Sciences Career Fair - Student Information

Welcome to the 2020 Sciences Virtual Career Fair!

DAY 1: Thurs., September 3, 2020 from 9am-4pm CDT
See Who's Coming and Register for Day 1: Coming soon

DAY 2: Fri., September 4, 2020 from 9am-1pm CDT
See Who's Coming and Register for Day 2: Coming soon


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 and former students are welcomed to attend the Sciences Career Fair.

Student registration at no cost is required for participation in this Virtual Sciences Career Fair. Uploading a resume prior to the fair is optional, but recommended. Advance registration is recommended, but you may register up through the day of the fair.

If you are seeking employment or internship opportunities, it is highly recommended that you register at least a week in advance of the fair, upload a resume prior to the fair, and choose to allow employers to see your information. 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. Student registration dates: Aug 6 thru Day of the Fair

WORKSHOPS TO HELP YOU PREPARE

Preparing for the Virtual Sciences Career Fair

TBD
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

TBD
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
TBD

Resume review for graduate engineering and science majors
TBD

Resume Day (All students)
TBD

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

WHY GO TO THE VIRTUAL 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 VIRTUAL 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 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.

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