Sciences Career Fair - Student Information

Welcome to the 2017 Sciences Career Fair!

September 7, 2017 from 10am-3pm in MSC Bethancourt Ballroom 2300
Contact: Marilyn Yeager

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 internship and full-time job opportunities, their 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. However, all students are welcome to attend the Sciences Career Fair.

The list of the 2016 Sciences Career Fair Participants is under "Related Documents" on the right side of this page.

NETWORKING EVENTS

Bioenvironmental Sciences Mixer

The Department of Bioenvironmental Science and their Professional Board  invite you to meet with undergraduate and graduate students on Wednesday evening Sept 6, 2017 6:00 - 8:30pm YMCA Lobby

For more information, please contact Dr. Heather Wilkinson at h-wilkinson@tamu.edu

Mix and Mingle with Former Students & Recruiters

Wednesday, September 6, 5:00-6:30pm, Career Center, 209 Koldus 

Dress:Business Casual 

Come meet Employers and Former Sciences Students at an informal networking event. Students will be given a networking card with ideas for sample questions to ask recruiters. You may use these questions or ask your own! Have your card initialed to be entered in the door prize drawings. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more info contact Marilyn Yeager

College of Geosciences Mixer

Wednesday evening Sept 6, 2017 7-9pm at The Corner Bar and Grill

Dress: Business Casual

The College of Geosciences invites you to meet with undergraduate and graduate students in a joint networking event.

For more information please contact president.tamusgc@gmail.com

Math Former Students and Employer Panel

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 7:00-8:30pm, 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

Chemistry Career Mixer

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 7:00-8:30pm, ILSB Lobby

Dress: Business casual 

The Chemistry Department invites you to meet with Chemistry former students and recruiters.
Recruiter & Student Registration
For more information, contact Marilyn Warren at (979) 845-0520 or warren@chem.tamu.edu

WORKSHOPS TO HELP YOU PREPARE

Preparing for the Sciences Career Fair

Thursday, August 31, 6:30-7:30pm, Location TBA
Friday, September 1, 4-5pm, location TBA

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

Tuesday, August 29, 5:30-6:30pm, location TBA
Thursday, August 31, 5-6pm, location TBA

Friday, Sept. 1, 3-4pm, location TBA

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

Thursday, August 31, 10:45am-12:45pm, Location TBA
Friday, September 1, 11am-1pm, Location TBA

Dress: casual

Have your resume reviewed by a professional for content and format.

WHY GO TO THE SCIENCES CAREER FAIR?

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.

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

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