Sciences Career Fair - Student Information

Welcome to the 2019 Sciences Career Fair!

September 5, 2019 from 10am-3pm in MSC Bethancourt Ballroom 2300
Contact: Patti Edgar

The Sciences Career Fair 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 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 are welcome to attend the Sciences Career Fair.

The list of the 2019 Sciences Career Fair Participants is under "Quick Links".

NETWORKING EVENTS

Sciences Career Fair Networking Event

Date/Time:  Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 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 Geosciences, Department of Chemistry and Bioenvironmental Sciences Program.
 
Contact:  Patti Edgar at the Career Center (patti.edgar@tamu.edu) or 979-458-2062.

Math Former Students and Employer Panel

Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019 7:00-8:30pm in Blocker 220
Dress: Business casual 

The Mathematics Department invites you to meet with Math Former Students and Recruiters at the Math Careers Panel. Refreshments will be provided!

For more information, contact Donna Hoffman at (979) 862-4306 or donna@math.tamu.edu

WORKSHOPS TO HELP YOU PREPARE

Preparing for the Sciences Career Fair

Fri. August 30th, 4-5pm, Location TBD for undergraduate students
Mon. September 2nd, 3:30-4:30pm Location: TBD - for graduate students
Dress: casual

This one hour workshop will provide information on how to prepare for the career fair; including how to research companies and schools, dress guidelines, and tips on starting conversations with recruiters.

Resume Writing for Sciences & Geosciences Majors

Wednesday, August 28th, 3:00-4:00pm, Location: TBD - for graduate students
Friday, August 30th, 4:00-5:00pm, Location: TBD - for undergraduate students

Dress: casual

This one hour workshop will cover the basics of writing a resume and formatting tips to make a professional resume.

Resume Reviews for Sciences & Geosciences Students

Resume review for undergraduate engineering and science majors
Weds. Aug 28  10am-4pm Location: TBD

Resume review for graduate engineering and science majors
Friday Aug 30th 10am-2pm Location: TBD

Resume Day (All students)
Tuesday September 3rd, 9:00-4:00pm, Location: TBD

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.

WHAT CAN I DO AT THE SCIENCES 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 DRESS?

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

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.

Review the different Science Career Fair volunteer tasks available.

We will open volunteer registration when the Fall semester begins  For each task, you will see a link to ERS, the TAMU Event Registration System.  To volunteer for a task, click on a task name and a time you can volunteer, then enter your name and contact infomation.
If you have questions about volunteering, please email Marilyn Yeager or Patricia Edgar

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