Student Professional Development Events
A variety of events are available for CST students and alumni including Fall & Spring job fairs, employer speed networking events, professional development workshops, and employer visits. Information regarding specific events is shared through our weekly CST Opportunities newsletter and can typically be found in Handshake.
CST Job Fair
Held once a semester in both the Fall and Spring, this event is for College of Science and Technology students and alumni seeking full- & part-time jobs and internships. This is an opportunity for you to present yourself professionally in person to many potential employers, while showcasing your technical and interpersonal skills. Students are encouraged to attend beginning their first year to get experience and learn about the different employers. The keys to a successful job fair experience are preparation and follow up.
The Spring 2020 CST Job Fair will be held on Friday, February 7th, 2020 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm in the Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 200 with a first come, first serve networking lunch with employers from 11:30am to 12:30pm.
*We recognize that you may have class during this time so you can attend the fair based on your availability (ex. arrive at 2pm and leave at 3pm), but we recommend you attend for at least an hour!
Get your resume reviewed prior to the fair
Research the list of participating employers through Handshake
Make sure you have professional attire, a padfolio, and copies of your resume!
Prepare your 30 second introduction
Don't forget to ask for business cards or write down the names of recruiters at the fair so you can follow up with thank-you notes.
- How to Succeed at the Job Fair
Layout of the Room - PDF to come!
Employer Speed Networking
Held the Wednesday before each CST Job Fair, students are invited to spend an evening talking with employers who will be attending the CST Job Fair in a relaxed, casual environment. You can learn more about their organizations, give them your resume, and be one step closer to landing a job or internship!
The Spring 2020 Employer Speed Networking will be held on Wednesday, February, 5th 2019 from 5pm to 7pm in the Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 217.
Professional Development Workshops
30 minute fast fact programs for students to learn how to build a resume, apply to research/internships, and prepare for interviews. All students who bring their resume receive resume reviews within 24 hours. Have an idea for a workshop? Email Kelsey at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Learn From Alumni
Throughout the year, CST Alumni visit campus to talk with students about their industry experience, how to land an internship/job, and more! Information regarding specific alumni visits are shared through the CST Opportunities newsletter. We encourage students to take advantage of these visits!
Learn about companies and organizations directly from recruiters who hire CST students! Details regarding employer visits are shared in the CST Opportunities newsletter.
Questions about Student Professional Development Events?