Fair Prep for Engineering & Sciences - 8/26 & 9/2, 4 pm
VIRTUAL
Geosciences Resume Writing & Career Fair Prep -  8/31 & 9/2, 5:45 pm
HALB 101
 

Resume Reviews for Sciences & Geosciences Students

Resume review for undergraduate engineering and science majors
VIRTUAL - 9/2, 10am - 1pm
Resume review for graduate engineering and science majors
VIRTUAL - 9/1, 10am - 1pm
Resume Days (All students)
MSC 2400 - 9/6, 9am - 5pm
VIRTUAL - 9/7, 9am - 4pm

Dress: casual
Come to have your resume reviewed for content and format by Company Recruiters and Career Center advisors.

WHY GO TO THE SCIENCES CAREER FAIR?

Explore Career Options

Learn about internship and full-time opportunities in your field of interest. Gain insights about careers and how to prepare for these careers.

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.

Network

The Career Fair is a great opportunity to introduce yourself to representatives from companies and schools and begin building a networking relationship with important career contacts.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN THE CAREER FAIR?

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.

Review more Career Fair tips HERE

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.

HOW DO I PREPARE?

Business Casual

Business Casual is appropriate if you plan to talk with numerous representatives and are gathering information about internships, full-time opportunities or graduate school programs, but not actively applying for these opportunities. Your goal is to look professional and express interest in speaking to them. 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.

Review more details on how to Dress for Success

Business

Business attire is appropriate if you are actively applying for internships, full-time or graduate school programs.  More formal clothing shows the recruiter you are interested in their opportunities.  The Texas A&M University Career Closet has business suits available to rent. Visit their website to make a reservation for a fitting.

WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

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.
Student Volunteer Signup Opens on Monday, August 23

To register as a volunteer, please click on ers.tamu.edu and filter/search using event name "SCF2021".

Click on a task name and a time you can volunteer, then enter your name and contact information. If you have questions about volunteering, please email TAMU.sciencescf@gmail.com
 

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