STEM graduate student virtual career fair brings new opportunities to Capitol students
For master's students, the new year brings a new opportunity at Capitol: a special career event that will enable you to make contacts with employers and build up your network -- all without having to travel to campus!
Capitol Technology University is hosting an online virtual career fair for graduate students in our STEM-focused programs.
This online fair was designed to make it possible for graduate students seeking more connections to potential employers in STEM to be afforded the same opportunities at career advancement as our undergraduates. The event is being held in partnership with the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) STEM coalition, which consists of eight other universities with a focus on STEM programming.
“We’re really trying to figure out ways we can, in addition to our regular undergraduate career conference, bring unique and innovative opportunities to our students to make sure that they and our employers get face to face contact,” said Sarah Alspaw, Director of Career Development and Student Success.
“There’s only so much I can do as a middle person to communicate the abilities of a student,” says Alspaw. “This career fair will be an excellent opportunity for students to build up their professional network.”
Attendees will be given the chance to both interact with potential employers on an individual level and to learn more about the companies looking to hire students with their educational background.
In teaming up with other institutions, Capitol has been able to pool our connections to potential employers together with the connections of the eight other schools coming together for the fair. “Because there are eight other universities, with 15,000 graduate students between us, we can bring bigger name companies that are willing to spend the time. There will be information out to our graduate students very soon, and to our partnering employers who we’re going to invite to the fair,” said Alspaw.
The virtual career fair will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, and it will run from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. To register to participate as an employer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, January 16, 2018.