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 Fall 2019 CST Job Fair will be held on Friday, October 4th, 2019 from 1pm to 4pm with a first come, first serve networking lunch with employers from 12pm to 1pm.

*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!

How do you make the most of the job fair?
  • 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.
Additional Job Fair Resources

Register and Learn More on Handshake!

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 Fall 2019 Employer Speed Networking will be held on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 from 5pm to 7pm.

Register and Learn More on Handshake!

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!


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!

Employer 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?

Kelsey Craig
Career Coach