The College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS) will hold its annual CNAS-STEM Career Fair virtually this year.
The fair will occur 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 10 through the Handshake online platform. This will allow students to connect to the activities from their mobile device or browser.
Connect with career opportunities
The virtual event will provide a unique opportunity for students to interact with regional and national employers. All in a platform that allows for direct communication free of distractions.
Through networking with these employers, participants will learn about internships and jobs available in their disciplines.
They will also have the chance to land a job offer before graduating.
“Learning about potential employers in a discipline, their available internships and job openings are key components of student success,” Rebaza-Vasquez said.
How to register for the event
Students can register for the event on Blackboard. There, they will find a course titled “Prepare for the Virtual CNAS Career Fair.”
Within the course, students can find the links needed to register for the fair, sign up for one-on-one and group sessions, upload a resume and more.
Participants must choose employers to interact with and sign up for any available sessions before the event. Stafford encourages participants to also upload their resumes and begin learning about employers in advance.
“The day of the fair can then include more productive conversations with employers of interest,” Stafford said.
Employers participating in the virtual fair include:
- Amprod Holdings LLC.
- Arkansas Colleges of Health Education.
- City Year.
- Dogwood Canyon.
- Federal Bureau of Investigation – Kansas City Division.
- HighTide Therapeutics.
- JMark Business Solutions, INC.
- Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
- Peace Corps.
- US Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics.
- US Department of State.
- Wonders of Wildlife.
“Connecting students with these employers will help foster their workforce development,” Rebaza-Vasquez said.
Contact Gary Stafford for more information about the event.