CST Job Fairs

Fall 2016 Job Fair

The College of Science & Technology holds a Job Fair each Fall and Spring.

The Fall 2016 Job Fair is scheduled for Thursday 10/14 from Noon to 4PM.

The Spring 2016 CST Job Fair had a wonderful turnout of 70 employers and over 400 students. 

Registration for Employers for the Fall 2016 CST Job Fair is now available - Register Here!

Set up for employers only 11:30-12:00PM
Networking lunch - Students & Employers 12:00-1:00PM
Job Fair - Students may work around your schedules - so you can come at 2 and leave at 3 whatever works for you - but you will need at least an hour 1:00-4:00PM

Where

Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 200

Who can participate? 

Freshman, Sophomore, Juniors, Seniors, Masters students and CST alumni.

What can I do at this event?

  • Give your résumé (and an excellent first impression) to employers in your field
  • Talk to recent alumni who work in a company or organization you would like to join
  • Learn how to boost your job potential
  • Learn about career paths in particular companies
  • Practice your "elevator pitch"

How do I make the most of the CST Job Fair? 

Have your résumé reviewed by a Career Coach (Temple University Career Center, 220 Mitten Hall - drop in hours Mon to Fri 11am to 2pm)

Research participating employers and prepare a folder with one page for each company you will be visiting at the Science & Technology Job Fair. Include 10-12 clean copies of your résumé and individual company sheets (include info about recent major developments, the type of jobs they are currently filling, and the department/ team/ project for which you would love to work). Come up with questions for the company representatives.

Ask questions. Here are good questions to ask employers.

  • What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
  • What degrees are most preferred by your organization? Is a graduate degree necessary?
  • What do you look for in an ideal applicant?
  • What was your biggest surprise after beginning to work for this company?
  • Does your company offer comprehensive training so that new employees are placed in the team (or department) that will offer and gain the most from adding the new person?
  • How important is GPA?  Does a good amount of lab research experience compensate with a less than stellar GPA?
  • Do you have any advice for a candidate who would like to hear the "inside story" of working with your company?
  • What characteristics do you think are ‘key’ to the success of your company/ organization?

Bad questions students ask at Job Fairs:

  • What is your company doing?
  • What types of positions you are currently hiring for?
  • What positions can I apply for?
  • I am just a (...) major, I am willing to do any kind of work, and I have huge a student debt to pay, can you hire me?